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.