Reviews of Tau Pan Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
78 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tau Pan Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
This camp the guide tried very hard to find wild life but hard because of dryness.
Nice room, a bit hot. All camps had great beds. All you had to take any electrical devices to central office to charge.
Pleasant staff nice outside evening fire." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Tau Pan Camp review"
We had a similarly positive experience with our guide (Matt) and tracker (G) -- both were experts and gave us a great safari experience. You can't off-road in Tau Pan, so game drives are a bit more of a patient waiting game, but in some ways that made it even more exciting to see game. Thanks to Matt's great guiding, we had near daily encounters with a pack of three cheetahs and a beautiful black-maned lion, as well as many other great sightings.
Another highlight is the bushman's walk, led by local San bushmen who also work at Tau Pan as trackers. If you visit, this should not be missed. The hunting and survival tactics the bushmen showed us were incredible to witness, and a really special treat in addition to the game drives." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana
"Contrasting experience at Tau Pan"
We were, however, not very impressed with Matt, our guide, who spent much of the time on the drives talking to Scoupe and some of the more interesting spotting was done by the guests on the vehicle. We were confirmed in our view by the fact the driver and guide who took us to the air strip on the last morning gave us comparatively considerably more information during a drive of under an hour." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
"Tau Pan Camp review"
Our guide Obza and tracker Scoopa were both excellent. Obza looked after us extremely well throughout our stay. He and Scooper were very knowledgeable and worked together to ensure that we had many wonderful wildlife encounters. We saw a large number of animals, birds, and reptiles. The Kalahari area was a very interesting contrast to the Delta and we enjoyed a whole day excursion to Deception Valley . We also enjoyed the time spent with Scoopa as he explained the traditional way of life of the bushmen.
This would not be a good place to stay in cold weather. We experienced an unusually cool and wet spell while we were at the camp, and found our room was not easy to draught-proof and the solar powered water heating system was not great. Nevertheless, a good place to stay." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Awesome in spring time!"
Guides were very good, with lots of background information provided. Game drives were nice and long, and we headed out right at dawn.
Food was good, not great. Showers were weak. But, considering how remote we were, it was pretty darn comfortable.
All in all, a really great camp. I would return." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Green Season at Tau Pan"
As we later experienced at other Kwando facilities, Tau Pan Camp was luxurious and comfortable with many helpful and friendly staff members.
See comments by Ms I. from North Berwick for additional details on our shared vacation." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
"Tau Pan Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 1n in Zambia; 1n in Zimbabwe
"Tau Camp: a Jewel in the Kalahari"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana
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