Leroo La Tau in a Nutshell
Leroo La Tau translates as “Lion’s paw.” We think, a great name for a lodge. This camp takes full advantage of the location on the Boteti River and sits right opposite a popular drinking spot for zebra and elephants – several hundred animals at times in fact! Leroo La Tau belongs to a safari circuit that is run by Desert and Delta Safaris – so fits in nicely with an itinerary through their other camps. The lodge is modern and professionally run and you can start your game drives immediately inside the Makgadikgadi park where the “core” of the zebra herds are usually congregated! It is a good base to also explore the “greater” Makgadikgadi area on day trips.
- 12 en-suite chalets
- 24 guest maximum
- Price range of USD510 – USD920 pppn
- Techniquely the only lodge with immediate access to Khumaga game drive area
- Access by road or light aircraft
- Modern camp with great views
- Zebra migration hotspot
How to Get There
You can fly in to this camp from any bush airstrip. This camp is also very popular for those ending a mobile safari to one of the desert parks and can be accessed by road.
Game Viewing and Activities
Standard game drives are on offer here, venturing into the Khumaga area of the Makgadikgadi Pans NP. The lodge is in fact located just outside the park, seperated only by the river. They therefore have a small concession area that allows the lodge to offer night drives.
When the river flows (very seasonal), boat cruises are an excellent way to view game. This lodge has the only boats on the river here, so this would be a very exclusive privilege.
Day trips to Nxai Pan, the salt pans and Baines Baobabs are also possible from this camp.
The setting is excellent as the whole camp looks down onto the Boteti River valley which flows intermittently. If it does dry up, the lodge pumps a waterhole. The accommodation is fairly new since the lodge was recently taken over from private owners and rebuilt to the standard of other Desert and Delta Safaris owned lodges. The rooms are large with huge sliding doors to maximise the outstanding views. These “thatched chalets” are a fantastic retreat from the elements as thatch helps to keep them cool.
The lodge also has a viewing hide below allowing guests to get close to the drinking animals. The lodge has a swimming pool and a pretty decent library.
What We Think
Fantastic camp in “migration” season when the zebra are there (May – October/November). For exploring the Makgadikgadi and Kalahari in the wet season, there are better options. We can take you to this camp in our own private safari vehicles to enhance the guided experience.
The Boteti River is currently drying up, unlikely to receive a flow from the 2019 flood…..bear in mind this river was flowing for the last few years. LLT will start pumping a waterhole in front of camp. Dry conditions will make the game viewing here even more intense and dramatic!