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

Comfortable, laid-back Camp Kalahari sits at the very edge of the remote Makgadikgadi Saltpans, offering travellers a unique desert safari experience.


Occupying an exclusive piece of land in the central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is home to species including the black-maned Kalahari lion and brown Hyena

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

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Botswana experience.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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