Abu Camp & the
Elephant Back Safaris in Botswana
The elephant back safaris are based at Abu
Camp on the western side of the Okavango Delta, in Botswana. Set in half a million acres of
private concession, this tranquil shady corner of heaven is in a pristine
wilderness, threaded by crystal waters. Surrounded by open grasslands,
island sanctuaries and the papyrus-fringed channels, which make this part of
Africa unique, Abu Camp is the perfect spot from which to explore the
mysteries and magnificence of this ancient land.
Abu Camp's atmosphere is that of the ultimate house party created each week
for ten guests. A ratio of four staff to each guest ensures the best of
attention and service. Accommodation is in luxurious custom-designed tents,
raised on teak decking and overlooking a lagoon. The tents, described as
Bedouin influence meets the African bush, have fully zipped entrances, and
roll down canvas on the windows. All the tents are beautifully and
individually furnished with mahogany four-poster beds or antique sleigh
beds. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom complete with copper or porcelain
baths, shower and flush toilet. Every tent has a different style but all
reflect the very high standard that defines Abu Camp.
The dining area is set on layered teak decking that winds its way around
African Ebony and Sycamore Fig trees. An expert safari chef conjures up
magnificent meals, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements.
Sundowners are served in the shade of these majestic and ancient trees with
abundant cocktails on ice.
The lounge tent is the perfect place to relax in soft and comfortable
chairs. A well-stocked library is available to all, with a number of
reference books and beautiful coffee table books on Africa displayed.
Pictures of Abu and the elephant family abound. In fact elephants are
reflected everywhere, from charming ornaments placed by the baths, to carved
elephants walking down the centre of the table at dinner time.
So, whether one wishes to commune quietly
with the silence of the bush from the veranda of one's own tent, or exchange
stories around the fire at the mess tent, Abu Camp is the perfect hideaway
for a safari to remember and savor for ever.
There is no electricity at the camp and all the lights and hot water is
powered by solar batteries. Therefore we cannot offer phones, faxes, or
email facilities (although these can be dealt with through our office in
Maun). In truth you are in the middle of the wilderness, and that is the
charm of this safari. We can however recharge video camera batteries, and
for this please bring a 220v adaptor for
CAMP & THE ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI
3 Nights ADD
ON fly in Package
Includes 3 nights at Abu
Camp, all meals, schedule activities, local drinks, Laundry, air transfers
from and to any of the Okavango OR Moremi Wilderness Camps
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