At Abu Camp you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to become part of the herd during your stay. By the time you leave you will feel a special, emotional connection to the herd which is nothing less than humbling and rewarding, while gaining an understanding of elephant conservation, the premise on which Abu Camp is based.
Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu Camp is set in a pristine pocket 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 units has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush. These airy tents feature an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a generous elevated teak deck. Well-lit pathways link the guest tents with the main lounge and dining area and a well-stocked library and study, gym and swimming pool will keep you entertained while at camp.
- 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!
Some things to do at Abu Camp
First time to Africa
- Meet and interact with our elephant herd, from wise matriarch Cathy to baby Naledi.
- Take a unique nature walk by following the herd on foot as they move through the bush, feeding as they go.
- Sleep under the stars in our Star Bed near the elephant boma; be lulled to sleep by elephant rumblings.
Travelled to Africa
- Soak in a decadent bubble bath in your outdoor copper bath under the African sky.
- Explore the surrounding bush from high up – on the back of a majestic elephant.
- Meet the wide variety of wildlife that lives in the Abu Concession on a morning game drive.
- Prepare to be wowed by the 380 different species of birds in the region.
- Spend time with researchers and learn about the intricacies of the herd and elephant conservation.
- Float on the silent waters of the Okavango channels by mokoro – dug-out canoe – or boat.