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 - June 2017
    Jun 16, 2017

    A unique feature of mokoro activities at Abu Camp is the presence of the Abu Herd, and judging from their vocalisations and energetic play behaviour, it seems that they really enjoy this activity…

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  • Abu Camp - April 2017
    Apr 30, 2017

    A late gift of rain arrived just before the annual inundation – and in the meantime, we are still waiting for Abu Herd member Lorato’s exciting delivery…

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  • Abu Camp - March 2017
    Mar 1, 2017

    The rise in water levels at Abu means that we have been able to relaunch our boating activities, and the drive to the boat station has yielded some incredible sightings, including wild dogs on the hunt, and two young leopard cubs.

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