Tau Pan Camp

Reviews of Tau Pan Camp

Excellent(94%) From 53 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 53 of our travellers who have visited Tau Pan Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms I. from North Berwick
Arrived on: 5-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

This was a great start to our trip. The birders had a whale of a time spotting, I think, over 100 species in a couple of days.

I was very impressed with our guide, Roggers, and tracker Volte (spelling!). Roggers could not have been more attentive to my needs.

There was a fair bit of driving to see some of the wildlife but because my group were not preoccupied with the Big Five, we were able to put the journeys to good use spotting a wide variety of wild life and habitat on the journeys.

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Mr G - Tennessee
Arrived on: 11-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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A problematical visit

Tau Pan was our least favorite camp;. Having $100 stolen out of our wallets while they were locked in a "safe" was bad but there were other aspects of our experience that were disappointing.

The facilities need minor maintenance--leaking faucets, broken toilet seat, sporadic electricity, etc. The managers and staff were disengaged but not unfriendly. Our first guide was pretty bad but to the camp's credit, when we asked for a new guide they provided a fine one. The wildlife at Tau Pan included lions and python but not a heck of a lot else.

The sunsets, though, were spectacular.

We are awaiting disposition of our report of the theft and expect to be reimbursed by Kwando Camps.

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Expert Africa comments

When we shared these comments Kate the General Manager of Kwando Safaris, which runs Tau Pan, she was very responsive and conducted an investigation into the issues.

From what we understand the PIN-type safe model at Tau Pan was not working and the Camp Manager gave you a key to the safe. We are told this was the only key to the safe as this model is issued with a single key. Given this, Kwando Safaris is very sorry about your loss, but they were unable to reach a conclusion as to how your money was stolen.

The Tau Pan team appreciates your bringing the minor maintenance issues to their attention. These have now been fixed, but they are sorry that this was not done before your stay, as it should have been and will be monitoring the housekeeping more closely.

Ms.rvp from harrow
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Location

Lovely view and very large comfortable rooms with patio. Requests were dealt with promptly.

As we were in room 5 close to the reception, a little more screening from the side near the main building would have been good.

A good variety of activities and very personable staff. Jessica , MP ( the singing chef) and Scooper being the most memorable.

Also enjoyed sitting round the fire early morning and evening.

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Ms. G - London
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Camp: a Jewel in the Kalahari

The camp was excellent without excessive luxury.

It was well-run and all the staff were extremely welcoming and efficient. Camp manager Jessica made it a joyful place to be. My guides, Vasco and Scoopa were excellent.

All the outings provided one or more points of interest.

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Mr R. from Hoboken
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Tau Pan and new vistas

The place was lovely and staff was wonderful.

The game drives, however, require you to drive for hours to see much in the way of animals. There is the occasional jackal and various antelope, but that is not much for hours of driving. And we were there at the end of their summer when the animals in the Pans should be more easily observed (or so we had read).

When we took the long drive to Deception Valley (only available in 8 hour full day drives) we did see the Kalahari lions which were amazing and some bat eared foxes (besides the various antelopes), but those long drives can challenge the spirit of a game seeker.

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Mrs & Mr D - Sydney
Arrived on: 4-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

Loved this camp. It was well run, friendly and beautifully located.

The only downside was the consultant who was employed by the company who had a super strong personality, talked over the top of the guides and staff and actually we just wished she would let the team do their thing.

The guide, Ishmael, the tracker, Scooper and the manager Jessica were all simply excellent.

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Mr C. from Harvest
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tau was wonderful

I am so happy you suggested Tau.

The bushman walk was great -- I did it twice

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Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Tau Pan stay

Our stay at Tao Pan Camp was great. The temperatures were hotter than we expected that everything else exceeded our expectations.

We went for a full day trip, which ended up to be very long and very hot. In retrospect, it would have been a wiser choice to go for the regular morning and evening drives.

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Ms S & Mr K. from Hot Springs USA
Arrived on: 26-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

Would have rated Tau Pan excellent in every aspect except for room location. We were in the farthest location from the main lodge and the sand was very deep. Because we are a mature couple, that should have been taken into consideration. Upon arrival a fellow traveler (late 30's) was placed in Room 1
The food, staff, guide and tracker and rooms were excellent.

Highlights: Stargazing, bushwalks, expansive deck, bat eared foxes and lion cubs

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Dr G - Michigan
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Review

Terrific, it would have nice Togo off road. The people were wonderful.

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