Abu Camp offers Africa’s premier elephant interaction experience where you’ll have the opportunity to see the Okavango Delta through the eyes of the herd as they accompany you into the bush, and subtly make a case for the conservation of all elephants. The six luxury guest tents, with private plunge pools and viewing decks, peep out across a lagoon from under ancient fig trees. Game drives, guided walks, and mokoro and boat excursions reveal the many wonders of this wildlife-rich area. The Abu team delight in creating unique moments for guests, whether in the company of elephants or at night around a crackling campfire. INSIDER TIP: Book a night under the stars in the Abu Star Bed. The king-sized bed on a raised platform is close to the elephant boma, so you’ll be lulled to sleep by the contented rumbling of the Abu herd below.
Abu Camp provides guests with the extraordinary privilege of interacting with African elephants, of being part of an elephant herd, meeting each individual and beginning to understand what makes the largest land mammal tick. This is possibly the ultimate elephant educational safari.
Set in age-old riverine forest, Abu Camp consists of six en-suite tents designed in a unique style: wide, airy and blending in well with the natural surroundings. Each tent has its own tree-shaded deck with a private plunge-pool overlooking the lagoon, which thrives with bird and animal life. The lounge and dining tent has a breathtaking view over the lagoon and features a well-stocked library and a study. There is also a gym for those feeling energetic. Sundowners around a traditional campfire are followed by five-star meals complemented by award-winning wines. End your evening curling up above the elephants in a one-of-a-kind Star Bed whilst listening to the herd’s low snores below.
The elephant encounters include interacting with each individual and walking with the herd through the bush, complemented by game drives, night drives, walks (on request) and mokoro trips to view the diversity of game in the area.
Unique Selling Points
- Ethical, intimate, authentic encounters with a habituated elephant herd
- Arguably the most luxurious camp in the Delta, from accommodation to service
- Unique activities include movie nights under the stars and sleep-outs in the star bed above the elephant boma
The greatest attraction of Abu Camp in the Botswana Okavango Delta is the elephant herds. Guests will never forget the privilege of getting so close to these incredible creatures that their sounds and smells stay with you forever. Change your perception of elephants forever when you book a Botswana Safari at Abu Camp. Some guests ride two at a time while others walk alongside or go game viewing into the Okavango Delta’s Abu Concession. Stay in one of six exclusive tents (one with a double bed, five twin-bedded) tastefully designed and individually furnished. Elegant accommodation blending in with the ancient riverine forest includes fantastic elephant viewing decks overlooking the lagoon. Close to the elephant boma, outdoor copper baths and en-suite bathrooms with indoor showers complement the natural decor. Each tent includes hairdryers, bathrobes, ceiling fans, tea and coffee stations as well as a small bar fridge. Plunge into the communal pool when the heat gets too much or stroll to the large canvas dining room and lounge area for a cold drink. Other guests might ensconce themselves in the Abu Camp Elephant Library complete with internet connectivity and set on a multi-level wooden deck. In the starry evenings guests chat around a traditional Botswana campfire lit up on the ground – share stories about elephants, the wilderness, the meaning of life. Abu Camp is designed to entice guests into the true Okavango Delta wilderness experience, absorbing the sounds, smells, textures, sightings and tastes of Africa. Internationally trained chefs provide creative cuisine of the highest standard, and meals – most of which are served al fresco on the deck - are superbly complemented by wine from our extensive cellar. A wide choice of international spirits and single malt whiskies are on offer. Long safari days end with a nightcap around the campfire, recounting the day's adventures.