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Abu Camp Recognised in Andrew Harper’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

Sep 3, 2015 | Wilderness Safaris

September 2015 – Wilderness Collection is delighted to announce that Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana has been recognised as a 2015 Andrew Harper’s Readers’ Choice award winner in the Top 20 Safari Lodges and Camps category. 

The results are based on the annual independent Reader Survey conducted by renowned luxury travel company and publishers of ‘The Hideaway Report’, Andrew Harper. Each year, Andrew Harper’s discerning readers vote for the best hotels, resorts, safari lodges and cruise ships around the world. This year's Readers’ Choice Awards boast 122 hotels in 51 destinations.

“We are very proud that the readers of Andrew Harper hold Abu Camp in such high regard”, said Bruce Simpson, Wilderness Collection Chief Operating Officer. “Winning a Readers’ Choice award is particularly important to us as it was voted for by the people who are most central to our business – our guests – and ensuring we exceed their expectations is something we seek to achieve in every aspect of Abu Camp operations”.

Abu Camp not only offers Africa’s premier elephant interaction experience, allowing guests to see and feel the bush through the eyes of the elephants, but also serves as an important research centre where the conservation needs and challenges of this most iconic of African species can be studied and understood.

Located in Botswana’s pristine and dynamic Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Camp offers the full range of experiences, including boating and mokoro activities, game drives and bush walks. The wildlife experience is shaped by the diversity of habitats within the Okavango, making Abu Camp the perfect place from which to explore the Delta.

Although Abu Camp offers an excellent overall game-viewing experience, getting to know the Abu elephant herd is cited by many guests as a highlight of their entire safari. It is not unusual for elephants and humans to form deep and lasting bonds, replicating those shared by members of elephant herds in the wild.

Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report is a leading source of information about luxury travel, having provided candid and insightful reviews to its subscribers for more than 35 years.For a full list of winning properties, click here.