In the southwest of the Okavango Delta, the Abu Concession encompasses deep blue channels and lagoons, verdant green floodplains and sandy islands with ilala and wild date palms.
Wildlife of the Abu Concession
The waters are covered in lilies and water lettuce whilst tiny reed frogs cling to papyrus. Zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, and red lechwe splash through the water and elephants gather at waterholes and cross the channels to the palm islands.
The rich floodplains are home to large herds of red lechwe which are hunted by several prides of lion and leopard are often seen. It's one of the best places in Africa to search for the sitatunga and on the palm islands it's common to see elephant, baboon, tsessebe and bushbuck. Fruit bats erupt squeaking into the sky at dusk and as the night falls tiny bush babies leap from tree to tree.
The birdlife is spectacular. Wattled cranes step through the lush grasses, saddle billed storks hunt for frogs and slaty egrets, black egrets and rufous bellied herons are easily seen. Then, there's the long-crested eagle, Dickinson's kestrel and the red billed wood-hoopoe. From pink throated longclaws to Pel's fishing owl the list is endless.
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Places near Abu Concession
- Xigera Concession 7 miles away
- Jao Concession 11 miles away
- Chief's Island 14 miles away
- Moremi Wildlife Reserve 14 miles away
- The Okavango Delta 19 miles away
- Nxabega Concession 19 miles away
- Vumbura Concession 27 miles away
- Xudum Concession 28 miles away
- Gunn's Concession 29 miles away
- Stanley's Concession 42 miles away
- Duba Concession 43 miles away
- Shinde Concession 45 miles away
- Chitabe Concession 50 miles away
- Kwara Concession 53 miles away
- Maun 54 miles away
- Khwai Concession 59 miles away
- Sepupa 66 miles away
- Kwando Concession 67 miles away
- Selinda Concession 73 miles away
- Linyanti Concession 73 miles away
- The Panhandle 78 miles away
- Savuti Area 102 miles away
- Linyanti Wetlands 106 miles away
- Chobe National Park 122 miles away
- Nxai Pan National Park 133 miles away
- Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari 147 miles away
- Ghanzi 175 miles away
- Central Kalahari 200 miles away
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