If you love wide open spaces, then you will love the dazzling landscape supporting Leroo La Tau, a bespoke seasonal safari camp in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Botswana where abundant lions, leopards, wildebeest and Chobe bushbuck lurk.
Leroo le Tau may be an exotic name for a camp in the middle of the Makgadikgadi Pans of Botswana but it means ‘lion’s paw’ – this is quite the spot for exciting lion-watching, and predator-prey interactions in general, so look out for the black-maned cats and their leopards and cheetah cousins.
Find the picturesque Leroo La Tau lodge on one of the strongest flowing rivers from the Okavango Delta, the beautiful Boteti River, an oasis in a dry white salt pan, and a place where you can find a haven of comfortable amenities for a wilderness holiday.
The lodge is thatched and the suites feature glass walls, raised on wooden decks to absorb those mind-blowing views across the open grasslands and pans. The main lodge is very solid and homestead-looking, with a sparkling swimming pool and wrap-around veranda, wonderful river views and so much greenery it is awe-inspiring. There is so much space here and the suites have been designed to merge with this space and enhance it so that everything seems to flow into one great natural venue at one with the environment.
Your thatched private suite is one of only 12, open to the views, with plenty of glass and wooden decking, warm woven grass matting and huge soft beds with mosquito nets dreamily draped. Gorgeous modern bathrooms and bedding with comfy deck chairs complete the picture and you never want to leave this natural game-viewing spot.
But you leave it for a few reasons – to appreciate amazing game-viewing activities on boats, on foot and in 4×4 game-viewing vehicles. Then also socialise around the fires at night, on the decks during the day, and in the dining areas just to chat, read a book watch the game and jump into the swimming pool, so refreshing and inviting.
Leroo La Tau is located deep within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park but the pans themselves are not part of the game drives as there is just too much to see around the stunning Boteti River and floodplains, and the park is simply enormous. It is best to extend your Botswana holiday into a few weeks if you can and then stay here for at least three days – this will ensure a fascinating day trip to Baines Baobabs and Nxai Pan, to view the white salty landscape.
For the more adventurous, an off-the-beaten-track sleepout is a huge highlight here at the Pans, a remarkable experience to see stars like never before, hear the silence like never before and rough it in elegance with staff who really care about you and the wild landscapes. Also, guided village tours open your eyes to the local community’s way of life while birding safaris are extremely popular all year round.
Make sure you spend time in the riverside hide every day to see animals and birds coming and going without knowing they are being observed and creating something unforgettable for you if you love wildlife. It’s a special place, is Leroo La Tau and Voyage2Africa ensures your all-inclusive safari is stress-free and easy – maybe combine it with an adventure into the Okavango Delta too.
Find the compelling Leroo La Tau Camp perfectly perched on the western bank of the Boteti River, northwest of Khumaga Village and about 140 km southeast of Maun. This is the boundary of the enormous Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, sprawling into the distance from this river into a landscape marked with unique plants and trees, animals and blue skies.
Leroo La Tau means ‘lion’s paw’ and so expect to see lions, and their cat cousins, leopards and cheetahs too. Zebras, antelope, wildebeest and buffalo also roam these wide open spaces which you will explore on boats, on foot and in 4×4 vehicles.
Relax between outings in large glass-walled suites that open out onto neat wooden decks with comfy chairs designed for ongoing game viewing and dreaming over the river views. Feel as if you are living in the river with the birds and beasts. Modern ensuite bathrooms, fans, large soft beds and woven mats keep you cosy and happy. Meet up in the central lounge and dining areas under vast, cooling thatched roofs and wooden features, relaxing with a cold drink while the chef prepares a mouth-watering spread of foods.
During the heat of the day plunge in and out of the dazzling swimming pool and laze on the deck. There is also a secret game-viewing hide built into the bank of the river for water-level game-viewing and bird watching.
Set off every morning on early game drives and boat trips that take you into the riverine ecosystem to find all life and just to listen to the silence. Choose to visit the nearby Khumaga Village and enjoy wonderful, guided walks into the region. Maybe you will get to see Chobe Bushbuck, Brown and Spotted Hyena, Impala, Kudu, Jackal, Porcupine, Genet and Caracal if you are lucky!
Voyage2Africa combines this bushveld experience with a tour to Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park for visitors with time to enjoy a diversity of landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities.
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