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Gulf Stream, FL
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Getting to interact with the elephants and see their personalities was fantastic. Nelady the baby elephant is hysterical because she is so naughty; it so much fun to see her getting in to all sorts of trouble. Paul Allen (of Microsoft) bought Abu and is dedicated to conservation which is great. The decor was fabulous and had a lighter, but...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Dear GulfStream14, Thank you for your beautiful review and for choosing our wonderful camp to spend your anniversary with us. We are delighted to hear Kelly, SP, Taps and the whole Abu family gave you the royal treatment for the occasion. The boisterous Naledi is always stealing the show, but when you are that cute and loveable how can we...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What more can i say other than fantastic. This was the first stop on my two boys and wife's african safari. It was elephant intensive and M lady the baby elephant being reared to be re introduced was a favorite of my boys. The first night we had hippos 30 feet off the deck feeding in the grassy marsh of...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Rob, for all your kind words. We are thrilled to see what a great stay you had with us and glad that the whole family has so many great memories. If you would like to keep an eye on how things are developing in camp with all our wonderful elephants you can take a look at the blog...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It cannot get any better: One of the best lodge- and activity experiences in southern Africa I’ve ever had! Our two-day stay will remain with us forever: The exquisite food, privacy, the elephant experiences, private game drives and top-notch accommodation, staff (especially manager Aaron) left nothing for us to wish for… If you want to spoil yourself, the Abu Camp...

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Dear Horst, We are delighted to hear what a wonderful time you had with us and that you took home some amazing memories. We will be sure to share your kind words with Aaron and the entire Team at Abu. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We were greeted at the landing strip by Jamie Rose who made us feel welcomed and cherished. Aaron the general manager went out of his way to show us the elephants nursery. The good taste of the camp amenities, the service and the food were all outstanding. Thank you for making our stay at the beautiful Okavango Delta unforgettable.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Hi Leo, We are so glad you enjoyed your quick visit to Abu Camp! We were sad to have you for such a short stay, but we hope you come back to Botswana for a true stay at Abu and with the Abu herd. Perhaps next time you stay, Lorato will have a young one to remind you of your...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Abu is magical. The team understand what they are doing and deliver every day. The term "glamping" doesn't do justice to the high levels of service and luxury that are delivered by everyone there. This was our first safari experience and it exceeded our expectations.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Rupert, Thank you for your beautiful feedback, we are delighted to have been lucky enough to spend this special time with you both and glad that we could introduce you to the safari experience for the first time. Thank you again for the high praises and we hope you both enjoyed the rest of your extensive honeymoon! Your Friends...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We chose Abu because of elephants but we got to see so much more. We were really surprised how much there is wildlife at Abu concession. It is great to interact with elephants but wildlife around Abu is super. We saw among others lions, hyenas and lots of birds. For birdlovers this place is great. Our guide Joe was awesome....

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Casagatto, Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with us, we will be sure to share this with Joe, Meschack and all the wonderful staff in camp. The arrival of the recent rains has afforded us some beautiful wildlife sightings and we are just glad to have been able to share these with you. And as you mentioned the...

Caye Caulker, Belize
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Everything from the food, service, staff and the sunrise right onto your bed was such a formidable experience. The "sundowners" are something that will long be remembered. Lots of game.......guide was Taps and he was really knowledgable and friendly.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that Taps took such great care of you, we will be sure to pass on your high praises. The sundowners are a special time for both guests and staff alike and always making sure you have your favourite...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have been on several safaris with Wilderness and were looking forward to our stay at Abu Camp, mainly for their work with elephants. We were not disappointed. Abu is upscale, with several different areas in which to relax. There is a library, a large pool overlooking the bush (seems the baboons and elephants occasionally visit the pool area, which...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Ghostrider5408, for your wonderful praises, we are delighted to hear that everything during your stay was able to meet your expectations and your wife so thoroughly enjoyed her time with the elephants and their dedicated Mahouts. We have identified the mattress in question and it was immediately replaced with a new “un-lumpy” one. We are sorry that your...

New York, NY
Reviewed 25 January 2016

There are no words to describe! Awesome, luxurious camp, spacious rooms, wonderful food and warm and attentive hosts. But It is much more than that. Abu is unlike anything we have ever experienced before it is a privilege, a blessing, a dream come true. Sunrises, sunsets - words will never describe how special it was and how incredibly grateful we...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Abu Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Yushany, for your beautiful review, we are thrilled to hear you had such a great time with us and have taken away some marvelous memories. We are so glad that you were also able to get wonderful photos of yourself and the show stealing Naledi, she really is a character. At Abu Camp, we strive to create an...

Dallas
Reviewed 16 January 2016

After visits earlier in 2015, we returned in November, 2015. This is our favorite place in Africa to visit. It has consistently exceeded our expectations in all regards. Our guide, Thapelo 'Taps' is as good as they come in the guiding business and is absolutely committed to making your experience at Abu unforgetable. He succeeds in this. He is a...

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Thank you Scott J, for your amazing and humbling review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your return visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. We are truly blessed with 2 wonderful herds at Abu; the ever enticing elephants as well as the dynamic staff that run the camp, led by the enigmatic...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As a guest of Abu Camp you are invited to meet the Abu elephants, get a glimpse of their world and learn about their lives. Becoming a part of an African elephant herd is an extraordinary privilege that we will share with you. Blending in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, settle into your luxurious tent shaded by lofty trees. Each of the six spacious rooms exhibits its own distinctive elegance with an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath, and a generous elevated deck. Our lounge and dining tent have breathtaking views over the scenic lagoon. Other features include a well-stocked library and study, gym and swimming pool. Did you know?The whole premise on which Abu Camp is based is that of elephant research. You can sleep in our Star Bed near the elephant boma and be lulled to sleep by the rumblings of the elephants.The concession varies from seasonally inundated floodwaters, channels, palm islands and riverine forests to the dryer Kalahari “Sandveld Tongue”. Along with elephant activities we offer day and night game drives, guided walks (on request), seasonal mokoro rides and scenic flights (by arrangement).Expect to see buffalo, hippo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe. The dominant carnivores in the area are lion and hyaena with occasional sightings of leopard and wild dog.For bird enthusiasts, some 380 different species can be found here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abu Camp

Address: Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Abu Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Abu Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“The room closest to camp is the best in my opinon, but all are great!”
 of 5 bubbles GulfStream14, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I was in 5 and the hippos loved the grass out front.”
 of 5 bubbles RobT469, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent.”
  • This mongoose was playing in the grass 10 feet from our room.
  • This was the view at sunrise from our bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles RC33301, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“#4 or #5 are best in our view.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelwhiterock, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“every room is great!”
  • room with a view, hippo fight
  • room with a view, hippo fight
  • room with a view
 of 5 bubbles yushany, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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