Abu Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
At a Glance
Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro
Day and night game drives
Family tented rooms
Watch the interaction between the wild herds of elephant and those from Abu Camp which have been released back into the wild
Secluded swimming pool
Walking safaris and bird watching
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.
To start planning your holiday to Seba Camp
Seba Camp is located in the stunning Abu concession and offers an intimate safari experience with just five rooms, including one with two bedrooms which is ideal for families. Overlooking a waterway, the camp offers game drives and walks into the bush.
Seba Camp, set in an ancient riverine forest in the heart of the Okavango Delta, offers secluded, luxurious accommodation overlooking a lagoon teeming with animal and bird life. Guests can enjoy more than game viewing, however, as the camp is a base for unique research on elephant behaviour. Constructed as a family-friendly camp, Seba Camp offers parents the unique opportunity to introduce their children to the wonder of the African wild. Seba Camp is also the base of perhaps the most interesting elephant research project today
Seba Camp itself has five well-appointed and spacious elevated tents, designed specifically to blend in with the Okavango landscape. Each has its own en-suite bathroom and a private deck on which to relax. The dining and bar areas are also set on a raised deck with spectacular views. A well-stocked library of wildlife reference books and a collection of bound and illustrated volumes are also on hand for relaxation. Trained guides are ready to advise on all aspects of the Okavango ecosystems in this, one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas.
The camp is named after Seba, one of the elephants historically released from nearby Abu Camp. As a baby, Seba starred in the Walt Disney movie, Whispers, that was filmed in the area. The word "seba" means whisper in the local language.
He and a number of elephants that were released back into the wild have now formed their own herd near Seba Camp. The interaction between these and the wild elephant herds in the area provides rich fodder for research teams from Bristol University in the UK. Guests can observe the researchers at work, often in close proximity to the elephant herds. Guides are always happy to drive visitors to see a released elephant and its wild companions when they are in the vicinity of Seba Camp.
The large elephant population aside, a seasonal abundance of game graces the area: giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, tessebe and lechwe. Lion frequent the greater area and herds of buffalo are also occasional visitors to Seba Camp.
Seba Camp has eight well-appointed, spacious tents elevated from the ground - each celebrating one of the different tribes of Botswana through vibrant décor. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with magnificent vistas of the perennial lagoon, birds and wildlife that abound.
Seba Camp has two family suites to accommodate children. These suites have two connected, en-suite double bedrooms as well as an upstairs lounge with a pull-out sleeper couch. There is ample space for children, including a built-in 'tree-house' and an elevated deck which has its own small swimming pool and sandpit.
Children of all ages are welcome with the minimum recommended age for children on safari being 6 years. Seba Camp has two family suites to accommodate children. There is ample space for children, including a built-in 'tree-house' and an elevated deck which has its own small swimming pool and sandpit.
Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit younger guests.
There is a communal dining area, bar and a lounge-library - replete with reference and pictorial books. This area is raised on a saligna deck offering guests spectacular vistas in all directions. The camp also has a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in between safaris. Gourmet meals are served, usually al fresco, in the dining area: five-star cuisine and superb dinners follow cocktails shared by guests, researchers and guides around a traditional campfire.
Activities revolve around game viewing with game drives by day or night, bush walks and bird watching to chose from. During winter Seba Camp is transformed into a water camp, with water-based activities taking precedence - such as mokoro and motorboat excursions, including fishing as an option.
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Helicopter ride over the Delta
The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!
Mokoro trips in Botswana
Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels
Walking Safaris and Nature Walks
Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.
Location & directions
Abu Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Seba Camp is located against the shores of a lagoon within the lush riverine forest at the heart of the Okavango Delta, Boswana.
How to get there
Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is an eleven hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a two hour international flight. Fly into Abu airstrip (approximately 30 minutes from Maun). The camp is only 5 minutes' drive away.
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