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Leroo La Tau

The Kalahari, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

This little out of the way camp is quite a hidden secret in Botswana today. There is a nice amount of wildlife around which makes it a good starting point or a nice relaxing finale if you are not going to the coast or onto Cape Town, etc. What is unique and fantastic about this place is the authentic Botswan village near by that you can visit by donkey cart. Culture is so hard to weave into a Botswana itinerary that this is a fun option for those with cultural interest.

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.  In 2009, two decades after the Boteti River stopped flowing at Leroo La Tau, record rainfall resulted in the highest Okavango flood levels for 25 years. The Boteti River began flowing again and is present at Leroo La Tau once more. The park, populated seasonally 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.

With just 12 thatched chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room, reading room and bar in the main lodge, expansive wooden decks and a small pool, guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana.

Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river.