Within a pristine pocket of riverine forest, Abu Camp is situated in a vast private reserve of 400,000 acres in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Accommodations at the camp consist of six luxury, Afro-Bedouin tents with high, wide and airy sides that blend in well with the natural surroundings. These en suite rooms feature the added comfort of an outdoor copper bathtub. Each tent has its own private elevated teak deck sculpted around one of the lofty sycamore figs or jackalberry trees.
Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu was the original base camp from where Africa’s first elephant back safaris were pioneered in the delta seventeen years ago. Known as “the jewel of the Kalahari” the Okavango’s lagoons, lakes, and deep channels form an oasis amid the arid Kalahari Desert. The delta is an important natural habitat with 2,500 species of plants, 65 fish species, 20 large herbivores and their attendant predators, and more than 450 species of birds. Today the camp is located in a grove of magnificent hardwood trees on the edge of a large lagoon with a resident pod of hippo.