Botswana Safaris

African Safaris 

Tau Pan Camp (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) Botswana

  Rustic Classic Accommodation.

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by Doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs.

Elephant Bull, Jao Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Jao offers an excellent all round Okavango experience, with game drives, mokoro excursions, short guided walks and boating available.

Chongwe River House wins The Good Safari Award for the Best Safari House in Africa AGAIN!

Game viewing is done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and fishing are also offered.

African Lion - The predator everybody wants to see on Safari!

The African lion is one of the most popular group of cats in the Wild. Its popularly known as the King of the jungle due to impressive mane

Ngerende Island Lodge (Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch, Masai Mara, Kenya.)

The lodge is surrounded on all sides by water, but for a 100 yard wide section where the river has not quite joined up, to become a true island.

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town is a city of culture, built on a history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. An ideal holiday destination throughout the year.

The African Leopard - Stealth, as best as can be!

Leopards are easily recognized by their stunning rosette patterned coats. But why are they so difficult to spot when you are on your game drive?

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.

The Lodge comprises six generously sized privately situated villas, each with a separate living room, heated swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom.

Madikwe Hills Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa.

Louis van Tonder and Terri New - Your Hosts on Safari!

Louis and Terri at Vic Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe. The best location EVER to enjoy HIGH TEA!

small portfolio1 small portfolio2 small portfolio3 small portfolio4

African Safaris - www.africansafaris.travel

Where Adventure Meets Luxury!

get in touch
[Library/menu-zoom/zoom-menu.htm]

Tau Pan Camp (Central Kalahari Game Reserve) Botswana

 
 
Location:

Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan.

“Kalahari” is derived from the Tswana word Kgala meaning “great thirst” – and it has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent water. The Kalahari Desert is the largest sand basin in the world stretching 2,500kms from the northern regions of South Africa through to Namibia/Angola and ending in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest game reserve in the world (52,800 sq km’s) and for many years was closed to the public, hence it is know for being one of Africa’s last true wild areas.

 

 

The term ‘desert,’ is however not quite accurate when referring to the Kalahari, the region receives an annual rainfall of 60mm-175mm, too high to be classified as a true desert. The Kalahari’s vegetation consists mainly of grasses and acacia’s, as well as stunted thorn and scrub bush. There are over 400 identified plant species present. Annual rain season is between December and March when summer temperatures can get quite high.

About 1,100 meters above sea level – the largely unchanging flat terrain is occasionally interrupted with gentle valleys, sand dunes and a large number of pans, which vary in size and complexity. These pans are invaluable to the wildlife as they supply them with nutrients from the salts and the grasses of the pans.

Famous for being where the waters of the Okavango come to rest – the Kalahari has been written about by several explorers, notably David Livingstone and more recently in “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark and Delia Owens, during their time studying of the Brown Hyena.

 


Animals and Birds:

After the summer rains –the CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses. This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people to seem to aware of this – so the visitors are few. The CKGR gets animals such springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands and is quite a sight to behold.

Predators abound with plentiful Lions – especially the famous Kalahari black-maned Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Jackals. Brown Hyenas and Wild Dogs are also found in the area. Several species of antelopes make the trip to the sweet grasses of the CKGR which include the Eland, Springbok, Steenbok, Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Kudu and Duiker. Honey Badgers are regular visitors as well as Ground Squirrels and Meerkats and many an hour can be wiled away watching these fascinating animals.



 

Bird life is aplenty with the world heaviest flying bird – the Kori Bustard being common as well as the Black Korhaan who continuously calls during the daytime. Ostrich are seen roaming free – usually in large flocks. All the Sand Grouse species identified in southern Africa live here from the Double Banded to the Namaqua which are a sight to see in the mornings, when they flock to the waterholes in their thousands, to drink and bathe in the water holes. Raptors from the most common Pale-chanting Goshawk to the Rock Kestrel, Bateleurs and Brown and Tawny Eagles are also seen regularly.

The dry season (May-September) is also a wonderful time to visit the CKGR as the animals congregate close to any surface water and pans

 

 

CKGR Specialties: Amazing visual display of cloud formations and lightning storms during the summer rains Breathtaking night skies Access to beautiful Tau Pan and world famous Deception Valley Fascinating reptiles and insects The Camp Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan – our camp will command stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon.

Guests are accommodated in 8 custom-built desert rooms under thatch, while the main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp will also offer facilities such as swimming pool, interpretation center/library and curio shop. One of the rooms will be a family room and a guide/pilot room will also be available. All solar powered All have fans and outside showers All rooms have private viewing deck

 
Activities:

Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles Guided Walks with a San who will explain and entertain you by answering all your questions from birth to marriage to bush survival.

***Please note that Tau Pan is in a national park and an ecological sensitive area – for this reason we can not drive off road or at night!

 

  Accommodation Rates: From $670 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary 


slide up button

African Safaris and Travel

 

Follow us on

 

Home | Contact | FAQs | About | Privacy
 

Botswana Camps | Kenya Camps | Malawi Camps | Mozambique Lodges | Namibia Camps | Rwanda Camps | Seychelles | South Africa Camps | Tanzania Camps
Uganda Camps | Zambia Camps | Zimbabwe Camps 

i-Brochure Collection

  

Budget Safaris | Camping Safaris | Canoe Safaris | Customized Safaris | Family Safaris | Gorilla Tracking | Honeymoon Safaris | Horseback Safaris
 Kilimanjaro Climbs | Kruger Park Safaris | Luxury Mobile Tented Safaris | Luxury Train Trips | Safari Tours | Walking Safaris

Virtual Itineraries

  

African Safaris and Travel
16475 Indian Ruins Rd. | Prescott | AZ 86305
United States of America
 

Office: (928) 899-5917
WhattsApp WhatsApp: (928) 899-5917
E-Mail: LVT@africansafaris.travel

  Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays please leave a message. A safari consultant will contact you the next business day.

 

PROUD SUPPLIER FOR MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS!