Just when you think things can’t get any better, we’re whisked off deeper into the Okavango Delta and the lavish Abu Camp. Six ultra-luxurious suites that overlook lagoons and floodplain provide eye candy for the senses, but the oneon- one encounters with the resident herd of rehabilitated elephants compete for star billing.
Day or night safaris serve as gateways into outstanding animal interaction. Our personal journey into the bush exposed food chain reality, as hyenas feasted on the mud-marinated remains of a less fortunate water buffalo.
The edge of raw adventure is smoothed over with the comforts of convenience and luxury surrounded by nature, reminiscent of an Out Of Africa movie set. Bedroom spaces are dressed in elegant comfort without compromising the spirit of exploration, coaxing out your inner Livingstone.
Spontaneous entertainment comes in the form of audible serenades by neighboring wildlife and their nighttime rituals. Daytime heralds in adventurous elephant encounters of the extreme kind. Walk alongside or cruise with traditional mekoro, as the gentle but potent creatures go about their daily lives. This camp is a highly acclaimed facility that has provided sanctuary for dozens of rescued, rehabilitated, and eventually released elephants.
Botswana offers exceptional introspect into the bush environment and its inhabitants. With memories for a lifetime, focus now turns toward Kenya and as transit involves a brief flight, an all too short stay at the Intercontinental Hotel at the Johannesburg airport came as a wonderful surprise. Never before have I experienced an airport hotel with such character. The ambiance is first class and service and food far exceeds the often average experience provided by many airport properties.
Romantic moments at Abu Camp
Naledi mud bath, Abu Camp