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Abu Camp provides guests with the extraordinary privilege of interacting with African elephants.  You will become part of an elephant herd and meet each individual so that you can begin to understand what makes the largest land mammal tick.  This is possibly the ultimate elephant educational safari.

The light, airy villas of majestic Abu Camp nestle below ancient sycamore figs overlooking a permanent lagoon. 

Abu Camp looks to create a luxurious experience in an exotic, rustic environment. The camp’s structures are a mixture of cultural experiences, with each room being thematically unique.  The lounge and dining tent have breathtaking views over the lagoon and feature a well-stocked library and a study.  Five-star haute cuisine is served side by side with pizza straight from the traditional oven.  Sundowners around a traditional campfire are followed by five-star meals, complemented by award-winning wines.

End your evening curling up above the elephants in a one-of-a-kind “star-bed” whilst listening to the herd’s low snores below


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Open Season

Open all year round

Safari Experience

Encounters and activities with the Abu Elephant Herd provide magical moments whether in camp, or out in the natural splendour of the Delta.

Abu’s floodplains and islands host herds of red lechwe, zebra, giraffe and tsessebe, while clans of spotted hyena, secretive leopard and even prides of lion are the predators in chief.

Spend an evening curled up near the elephants in the unique “star-bed” while the herd slumbers below.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Plains game that occurs in the area include impala, red lechwe, tsessebe, zebra, warthog, buffalo and giraffe as well as herds of wild elephant.

The primary carnivores are lion, spotted hyena and leopard which can be seen while on game activities.

Added Extras

The focus at Abu is on the Elephant Experience.

The herd currently comprises seven elephants: Cathy, Shireni, Kitimetse, Abu, Lorato, Paseka and Warona.

Guests ride two at a time on Cathy, Shireni and Kitimetse, allowing for six guests to ride simultaneously on an activity, whilst the remaining guests (maximum 6) walk alongside the elephants or enjoy one of the other activities on offer.