Abu Camp

Meet your inner elephant

At Abu Camp you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to become part of the herd during your stay. Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu Camp is set in a pristine pocket of riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent surrounding hardwood trees.
Guests enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing Africa’s wildlife from the backs of the giant pachyderms. Guests sit atop the elephants in large, comfortable, custom-made saddles, each elephant being steered and controlled by a professional handler. Not only are elephants the perfect ‘vehicles’ for the environment, with unmatched off-road capabilities, but they are also a familiar feature to Africa’s various wild species, and guests will often enjoy game-viewing from very close quarters. There are also game drives, mekoro canoe rides on the Delta, and bush walks.

Looking out over a large lagoon, an imaginative use of canvas has created a unique and luxurious style of tent. Each of the six en-suite units has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush. These airy tents feature an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a generous elevated teak deck.

Abu Camp also features two unique “star beds,” or sleeping platforms, which accommodate two guests each. Perched over the elephant enclosure, each double story structure has its own bathroom on the lower deck and bed located upstairs under a billowy mosquito net with a viewing deck overlooking the gentle giants below.

Well-lit pathways link the guest tents with the main lounge and dining area and a well-stocked library and study, gym and swimming pool will keep you entertained while at camp.

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