An Elephant back safari is a one in a life time ultimate wildlife experience. Abu Camp is located on the western side of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, set in160 000 acres of private concession. This tranquil corner is a haven in a pristine wilderness, threaded by crystal clear water, surrounded by open grasslands, island sanctuaries and papyrus fringed channels – a truly unique part of Africa.
Abu Camp at a Glance
- Accommodation; in six twin luxury individually styled safari tents.
- En suite bathrooms with porcelain and copper baths and showers.
- Elephant Back Safaris
- Game drives by day and night in open safari vehicles
- Game walks
- Mokoro safaris (dug out canoes)
Abu Camp Accommodation
Abu Camp offers you accommodation in six individually styled safari tents, each with it’s own tree shaded teak deck overlooking a lagoon filled with bird and animal life. All tents have private bathroom, complete with porcelain and copper baths and shower. Tents are beautifully furnished with four poster or antique sleigh beds. The dining area is set on layered teak decking winding it’s way around African Ebony and Sycamore Fig trees, where sundowners are served. The lounge tent is the perfect place to relax, and a reference library is well stocked and available to you. Elephants are reflected everywhere from charming ornaments to pictures of Abu and the elephant family.
Abu Camp Activities
is named in memory of Randal Moore’s legendary elephant, Abu, the
star of such motion pictures as “ White Hunter Black Heart” and The
Power Of One” Abu, an Arabic word, meaning “all about elephants” let
the Elephant back safaris until his death in December 2002. At Abu
Camp, you are transported in large comfortable custom-made saddles
into the shimmering watercolour of the Okavango Delta on Elephant
Back. Elephants are not just able to cope on sand and in water with
equal ease, but can also get close to other game , which is generally
unaware of the human presence aloft. An elephant back safari is an
extraordinary experience, walking beside them, or riding high through
the bush experiencing Africa from an elephant perspective. The youngsters
cavort and roll in the water, wander off and come charging back. The
adults amble on quietly, browsing, snapping off the odd branch to
eat as they go. In addition to the elephant back safaris, at Abu Camp
you will also be taken on night and day game drives in open safari
vehicles and on mokoro (dug out) canoe excursions to view the abundance
of game in the Okavango Delta.
Abu Camp only accepts
children 8 yrs and over. No childcare/baby-sitters are provided for.
Children must be under the care of their parents at all times.
Please Note: Children 8-12 yrs require the use of a Private Vehicle
and Ranger for all activities - this will be at an additional charge.
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