Guests per Safari Vehicle
Abu Camp is located within a 180 000 hectare private concession in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the world’s most important wetland ecosystems. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife stronghold of global significance the delta was the natural choice for this pioneering elephant conservation project.
The Okavango covers an area of in excess of 15 000km2 and is made up of a mosaic of river channels, lagoons, islands and floodplains.
The elevated lounge and dining areas are warm and welcoming through the use of imaginative canvases and timber which create relaxing contemporary spaces that are in complete harmony with the surrounding wilderness and offer a wonderful vantage point. The organic elements and traditional African artefacts reinforce the sense of place and lend Abu something of the natural flair and exuberance of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy peaceful moments in the fascinating library which acts as a repository of knowledge on elephant behaviour and conservation, with a swimming pool, gym and a diverse array of in-room spa treatments completing the Abu offering.
Abu Camp’s six luxurious, distinctively explorer-style tents blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings and each has a tree-shaded deck featuring a secluded outdoor copper bath and a private plunge pool that overlook endless lagoon views inviting your imagination to wander. The main area features a well-stocked library, gym and pool.
The lounge and writing desk offers spaces for relaxation and reflection, while the endless lagoon views invite your imagination to wander.
The Abu concession offers exceptional Okavango Delta game-viewing within a variety of pristine habitats. The game drives on this enormous private concession traverse on varied landscapes and give guests the best opportunities to view and photograph birds, predators and herds of elephant and buffalo close by. Early mornings and late afternoons are generally the best times to see wildlife as animals are generally more active when it is cooler. The experienced and qualified local guides conduct game drives in custom-designed open safari vehicles.
In the otherwise largely level landscape of northern Botswana, the Tsodilo Hills are a notable yet seldom- visited landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geologically distinct from the Okavango, the Tsodilo Hills have long been held sacred by Botswana’s Bushmen communities, who have created a stunning gallery of rock art in the caves that dot the hillsides. Some of these artworks date back over 1 500 years, and intriguingly, feature paintings of whales even though this landlocked site is more than 1 600km from any coastline.
For an insight into the rich storytelling culture of the Bushmen, and their sustainable approach to living off the land without taking away from it, optional extra helicopter excursions from Abu can add a vital cultural and historical dimension to your Okavango Delta experience.
The accessibility of this sacred site from Abu underlines the importance of the camp as a hub for exploring northern Botswana, and its natural and human history.
The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It's known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos.
6 Luxury Tents
Abu Camp, Botswana