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.