Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Abu Camp is a Collection Camp

4Cs Projects at Abu Camp

The main premise on which Abu Camp is based is that of elephant conservation. We support meaningful scientific research projects and believe our herd members can help raise awareness about the plight of the African elephant species as a whole.


Elephants Without Borders (EWB)

Abu Camp has partnered with NGO Elephants Without Borders to lead its ambitious conservation agenda. EWB’s projects set out to use elephants as an umbrella species for understanding the future of Africa’s wildlife and the ecosystems they need to survive.

The Abu Herd and Elephant Conservation

Abu Camp’s vision is to return elephants that have spent much of their life in captivity back into the African wild. The camp was originally opened for elephants who had been trained for film or other captive situations. Since then some have joined the herd after having been found injured or lost, while others were born into the herd. Since the inception of Abu, nine elephants have been successfully reintroduced into the wild.

Environmental Management at Abu

The camp is powered by a hybrid system, combining solar energy and a generator; however, the generator is only used for eight hours a day. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before entering the natural system. Earthworms in the camp’s worm farm break down organic waste from the kitchen and turn it into rich compost.

Latest Abu Camp Album

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Latest News From Abu Camp

  • Abu Camp – March 2015
    Apr 16, 2015

    The beginning of the inundation means more mokoro and boating at Abu from this month.

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  • Abu Camp – February 2015
    Mar 12, 2015

    Boxer the lion returns to Abu and vibrant green grass after a fire attracts hordes of herbivores…

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  • Abu Camp – January 2015
    Feb 18, 2015

    Summer at Abu has brought new life, leopards and hippo fights… while in the Abu Herd, Lorato and Naledi are hot topics.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Abu Camp on the Okavango Delta in Botswana is surely at the top end for luxury African safari camps… There is an incredible amount of game to be viewed… Finally, the great attraction of the camp is the Abu elephant herd. ”
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Reviewed by: Gordon D, 2013.09.19