Okavango Delta

Abu Camp


An elephant haven

The luxurious Abu Camp is located in a verdant 180,000-hectare private concession in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Founded around elephant conservation and a herd of animals rescued from exploitative situations and culls, these gentle giants and their offspring now wander an ecosystem where they can thrive.

Abu's six canvas guest rooms sit among trees at the edge of a lagoon, each with its own distinctive style and a generous deck featuring a secluded outdoor copper bathtub and private plunge pool.

Dining here is a real highlight, whether in the intimate library for romantic safari date nights or a picnic by a waterhole while the Abu herd enjoy a mud wallow.


At a glance

  • Six tents with private plunge pools

  • Swimming pool and gym

  • Dining area and fire pit

  • Lounge and library

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    Game drives

    Game drives in the enormous private concession traverse wonderfully varied landscapes and give you the best opportunities to view and photograph big cats, herds of elephants and much more at close quarters.

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    Mokoro trips

    During the annual Okavango floods, mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) and boat excursions are the ideal way to explore lagoons, channels and waterways on the lookout for hippos, sitatunga antelopes and birds.

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    Guided walks

    Walking in the bush with an experienced guide can be one of the most exciting ways of viewing wildlife, as well as appreciating the smaller species and plant life in and around the reserve.

Community & Culture

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organization that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests who would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Abu’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.


The Abu Herd is comprised of elephants that have been rescued from exploitative situations and are being assessed for reintroduction to their natural habitat. Since the inception of Abu, several elephants have been successfully released into the Abu Private Reserve.

Abu works with local NGOs and researchers to develop and advance a conservation agenda that includes not only trying to save Africa’s elephants, but also the ecosystems they rely on for survival and the many different species which live alongside them.


Abu is powered by a hybrid system, combining solar energy and a generator, with the generator is used for eight hours a day. Wastewater is treated in an above-ground sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before entering the natural system. In order to reduce our use of bottled water, reverse osmosis filtration is done on site to provide guests with high-quality drinking water. Like all Wilderness camps, Abu is managed and monitored against in-house environmental standards, so only approved eco-friendly detergents and chemicals are used.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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