Kwando Tau PanKwando Tau Pan

Kwando Tau Pan

From: $610.00

Kwando Tau Pan within the Central Kalahari Game reserve is a unique tented camp offering a variety of activities from star beds to Black Maned Lions and desert adapted antelope. The desert environment is home to the ancient San Bushmen and their “star bed” is a bucket list experience!


Kwando Tau Pan

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Kwando Tau Pan has been the pioneer safari camp within the boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Constructed on a high sand dune the camp provides particularly beautiful views in a very unique landscape of Botswana. With views over the now famous Tau Pan it’s known for a stark desert beauty and a very remote location. Kwando Tau Pan offers game drives, full day excursions to Deception Valley through vast and desolate landscapes. As there is little light pollution star gazing here is extremely rewarding. Fascinating cultural interactions with Bushman trackers are well worth it.

“Tau” is the Setswana word for “Lion” and has been aptly named due to the very rare Black Maned Lions that are resident in the area.

The Camp

Nine environmentally constructed en-suite tents have been built on elevated wooden decks that afford stunning views over the plains. Each tented suite, including the family tent, has indoor and outdoor showers, double-basin vanity, King-sized double beds and a warm lounge area.

The focus of the main guest area is the outside fireplace which happens to be the best location for spotting game at the waterhole. A telescope is available to guests and staff are very happy to assist with identification. The bar, lounge, curio shop and dining area are all clustered around the fire place.

Kwando Tau Pan also has a sleep-out deck on the Eastern side of the camp. This is an experience not to be missed while on your safari in Africa.The elevated sleep-out deck consists of a double bed, basin and toilet. The star bed is available on a ‘first come first serve’ basis so when you arrive in camp be sure to request it. If you book Tau Pan for more than 3 nights then you can pre-book the star bed.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Botswana.

If this is your first safari to Africa then read our blog Before you go on safari…and our blog on the Okavango Delta – River of Dreams.

Consider taking advantage of long stay discounts and combine this camp with Kwando Kwara or Kwando Lagoon Camp in the Okavango Delta.

The CKGR is a unique destination, learn more about this fascinating desert environment.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Maun from Johannesburg or Cape Town with either Air Botswana, SA Airlink or South African Airways.

On your arrival in Maun you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to your light aircraft for your flight to Kwando Tau Pan.

Please get in touch with us for assistance with your internal camp flights and details, we’ll ensure your holiday is seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Twice daily safari activities – drive or walking safari
  • Star gazing
  • Star bed experience
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Meet and greet at Maun Airport


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Domestic flights

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