Leroo La Tau Boteti River, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the once dried out Boteti River, northwest of Khumaga Village and about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun. The eastern bank of the Boteti forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, one of Botswana's most diverse parks. This area offers sanctuary to the second largest zebra migration in the world during the dry season when the water dries up in the salt pans and the zebra migrate to the river. Leroo La Tau translates as ‘lion’s paw’ and the area features abundant lion, zebra and wildebeest, Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal, to name a few. In addition, there is also the possibility of seeing the white rhino.

Birding is also spectacular, from the rare wattled crane, to saddle billed storks, and a variety of vultures and other birds.

Leroo La Tau is built on cliffs over 10 metres above the river with amazing views of the river and its wildlife and as far as the Makgadikgadi Pans to the east.

The Boteti River is the main outflow of the Okavango Delta, collecting water that flows past Maun, and stretching about 250km southeast to Lake Xau on the extreme south western edge of the great Makgadikgadi salt pans.

Leroo La Tau is part of the well respected Desert & Delta group. The camp is accessed via light aircraft flight taking just 35 minutes from Maun and then a road transfer of 30 minutes from the airstrip to camp.

Nearby Attractions

Kalahari Salt Pans

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There are twelve stunning thatched and glass-fronted suites at Leroo La Tau. All enjoy wonderful en-suite bathrooms. Each suite is raised on a wooden platform with fabulous views over the African bush and Boteti River. Guests can enjoy a spell in the hide down by the river, or sip a sundowner by the camp fire on the banks of the river in a special boma. A lovely lounge and restaurant, under a beautiful thatched roof serves cocktails, buffet food and a la carte dining.  There is also a swimming pool.


The lodge has lots to offer its guests including both day and night game drives with their excellent guides in open Land Cruisers. You can also enjoy boat safaris and boat trips on the Boteti river depending on water levels and the season. There are also cultural excursions to nearby villages as well as fully guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge.

Please note: owing to their remote location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans themselves are not visited on daily scheduled activities from Leroo La Tau.

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