Abu Camp Highlights
• Meet and interact with the elephant herd, from wise matriarch Cathy to baby Naledi
• Take a unique nature walk by following the herd on foot as they move through the bush, feeding as they go
• Sleep under the stars in the Star Bed near the elephant boma; be lulled to sleep by elephant rumblings
• Rare Roan antelope can be seen in this area
• In the heart of the Okavango Delta in a private concession
Abu Camp Description
Abu Camp is one of the most luxurious camps in the whole of Botswana. The camp has very high levels of service and is an exclusive destination. There are six luxurious custom safari tents, all raised on teak decks with private decks overlooking the crystal clear lagoon. Each tent at Abu Camp has a distinctive and unique look, with en-suite facilities with an outside shower, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan and mini bar.
There are also two star beds which are open double story structures, with bathroom facilities on the lower levels. These star beds overlook the elephant enclosure, so you are really sleeping with the herd!
The guest areas at Abu camp are contemporary and designed with the elephant as inspiration. There are various levels that house the large lounge, private spaces, dining room and bar. There is even a communications centre to touch base with the outside world from. A swimming pool and gym are available for guests.
Abu Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Abu Camp is a unique camp deep in the heart of the Okavango, at the centre of elephant conservation. There is a very special herd of elephants, the Abu Herd, which is semi-habituated so interactions are possible. Guests are able to ride the elephants and spend a night in the star bed at their enclosure. The Abu Elephants are fed in the mornings and evenings and spend much of their time roaming the surrounding areas like wild elephants, coming home each evening of their own accord.
The Abu Camp is in an area that has both land and water based activities. The Abu Concession varies from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels, allowing for an abundance of other general game. Giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, buffalo and warthog roam the 180 000 hectares. Lions often move through the area too and can sometimes be heard calling at night.
Game drives are offered in open 4×4 safari vehicles led by very knowledgeable guides and trackers. Guests are also able to explore the crystal clear waterways, flood plains and shallow lagoons by mokoro’s that are poled by expert guides. Guides can also take guests on walks to explore by foot.
This is a fantastic birding area, with many local and migratory birds to be seen, with special sightings such as lesser jacana, pygmy goose, wattled crane, slaty egret, coppery-tailed coucal and even rosy-throated longclaw amongst others.