Abu Camp

Prestigious camp with fantastic interaction with elephants

Okavango Delta
2018
$1892 - $2985

 

Moremi Game Reserve - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$1836 - $2985

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Client Rating

Our Highlights

  •  9 Luxury en-suite tents with a gym
  •  Game drives
  •  Located on the famous Chiefs Island
  •  Hides to watch game in
  •  Swimming Pool

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Abu Camp offers an Okavango Delta experience with a difference: you are invited to walk with the elephants of the Abu herd and see this pristine ecosystem through their eyes. This is a safari like no other: it will transform your perceptions of elephants, wilderness and life itself.

 

You’ll become a member of an African elephant herd – an extraordinary and moving privilege that never fails to profoundly touch our guests.

 

The vast, exclusive Abu Concession is set within the unspoilt Okavango Delta and as such is at the heart of the rangelands of Africa’s largest surviving meta-herd of elephants.

 

Abu Camp aims to provide the very best in luxury accommodation and impeccable service, whilst always remaining mindful of the environmental impact of our activities. The Camp is a haven of peace and tranquillity where the rhythms of elephant life guide each day’s activities.

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Camp Style

Camp Detail

Dry Camp with little to no water activities

Location

How do I get there

Chiefs Island, Moremi Game Reserve

Light aircraft transfer to Mombo airstrip then private transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Premier style lodge with 9 fully en-suite tents

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

Children of all ages accepted with conditions

 

6 - 12 Years:     Private Vehicle must be booked... Discounted rates apply

 

13 - 16 Years:   No Private Vehicle needed... Discounted rates apply

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Wildlife

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Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

The essence of the camp is the experience of being part of an elephant herd in their natural habitat. However unlike some of the water-inundated areas of the Okavango Delta, the Abu Concession varies from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels, allowing for an abundance of other general game.

 

Giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, buffalo and warthog roam the 180 000 hectares. Lions often move through the area too and can sometimes be heard calling at night.

 

 

Activities

 

Abu Camp’s resident elephant herd offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Africa as elephants naturally do, transform your perception of these magnificent creatures, of other wildlife and the living environment. Time spent with the herd may even change your outlook on life itself.

 

During your stay, you are invited to become a member of the elephant herd. Exploring the African bush with the Abu herd is an eye-opening and wonderful experience. You will get to know the personalities of each family member – from playful youngsters to precocious teenagers and doting adults – all led by the wise, experienced matriarch, Cathy. You will soon form a deep and enduring emotional connection to the herd – a sense of belonging which is both humbling and uplifting.

 

Meeting the Abu herd offers you the chance to engage and interact with the elephants through varied activities. Shortly after arriving at camp, you will be personally introduced to the herd, and the activities that follow over the remainder of your stay with us will give you a comprehensive and immersive experience as you begin to see the world through their eyes.

 

At Abu Camp we aim to offer you not a fixed, inflexible schedule of activities, but rather the chance to create your own experience, so you can focus on the moments that are most important to you and your fellow travellers.

 

Activities Include:

 

Walking with the Abu herd elephants

Physically interacting with the herd

Observing – or even participating in – activities such as mud bathing, training and veterinary care

Learning more about elephant conservation, behaviour and care

Activities

DAY DRIVES

NIGHT DRIVES

BOATING

MOKOROS

WALKING

FISHING

ELEPHANTS

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Abu Camp offers a rare African experience that showcases the magnificent wildlife and landscape of the Okavango Delta; a safari that will transform your perceptions of elephants, wilderness, and life itself. As a guest of Abu Camp, you are invited to walk with elephants, to get a glimpse of their world and learn about their lives.

 

Becoming part of an African elephant herd is an extraordinary privilege that we seek to share with those who visit us. Pioneered in the early 1990s, and named after a much-mourned bull elephant, Abu Camp has been running for 20 years, and as such is the original elephant safari experience in Africa.

Lodge Layout

 

The lounge and dining areas have been designed to complement the easy rhythms of nature and to accentuate a feeling of lightness during your stay at Abu Camp. The imaginative use of canvas and poles creates a contemporary, unique blend of sweeping lines in complete harmony with the surrounding wilderness. Organic elements and traditional African artefacts reinforce the sense of place and lend the Camp something of the natural flair and exuberance of the Okavango Delta.

 

The library features a comprehensive collection of African literature, lifestyle books and field guides, and is the perfect setting for quiet reading, a game of chess, or a lesson from your guide or elephant manager. Leading off from the library is a small gallery displaying lovely jewellery, art, curios and apparel available for sale if you wish to bring home a piece of Abu.

A swimming pool and gym complete the amenities.

 

Internationally-trained chefs provide creative cuisine of the highest standard, and meals – most of which are served al fresco on the deck – are superbly complemented by premier South African wines and French champagnes from our extensive cellar. A wide choice of international spirits and single malt whiskies are also on offer. Safari days end with a nightcap around the campfire, recalling the day’s experiences.

 

Room Description

 

The six airy canvas en-suite guest rooms exhibit their own distinctive elegance. Blending in seamlessly with their surroundings, each tent is graced with generous decks and an outdoor copper bathtub.

 

For reflection, relaxation and even meditation, one can rest in the sitting area of the room, ponder or create art at the writing desk, or appreciate the views from the decks sculpted around the lofty fig and jackalberry trees shading the tents. The stylish furnishings and fittings – individually chosen for each room – impart an air of opulence amid the bush setting.

Camp Environment

 

The vast 180,000 hectare (450,000 acre) private and exclusive Abu Concession is set within the unspoilt pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta. As the largest inland delta on the planet, the Okavango and surrounding areas of northern Botswana hold more elephants than any other area in Africa.

 

Abu Camp, while never forgetting its environmental footprint, aims to provide the very best in privacy, location, accommodation and service. Allowing all who visit to absorb themselves in a whole new world, the camp is a haven of peace and tranquillity, immersed within the natural rhythms of the bush.

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Camp Style

Dry Camp with little to no water activities

 

Location

Chiefs Island, Moremi Game Reserve

 

How do I get there

Light aircraft transfer to Mombo airstrip then private transfer to camp

 

Lodge Type

Premier style lodge with 9 fully en-suite tents

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