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ABU CONCESSION • BOTSWANA
Abu Camp Reservations
1 (415) 814 6676
7am to 4pm Pacific (California)
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About Abu Camp

At a Glance
HOME OF THE ORIGINAL
ELEPHANT SAFARI EXPERIENCE
IN AFRICA.


Abu Camp is located in the private 400,000 acre Abu concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, featuring 6 luxury tents with a private viewing deck overlooking the lagoon. The Elephant herd at Abu Camp offers an engaging interaction with African Elephants through an intimate program aimed at conservation and research. On arrival at camp, guests obtain a personal introduction to the Abu herd, in addition to regular safari activities for a complete Okavango Delta experience.

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Abu Camp Information

Quick Facts on Abu Camp

  • Abu Camp is exclusive for just 6 luxury tents
  • Elephant-back safaris with a conservation objective
  • In-depth interaction with the Abu Elephant herd
  • Exciting game walks with the Abu Elephants
  • Guided Canoeing with professional guides
  • Learn about Elephant conservation and research
  • Guided game drives at the Abu Concession
  • Special night game drives with Abu rangers
  • Spend time with newborn Elephant calfs at Abu
A true Elephant conservation program.

What you’ll love at Abu

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Wildlife & activity: What you’ll see at Abu

The Abu Concession is the largest and most private Okavango Delta experience: In addition to regular day and night game drives and guided canoeing on the delta, Abu Camp offers an exclusive Elephant Back Safari program that is unique in the world. Whether walking alongside African Elephants or seated in large padded-saddles mounted behind experienced elephant-mahouts, you see Africa from a very unique perspective on an eco-luxury safari.
Abu Camp Elephant Interaction

Abu Camp Accommodation fact sheet

Abu Camp Luxury Tent
Flowing beautifully from tiered decking, an imaginative use of canvas and poles forms the tented camps. Borrowing from local culture, hand-woven linens, seagrass textures and hand-hewn wood crafts provide an elegant flair of the Okavango Delta in the camp interiors.
Abu Camp Luxury Tent interior

Site Plan of Abu Camp with all 6 tents+ Main Areas

Abu Camp with all 6 tents+ Main Areas

What you’ll see at Abu Camp

Elephant interaction

Above all, Abu is a conservation program. As a protective wilderness habitat, Elephant back safaris with experienced guides offer a tranquil way to see the wilderness and animals. Walking and riding of Elephants is offered to guests aged 13 years and up. Exciting new initiatives are being scheduled in the Abu Camp elephant program with the interactive experience supervised by Dr Mike Chase (San Diego Post Doctoral Research Fellow). In partnership with Elephants without Borders.
Elephant back safaris at Abu Camp

The Abu Herd

The Abu herd now stands at a total of 6 elephants with the new babies offering hours of excitement and fascination to guests at Abu Camp. With individuals rescued from culling operations or the effects of poaching, Abu's conservation program invests great care in the rehabilitation of the herd through which a total of 9 elephants have thus far been released into the wild, through support of Botswana Department of Wildlife and Parks.
The Abu herd at Abu Camp

Game viewing at Abu

Game viewing highlights at private Abu Concession in Botswana: • Aside from day game drives, special night safaris offer a unique experience of the wild.
• Morning and afternoon game drives at the huge Abu Private Concession.
• Magical Elephant interaction program offers close contact with the Abu herd.
• A few species of game seen include Lechwe, Impala, Zebra, Tsessebe, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hyena, Lion and Leopard.
Game viewing at Abu Camp

Abu Camp Star beds

Camp-out with Elephants!

