Seba Camp, set in an ancient riverine forest in the heart of Botswana's magical Okavango Delta, offers secluded, luxurious accommodation overlooking a lagoon and seasonal floodplain 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 and a regular centre for wildlife film-makers.
It is named after Seba, a young bull elephant who was part of Randall Moore's pioneering elephant back safaris out of Abu Camp, a few kilometres away. Seba was released back into the wild where he joined up with other trained elephants released back into the wild by Moore.
The herd has chosen to remain in the vicinity of the camps. The interaction between the released elephants and the wild herds that traverse the area is providing a rich field for research teams from Bristol University in the United Kingdom. Guests at Seba are invited to observe firsthand the researchers at work, often in close proximity to the elephant herds.
Seba Camp at a Glance
- Seba Camp - Number of tents: 5 tents in total consisting of:
- 4 x twin bedded tents
- 1 x family tent - accommodates four guests
- Mattress converters on hand for doubles
- This camp can accommodate 10 guests including any guides/pilots/ tour leaders and hosts
- Tent details:
- Luxury safari tents raised off the ground
- Each tent has a viewing deck overlooking the lagoon
- En-suite bathroom with shower
- Wooden door entrances and roll-down canvas on the windows All tents are beautifully decorated, using locally found materials and attention to detail is evident in all the locally crafted furnishings.
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Seba Camp Accommodation
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 and observe the passing wildlife in and around the perennial lagoon. The dining and bar areas are also set on a raised deck with spectacular views.
Seba Camp Description
- Situated in an ancient riverine forest surrounded by open grasslands and island sanctuaries
- Large canvas dining, bar and lounge area on a raised teak deck.
- Sundowners around a traditional camp fire
- Plunge pool
Plains game is abundant in the area in the summer months before and after the annual winter flood: from giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe and lechwe to wildebeest, buffalo and warthogs. The camp's territorial pride of lion often announce their presence and their calls can sometimes be heard echoing late into the evenings. There is an abundance of birdlife found in the area and with over 380 species found in the region, Seba Camp is a haven for all bird enthusiasts.
Seba Camp Activities
Year round multi-activity camp with the emphasis on land activities in the summer months and on water activities in times of high flood during the winter months:
- Day and night game drives in 2 x open Land Cruisers (each vehicle has 10 seats of which 6 are window seats)
- Elephant Research
- Water-based game viewing via Mokoro and motor boat, water level permitting.
- Bird watching
Seba Camp Location
- On the western side of the Okavango Delta
- In a private concession area
Pricing / Child Policy
Rates as per the classic camps of Wilderness Safaris
- Children of all ages are welcome - normal adult rates apply.
Please Note: Children 12 yrs and under require the use of a Private
Vehicle and Ranger for all activities - this will be at an additional
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Arrive around lunch time.
Welcome and safety talk by management.
Short talk on the Okavango formation and location.
Tea with snacks.
Afternoon game drive or a choice of the alternate activities of an
informative bush walk or relaxing mokoro boat trip.
06h30 - Wake up
07h00 - Breakfast
07h45 - Selected activity of game drives, walks, fishing or mokoro
12h00 - Back to the lodge for lunch overlooking lagoon and floodplain.
After lunch siesta.
15h30 - Activity of choice
Dinner and fireside stories.
Please note that the activities are flexible and can be tailor-made
to guest's requirement;
Electricity & Water
- Electricity is provided by the use of a generator and inverter/battery
- Video camera batteries can be charged; please bring a 220v adapter
for a three-pronged round plug.
All stocked drinks are included in the nightly tariff
Laundry is done on a daily basis and inclusive in the nightly
tariff with the exception of "smalls" i.e. underwear, which are not
washed due to local customs.
To/from Maun: 30 minutes
To/from Kasane: 1 hr 30 minutes
Abu airstrip located a short drive from camp
Airstrip co-ordinates: S19.24.18, E22.32.55
Length 1000 m