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 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

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.


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 Cconcession. * This activity is at extra cost, to be settled directly in Camp.

Latest Abu Camp Album

Submitted by: Tania Ackerman, May 10, 2015

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Latest News From Abu Camp

  • Abu Camp - July 2015
    Aug 11, 2015

    Wonderful sightings of lion and leopard, and Naledi back to her bouncing self at Abu Camp

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  • 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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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