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Relax around the Leroo La Tau Campfire

Thirsty Zebra at Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau Main building

Leroo La Tau Main building at night

The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park stretches away from the banks of the now dry Boteti River, through its interior of scrubland and grasslands, ending at the extraordinary salt pans in the east. The Makgadikgadi Pans are the remains of a great lake that once occupied a significant portion of Northern Botswana, covering approximately 60 000 square kilometers. Due to the absence of an outlet for the water, there was a considerable amount of salt residue left behind after dramatic climate change which caused the drying up of this once majestic lake. The result is salt deposits which are now a well known characteristic of this region. It is on the banks of the dry Boteti River bed that you will discover Leroo La Tau Lodge.

After the start of the rainy season, this desert area teems with wildlife as herds of zebra and wildebeest graze to their heartís content on the wide open green grassland plains of the Makgadikgadi. During the wet season there is an influx of migratory bird species, while resident desert species welcome their visitors by showing off their breeding plumage.
After the start of the rainy season, this desert area teems with wildlife as herds of zebra and wildebeest graze to their heartís content on the wide open green grassland plains of the Makgadikgadi. During the wet season there is an influx of migratory bird species, while resident desert species welcome their visitors by showing off their breeding plumage

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At the onset of the dry season, this area is populated by up to 30 000 wildebeest and zebra, which have remained after migrating down to the Makgadikgadi in their search for wet season grazing. The migration brings with it an increase in levels of predator activity. You may even experience the exhilaration of being caught in a stampede zone as predators hunt around the
lodge. Leroo La Tau is not only about lion, zebra and wildebeest. Leroo La Tau 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. 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 make this area of the Makgadikgadi a unique haven for large herds and predators alike.
The Boteti River last flowed in 1993, a result of dramatic climate change and erratic weather cycles which caused the once crystal clear waters to dry up. Leroo La Tau is built on cliffs over 10m high above this arid riverbed, and in the dry season wildlife concentrates around the water hole in front of the lodge. The main reception and lounge area of Leroo La-Tau is located
on the top of these cliffs, so the raised vantage point ensures unsurpassed views of these desert inhabitants as they congregate below to quench their terrible thirst.

Leroo La Tau Lodge at a Glance

  • 12 luxury thatch and glass suites
  • en-suite bathrooms
  • day and night drives

Leroo La Tau Lodge Accommodation, Facilities and Activities
The lodge offers 12 luxury thatch and glass suites with en-suite bathrooms, each on an individual raised wooden platform. The main lounge and dining area, with its inviting wooden and thatch finishes, offers guests the opportunity to sit back and relax at the bar while listening to the wide variety of night sounds so characteristic of the African bush. Alternatively you can lounge
around the pool while appreciating the herds of zebra and wildebeest which are often seen around the lodge grounds and the waterhole. The lodge offers both day and night game drives.

Generator power (AC 220V) is available during the day and evening. Video batteries can be re-charged. Suites are equipped with a 220-volt AC plug for hairdryers, and inverted 12V lighting for night use once the generator has been switched off. Leroo La Tau forms part of the Desert & Delta Safarisí portfolio of lodges, which include Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna
Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Xugana Island Lodge, Camp Okavango and Camp Moremi. Desert & Delta Safaris believes in sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious tourism and offers unique wildlife, nature and cultural experiences.

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What is included
Your stay at Leroo La Tau is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled game-viewing activities and laundry service (if your stay is longer than one night).
What is not included Any gratuities, curios and all items of a personal nature. Premium brand drinks.

Children Policy
Leroo La Tau only accepts children 6 yrs and over. No childcare / baby-sitters is provided for at any of our properties. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children aged 16 yrs & younger to share with a parent at all times.
Families with children 6 years to 11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability.

How to get there
Access is by road from Maun and takes approximately 1 1 hours and 4x4 vehicles are required for the last 6 kilometers.

Electricity
Generator power (AC 220V) is available during the day and evening. Video batteries can be re-charged. Suites are equipped with a 220-volt AC plug for hairdryers, and 12V inverted lighting for night use once the generator has been switched off.

Baggage
Is 20 kg per person in soft sided bags (duffel type bags)

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