Leroo La Tau sits in a superb site on the banks of the Boteti River. It boasts a dining area which serves buffet-style and individually plated food; a thatched roof covered lounge and cocktail bar; first floor wildlife reference library, tucked under the eaves of the thatch and timber main building. Enjoy an evening campfire boma on the cliffs of the Boteti River. Watch the movements of local wildlife from the covered viewing hide overlooking the banks of the Boteti River, and spend some time relaxing by the swimming pool and exploring the curio shop.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, one of Botswana’s most diverse national parks, also offers sanctuary to the second largest zebra migration in the world. During the dry season when the water dries up in the salt pans, the zebra migrate to the Boteti River.
Leroo La Tau translates as ‘lion’s paw’. The surrounding area features abundant lion, zebra and wildebeest, as well as Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal, to name a few.
There is also the possibility of seeing the rare white rhinoceros!
Birding is also spectacular, from the rare wattled crane, to saddle billed storks, and a
variety of vultures and other birds.
- Walking Safari
- Walking through the game reserve and game viewing
- Driving Safari
- A leisurely drive through the game reserve watching wildlife.
- Nature Sanctuary Guided Tour
- Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge can be organised on request.
- Cultural Excursions
- Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village
Leroo La Tau is located in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, on the western banks of the Boteti River, southeast of Maun. The eastern bank of the Boteti River forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which stretches away from the riverbank towards its interior of scrubland and mineral-rich grasslands. The Boteti River is the main outflow of the Okavango Delta, collecting water that flows past Maun, and stretching about 250km southeast to Lake Xau on the extreme south-western edge of the great Makgadikgadi salt pans.
Leroo La Tau is accessible by road or air. It is a 140km drive from Maun on tar roads for the majority of the way, but the last stretch being sandy roads suitable for 4x4 vehicles only. Fly in to the privately registered airstrip served by Safari Air charter aircraft from Maun International Airport (IATA:MUB) and Kasane Airport (IATA:BBK).>
Suggested Daily Activity Schedule
05h30 - Early morning wakeup call
06h00 - Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h30 - Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11h30 - Brunch is served at the dining area
15h00 - Afternoon tea is served on the deck
15h30 - Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
18h30 - Arrive back at lodge
19h30 - Dinner is served at the dining area
05h00 - Early morning wakeup call
05h30 - Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h00 - Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11h00 - Brunch is served at the dining area
15h30 - Afternoon tea is served on the deck
16h00 - Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
19h00 - Arrive back at lodge
20h00 - Dinner is served at the dining area
Accommodation Option Green Season (Dec - Mar) Shoulder Season (Apr - Jun & Nov) Peak Season (Jul - Oct) Surcharge *
560 USD 705 USD 1010 USD 276 USD
* Surcharge is applicable once per booking to:
All bookings during the Peak Season
Any one booking comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season
Accommodation, scheduled activities and laundry service
All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
National park fees and all government levies and taxes
6 - 11 years 50% adult rate
12 – 15 years 75% adult rate
16+ years 100% adult rate
Children over the age of 6 are welcome. Families with children six years to 11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability. At camps where Mokoro and walking activities are offered, we reserve the right to amend or limit such activities at the discretion of the Camp Management and guides.
No childcare/baby-sitters are available at this property. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children under the age of 16 years to share with a parent at all times. If one double (parent and child) and one single (second parent) is booked, the peak season single supplement will apply for the single room in peak season only. Children under 6 cannot be accommodated at this property. All services for family safaris are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Electricity & Water
Leroo La Tau operates on AC 220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. Guest accommodation is equipped with a 220-volt AC plug which is suitable for hairdryers and the recharging of camera and video batteries. The generator is switched off at night and inverted 12-volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.
All locally branded drinks are included in the nightly rate
Laundry is done on a daily basis and inclusive in the nightly rate.
Curios and tips/gratuities can be billed to the room number and settled on check out. Payment can be made by cash (ZAR, US$, British Sterling, Euro and Pula) or the following credit cards: Visa or MasterCard
Tipping at own discretion. Our suggested guideline is US$ 5.00 per person per day for General Camp Staff which goes into a central tipping box and US$ 10.00 per person per day to the Guide.