The ultimate luxury is space, and Abu is located in a 180 000-hectare (445 000-acre) private concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the world’s most important wetland ecosystems. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife stronghold of global significance (and home to huge herds of elephant), the Delta was the natural choice for this pioneering elephant conservation project.
The Okavango covers an area of in excess of 15 000km2 (5 800 square miles) and is made up of a mosaic of river channels, lagoons, islands and floodplains.
The area’s diverse habitats, abundant water and plentiful natural vegetation offer an ideal home for a great variety of wildlife but also for the Abu Herd – elephants that have been saved from harm, and which we are gently integrating into the reserve.
Abu provides the very best in luxury safari accommodation, impeccable service and an extraordinary safari and wildlife experience in one of the largest and most diverse private reserves in the Okavango. Abu is also a haven of peace and tranquillity where the rhythms of elephant life guide certain activities each day.
Other iconic Okavango species are regularly sighted, including buffalo, red lechwe, giraffe, zebra. The birding is superb, and predators including lions, leopards, wild dogs and cheetahs can also be spotted.