The Abu Private Reserve offers both superb Okavango Delta wildlife viewing, and the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of elephant conservation – the premise on which Abu is based.
Abu is set in a pristine riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent hardwood trees. Each of the six en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, and features an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a plunge pool sunk into the elevated teak deck. Like the unique and luxurious tents, the multi-decked lounge and dining area and well-stocked library and study, and pool overlook a large lagoon, often visited by wild elephants.
The essence of the Abu experience is exploring the unspoiled wilderness of the Delta. However, unlike some of the water-inundated areas of the Okavango, the Abu Private Reserve varies from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels. This variety of natural habitats allows for an abundance of general game. Giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, buffalo and warthog roam the 180 000-hectare Abu Private Reserve. Lion can sometimes be heard calling at night, while hyaena and leopard are resident and so are encountered more frequently.