Leroo La Tau is situated on the western bank of the Boteti River, northwest of Khumaga Village and about 140 kilometres southeast of Maun. The eastern bank of the Boteti River forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which stretches away from the riverbank towards its interior of scrubland and mineral rich grasslands
The Boteti River is the main outflow of the Okavango Delta, collecting the water that flows past Maun, and stretching about 250 kilometres southeast to Lake Xau on the extreme south western edge of the great Makgadikgadi salt pans.In the mid 1980s the flood waters of the Okavango Delta started to decline as the region entered a cycle of low rainfall, and consequently the Boteti River began to recede. The river stopped reaching as far as Leroo La Tau in 1988, and by the mid 1990s had dried up completely. Leroo La Tau was left with a few waterholes in the riverbed which remained home to a small pod of landlocked hippo, together with crocodiles which became completely terrestrial, making dens in riverbank ‘caves’ opposite the lodge. Large quantities of zebra and wildebeest continued to graze the rich grass plains, migrating to the Boteti River at the end of winter to access the remaining waterholes.In 2009, two decades after the Boteti River stopped flowing at Leroo La Tau, record rainfall resulted in the highest Okavango flood levels for 25 years. The Boteti River began flowing again and is present at Leroo La Tau once more. Leroo La Tau is built on cliffs over 10 metres above this changing riverbed environment, offering a raised vantage point which ensures unsurpassed views of the river and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to the east.
|AIRLINES||FLIGHTS FROM||DESTINATION||GENERAL DEPARTS||GENERAL ARRIVES|
|Air Botswana 216||JHB O.R. Tambo||Maun Airport||10:00||20:40|
|Charter Flight||Maun Airport||Desert & Delta (P.v.t) Airstrip||22:10||22:50|
Flight Arrangements:Flight arrangements are service free and done on request unless stipulated on the package as an inclusive offer. The above Airlines, destinations and times are general and therefore change constantly. Charter flight companies into various destinations differ depending on the destination, please enquire with our reservations office regarding updated flight schedules and the charter companies we work with in those areas.
Absolutely awesome, take note of how small Zebra are in comparison to the shire size of the elephant. One other great thing about Leroo La Tau, is that they have some of the most knowledgeable guides in Africa. A good guide is the difference between a great wildlife experience and a bad one.
James Maposa (Akeibo Director)