Leroo La Tau

Overlooking the Makgadikgadi and Boteti River

From $614 per person

Offering the following

Game Drives
Boating Safaris


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

The lodge stands high up on the banks of the Boteti River and overlooks the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The last time we visited this camp was after it was newly rebuilt and since the Boteti River started flowing again.

Not a lodge in the classic bush lodge style, this is quite a large and imposing place, each individual accommodation is quite modern in style and has very good views directly over the river, but this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially those who are looking for a more intimate and rustic camp.

Game drives and boat cruises are available dependent on water levels, the camp is in its own small concession but this is of small relevance only. Even driving into the National Park, you have to travel some distance to get to an interesting area. 

As a plus point, the lodge has a great hide half way down the banks of the river from where you can see any game from a brilliant vantage point.


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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.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are taken in the region


A boating safari gives you the quintessential Okavango experience


Leroo La Tau overlooks the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction.

The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana.

Leroo La Tau lodge is set in a large lawned garden that slopes down to the Boteti River and overlooks the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park beyond.

The main central Lodge is a large building of thatched roof, gumpoles and solid walls. The structure is much more substantial than the more common bush lodges and is mainly fronted by glass. the inside is quite cavernous and consists mainly of a small seating lounge and bar, the rest of the room is dominated by a large dinning are.

There are stairs that lead above to another seating area and further onto a balcony with more seating. Outside is a sweeping veranda, which leads over onto grass then a decked swimming pool. As you walk farther down to the river you get to a large sand area with a fire and great views over the river. A covered walkway from the point goes down the river bank to an enclosed hide closer to the river to watch the wildlife go by.

Room Description

Like the main area itself, each accommodation is opulent and represents arguably some of the best accommodation of any Lodge in Botswana. Similar to the main area again, construction is of very light wood, each unit is roofed with thatch. It is the sheer size of the units though that stands out.

Outside is a private plunge pool with sun loungers to while away the hours in, there is a covered private outside lounge area for deep relaxing with views over the plains. They even provide you with a dining table and chairs should you wish to stay in your room for dinner.

Entrance to the chalet is via sliding gauze doors which are also reflected in the walls of the unit to give an open feel and a panoramic view. Centrally the voluminous bed dominates with its feature mosquito net.

To the base of the bed area is a large sunken lounge filled with top quality soft furnishings. The lounge is designed in such a way as to offer great views out over the veranda onto the plains whilst not impinging on the same views whilst laying in bed.
The suite also offers a writing desk and extra seating, together with a minibar; fans are provided to keep you cool in the heat.

Big shower area with unique flooring sits to one side. A large outside shower is also provided.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

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July to October






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