Abu Camp, located at Private Bag 332, in Maun, Botswana, was founded in 1990 and the first elephant arrived in 1990.
At Abu Camp lives 8 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
1990: Founded as Abu Camp Elephant Back Safaris by Randall Moore.
2000-05-05: Ride Elephant Kills Handler in Botswana - A 27-year-old African bull elephant, Nyaka Nyaka, used by Elephant Back Safaris in Botswana (run by Randall Moore of the United States), charged and killed a 28-year-old safari guide, Andre Klocke, the safari company said Friday. Nyaka Nyaka was euthanized Friday on Moores orders.
2010 october: One of the elephants killed elephant trainer Nathan Jamieson from Australia.
2010: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen bought Abu Camp from Randall Moore.
2016-12-15: From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris. Also the website http://www.elephantbacksafaris.com/ was later terminated
2018: Motlotlo was born in January 2018. He is the firstborn of Lorato, which makes him Kitimetse’s grandson and Naledi’s half-nephew. Motlotlo’s name means ‘Pride’ or ‘Proud’ in Setswana.
2018: Video with elephants and manager Wellington Jana (Note: observe elephant behaviour at 1.18)