Abu Camp

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Experience the epitome of exceptional game-viewing in the Okavango Delta as you embark on a remarkable journey within the Abu Private Reserve. Immerse yourself in the captivating wilderness, where the guides of Wilderness Abu Camp possess an unparalleled expertise in deciphering tracks, calls, and animal behavior, allowing them to unveil the hidden secrets of the African bush. From exhilarating day and night game drives that traverse the pristine habitats to guided nature walks, seasonal mokoro excursions, and boating adventures, every moment presents an opportunity to witness the diverse array of wildlife roaming freely across the expansive 180,000-hectare (445,000-acre) reserve.

The Abu Private Reserve stands as a testament to the commitment to luxury and excellence that Wilderness Abu Camp upholds. Delight in the unrivaled comfort of the safari accommodations, where opulence seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings. Immerse yourself in impeccable service that caters to your every need, ensuring a memorable and seamless stay. Every aspect of your safari and wildlife experience at Wilderness Abu Camp has been carefully curated to exceed expectations, inviting you to embrace the wonders of one of the largest and most diverse private reserves within the Okavango Delta.

Indulge in the thrill of encountering extraordinary wildlife, from majestic predators such as African wild dogs, cheetahs, and lions whose calls echo through the night, to the resident hyenas and leopards that grace the landscape. Witness the iconic species that call this region home, including elephants, wildebeest, buffalos, impalas, tsessebes, red lechwes, warthogs, giraffes, and zebras. As you explore, immerse yourself in the symphony of birdlife that envelops Wilderness Abu Camp, with each sighting unveiling a new dimension of wonder. Spot the captivating lesser jacana, African pygmy goose, wattled crane, slaty egret, coppery-tailed coucal, malachite kingfisher, white-browed coucal, pied kingfisher, rufous-bellied heron, southern ground hornbill, and even the elusive rosy-throated longclaw.

Let the Abu Private Reserve be your gateway to an extraordinary safari experience, where the essence of the Okavango Delta comes alive, leaving you with cherished memories that will endure a lifetime.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Outside Shower
  • Plunge Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary Wilderness Abu Camp experience, where you’ll venture into the untamed wilderness of the Okavango Delta. Unlike other water-inundated areas, the Abu Private Reserve encompasses a diverse landscape of open grasslands, secluded island sanctuaries, and papyrus-fringed channels. This pristine variety of natural habitats creates a haven for abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for captivating predator sightings, including African wild dogs, cheetahs, and the haunting calls of lions at night. Encounter resident hyenas and leopards, who make frequent appearances. Marvel at the iconic Okavango species, such as elephants, wildebeests, buffalos, impalas, tsessebes, red lechwes, warthogs, giraffes, and zebras. The birding experience around Wilderness Abu Camp is nothing short of spectacular, with thrilling sightings of species like the malachite kingfisher, white-browed coucal, pied kingfisher, rufous-bellied heron, and southern ground hornbill adding to the excitement. Prepare to be enthralled by the captivating diversity of wildlife and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Okavango Delta at Wilderness Abu Camp.

  • Explore the sublime beauty of the Okavango Delta – an extraordinary geographical phenomenon and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the exceptional wonderland of seasonally changing habitats – home to vast elephant herds, prolific game, aquatic wildlife, and predator action
  • Enjoy unique adventures all year round in this superb safari camp in one of the largest private reserves in the Okavango



Wilderness Abu Camp is set in a pristine riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent hardwood trees. Looking out over a large lagoon, a magnet for widlife, the explorer-styled tents seem at one with their natural surroundings. Each of the six luxurious, en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, featuring an indoor and outdoor shower, a secluded outdoor copper bath, and a private plunge pool sunken into the elevated teak deck. The endless lagoon views invite your imagination to wander. The welcoming, multi-decked lounge and dining areas make original use of canvas and timber to create contemporary spaces that are in complete harmony with the surrounding wilderness and offer a wonderful vantage point. Organic elements and traditional African artefacts reinforce the sense of place and lend Wilderness Abu Camp something of the natural flair and exuberance of the Okavango Delta. A fascinating library acts as a repository of knowledge on elephant behaviour and conservation, with a pool, gym and diverse array of en-suite spa treatments completing the offering at Wilderness Abu Camp.

Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)

Wilderness Abu Camp is set in a pristine riverine forest, blending in seamlessly with the magnificent hardwood trees. The camp provides the very best in luxury safari accommodation, impeccable service, and an extraordinary wildlife experience in one of the largest, most diverse private reserves in the Okavango.

Each of the six luxury canvas guest tents offers its own distinctive style, while being at one with the surroundings. Each tent has a generous deck featuring a secluded outdoor copper bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower, and private plunge pool. The lounge and writing desk offer spaces for relaxation and reflection, while the endless lagoon views invite your imagination to wander.

Wilderness Abu Camp is a haven of peace and tranquillity where the rhythms of nature feed one’s soul.

Wilderness Abu Camp – Game Drives

Embark on unforgettable morning and afternoon game drives in spacious open 4×4 safari vehicles, a highlight of the Wilderness Abu Camp experience. Traverse the diverse landscapes of the Abu Private Reserve, from open grasslands to tranquil island sanctuaries and enchanting papyrus-fringed channels. As you venture through these pristine habitats, you’ll witness the sheer abundance of wildlife that thrives in this extraordinary region. Prepare to be immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover firsthand why it holds the prestigious title as the 1,000th site on this esteemed list. Let the captivating landscapes and remarkable wildlife encounters on the game drives at Wilderness Abu Camp leave you with lasting memories.

Wilderness Abu Camp – Birding

Nestled within the remote reaches of the Western Okavango Delta, Wilderness Abu Camp is a haven for bird enthusiasts, offering awe-inspiring vistas and an abundance of avian wonders. Delight in the captivating melodies and vibrant colors as you encounter a diverse array of bird species. Among the numerous inhabitants of this avian paradise, be prepared to spot lesser jacanas gracefully navigating the water’s edge, African pygmy geese displaying their vibrant plumage, and wattled cranes standing tall in their majestic splendor. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive slaty egret, the elusive coppery-tailed coucal, and the dazzling malachite kingfisher. Observe the regal white-browed coucal, the agile pied kingfisher, and the elegant rufous-bellied heron as they go about their daily activities. Listen for the resonant calls of the southern ground hornbill echoing through the Delta, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the exquisite rosy-throated longclaw. With such a remarkable diversity of birdlife, Wilderness Abu Camp promises an unparalleled experience for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.


  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Laundry Service
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