Abu Camp: Our View
Abu Camp is one of the most famous, exclusive and luxurious safari camps in the world. It offers a very unique experience but whether it represents real value for money at the luxury end of the safari market really depends on what you are looking for. The habituated Abu elephant herd and the chance to interact at length with these amazing creatures is without doubt a truly incredible experience. There is also an active program to release elephants born within the herd into the wild.
However, it must be noted that the general game viewing in this area is not as good as some other parts of the Okavango Delta.
In summary, Abu Camp is great for clients with a high budget who are looking for very high levels of luxury and service, beautiful scenery and who are especially interested in the elephant activities it offers. For clients who are looking more for a fantastic all round safari experience though, then there are other camps that offer similar levels of luxury, better game viewing and for less money!
Abu Camp: Quick Facts
- 6 luxury tents with private decks plus 1 ‘star bed’
- Very high levels of luxury and service
- Located on a huge private concession in the Okavango Delta
- Activities offered: walking with the elephants, day and night time game drives, motorboat and mokoro safaris
- Look out for special offers if travelling November - March when Abu may be more affordable
Abu Camp: The Details
Abu Camp is truly gorgeous and is certainly 5 star in terms of its accommodation. The 6 very spacious tented rooms are furnished in a ‘colonial chic’ style with indoor and outdoor showers and an outdoor copper bath. Each one is totally private with large decking areas. As expected the dining and service here is outstanding. On our last visit we were especially impressed with how attentive the staff, management and guides were and how personal and flexible the service provided was.
The location is also stunning, situated in a riverine forest overlooking a lagoon. A recent addition that certainly enhances the appeal of the camp is an open air ‘star bed’ located close to the elephant enclosure.