Abu CampAbu Camp is a small and exclusive camp in the Okavango Delta overlooking a game rich lagoon.
Abu concession, Okavango Delta
Tented safari camp
Abu is named after a very special bull elephant with an interesting history. Visitors to Abu can fully immerse themselves in the elephant experience and see the world through their eyes. This is the camp for elephant lovers and offers the opportunity to learn from and bond with these amazing creatures, members of the Abu Herd, and gain an understanding of elephant conservation.
The Abu concession lies in the south west area of the Okavango Delta and consists of 173,000 hectares of varied landscape from seasonal floodplains, channels, palm islands and sand veld . As well as elephants there’s plenty of big game here including giraffe, buffalo, zebra, blue wildebeest and red lechwe. Activities include day and night game drives, fishing and mokoro expeditions. The camp is well known for its elephant interactions, guests are allowed to get close to these wonderful animals and learn about their lifestyle.
Abu Camp is situated in an old riverine forest and has 6 en-suite Afro-Bedouin style tents which are spacious and airy and have their own distinctive fittings and furnishings. Each room has an elevated teak deck, sculpted around a large Sycamore Fig or Jackalberry tree, overlooking the lagoon which attracts plenty of animals. The rooms are linked by a network of pathways.
Abu underwent a refurb in 2010 revamping the deck, lounge, library and dining areas which include a tiered deck with views over the lagoon. There is a traditional camp fire where guests take pre-dinner drinks before enjoying a gorgeous meal with fine wines. Abu Camp has a well stocked bar. There is also a plunge pool, where guests can escape the heat of the day. To enhance your experience there are starbeds located above the elephant boma, offering guests the chance to sleep out under a blanket of stars.
Villa Okavango which was previously in the Abu Concession is now permanently closed.
Abu Camp highlights
- Big game safaris in the Abu Concession
- Meet the elephants of the Abu Herd
- Spacious tents with shaded terraces
- Tiered viewing deck
- Spend a night on a star bed
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Abu Camp location
- Six en-suite tented rooms
- Open all year
- Children 6 years and over welcome . Certain activities (mokoro rides, canoeing, game walks and walking with elephants) have a minimum age limit of 13 years
- Lounge and bar
- Secluded swimming pool
- Library with reference books
- Communication area
- Star Beds
- Game drives
- Elephants interation
- Night drives
- Mokoro rides (water levels permitting)
- Nature walks
Tents are huge, with a large bedroom, separate study-cum-sitting room, lavish bathroom and outdoor shower. Interiors are a a pleasing mix of rustic African decor, vintage furniture and contemporary design. Each tent is set by the lagoon and doors lead from the bedroom out to a private deck
- Private deck with secluded outdoor copper bathtub
- Private plunge pool
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