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A safari experience that is one of the wildest and most remote in Africa.

Located in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world covering 5 million hectares. With a wide variety of wildlife and breath-taking natural beauty, the region offers a safari experience that is one of the wildest and most remote in Africa.


Characterised by vast open plains, saltpans and ancient riverbeds, no trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to this seemingly harsh landscape. From the sand dunes with many species of trees and shrubs in the north, to flat bushveld in the central area, the landscape is surprisingly varied, with heavily-wooded Mophane forests to the south and east. This variety of habitats allows for superior African wildlife safaris and spectacular game viewing. The main wildlife concentrations are to be found in the northern half of this vast reserve, with an abundance of giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu, red hartebeest and springbok.

The region also has a rich cultural heritage waiting to be explored. The Basarwa, or San people, have been resident in and around this area for thousands of years. Originally nomadic hunters and gatherers, the lifestyle of the Basarwa has gradually changed with the times and visitors can now discover the San’s traditional way of life with tours and trips to their settlements.

For those who wish to delve into the vast splendour of Africa, the Central Kalahari offers up a wilderness atmosphere, wide open spaces, and some of the most isolated and awe-inspiring natural beauty on the continent.

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Leroo La Tau offers guided game drives in the national park, focusing on wildlife sightings along the Boteti River.

Stay at Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau is located on the Boteti River’s western bank, bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana. This unique lodge offers twelve luxurious suites perched on wooden platforms, providing breathtaking views of the Boteti River Valley. Guests can witness the annual zebra migration and diverse wildlife from their rooms. The lodge’s main area features a cozy lounge, a bar, and a dining space with a thatched finish. Guests can relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the river panorama from a game-viewing hide built into the riverbank.

The lodge offers guided game drives in the national park, focusing on wildlife sightings along the Boteti River. Boat activities are available depending on the water level. Cultural excursions to Khumaga Village and day trips to Nxai Pan and Baines Baobabs can also be arranged. Additionally, guests can experience a unique sleep-out under the stars on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans during a three-night stay. Although the area is rich in wildlife, the Makgadikgadi Pans are not part of the daily scheduled activities due to their remote location within the national park.

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | South Africa, Zambia & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Everything was incredible, even better than the first trip. We knew Mala Mala [in the Sabi Sand, South Africa] was a special place, and now we have added Xaranna [in the Okavango Delta, Botswana] to our list… it was pure magic. Truly, a once in a lifetime experience."

Carrie | South Africa & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Our experiences were overwhelmingly wonderful and we will treasure so many memories forever. We were extremely lucky to see so many animals that are not easy to see including, leopard, cheetah and the African painted dogs – what made it so authentic was watching the trackers and guides enjoy the surprise of many experiences with us."

Mike & Frances | Zimbabwe, South Africa & Botswana Trip