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Leroo La Tau

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8/10

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Highlights

- Located beside vibrant wildlife
- Incredible views
- Friendly staff
- Superb safari experience

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Overview

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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 511 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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