Situated just outside the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Leroo La Tau has a lovely setting, on a bend in the Boteti River. Dry for many years, it has flowed permanently since 2009, just after the camp underwent a thorough overhaul. This combination of events means that Leroo La Tau is now an outstanding accommodation, surveying permanent hippo and croc activity in the river below from a 10 metre high clifftop vantage point. Sweeping river vistas are provided from the main lodge, swimming pool and the 12 spacious thatched rooms, with private viewing decks and sliding glass doors to maximise the views.
The Boteti also attracts large volumes of game during Botswana’s dry season, when water sources become scarce and the fabled zebra migration across the Makgadikgadi Pans arrives at the river from roughly August to November. This might not always be visible in the area around camp, but if the migration does pass nearby you will definitely be taken to witness it. Other activities include day and night game drives, boating activities when water levels permit, nature walks close to the lodge and cultural visits to a nearby village. Trips onto the actual Makgadikgadi Pans are not possible due to the distances involved, but you can definitely get a sense of the unique landscapes. With lion, cheetah, hyena and abundant herbivores all visiting regularly, dry season game viewing in particular from Leroo La Tau will be a pleasant surprise.