Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Things to do at Abu Camp

Guests at Abu Camp are invited to become part of the Abu elephant herd during their stay. The abundance of fauna and flora means that game viewing is excellent and is appreciated through a variety of activities. However the combination of these two factors allows for the unmissable event of walking with the herd to experience the bush as they do.

Interaction with the Abu Herd

Get to know each elephant at Abu, with activities offering an all-encompassing insight into the world of the herd, including walking with them and observing their daily rituals and routines.

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. While predator encounters (especially leopard and hyaena) are a highlight, an Abu Camp game drive is one of the best ways to appreciate just why the Okavango Delta is UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site.

Mokoro Excursions

Season-dependent mokoro excursions offer a taste of the “postcard” Okavango – at Abu however we offer mokoro moments 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 as well as the chance to witness the elephants' delight at being together in the water.

Nature Walks

Walking in the bush with an experienced guide (subject to availability) can be one of the most exciting ways of viewing game, as well as appreciating the smaller critters and plant life which complete the rich tapestry of life in the Okavango.

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 bird species 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.

Scenic Flights*

Scenic light aircraft or helicopter flights can be arranged during your stay 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 and ecology of the Abu Concession. * This activity is at extra cost, to be settled directly in camp.

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  • 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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