I must say, this camp tops my list of dream camps. The staff were amazing and friendly, and I really felt like part of the family while there. Ike and Anne were so welcoming! Although I wasn't too keen on going on an elephant back safari at first, I am so happy I did! There is no way to feel more at peace with Africa. No idling motors, no creaky springs as you ride along, no bumps....silence. Amazing experience. And the bush dinner they surprised us with one night was truly 5 star! What a great experience dining in the bush..so well executed, down to the table set up, beautiful 3 course meal, and campfire with marshmallows afterward. An experience that will stick with me for the rest of my life! The sundowners were truly over the top as well. And the rooms! You know how sometimes you see a photograph of a room on a website, and when you arrive, your room is NOTHING like it? This will never happen here. We got to check out all of the rooms, and although decorated differently, each one is as spectacular as the next!
Thank you, Abu staff, for making my wildest dreams come true.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a guest of Abu Camp you are invited to meet the Abu elephants, get a glimpse of their world and learn about their lives. Becoming a part of an African elephant herd is an extraordinary privilege that we will share with you. Blending in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, settle into your luxurious tent shaded by lofty trees. Each of the six spacious rooms exhibits its own distinctive elegance with an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath, and a generous elevated deck. Our lounge and dining tent have breathtaking views over the scenic lagoon. Other features include a well-stocked library and study, gym and swimming pool. Did you know?The whole premise on which Abu Camp is based is that of elephant research. You can sleep in our Star Bed near the elephant boma and be lulled to sleep by the rumblings of the elephants.The concession varies from seasonally inundated floodwaters, channels, palm islands and riverine forests to the dryer Kalahari “Sandveld Tongue”. Along with elephant activities we offer day and night game drives, guided walks (on request), seasonal mokoro rides and scenic flights (by arrangement).Expect to see buffalo, hippo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe. The dominant carnivores in the area are lion and hyaena with occasional sightings of leopard and wild dog.For bird enthusiasts, some 380 different species can be found here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abu Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- Wilderness Collection Abu Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta