Desert & Delta Safaris has announced the spring reopening of Leroo La Tau following an extensive refurbishment. Gazing across at the western bank of the Boteti River, the lodge has been the prime spot to witness Botswana’s annual animal migration—the second largest in Africa. With its extensive redesign, Leroo La Tau is an ideal base from which to witness the region’s wildlife.
Comprising 11 thatched and glass-fronted chalets and one family suite that consists of two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the camp can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. In the main building, the lounge and dining area, with its wooden and thatch finish, captures the essence of a classic bush camp. Guests can relax at the bar, or enjoy the other facilities that include a swimming pool and a reading room.
The area in which the camp is located is an essential element of the massive annual migration where guests can expect to see herds of oryx, wildebeests, impalas and springbok, besides elephants, hippos and vultures. A hideaway below the lodge at water level, offers panoramic vistas, and is ideal for viewing wildlife on the river’s edge.
Lying at the frontier between the Okavango River and Makgadikgadi, the Boteti River is the main outflow of the Okavango Delta, which lays dry for almost two decades but began to flow again in 2009. Safari activities at Leroo La Tau include morning and afternoon game drives to find game along the river system and in the bushland just beyond the river’s edge. The river provides a lifeline for the wildlife that inhabits the arid national park and is a critical link in the annual zebra migration, now the focal point of the luxury refurbishment. With wildlife concentrations at their peak between May and October, the lodge enjoys a captivating outlook with its prime location. Depending on water levels, guests can also enjoy boating safaris.
While Leroo La Tau translates as “lion’s paw,” it plays host not just to lion, zebra and wildebeest, but also to Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal and porcupine, to name a few.
For more information, visit desertdelta.com/leroo-la-tau.