At Abu Camp, you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to see the African bush and its wildlife through the eyes of the elephants – by joining the Abu herd. You will form a strong emotional bond with the herd that is both humbling and inspiring and at the same time, gain an understanding of elephant conservation – the premise on which Abu Camp is based
Get to know each individual elephant in the Abu Herd
An abundance of wildlife can be viewed in the concession, from lion to lechwe
Exploring can be done by game drive, mekoro, walks – or by elephant
Sleep comfortably in unique and luxurious tents
Itinerary in Brief:
Tailor made itineraries can be made to suit weather conditions and
your preferences. If you have any questions on any activities or
programs, just ask one of our consultants.
You are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to see the African bush and its wildlife through the eyes of the elephants. There are a wide range of activities available at the Abu Camp for guests to engage with the abundance of flora and fauna. Outdoor activities on offer for guests include:
Interaction with the Abu Herd
Guests at Abu Camp are invited to become part of the Abu elephant herd during their stay. The abundance of fauna and flora means that game viewing is excellent and is appreciated through a variety of activities. However the combination of these two factors allows for the unmissable event of walking with the herd to experience the bush as they do.
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open safari vehicles. These drives showcase the abundance of wildlife in the varying habitats which range from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels. While predator encounters (especially leopard and hyaena) are a highlight, an Abu Camp game drive is one of the best ways to appreciate just why the Okavango Delta is UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site.
Season-dependent mokoro excursions offer a taste of the “postcard” Okavango – at Abu however we offer mokoro moments with a difference – alongside elephants splashing through the water! The traditional dugout canoes are navigated by a skilled poler and offer guests a tranquil and romantic perspective of the region as well as the chance to witness the elephants' delight at being together in the water.
Walking in the bush with an experienced guide (subject to availability) can be one of the most exciting ways of viewing game, as well as appreciating the smaller critters and plant life which complete the rich tapestry of life in the Okavango.
Star Bed Experience
The ultimate immersion experience into the sensory world of the elephant can be experienced by sleeping out
under the stars overlooking the elephant boma. Be lulled to sleep by the contented rumbling and low snores of the elephants.
Some 380 bird species reside in the area and the diversity of activities offered at Abu can lead to special sightings such as lesser jacana, pygmy goose, wattled crane, slaty egret, coppery-tailed coucal and even rosy-throated longclaw amongst others.
Scenic light aircraft or helicopter flights can be arranged during your stay at camp. Offering a bird’s-eye view of the ecosystem and an insight into its formation, flying is one of best ways of appreciating the diversity and ecology of the Abu Concession.This activity is at extra cost, to be settled directly in Camp.
Departs - Daily
Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu Camp is set in a pristine copse of riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent surrounding hardwood trees. Looking out over a large lagoon, an imaginative use of canvas has created a unique and luxurious style of tent.
Each of the six en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, and featuring an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a generous elevated teak deck.
The multi-decked lounge and dining area and a well-stocked library and study, gym and pool will keep you entertained, informed and energized while at Abu Camp.
Accommodation with private facilities
Twice daily scheduled camp activities
Park entrance fees
Some local beverages
What's not included?
Airport entrance/departure taxes,
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Travel protection plan
Transfers to and from the camp
Premium alcoholic beverages and champagne
Any items not mentioned as included
are per person per night and a minimum of 3 nights stay is recommended.
Hotel rates are based on lead-in rooms. Other room types and hotels are
available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply
during holiday seasons and special events.