Leroo La Tau
Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana
Leroo La Tau looks down from cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, the western boundary of Makgadikgadi National Park, towards the park’s interior of scrubland and mineral-rich grasslands and offers spectacular sightings of wildlife from its raised vantage.
Leroo La Tau is positioned the cliffs of the Boteti River overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here, approximately 140 kilometres south of Maun and north east of Khumaga the river forms the eastern boundary of the park. The Boteti River forms a southern outlet for the Okavango Delta and in recent memory its flow has depended on the prevailing climatic cycle and having dried completely in the 1980s it began to flow again in 2009.
Leroo La Tau comprises 12 luxury thatched and glass fronted suites each with a magnificent vista of the Boteti River and the life dependant on and contained within. Large sheltered decks provide ideal viewing points from which to observe this wildlife.
The main building provides a sitting and dining area as well as a welcoming swimming pool overlooking the river. A hide, set into the river bank, provides an excellent vantage point to look over the river to the herds drinking on the western bank.
Activities include scheduled game drives by day and night and, dependant on water levels, boat activities on the Boteti River. By arrangement guided nature walks of the surrounding area can also be arranged. Leroo La Tau has a close relationship with the local community and optional cultural excursions can also be arranged to visit and observe contemporary life at Khumaga Village. It should be noted that due to their location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans themselves are not visited on daily scheduled activities from Leroo La Tau.
The Makgadikgadi is a harsh dry region, with the Boteti River providing respite for herds of zebra and wildebeest. These vast herds are accompanied by numerous predators including lions. During the wet season there is a sudden influx of migratory bird species, with desert species displaying their breeding plumage.
Leroo La Tau is about more than lion, zebra and wildebeest. The area is also home to other species including Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, both brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal. In addition, there is also the possibility of seeing the rare white rhinoceros.
Owned and operated by Desert and Delta Safaris, Leroo La Tau is often combined with Chobe Game Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi and Camp Okavango.
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January, February, March and December
April, May, June and November
July, August, September and October
The Makgadikadi region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).
Summers in Makgadikadi are hot with temperatures reaching 40o Celsius.
Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.
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.
Best Time to Travel
Home to the second largest zebra migration in the world, where over 25 000 zebra migrate to the Boteti River in the dry winter months from their summer grazing ground along the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans.
During the wet season there is a sudden influx of migratory bird species, with desert species displaying their breeding plumage.
Leroo La Tau is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.