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Abu Camp

High end luxury to the west of the Okavango

Excellent Five stars from 7 votes
Abu Camp - Elephants
Abu Camp - Elephants

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Once known solely for the elephant activities that the camp used to offer, the Abu’s Camp of today is a much more game viewing focussed property and, with bronze baths and very good game viewing, while the price is still very high, we think that it is now a contender as a ‘dry’ delta camp. It is still possible to interact with the elephants with feeding time being a particularly interesting experience but, nowadays, the focus has certainly shifted (a good thing, in our opinion!)


Located on the western side of the Okavango Delta, Abu’s Concession is well placed at the heart of the delta and benefits from both water and land based activities between May and November. This is an area that has long been known for its good hyena populations and, today, there are reliable wild dog sightings as well as a few resident lion prides and leopard.


The camp is loosely focussed around a lake watering hole which brings is a wide variety of bird life in particular. The main areas are a series of decks at different levels and, as such, there is feeling of being able to find secluded nook for yourself if needed or being able to join others on the viewing platforms and fire pit at the front. The rooms are set along the edges of the lake with views from all.


The rooms were modernised fairly recently and, while the Botswana winter time can get cool at night, we would probably argue that this is the biggest fault in the property, for some reason they have designed the rooms using single layered canvas which means that, in the heat of the day, the rooms to become pretty hot inside, particularly if you want to visit in the fringe months of October and November. They are, however, vast and all feature a plunge pool out the front so will certainly satiate the ‘luxury’ box for most.


As mentioned, the property offers a wide variety of activities to choose from. The main of these is, without doubt, the reason for the camp being able to price itself at the level it does and allows you to have a direct interaction with the small herd of elephant that are resident.


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Eye wateringly expensive!

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