Abu Camp, is set on the western side of the Okavango Delta, in half a million acre private concession, surrounded by open grasslands, island sanctuaries and the papyrus-fringed channels. While Abu Camp is luxurious and beautiful, the real draw are the vast herds of elephants. The Abu Private Reserve is the second-largest private wildlife management area in the Okavango Delta.
Set in a pristine riverine forest, Abu is nestled among a leafy canopy of magnificent hardwood trees and a lagoon frequented by hippos, elephants and plains game. Each of the six luxurious suites features a private plunge pool sunk into the elevated deck with glorious views across the water. Abu Camp’s stylish Bedouin-style tents, four poster beds and private viewing decks add to the experience. We particularly love Abu’s star-beds; spend a night on a platform under the stars and over the elephants, listening to them rumble peacefully throughout the night.
The game-viewing in this area is excellent and from April to October, Abu is a mixed land and water camp and mokoro excursions are added to the day and night game drives offered throughout the year—showcasing the true diversity of the Okavango. Marvel at the profusion of game and aquatic wildlife, and the predators that pursue them: lions, leopards and hyenas, as well as smaller carnivores. The birding here is also exceptional, be sure to scan the skies for soaring raptors, and in the wetlands look for brilliant malachite kingfishers and rufous-bellied herons.
There is no doubt that this is one of our favorite properties in the Delta.