Leroo La TauLeroo La Tau lodge is set on cliffs 10 metres above the Boteti River on the western border of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. It’s a magnificent, almost theatrical backdrop.
By the Boteti River, western border of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Leroo La Tau
Leroo La Tau lodge is set on cliffs 10 metres above the Boteti River on the western border of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. It’s a magnificent, almost theatrical backdrop. The best time to be here is between about June to October when the wildlife tends to return to the riverine area of Boteti from the salt pans where they were during the rainy months.
While here you’ll be able to explore by 4×4 vehicle, boat (water levels permitting), and on foot for a truly varied experience. As well as the lions after which the lodge is named (Leroo La Tau means ‘lion’s paw’), you can expect to see zebra, wildebeest, elephant, bushbuck, and maybe even leopard, cheetah and brown hyena. The birding here is top notch, with saddle-billed storks and wattled cranes heading the line-up. While here you can also visit Khumaga village too get a flavour of the lives of local people.
There are 12 suites, high-ceilinged and with large glass doors that flood the rooms with light. They face the river, so you’ll enjoy those stunning views as you awake each morning. There are comfy chairs for lounging and a large covered terrace where you can breathe in the fresh air and take in your surroundings. You’ll have tea and coffee makers, charging points and fans to make your stay all the more comfortable. The bathroom has tiled walls, twin hand basins and mirrors, and a large shower cubicle, and you’ll have a supply of toiletries and a soft bathrobe.
The central area consists of a lounge, bar and dining area spread over two floors. It’s a light, airy building constructed of wood and thatch, where you’ll spend time socialising, reading, and enjoying delicious meals. A deck runs the whole length of the building, adding to sense of space, and breakfast is often served here. The lodge has an inviting freeform pool and sundeck. You can stroll to the game viewing hide built into the riverbank for mesmerising close-up views of animals and birds. The firepit is off to one side and overlooks the river, the perfect setting for sundowner drinks.
(Please note: this camp is not in the Makgadikgadi salt pans, but rather to the west of there, by the national park).
Leroo la Tau Highlights
- Explore Makgadikgadi Pans National Park by jeep, boat and on foot
- Sip a sundowner as you look down over the flowing Boteti River
- Watch wildlife from the hide
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Leroo La Tau lodge
Leroo La Tau lodge
- 12 guest rooms
- Closed June
- Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. Families with children aged between 6 and 11 will need to book private activities. One child under 12 can be accommodated per room.
- Dining area
- Reference library
- Gift shop
- Swimming pool
- Riverside firepit
- Day and night game drives
- Boat rides on the Boteti River, water levels permitting
- Guided nature walks
- Visit Khumaga village
- Day trip to Makgadikgadi Pans
- Visit to Nxai Pan when staying 3 or more nights
The suites are inviting, with large mosquito-netted beds, easy chairs and lots of storage place. The front wall consists of sliding glass doors which open on to your river-facing deck.
- 12 suites
- Glass doors leading to a private deck
- En-suite shower cubicle, basin and flush toilet
- Toiletries and bathrobes
- Storage space
- Tea and coffee makers
- Battery operated reading lights
- Small safe
- Charging points
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