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Abu Camp, Okavango Delta

You wake just after sunrise and walk onto the observation deck of your on-stilts bush villa. You stretch in the cool morning air and, when you open your eyes a herd of elephants are casually sauntering up. This would be astonishing – even in an area like the Okavango, which has one of the densest populations of elephants in Africa – but at Abu Camp it’s an everyday occurrence. At Abu, you’ll form a relationship with the camp’s herd; you’ll recognise individuals, you’ll walk with the herd through the surrounding bush. You’ll join them at the watering hole and either watch or take part when they bathe. And they’ll take you on safari. Riding on an elephant really does give you a unique viewpoint from which to spot game!

Abu Camp, at a glance

  • Ecologically-aware camp set in a 180,000 hectare private concession in the Okavango
  • Choice of just six exclusive bush villas, standing on stilts in the bush
  • Wooden frames with opening canvas walls giving a wide, high, open air feel
  • All have en suite, safari bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers
  • Generous observation decks with day couches, shaded by fig and jackal-berry trees
  • Traditional, safari-style furnishings with big comfortable double beds
  • Separate seating and writing area
  • Lounge and dining room serving delicious food prepared by international chefs, plus extensive wine cellar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Elephant riding safaris taking you closer than normal to the area’s wildlife
  • Game drives to see giraffe, buffalo, and top predators
  • Explore the waterways of the delta by motor boat or dugout canoe
  • Scenic light aircraft or helicopter flights over the Okavango
  • Physically interact with the Abu herd and gain insights into elephant behaviour
  • Mud bathing, training and feeding sessions
  • Learn about elephant conservation from local experts
  • Sundowners and safari stories around the traditional campfire
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  • Fantastic holiday, exceeded our expectations in every way. As usual, Ultimate’s attention to detail, meant that everything went smoothly, every meet and greet was spot on, which is helpful on these multi centre holidays. We were made to feel like true VIP’s by everyone who met us. Well done.

    JR, Ecuador - December 2019