Our Trips

Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Tours

African Safaris

African Safaris

Galapagos Cruises & Tours

Galapagos Cruises & Tours

Alaska & Northern Adventures

Alaska & Northern Adventures

U.S. National Parks Tours

U.S. National Parks Tours

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Mexico & Central America Tours

Mexico & Central America Tours

South America Adventures

South America Adventures

Europe Adventures

Europe Adventures

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Adventure Cruises

Adventure Cruises

Photo Adventures

Photo Adventures

Family Adventures

Family Adventures

New Adventures

New Adventures

Get eNews Updates

Privacy Policy

Questions? Call 800-543-8917

Get the Catalog
  • Canada Polar Bear Tours
  • African Safaris
  • Galapagos Cruises & Tours
  • Alaska & Northern Adventures
  • U.S. National Parks Tours
  • Mexico & Central America Adventures
  • South America Adventures
  • Asia & Pacific Adventures
  • Europe Adventures
  • Antarctica & Arctic
  • Adventure Cruises
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Borneo
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Easter Island
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Greenland
  • Guatemala
  • High Arctic
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia Island
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard/Spitsbergen
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
  • African Safari Wildlife
  • Bears
  • Big Cats
  • Birds & Butterflies
  • Primates
  • Whales & Marine Wildlife
  • Active Expeditions
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safaris
  • Cultural Immersions
  • Easier Adventures
  • Family Adventures
  • Great Migrations
  • Hiking & Trekking Adventures
  • Kayaking Adventures
  • New & Exploratory Adventures
  • Photography Tours
  • Private Custom Adventures
  • Rain Forest Tours
  • Sailing Adventures
  • Snorkeling Adventures

Abu Camp

Location
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Abu Camp, tucked into a pristine pocket of riverine forest, is situated in a vast private reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu was the original base camp where Africa's first elephant-back safaris were pioneered in the delta in 1986. Today the camp is a haven of peace and seclusion, set within a grove of magnificent hardwood trees on the edge of a large, tranquil lagoon with a resident herd of hippos.

Each of the six en-suite accommodations has its own distinctive furnishings, many of them antique, imparting an air of opulence amid the bush setting. Each tent has a private elevated teak deck sculpted around one of the lofty sycamore figs or jackalberry trees. Well-lit pathways link the tents with the main lounge and dining area, which opens out onto a tiered teak deck surrounding a giant termite mound, one of the characteristic sights of the Okavango Delta. Nearby, a secluded plunge pool offers guests an opportunity to cool off and relax.

Abu is unique in that it allows guests to interact with the resident elephant herd, meeting each individual and beginning to understand the complex behavior of the largest land mammal on Earth. Guests are invited to connect with the elephant herd during their stay and may watch evening feedings, enjoy the frolics of the babies, and accompany them on foot as they move through the bush.

Abu also offers morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and nature walks to view the abundance of wildlife in the area.
Accommodations

Get Weekly Updates

Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
Privacy Policy
We're Proud of the Reputation We’ve Earned
Outside
Voted "World's Best Travel
Company"
by Outside Magazine
Outside
Natural Habitat Adventures Ranked
“Best Outfitter”
NatGeo
Voted Best Winter Trip: Natural Habitat Adventures' Monarch Butterfly Migration, Mexico
VIEW MORE AWARDS
Natural Habitat Adventures 2019 Catalog
GET THE CATALOG
Natural Habitat & WWF – Discovering Our Planet Together
WWF Logo
Get Weekly Updates
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
Privacy Policy
/accommodations/abu-camp/
Physical Requirements