Africa with Wilderness Safaris
Camps with Wilderness Safaris
Explorations with Wilderness Safaris
At Abu Camp, you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to see the African bush and its wildlife through the eyes of the elephants – by joining the Abu herd. You will form a strong emotional bond with the herd that is both humbling and inspiring and at the same time, gain an understanding of elephant conservation – the premise on which Abu Camp is based.
Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu Camp is set in a pristine copse of riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent surrounding hardwood trees. Looking out over a large lagoon, an imaginative use of canvas has created a unique and luxurious style of tent. Each of the six en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, and featuring an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a plunge pool sunk into the elevated teak deck. The multi-decked lounge and dining area and a well-stocked library and study, gym and pool will keep you entertained, informed and energised while at Abu Camp.
Meet and interact with our elephant herd, from wise matriarch Cathy to the energetic youngster, Naledi.
Take a unique nature walk by following the herd on foot as they move through the bush, feeding as they go.
Sleep under the stars in our Star Bed near the elephant boma; be lulled to sleep by elephant rumblings from the nearby resting herd.
Soak in decadent bubbles in your outdoor copper bath under a starry African sky.
Explore the surrounding bush from a unique vantage point – from the air by light aircraft or helicopter (at extra cost).
Encounter the amazing variety of wildlife that lives in the Abu Concession on a game drive.
Prepare to be wowed by the 380 different species of birds of the Okavango region.
When the researchers are in camp, learn about the complex social structure of the herd and the challenges of elephant conservation.
Glide along the silent waters of the Okavango channels by mokoro – dug-out canoe – or boat.
We’ve had some really interesting questions about how the other members of the Abu Herd have reacted to the arrival of babies Motlotlo and Shamiso...» Read the full story
A month of arrivals at Abu!» Read the full story
While baby elephant Motlotlo has inevitably been the centre of attention, recent game drives at Abu have given him some serious competition with sightings of a female cheetah with cubs, and a ten-strong pride of lions…» Read the full story