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Seba Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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.

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

Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Insider's View

Speak to the researchers about their fascinating work about the interaction between the wild elephants and those, which have been released back into the wild from nearby Abu Camp.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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Description

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 ecozystems 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.

Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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

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.

Location & Directions

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Seba Camp is located against the shores of a lagoon within the lush riverine forest at the heart of the Okavango Delta, Boswana.

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) 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.

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