Tau Pan Camp

Reviews of Tau Pan Camp

Excellent(94%) From 49 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 49 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.
Mr R. from Hoboken
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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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:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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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. from Hot Springs
Arrived on: 26-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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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
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Tau Pan Review

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

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Mr & Mrs E - Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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Great camp in the Kalahari

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Good guiding and comfortable accommodation.

We saw lion and leopard close to the camp.

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Mr & Mrs W - Utah
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Tau Pan Camp review

What fun to be in the Kalahari! Hot, sandy, but so interesting to see and learn about the "pans"; to learn about the "San" people.

We were told "Cry of the Kalahari" was not completely accurate, however, it was fascinating to read after being there and being in Deception Valley.

The wildlife was interesting and to learn how they cope with little water.

Fascinating end to our Botswana experience.

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Mr D - Essex
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Very enjoyable, but food was lacking

Excellent guide (Joe) and Tracker (Voter). Food was disappointing.

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Expert Africa comments

Its really great to hear that these client enjoyed their guiding team, a very important aspect of a safari! On further investigation the travellers commented that the menu was fine, but execution of the dishes needed work. We've passed these comments on to the camp and based on their response, we are confident this is something they will strive to keep improving.

Mr & Mrs C - Texas
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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A great welcome to botswana

What a special place! The staff, the accommodations, the food; all wonderful. Everybody there makes you feel special.

Having been to other Kwara camps, it seems that the welcoming feel is a hallmark of the company. We can't say enough good things about tau pan.

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