Spur-winged goose

Sehudi’s Domain

On one occasion, as one of our vehicles was driving from water hole to water hole doing water-pump maintenance, they came across a duckling wandering around the riverbed. It seemed alone and unattended so they brought it home. The Leroo-La-Tau family took it in and raised it, just like we had done with the mongoose […]

Lioness stopping charge, Nxai Pans

Hobson’s or van Wyk’s Choice

The campsite at Leroo-La-Tau was located on the inside of a very sharp bend in the river resulting in it being low-lying on the gently sloped banks of the riverbed and the channel was also incredibly narrow at that point and the cliffs on the opposite bank were sharp and high. Probably also due to the sharpness of […]

Lion watching springbok

Salé, the Father of Lions

It was from our own observation and from Graham’s research that we found out that the lions in the LLT area did not live in the traditional pride system within territories, but rather as individuals or in small bonded sisterhood groups in home ranges. Territories are defended, Home ranges are preferred hunting areas where other […]

Wildebeest herd coming to waterhole

Stampede in the Mist

We woke up with a start. It was a noise we had often heard before and should have been no surprise to us but tonight for some reason it woke us from our slumber. It began some distance away, a steady vibration, which became a hum, which developed into a heavy drumming and finally into […]

Lioness with bloody face

Our First Lion Sighting at Leroo

It wasn’t long after our experiences with Joe that we got our first encounter with the lions. A couple of hours after sunset while we were just settling in with dinner, a lion roared not too far away. We looked at each other, should we go and find them. These questions were asked and answered […]

Lionesses resting

Joe Comes to Help Out

During our build of the lodge, we had family members join in for breaks in their normal work schedules. Leroo-La-Tau was always a place of excitement and somehow it never failed to fire up the desires in people to get involved. There was a period of time when Joe came up to help out.

Wildebeest herd

Introduction to Leroo-La-Tau

As time wore on, we returned to our plot of land on the Boteti, this time to build our lodge. We had developed a problem though and this was what to call the Lodge. Our Campsite, that we had built the previous year was called Xwaraga Campsite, but this name was proving difficult for visitors […]


Honeymooners in Moremi

During our time at Savannah, we did the occasional safari for our own company. This was one of those occasions. It was a 10 day trip and we spent the last part of the trip in Moremi. We had a couple of exciting events on this trip though.

Lion cubs playing

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) – A Lion Family Visit

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) Sometime during this same holiday, Britt and I woke up to an incredibly strange sound. It was just before sunrise and the sky was already turning. If you looked out the window you could just see and everything had a blue tinge to it. Our little room didn’t […]

Leopard in tree

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 4) – A Leopard in Camp

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 4) A couple of nights later we were again out on a night drive. It was around 10:30 when we came back to camp opting to take a turn around the waterhole to see if anything of interest had been for a drink.