Abu Camp

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Overview

Set in a 500 000 acre private concession of the Okavango Delta, Abu Camp lies at the heart of a pristine wilderness and is surrounded by the open floodplains, island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels that make this part of Botswana unique. The stars of the show, however, are the members of Abu's resident elephant herd. Interact with these gentle giants as you walk or ride with them and then spend time feeding, bathing or even swimming with them.

Elephants are reflected everywhere at the spectacularly stylish Abu Camp, from charming ornaments placed at the tubs to carved elephants on the dinner tabe, but there's plenty of the real stuff out there too. Get close to the area's abundant wildlife on dawn or late afternoon game drives, a perfect way to maximise your photographic opportunities. A guided nature walk or silent mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) ride through the channels will bring the smaller delights of Africa to your attention.

For guests under 17, there are the many delights of the Bush Buddy programme, which is overseen by a trained member of staff and includes age-appropriate activities, menus and gifts.

Highlights

  • Located in private wilderness area in the Okavango Delta
  • Interact with the resident elephant herd
  • Game drives, nature walks & mokoro trips (wet season)
  • Individually decorated & luxurious canvas tents
  • Spend the night in a 'star bed' at the elephant boma
  • Bush Buddy children's programme

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Mokoro trails
  • Photographic safaris
  • Picnics
I would really recommend a safari walk with the resident elephant herd - it's incredibly moving!
Madelein Norval

Madelein Norval

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Rooms

Standard Twin Tent

Abu's six spacious and luxurious custom-designed tents are raised on teak decking with ample outdoor seating areas overlooking the delta scenery.

All the tents are stylishly and individually furnished with mahogany 4-poster or antique sleigh beds and carefully chosen artefacts and accents which exude African elegance. Each tent has an en suite bathroom complete with a copper or porcelain bathtub, flush toilet plus indoor and outdoor showers.

Facilities

Abu Camp's large, airy lounge tent is the perfect place to relax on soft and comfortable chairs in the beautiful sitting area. There is also a well-stocked and peaceful library for some quiet reading time and a communications corner for keeping in touch with the outside world - all surrounded by a wide wrap-around deck with delightful views over the lagoon.

Spend a lazy afternoon around the swimming pool or enjoy the view while you work out in the gym. Your children will love being mentored into bush lore in the Bush Buddy programme. In addition to child-friendly magazines, snacks and welcome gifts, they will be able to play soccer or volleyball against the staff, learn to identify bird and animal calls, and even cook 'the bush way' by making pizza in a termite mound!

Dining

Most meals are enjoyed alfresco on the tiered teak decking that winds its way around the camp's African ebony and sycamore fig trees, or under the canvas of the main tent.

Bush picnic, sundowner drinks, snack baskets and personal surprises complete the decadent African safari experience.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Club
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Star bed

Amenities

  • En-suite shower only
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private pool

Rates

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2018-04-01 — 2018-05-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,285
2018-06-01 — 2018-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,985
2018-11-01 — 2018-12-19Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,290
2018-12-20 — 2019-01-10Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,610
2019-01-11 — 2019-03-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,950
2019-04-01 — 2019-05-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,360
2019-06-01 — 2019-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $3,075
2019-11-01 — 2019-12-19Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,360
2019-12-20 — 2020-01-10Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $2,690

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Abu Camp
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Gerben Kuijper

We had the entire camp for the family, which made it very special. By far the most luxurious, and also extremely attentive staff. Game drives are not up to what Jao and Kings Camp could offer, but walking and riding the elephants made the difference. What a special feeling, sitting on top of this huge creature and feeling her anxiety if she notices something in the bush. We made maximum use of the ability to ride, since we stayed three nights (two nights would also have been ok). Every meal we could select two set table arrangements, one on deck and one more covered in the main building. Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable - hot water bottles, etc in abundance.
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Caran Ruga

"Abu was amazing! I wanted to stay!"
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Elizabeth Watkins

Abu Camp was the cherry on the cake. We all LOVED it (I was a bit reluctant as I am quite afraid of elephants in the wild but I did not feel nervous for a minute). I would go back to Abu in a heartbeat. 3 Days is just too short! I will definitely be contacting you again to organise another trip there. On our last elephant safari Gregg proposed to Juliet (on bended knee atop the elephant) - she accepted and we are all thrilled!!!! It was such a lovely ending to a superb trip.
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