Leroo La Tau

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

$ 535 (Pps)

Overview

• Leroo La Tau offers bird’s eye views of the zebra migrations
• Enjoy the glorious sunrise from your bedroom
• Opportunity to visit the nearby Makgadikgadi Pans
• The perfect beginning or end to your Botswana safari

Leroo La Tau lodge is built on the cliffs 15 metres above the Boteti riverbed. The Boteti River is the natural western boundary of the Makgadikgadi National Park. And has been dry for years, except for deep permanent waterholes. However in 2009 after very strong summer rains, the Boteti River started flowing 17 years after it last flowed in 1992 - a miraculous lifeblood for the wildlife in the area.

Leroo La Tau offers a bird’s eye view of the river below, and in the dry season (July to October) wildlife concentrates around the water hole in front of the lodge, especially large herds of zebra and wildebeest. The raised vantage point ensures unsurpassed views of these animals as they quench their terrible thirst. However, Leroo La Tau is not only about lion, zebra and wildebeest. The camp also boasts sightings of Chobe bushbuck, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal. Most unique however, are the crocodiles and an amazing pod of hippo which have survived in extremely adverse conditions for over 12 years. The hugely contrasting seasons and terrain of the Makgadikgadi National Park makes it a unique haven for large herds and predators alike.

Accommodation

Leroo La Tau accommodates 24 guests in luxurious ensuite chalets, on raised wooden decks. These are spread out along the river banks to enjoy the views. The main lounge and dining room offers you the opportunity to sit back and relax at the bar while listening to the wide variety of night sounds characteristic of the African bush. Alternatively you can relax around the pool during the warm desert days. Evenings can be spent at the campfire which also overlooks the waterhole. The lodge has an east-facing direction so that you can watch the sun rise over the Makgadikgadi.

Game activities

The lodge offers both day and night drives. Morning game drives are in the park with guests being transferred across the river to waiting game vehicles. Evening game drives take place in their private concession. There’s also a hide set closer to the river level. This is a rewarding place to hang out at the end of the dry season when game concentrations are at their peak.

Note: We recommend a three night stay at Leroo La Tau if possible as then your second full day will take the form of a day long safari excursion to nearby Nxai pans and the beautiful Baines Baobabs which is also part of the Makgadikgadi National Park.

Leroo La Tau on the map

Rooms

Luxury Safari Room

Luxurious thatched and glass-fronted suites raised on wooden platforms

All raised on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic view of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. En-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, double hand basin and toilet

Fans in all guest rooms. A range of African biodegradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available from the lodge reception

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Battery operated reading lights and bathroom light at night

Small safe for valuables

Luxury Family Room

The new family room at Leroo La Tau is close to the main area giving easy access to the room for the family. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is set on the edge of the Boteti River offering exceptional views over the Boteti Valley and into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Guests can witness the annual zebra migration from the deck of their room.

Fans in all guest rooms. A range of African biodegradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available from the lodge reception

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Battery operated reading lights and bathroom light at night

Small safe for valuables

 

Leroo La Tau on the Boteti River

The rooms at Leroo La Tau are extremely big, luxurious and very inviting. You can relax on your deck and view large numbers of wildebeest coming down to the river to drink. The fact that the river is flowing has just added so much more to that setting of being high up on the cliffs. The rooms and bedrooms have large ceiling to floor glass windows, taking full advantage of that stunning view.  The lodge faces east, awakening to dawn breaking, is just simply amazing! Again, a high level of service and great food. I recommend this lodge if you have the time, especially because it is in a desert environment.

They can now also offer motorboat trips on the newly flowing Boteti River. That was our chosen afternoon activity instead of a game drive. We saw a lot of birdlife, hippos and also wildebeest and zebra on the banks of the river. Game vehicles are left on the other side of the river for their game drives in the park. We drove along the banks of the river to a nice sundowner spot and on our way back saw elephants and a giraffe coming down to drink at the river and well as two jackal.

If clients would like to visit the Makgadigadi Pans, a 3 night stay is preferable, because it is a full day trip to the salt pans which is what many people want to see.

The following morning started with breakfast, a boat cruise across the river to where the safari vehicles were, for a game drive to have a look at where the 'Rhino-Boma'  is. This was built and funded by Desert & Delta Safaris to accommodate a rhino bull after two female rhinos were released in the area. He has joined the female rhinos and at present there are also two young calves. Desert & Delta’s Rhino Safari  is also in support of the rhinos in Botswana and hopefully in future the numbers will increase in the area.

Cedarberg : Natasha Jantjies

Special offers

Desert & Delta Safari - Long Stay Offers

Stay at any combination of Desert & Delta Camps for 4 nights or more & you are eligible for Special Best of DDS rates which will be less than the stand-alone camp rates quoted here.

Stay at any combination of Desert & Delta Camps for 4 nights or more & you are eligible for Best of DDS rates which will be less than the stand alone camp rates quoted. Contact us for a tailormade quotation.  

VALID FROM 01/01/2021
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2022

Includes

Accommodation, scheduled game activities & laundry services (on request), all meals, local spirits and wines, emergency medical evacuation insurance and national park fees

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

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