Abu Camp’s resident elephant herd offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Africa as elephants naturally do, transform your perception of these magnificent creatures, of other wildlife and the living environment. Time spent with the herd may even change your outlook on life itself.

During your stay, you are invited to become a member of the elephant herd. Exploring the African bush with the Abu herd is an eye-opening and wonderful experience. You will get to know the personalities of each family member – from playful youngsters to precocious teenagers and doting adults – all led by the wise, experienced matriarch, Cathy. You will soon form a deep and enduring emotional connection to the herd – a sense of belonging which is both humbling and uplifting.

Meeting the Abu herd offers you the chance to engage and interact with the elephants through varied activities. Shortly after arriving at camp, you will be personally introduced to the herd, and the activities that follow over the remainder of your stay with us will give you a comprehensive and immersive experience as you begin to see the world through their eyes.

At Abu Camp we aim to offer you not a fixed, inflexible schedule of activities, but rather the chance to create your own experience, so you can focus on the moments that are most important to you and your fellow travellers.

Activities Include:

  • Walking with the Abu herd elephants
  • Physically interacting with the herd
  • Observing – or even participating in – activities such as mud bathing, training and veterinary care
  • Learning more about elephant conservation, behaviour and care