Place: The Abu Private Reserve offers exceptional Okavango Delta game-viewing in a variety of pristine habitats. Abu Camp guides are highly skilled interpreters of tracks, calls and behaviour, using these signs to reveal the secrets of the African bush. Guided day and night game drives, guided nature walks (seasonal), mokoro excursions and boating (both water levels permitting) take in the diversity of abundant general game roaming the 180 000-hectare (445 000-acre) reserve. Abu Camp provides the very best in luxury safari accommodation, impeccable service and an extraordinary safari and wildlife experience in one of the largest and most diverse private reserves in the Okavango. Predator sightings may include lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah, with other iconic Okavango species regularly sighted, including wildebeest, buffalo, red lechwe, giraffe, and zebra. The birding around Abu Camp is superb, and particularly exciting species may include malachite kingfisher, white-browed coucal, pied kingfisher, rufous-bellied heron, and southern ground hornbill.
Accommodation: Abu Camp is set in a pristine riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent hardwood trees. Looking out over a large lagoon, the explorer-styled tents seem at one with their natural surroundings. Each of the six luxurious, en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, featuring an indoor and outdoor shower, a secluded outdoor copper bath, and a private plunge pool sunk into the elevated teak deck. The endless lagoon views invite your imagination to wander. The welcoming, multi-decked lounge and dining areas make original use of canvas and timber to create contemporary spaces that are in complete harmony with the surrounding wilderness and offer a wonderful vantage point. Organic elements and traditional African artefacts reinforce the sense of place and lend Abu Camp something of the natural flair and exuberance of the Okavango Delta. A fascinating library acts as a repository of knowledge on elephant behaviour and conservation, with a pool, gym and diverse array of en-suite spa treatments completing the offering at Abu Camp.
Purpose: Abu Camp's guest experience centres around the abundant wildlife and phenomenal habitat of the Okavango Delta, and learning more about elephant conservation programmes.
Unique Selling Points
- As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife stronghold of global significance (and home to huge herds of elephant), the Delta was the natural choice for this pioneering elephant conservation project
- Learning the stories of the members of the Abu Herd - and plans to integrate them into wild herds - will change how you think about elephants, the wilderness and life itself
- With the sheer diversity of pristine habitats, wildlife and activities upon water and land (day and night game drives), Abu Camp is the ideal base for longer stays and immersive experiences within the Okavango Delta