Abu Camp
Abu Camp Guest Room Elephant ride in front of camp
Abu Camp Guest Room
Elephant ride in front of camp

Abu Camp

Abu Camp offers a rare African experience that showcases the magnificent wildlife and landscape of the Okavango Delta; a safari that will transform your perceptions of elephants, wilderness, and life itself. Pioneered in the early 1990s, and named after a much-mourned bull elephant, Abu Camp has been running for 20 years, and as such is the original elephant safari experience in Africa. The vast 180,000 hectare (450,000 acre) private and exclusive Abu Concession is set within the unspoilt pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta.




As a guest of Abu Camp, you are invited to walk with and ride elephants, to get a glimpse of their world and learn about their lives. Becoming part of an African elephant herd is an extraordinary privilege that we seek to share with those who visit us.

Need to Know

The Abu herd offers an incomparable opportunity to intimately engage and physically interact with elephants through varied activities. By the time you leave Abu, you will feel a special, emotional connection to the herd which is nothing less than humbling and rewarding.


Abu Camp creates an environment where the experience is centred around the bond between the guests and the elephants but also the bond between the guests themselves. During your stay you are invited to immerse yourself in the elephant herd. Explore the pristine environment with the herd, and get to know the personalities of each family member, from playful babies to precocious teenagers and doting mothers, all led by the sage, experienced matriarch, Cathy. Elephant activities are offered daily.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Most widespread is the very large and important elephant population, which roams throughout the area, as do large buffalo herds. Plains game that occurs in the area includes general game species such as impala, red lechwe, tsessebe, zebra, wildebeest warthog, buffalo and giraffe as well as herds of wild elephant. The main carnivores seen are lion, spotted hyaena and leopard all of which are often sighted on game drives.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

The focus at abu is on the elephant experience.
Walking with the elephants (13 years and older)
Solo riding the elephants (13 years and older)
Observing activities such as mud bathing and training – experiencing the bush rough the eyes of the elephants
Discussions on and involvement with local elephant research
Day and night game drives to view the amazing
Sleeping on the Star Bed raised platform overlooking the elephant boma
Mokoro excursions (13 years and older) (accompanied by the abu herd)
Fishing on a catch and release basis year round except January and February


Ensuite Tented Villas
A well-stocked Library
A sitting Room
A stylish, secluded swimming pool
The Dining Room
The Gym


Six high, wide and airy canvas style en-suite guest rooms. Each designed with distinctive elegance blending in seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Each tent is graced with generous decks and an indoor and outdoor shower.


Dry Season
Green Season

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

The Average price is US$2000 per person per night Sharing

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children between the ages of 6 and 16 years can be accommodated as a triple share in a standard twin room on an extra bed (maximum 2 extra beds available for this purpose at any one time). Child rates will apply when the child is sharing with adults in the triple room, however the range of activities is limited

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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