Set in age-old riverine forest, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, lies Abu Camp and its Abu Herd. It is here that guests are offered the extraordinary privilege of interacting with African elephants. Immerse yourself in their majestic world and see the African bush and its wildlife through their eyes. Meet the individuals, walk with them and feel what it’s like to be part of a herd.
Besides this unique experience, other activities at the camp include game drives, walks (on request) and mokoro trips to take in the diversity of game in the area.
Abu’s six luxurious, explorer-style tents blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings. Each has a tree-shaded deck with a private plunge pool overlooking a lagoon. The main area features a well-stocked library and study, and there is a gym for the energetic.
Why we like it here
Ethical, authentic encounters with a habituated elephant herd – for the ultimate elephant educational safari.
Abu’s one-of-a-kind Star Bed is set over the Abu Herd’s boma and guests can spend a night here, being lulled to sleep listening to the elephants’ rumbling snores below.
Alternatively enjoy a movie night under the stars.
Abu Camp is based on elephant conservation, believing that its elephant herd members help raise awareness about the plight of the species as a whole, and supporting meaningful scientific research projects.
Enjoy an aerial safari, exploring remote and pristine areas of the Okavango Delta. Scan for wildlife crossing the serpentine channels – an unforgettable experience.
Things to be aware of
Mokoro, boating and guided walks are seasonal.