Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Abu Camp is a Collection Camp

Things to do at Abu Camp

Guests at Abu Camp are invited to become part of the elephant herd during their stay. Game viewing of the abundance of fauna and flora in the area is also popular.


Interaction with the Abu Herd

Get to know each elephant, with activities offering an all-encompassing experience into the world of the herd, including walking with them, observing their daily life as well as viewing wildlife atop an individual and discussing conservation with local researchers.


Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open safari vehicles. These drives showcase the abundance of wildlife in the varying habitats which range from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels.


Mokoro Excursions

Season-dependent mokoro excursions offer a taste of the more conventional Okavango, however at Abu we offer mokoro with a difference – alongside elephants splashing through the water! The traditional dugout canoes are navigated by a skilled poler and offer guests a tranquil and romantic perspective of the region.


Nature Walks

Walking in the bush with an experienced guide can be one of the most exciting ways of viewing game, as well as appreciating the smaller critters and plant life in and around the concession.


Star Bed Experience

The ultimate immersion experience into the sensory world of the elephant can be experienced by sleeping out under the stars overlooking the elephant boma. Be lulled to sleep by the contented rumbling and low snores of the elephants below.


Birding

Some 380 birds reside in the area and the diversity of activities offered at Abu can lead to special sightings such as lesser jacana, pygmy goose, wattled crane, slaty egret, coppery-tailed coucal and even rosy-throated longclaw amongst others.


Flying*

Scenic light aircraft or helicopter flights can be arranged at extra cost at camp. Offering a bird’s-eye view of the ecosystem and an insight into its formation, flying is one of best ways of appreciating the diversity of the concession. *This activity is at extra cost.

Latest Abu Camp Album

Submitted by: Tania Ackerman, May 10, 2015

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Latest News From Abu Camp

  • Abu Camp - June 2015
    Jul 20, 2015

    A fascinating – if disquieting – sighting involving a hyaena and a leopard, and Elephants Without Borders research projects presented at Abu Camp this month.

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  • Abu Camp – May 2015
    Jun 22, 2015

    A leopard scuffle – with a hyaena joining in!

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  • Abu Camp – April 2015
    May 13, 2015

    Our new lion pride took down a giraffe five minutes from Abu Camp!

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Besides elephants, Abu is also an amazing place for the other wildlife that is there and for its classic structure and wonderful service. To say that the staff goes up and beyond is an understatement. ”
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Reviewed by: librarylady57, 4 June 2015