Leroo La Tau
Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Different and dramatic, Leroo La Tau, situated high above a riverbed and waterhole is witness to the changing seasons of Makgadikgadi.

Your Expected Botswana Safari Experience

  • Lodging: Stylish & beautiful glass and thatch, en-suite chalets
  • Location: Overlooking a waterhole bordering Makgadikgadi National Park
  • Activities: Waterhole viewing, game drives, migration arrivals

Leroo La Tau Lodge sits high on the edge of a waterhole, where many desert animals come to seek water. The lodge offers unsurpassed views over the Boteti riverbed and grassy plains.

Leroo La Tau accommodates 24 people in 12 raised luxury glass and thatch chalets with en-suite facilities. Guests will find the lounge, dining area and bar inviting places to relax. Alternately the pool is a good place to keep cool and maybe see the zebra and wildebeest that are often seen around the grounds of the lodge.

The Boteti River was once a beautiful crystal clear water course, however due to dramatic climate change it ceased to flow in 1993. The waterhole in the front of the lodge in the dry season becomes the focus of many thirsty animals.

Leroo La Tau also offers day and night game drives to view animals in this habitat, such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena, maybe even the rare White Rhino. The most special really are the Crocodiles and Hippos who continue to survive in extreme conditions.

To fully appreciate the dramatic differences, it is recommended for guests to visit in both dry and wet seasons. The rains start in mid November and bring about a huge transformation in the landscapes and migrations of Wildebeest, Zebra and birds. Of course the levels of predators increase at this time too.

The Makgadikadi Pans National Park was once an inland sea covering a remarkable 80 000 square km and up to 30 metres deep. This area is now a vast wilderness of emptiness, with a feeling of timelessness. The Park was established in 1992 and now covers 4 900 square kilometres.

The salt pans located on the eastern edge are all that remains of the great Lake which took up most of Northern Botswana. Leroo La Tau is situated on the cliffs overlooking the dry Boteti River, which forms the boundary to the Park that stretches away in to the horizon.

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