Abu Camp has won acclaim from guests from all parts of the world for its unique design, secluded location, luxurious ambience and its superb service and food. 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. 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. Luxurious, elegant and organically designed, Abu Camp reopened in April 2011 after a comprehensive rebuild and refurbishment. The camp is nestled in the shade of a magnificent grove of ancient hardwood trees on the edge of a large lagoon, ringed with a backdrop of fig and jackal-berry trees.
Flowing beautifully from tiered decking, an imaginative use of canvas and poles forms the main area of camp. Creating a modern, unique blend of sweeping lines in complete harmony with the surrounding wilderness, the lounge and dining room have been designed to complement the easy flow of nature and to accentuate a feeling of lightness during your stay at Abu Camp. Borrowing from the local African cultures, home ware, hand-woven linen fabrics, ceramic light pods, woven sea grass chairs and hand-hewn wooden pieces give the camp the elegant flair of the Okavango Delta.
The library, a well-stocked collection of African literature and field guides, is the perfect setting for reading and quiet reflection. Leading off from the library is a communication area for those guests wishing to stay in contact with the outside world. A stylish, secluded swimming pool completes the amenities.
Well-lit pathways link the camp’s main area with the guest rooms. Using unique high, wide and airy canvasing style throughout the camp, the six en-suite rooms exhibit their own distinctive elegance. Blending in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, each tent is graced with generous decks and an indoor and outdoor shower. The stylish furnishings and fittings - individually chosen for each room - impart an air of opulence amid the bush setting.
For reflection, relaxation and even meditation, there is a separate comfortable seating area in each tent with a writing desk and a private elevated wooden deck sculpted around the lofty fig and jackal-berry trees shading the tents. Panoramic views, the likes of which only the Okavango Delta can boast, can be appreciated from all perspectives of the room.
The lounge is replete with comfortable antique furnishings and boasts an absorbing library of field guides and illustrated volumes on the wildlife surrounding the camp, as well as throughout the Okavango Delta. A well-stocked bar provides drinks and cocktails for post-safari sundowners around a camp fire while most of the meals are taken al fresco on the deck. Nearby a secluded plunge pool enables guests to cool off and relax.
Abu Camp is unique in the Okavango Delta in that it allows guests to interact with the resident elephant herd, meeting each individual and initiating a journey into the complex behavior of the largest land mammal on Earth. Guests at Abu Camp are invited to become part of the elephant herd during their stay: watching the evening feeding, sharing the simple joy of a frolicking youngster, and accompanying them on foot as they move through the bush. These elephant encounters provide unforgettable magical moments. And viewing wildlife from atop an elephant allows a closer approach to other animals than can be achieved when simply walking as an obvious human figure. Abu Camp also offers morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and nature walks to view the abundance of fauna and flora in the area. During the seasonal floods of the Okavango Delta, guests are invited to take to the waters in the mokoros, the traditional poled craft used in the Okavango Delta.
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