Leroo La Tau

A Classic Camp at the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Built on cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, Leroo La Tau is located at the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The river on 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 (including one family suite, elevated on wooden platforms, with fans and large glass doors leading out on to furnished verandas. All are en suite, 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 animals at the Boteti River.

Thing to do at Leroo La Tau

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 or a sleep out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (three-night stay).

  • A clifftop setting above the Boteti River where wildlife gather
  • 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
  • 12 thatched, glass-fronted suites
  • Family suite with two bedrooms en suite
  • En suite bathrooms with shower, double vanity and toilet
  • Suites raised on wooden platforms with river views
  • Fans, tea coffee making facility
  • Central lounge. bar and dining area under thatch
  • Swimming pool
  • Game viewing hide built into the river bank
  • Guided game drives by 4WD vehicle in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Game viewing by boat on the Boteti River (seasonal)
  • Guided nature walks
  • Optional cultural visits to Khumaga Village
  • Optional Nxai Pan day trip (for guests staying 3 nights or more only)
  • Optional sleep out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans (three-night stay)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

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.

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