For the first time in Africa: Sleep with African Elephants under the open sky in the Star Bed experience allowing a complete sensory immersion on safari. Raised above the ground, Abu’s Star Bed overlooks the Boma right beneath your hideout where the Abu Herd rumbles and lulls to sleep. The split-tier Star Bed sleepout features a bathroom, outdoor shower and viewing deck.
Abu Camp Star beds

Abu Camp Facilities

Six contemporary luxury safari tents
Prime location in the Okavango delta
Outdoor boma for dining under the stars
Featured in Architectural Digest (2002)
Gorgeous dining area overlooking plains
Main lodge area offers a swimming pool
Elegant candlelit dinners with wine
Complimentary in-room WiFi at Abu Camp
Child Policy: 6 to 16 years (Only 13 years & up may ride, at your Guide’s discretion)
Abu Camp Facilities

Abu’s tents feature

• Each tent at Abu is individually furnished
• No two tents are alike at Abu Camp.
• All tents with private decks and lagoon view
• En-suite baths with indoor shower & w/c
• Romantic copper bath with a riverine view
• All toiletries, hairdryers, bath robes
• Ceiling fans (no air conditioning)
• Minibar with Tea / Coffee making station
• Digital safe in each tent for valuables
• Multi-plug outlets for charging electronics
• Layout can be converted to double-beds
Abu Camp tents & accommodation

Star Cinema at Abu

Enjoy an evening of old-world cinema in open air theatre at Abu Camp complete with marshmallows, popcorn and hot chocolate - an unusual experience!

The movie night in the bush comes with special African tapas and wine, surrounded by the wilderness and the Okavango setting. We showcase some of the beautiful stories of the elephants of Abu - an engaging and memorable evening on safari.
Star Cinema at Abu Camp

Abu Camp Rates & Elephant back safari

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    Price per person per night
GREEN SEASON AT ABU
Jan 11 to Mar, 2017
$ 1,836
includes ALL safaris, meals + drinks.
INTERMEDIATE SEASON
GREEN Nov to Dec 19 2017
$ 2,220
includes ALL safaris, meals + drinks.
PEAK SEASON AT ABU
JUN to OCT, 2017
$ 2,897
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GETTING TO ABU
Daily flights from Maun to Abu airstrip are offered on Wilderness Air scheduled flights. The flights are only 30-minutes from Maun, and only 10 minutes from neighboring Mombo.
LOWER RATE AT ABU CAMP: Book our special packages and save at Abu when staying longer & visiting more camps.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN ABU CAMP PACKAGES

    Your stay at Abu Camp will include:
  • Welcome and Luggage assistance at Abu
  • Luxury safari accommodation at Abu Camp
  • All Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All drinks inclusive: bottled water, house wines, beer, tea & coffee
  • All scheduled Elephant safari activities and interaction
  • Daily game drives and walking safaris with guides
  • Traditional afternoon tea service with canapés
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Organic toiletries and in-suite bath amenities
  • Complimentary in-suite WiFi
  • All applicable VAT and government taxes
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN ABU CAMP RATES
• Complete Elephant back safari & interaction program.
• Twice daily game drives with an Abu guide.
• Walking safaris and birding with guides.
• Guided Canoeing on the Okavango Delta.
• Night game drives with spotlights.
FLYING TO ABU CAMP
In addition to scheduled flights, private air charters are also available on special request. Please inquire with us to add any flights to your travel plans. On arrival, you are welcomed at the airstrip for a 20-minute road transfer to Abu Camp by a ranger. Abu Airstrip coordinates: S19.25.827 E022.32.36
Length: 1000m (Advance arrangement must be requested to land)
What’s Extra?
Flight arrangements to Mombo Airstrip (*Can be easily purchased based on your travel plans and itinerary from Johannesburg). Import liquor, Tipping (at your discretion), Shopping and Personal expenses such as spa treatments, Travel insurance can be purchased with your package.

CHILD POLICY Children 6-yrs or older only; ages upto 16yrs when sharing pay 50% of published price. Child participation in any game activities is dependent on their aptitude for widlife interaction as determined by the guide.


Helpful travel info

Luggage weight for safari flights: 44lbs per person, packed in a medium-sized duffel bag with no wheels. Suitcases and hard luggage not permitted. Excess bags can be stored at Maun airport, depending on your itinerary.

Abu Camp Packing notes & Safari clothing

Given the ease of daily complimentary laundry service you do not need to pack much. Our camps are informal and guests are requested to dress comfortably for the season and adventure ahead. A Complete Safari Packing List will be provided with your Guided Safaris® travel confirmation.

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