Okavango Delta, Botswana
Winding along a seasonal lagoon in a remote part of the Okavango Delta, Abu Camp is one of Botswana’s most illustrious properties. Exclusive and elegant, it’s a tented camp that feels more like a lavish, boutique hotel.
Six tented suites are elegantly adorned, complete with a private bathtub and deck overlooking the water. No expense has been spared in decorating the interiors and we love the contrast this provides. You’re enjoying the opulence of a contemporary hotel, yet blanketed by a pristine wild environment.
Almost all African safaris don’t involve any interaction or touching of animals. Abu Camp is an exception and their herd of trained elephants are famous across Botswana. Most people come here to ride an African elephant across the Okavango, a unique and unusual journey through the wilderness. Rides are two hours and take place in the mornings and afternoons; you can also walk alongside the elephants. When not doing activities, these exceptionally looked after elephants roam freely through the wilderness.
The exclusivity of these elephant walks is reflected in Abu Camp’s price tag. If you’re not interested in the elephants then we’d advise against this camp. Those that do want to ride the giants, can combine the enchanting elephant activities with all the traditional Okavango safari activities. Abu Camp is set in a private concession so there are hardly any limitations on what you can do.
- All suites have a double bed
- Full board meals
- Swimming pool
- Strong WiFi (a rarity in the Okavango Delta)
- Huge selection of soft and alcoholic drinks
Open all year round, and we'd recommend Abu Camp for those over the age of 12.
This camp can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made vacation with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £1475 / $1915 / €1685