Okavango Delta, Botswana

Spotlight on Abu

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Melissa Siebert


Set in the Okavango’s 180 000-hectare Abu Private Reserve, Wilderness Abu Camp is immersed in some of the most pristine, diverse landscapes on Earth – iconic panoramas of riverine forest, grassy floodplains, and palm-studded islands, seasonally inundated with pure, crystalline water descending from the Angolan highlands.


With the ebb and flow of the waters, Abu is one of few camps that offers a full range of Delta activities, on land, water, and in the skies. Every day here is different – filled with new adventure.


On game drives, scout for giraffes, zebras, impalas, elephants, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, buffalos, hyenas, leopards, warthogs, and lions, whose calls often penetrate the night. Guided nature walks help you appreciate the local flora and smaller creatures as well as the Delta’s fantastic natural mosaic.






Explore secret papyrus-fringed channels and islands by traditional mokoro, imperceptibly gliding across the water, parting the reeds and skimming over water lilies. Or by delta boat, change your perspective on local wildlife, getting up close as they come to the waters to drink or bathe. Take an hour or two out for catch-and-release fly fishing, ending the day with sundowners on the water.


Soar into the skies for an aerial safari, flying to the legendary Tsodilo Hills, sacred to the San Bushmen, to marvel at ancient rock art. Or spend an evening in the bush dining on tapas and watching a film under the stars, sharing stories around the camp fire. Slide into a steaming bath by candlelight in your private outdoor copper tub – like the rest of Abu’s classic, striking décor, an ode to the safaris of yesteryear.


Even if you’re just lolling in your private plunge pool or lying on your teak deck watching wildlife splash through the lagoon, you’ll feel the magic.


Cheri Verster, Premier Operations Manager Botswana (formerly Abu Private Reserve Concession Manager), tells us what she loves most about Abu.   

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