Leroo La Tau


Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the Boteti River, the river’s eastern bank forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi National Park Botswana. The main lounge and dining area, with its inviting wooden and thatch finish, offers guests the opportunity to sit back and relax at the bar while listening to the wide variety of night sounds so characteristic of the African bush. Alternatively you can lounge around the swimming pool or enjoy the panoramic river vista from the game viewing hide built into the bank of the river.


Rooms at Leroo La Tau


Leroo La Tau provides luxury African safari lodge accommodations overlooking the Makgadigadi National Park and the Boteti River. The chalets are situated along the river and raised on wooden platforms, providing the ideal place to spot African game.


Each luxury chalet at this Botswana lodge boasts a thatched roof and wooden finishes. A glass front allows for wonderful African game viewing opportunities from the comfort of the room. Each chalets also features a spacious en-suite bathroom.


Activities at Leroo La Tau


The African safari lodge offers both scheduled guided day and night game drives. Depending on the water levels of the Boteti River, boat activities can also be provided. Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to visit Khumaga Village, as can guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge.


Leroo La Tau translates as ‘lion’s paw’, but although the surrounding area features abundant lion, zebra and wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown- and spotted-hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal, to name but a few. In addition, there is also the possibility of seeing the rare white rhinoceros.


History of Leroo La Tau


The Boteti River is the main outflow of the Okavango Delta, collecting the water that flows past Maun, and stretching about 250 kilometres southeast to Lake Xau on the extreme south western edge of the great Makgadikgadi salt pans. In the mid 1980s the flood waters of the Okavango Delta started to decline as the region entered a cycle of low rainfall, and consequently the Boteti River began to recede. The river stopped reaching as far as Leroo La Tau in 1988, and by the mid 1990s had dried up completely.


Leroo La Tau was left with a few waterholes in the riverbed which remained home to a small pod of landlocked hippo, together with crocodiles which became completely terrestrial, making dens in riverbank ‘caves’ opposite the lodge. Large quantities of zebra and wildebeest continued to graze the rich grass plains, migrating to the Boteti River at the end of winter to access the remaining waterholes.


In 2009, two decades after the Boteti River stopped flowing at Leroo La Tau, record rainfall resulted in the highest Okavango flood levels for 25 years. The Boteti River began flowing again and is present at Leroo La Tau once more.


Rates - 2015
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
Please call us at 1.800.414.3090 for more information about incorporating Leroo La Tau into your safari.
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