Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Abu Camp is a Premier 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, and to allow scientists to study their movements and behaviour. In this way, these reintroduced elephants can contribute significantly to our understanding of the conservation issues that the species faces. 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 it. 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.

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Latest News From Abu Camp

  • Abu Camp - January 2017
    Jan 1, 2017

    The start of 2017 has most certainly been a rather wet one, as we welcomed the summer rains which have transformed the dry, dusty landscape into a beautiful riot of green growth.

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  • Abu Camp - October 2016
    Oct 18, 2016

    One morning, drag marks behind the Abu Camp kitchen lead to the discovery of a leopard and her kill…

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  • Abu Camp - August 2016
    Jul 13, 2016

    Our guests enjoyed a fantastic start to the month, with almost daily leopard sightings...

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Reviewed by: GulfStream14, 23 August 2016