Closer to Nature
Set in a 500 000 acre private concession of the Okavango Delta, Abu Camp lies at the heart of a pristine wilderness and is surrounded by the open floodplains, island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels that make this part of Botswana unique. The stars of the show, however, are the members of Abu’s resident elephant herd, providing unique elephant educational safari experiences.
Elephants are reflected everywhere at the spectacularly stylish Abu Camp, from charming ornaments placed at the tubs to carved elephants on the dinner tabe, but there’s plenty of the real stuff out there too. Get close to the area’s abundant wildlife on dawn or late afternoon game drives, a perfect way to maximise your photographic opportunities. A guided nature walk or silent mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) ride through the channels will bring the smaller delights of Africa to your attention.
Unlike some of the water-inundated areas of the Okavango Delta, the Abu Private Reserve varies from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels. This variety of natural habitats allows for an abundance of general game. Giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, buffalo and warthog roam the 180 000 hectares. Lion often move through the area too and can sometimes be heard calling at night, while hyaena and leopard are resident and so are encountered more frequently.