Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Leroo La Tau


Desert's edge

Leroo La Tau can be found on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, looking down over the Boteti River, a lifeline for the wildlife which inhabits the arid region and is a critical link in the annual zebra migration.

The lodge features twelve thatched and glass-fronted suites with en suite bathrooms, each unit raised on a wooden platform overlooking the waters and the abundant wildlife they attract.

The main area includes a thatched lounge, refreshing swimming pool and game viewing hide built into the riverbank. There’s also a dining area and bar, with many meals eaten outside in the bush by lantern and firelight.


At a glance

  • 11 chalets and one family suite

  • Swimming pool

  • Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

  • Wildlife hide

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    Game drives

    The lodge offers guided game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park focusing on the exceptional wildlife sightings along the Boteti River. The annual zebra migration which takes place between May and October every year offers guests a unique experience as thousands of zebra migrate onto the Boteti River in search of water.

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    Boteti River boating

    Depending on the water level, boating safaris depart from the lodge and head upriver allowing guests to enjoy the diverse wildlife from the water.

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    Khumaga village visit

    Cultural excursions can be arranged to visit the nearby Khumaga Village. This is an excellent opportunity for guests to gain insight into daily life in Botswana. Leroo La Tau has a strong working relationship with Khumaga 's school and offers guests the opportunity to visit the school while in the village.

Community & Culture

Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris is one of the most successful safari operators in Botswana. Our philosophy and core values in supporting our people and protecting the natural heritage of Botswana is at the forefront of how we run our business.

Through a variety of initiatives, Desert & Delta Safaris supports local communities, focusing on creating career opportunities in the tourism industry. This includes offering bursaries for tertiary education assisting Botswanan students with their tourism studies, employing staff from local communities and Youth Development Program that creates opportunities for youth from disadvantaged social environments.


Desert & Delta Safaris is active in raising awareness and further funding for the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction program, an initiative that involves key Government departments together with the private sector, working together for the protection of the countries rhino population.

The value of scientific studies in protected areas is of paramount importance to the sustainable use of natural resources. Desert & Delta Safaris financially supports the Peter Smith University of Botswana herbarium with an estimated BWP 50,000 per annum. The focus of the herbarium is to make their collection of preserved plants useful and accessible to a wider public, including those who plan for and manage the future of the Okavango Delta.


Desert & Delta Safaris are all about being eco-conscious, driving sustainable and innovative initiatives within our daily operations which protect and limit the impact the camps. Their camps are lodges are EcoTourism rated, the highest status recognised by Botswana Tourism for sound sustainable tourism initiatives. This includes the usage of greywater treatment plants, careful waste management protocols as well as the use of sustainable building materials wherever possible.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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