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Sleeping With the Elephants at Botswana's Abu Camp

April 25, 2013

We're approaching the dry season in Africa, which means it's prime time to embark on a fabled safari. Contrary to what you'd think (dry season just sounds unappealing), it's actually the best game-viewing period because the vegetation is thinned out (better viewing) and the animals are more predictable and fully dependent upon fewer permanent supplies of water.

Abu Camp in Botswana shares its location with a population of elephants, allowing guests to engage and physically interact through a variety of activities: Elephant-back safaris, mud-bathing, training, veterinary care and sleeping perched up above the herd.

The digs are pretty sweet, we must say. The camp is comprised of six suites, each with an outdoor

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