- Located beside vibrant wildlife
- Incredible views
- Friendly staff
- Superb safari experience
Leroo La Tau safari camp is located beside the only water source for miles in the Makgadikgadi Pans: the Boteti River. The camp thus overlooks the incredible migration of game from the dry Salt Pans to the river. What it bears witness to is not a struggle among animals to survive, however, but a thriving ecology, as the surrounding area populates with diverse wildlife that come to drink and bathe just outside your room.
Game viewing in Leroo La Tau is fantastic. You are positioned to watch the second largest zebra migration in the world during dry season. Joining them are lions, wildebeest, Chobe bushbucks, leopards, cheetahs, brown and spotted hyenas, impalas, kudus, jackals, porcupines, genets, caracals, and even, on rare occasions, white rhinoceros. Whilst Leroo La Tau translates to ‘Lion’s Paw’ in English, it offers guests the chance to spot a plethora of game, and also provides spectacular bird-viewing opportunities: rare wattled crane, vultures, saddle billed storks, and many other birds flock to enjoy the surrounding wetlands in the heat.
The camp consists of 12 twin bedded suites (one double and one single bed per suite) that accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. The luxurious thatched chalets are glass-fronted and raised on wooden platforms, offering a high 270-degree panoramic view of the Makgadikgadi parks. En-suite bathrooms complete the luxurious living experience the camp offers.
Leroo La Tau is set in a superb site on the banks of the Boteti River. Beneath its thatched roof lies a lounge, a wildlife reference library, and a cocktail bar. The camp’s buffet-styled and individually-plated food is served in its exquisite dining area, which often precludes an evening spent around a campfire boma on the cliffs of the Boteti River. Designed to dissolve the boundaries between living space and wildlife as much as is possible safely, the camp has a covered viewing hide that overlooks the river banks and a swimming pool past which hippos may occasionally stroll.
Unique to the camp are the open Land Cruiser game drives that run day and night as well as its boat activities along the Boteti River. There are great cultural excursions to Khumaga Village and guided nature walks amongst the terrain surrounding the lodge. Nxai Pan day trips provide a brilliant opportunity to explore new areas of the Kalahari desert, which are often populated by elephants. Leroo La Tau’s staff are friendly and often recount fascinating hunting stories from their childhoods around the boma, and have even been known to sing for guests as a well-versed choir.
Only children over the age of six years are welcome at Leroo La Tau. Families with children aged six to 11 will need to book private activities for an additional cost. There are no family units available, so parents will need to split up into separate tents if they have more than one child with them. Overall, Leroo La Tau is a lodge that offers a great platform for game and bird observation, but is more suitable for families with older children than it is for those with younger children.
- Unique location
- Wonderfully authetic
- Privately owned and operated
- Cultural activities
- Family Friendly
- Authentic cultural experience
- Stunning wilderness
- Habituated meerkats
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023