Leroo La Tau

Built on cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, Leroo La Tau sits at the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The river at its doorstep attracts rich birdlife and is the site of the second-largest terrestrial animal migration on Earth during the dry season, when water is especially scarce. The camp’s name translates to “lion’s paw”, and while lion are abundant here, so are leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal and much more.

Accommodation at this classic safari camp is in 12 thatch-and-timber suites, elevated on wooden platforms, with fans and large glass doors leading out on to furnished verandas. All are ensuite, with showers and double basins. The main lodge features a dining area, lounge and cocktail bar, with a small wildlife reference library tucked away on the first floor.  It also has a curio shop, swimming pool, outdoor clifftop  “boma” and covered viewing hide where guests can spy of animals at the Boteti River.

Things to do at Leroo La Tau include game drives in open Land Cruisers, boating if water levels permit, guided nature walks and cultural excursions to a nearby village. If staying for three nights or more, day trips can also be arranged to the otherworldly Nxai Pan.


How to get to Leroo La Tau

Light aircraft transfers can be arranged from Maun, Kasane and selected other camps in the region to Leroo La Tau. Road access is also possible from Maun, but the last stretch of road is accessible by 4WD only.

Activities at Leroo La Tau

  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Boating (seasonal)
  • Cultural village visits
  • Nxai Pan day trip (for guests staying 3 nights or more only)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Leroo La Tau Highlights

  • A welcoming clifftop lodge set beside the Boteti River
  • Prime location for zebra migration viewing in Botswana’s dry season
  • Excellent birding and gameviewing with a vital water source at its doorstep
  • Game drives, seasonal boating and nature walks
  • The ability to visit Khumaga, a nearby traditional village

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Kalahari Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps in the Kalahari region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Camp Kalahari

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Jack’s Camp

Award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up millennia ago, beside Botswana's otherworldly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Kalahari Plains Camp

In an exceptionally remote section of the immense Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an enormous white salt pan.

Leroo La Tau

Welcoming Leroo La Tau sits on a cliff beside the Boteti River, an important source of water to many birds and animals especially during Botswana's dry season.

Meno a Kwena

About halfway between the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, Meno a Kwena offers a diversity of safari experiences from a very scenic, secluded setting.

San Camp

San Camp is a collection of romantic white tents which sit like a mirage beneath a scattering of lofty palms at the edge of a vast, glittering saltpan.


Botswana Sample Itineraries

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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