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Product Information > Safari> Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, South Africa > 6 Bedrooms > Grade: Platinum
Abu Camp is located on the west of the Okavango Delta on a private concession of almost half a million acres of pristine wilderness landscape of grassland, island enclaves and papyrus-fringed channels. The camp site is set in an ancient riverine forest comprising six en suite tents with private decks overlooking the bird-life abundant lagoon. The Private Villa accommodating four situated across the lagoon is complemented by a swimming pool, dedicated butler, chef and guide with vehicle. The main extensive deck is designed around huge ebony and sycamore fig trees providing a shaded al fresco dining platform.
 

Campfire sundowners and aperitifs presage gourmet cuisine served with fine wines to nature’s orchestration of African bush nocturne: lion roar, hippo grunt, owl and nightjar hoot and call. The camp is renowned for pioneering the elephant-back safari in the region; the camp’s name deriving from Randall Moore’s legendary elephant ‘Abu’ (Arabic for ‘all that relates to elephants’), star of White Hunter Black Heart and The Power of One.The current herd consists of five adults and seven juveniles ranging from 5-40 years’ old. Daily itineraries mirror the elephants’ routines of leisure: dawn and dusk ambling bush rambles, day floodplain sorties, bathing and eating.

 

The advantage of these all-terrain animals, equally able to navigate through sand and water, is the proximity it affords to other species; elevated close-quarter game viewing (saddles are padded).One’s passage is stately and assured, as beguiled by the personalities and changing moods of the adults, the charming antics of the wayward ‘adolescents’.

 
 

Enthusiasts can help the handlers in looking after their charges in terms of feeding, cleansing and ‘stabling’. Otherwise one can accompany the elephants during the day aboard traditional dug-out ‘mekoro’ canoes.Traditional vehicular game drives penetrate the bush being especially fascinating at night in witnessing the wildlife’s nocturnal habits.


Guided walking tours specialise in photography and ornithology. The concession boasts all of the delta’s habitats ranging from permanent watercourse channels to flood plains, savannah bushveld to mopane forest and open grassland. One can expect to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and myriad plains game species.

The particulars of the luxury accommodation are that each individually appointed tent is furnished with mahogany four-poster beds or antique sleigh ones with opulent textile drapes and linens. Bathrooms feature large copper bathtubs. The tents are raised on teak decking enjoying superb lagoon vistas. The maximum of ten guests as attended by a staff ratio of four to one ensures both exclusivity and personalised attention to detail. The distinctive curvaceous canopy shell-sail design was inspired the Sydney Opera House and incorporates a living room, dining room and library.

A profound and unique safari in majestic environs.

Forbes Magazine argued that it is ‘’one of the ten things to do before you die’’; CNN argued ‘’if you only do one safari in your entire lifetime, this is the one.’’

 
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Single Beds
Double Beds
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Fan
En Suite
TV
Luxury Tents (X6)
Plains
 
King
no
Yes
Yes
None
Well-lit pathways link the camp’s main area with the guest rooms. Using the same 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.

 
Facility Details
 
 
 
BBQ
No
Jacuzzi
No
Pool
No
Spa and Fitness
No
Room Service
12 Hr
Families
Yes
       
Curio Shops
Yes
  Things to Do  
    Game Drives
 
Conferencing
No
  Elephant Back Safari  
Star Bed Experience
    Motor Boat Safari  
Special Events
No
  Mokoro Safari  
Close Interaction with the Elephant
    Heard  
Photographic Safari
Yes
     
Dining
   
Elaphant Back Safari
Yes
  Team of Internationaly Trained Chefs  
Al Fresco Dining
    Wine's, International Spirits and  
Night Safari
No
  single malt Whiskies  
 
     
     
Walking Safari
No
Other
       
Game Drives
Yes
     
 
       
Internet Access
Yes
     
 


 
See links below for other Safari Lodge Accommodation
 

Royal Malewane | Ulusaba | Camp Jabulani | Zambezi Queen | Lion Sands | Abu Camp | Shamwari | Kleins Camp
 
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