Abu

Abu Camp, a premier safari camp, is situated in a vast private reserve of 400,000 acres in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is located in a grove of magnificent hardwood trees on the edge of a large lagoon with a resident school of hippo. An imaginative use of canvas and pole has created a unique style of tent which is high, wide and blend in well with the natural surroundings. Each of the six beautifully furnished tents has a private bathroom and an elevated teak deck sculpted around one of the lofty sycamore figs or jackal berry trees.

Pathways link the tents with the main lounge and dining area. A well-stocked bar provides drinks and cocktails for post-safari sundowners around a camp fire while most of the meals are taken alfresco on the deck.  Nearby a secluded plunge pool enables guests to cool off and relax. With its shady trees and views overlooking the tranquil lagoon, Abu Camp is a haven of peace and seclusion.

Abu Camp gives guests the extraordinary privilege of being part of an African elephant herd, including riding and walking with them through the bush — possibly the ultimate elephant educational safari with a chance meet each individual and to understand the complex behavior of the largest land mammal on earth. These elephant encounters provide magical moments and being with them allows a closer approach to other animals. Abu also offers morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and nature walks to view the abundance of fauna and flora in the area. During the seasonal floods, guests are invited to take to the waters in the mokoros, the traditional poled craft used in the delta.

 

LOCATION
On the western side of the Okavango Delta In a private concession

CHILD POLICY
Children 6 years and older are welcome.

ACCOMMODATION
Number of tents:
• Six tents in total consisting of:
• 5 x twin bedded tents (can be converted to
doubles on request)
• 1 x double bedded tent
• Children aged 6-16 can be accommodated on special request in two of the six tents.

TENT DETAILS:
• Luxury architect-designed ‘tents’, each individually furnished
• Each tent has a viewing deck overlooking the lagoon
• En-suite bathroom with indoor shower plus an outdoor copper bath
• Hairdryers and bathrobes
• Ceiling fans, tea and coffee stations and a small bar fridge
• Electronic safe in each tent
• Multi-plugs available for charging camera and video equipment and laptops in the tent​​

ELECTRICITY & WATER
• Electricity is provided by solar energy with aback-up generator if required.
• Video and camera batteries as well as laptopscan be charged in the guest tents.
• Water is solar heated.
• Internet available in the Library.

LAUNDRY POLICY
Laundry is done daily and is inclusive in the  nightly tariff with the exception of “smalls” i.e. underwear, which are not washed due to local customs.

FLYING TIMES
• To/from Maun: 30 minutes
• To/from Kasane: 1 hr 30 minutes



 

Interaction with the Abu Herd
Get to know each elephant at Abu, with activities offering an all-encompassing insight into the world of the herd, including walking with them and observing their daily rituals and routines.

Game Drives

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.

Mokoro Excursions

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.

Nature Walks

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 below.

Birding

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 Flights*

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.

   

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