Seba CampSeba Camp is in an area is particularly known for its elephant populations. Some trained elephants were released back into the wild here, and they mingle with the wild herds and stay mostly in the concession area.
In Abu Concession in south west Okavango Delta
Tented safari camp
Seba Camp is in an area is particularly known for its elephant populations. Some trained elephants were released back into the wild here, and they mingle with the wild herds and stay mostly in the concession area. Seba, a young bull elephant that was in a Disney movie called Whispers, is part of this herd. At Seba Camp you have the opportunity to meet conservationists who are involved with the local elephant research project. It’s a special element to your stay here.
Other than the elephants, wildlife here is good and varied though it’s not really classed as one of the camps offering a high density of game. From about July to October when flood levels are high, water-based safari activities predominate here, including mokoro rides and motorboat excursions, plus walks. In other months (and whenever possible) there are game drives by day and night, and guided walks are also available. Dependant on local conditions, the camp will offer as many activities as possible when you’re here, letting you experience different aspects of the Delta.
Seba Camp itself is a good quality, relaxed and friendly camp. The dining area and bar is in an open-sided room, filled with local arts and handicrafts. Next door in the lounge there are inviting sofas and easy chairs and a selection of books and magazine to flick through as you relax between safaris. Ceiling fans keep both rooms cool. Outside the large deck leads down to the firepit, the scene of sundowner drinks and often for dinner, eaten by lamplight. Meals are communal and you’ll often be joined by the camp’s managers and guides, which is always interesting and good fun. Another deck has an inset freeform swimming pool and a number of loungers for sunbathing.
The tents are positioned by the lagoon so that while you’re on your veranda you can look out and watch the activity below. The hippos are endlessly entertaining. The tents are sturdy, wooden framed structures with lots of mesh windows, so the rooms are lovely and light. Colourful bedspreads and cushions and local photos on the walls lend the interiors a home-from-home feel. The en-suite has a bath and shower and a vanity unit with a large basin set beneath a large mirror. There’s a lot of useful hanging and shelf space.
The 2 family tents are arranged over 2 floors. One sleeps up to 6 people and the other sleeps 5. Both have plunge pools as well as toys and sandpits.
This is a friendly and popular little camp (not only with families) which is particularly good if you like elephants and birdlife as well as simply beautiful wilderness, but are not as bothered about large amounts of big game.
Seba Camp Highlights
- A great family camp, with special activities and accommodation
- Land and water-based camp
- Excellent area for elephants as researchers work here
- Superb birdwatching
- Watch hippos in the lagoon from your veranda
- Off-road and night drives
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- 8 guest tents
- Open all year
- Children 6 years and over very welcome here. Certain activities (mokoro rides, canoeing, game walks and walking with elephants) have a minimum age limit of 13 years.
- Dining area
- Viewing deck
- Camp fire
- Swimming pool
- Laundry service
All the activities available at Seba are dependant on Delta water levels. The camp offers mostly water-based activities when the Delta is flooded (especially around July-October), and more land activities the rest of the year.
- Game drives
- Night drives
- Mokoro rides
- Motorboat trips
- Guided walks
- Catch and release fishing
- Bird watching
- Finding out about elephant research projects
The comfortable, well-appointed accommodation features nice touches like colour-themed textiles and attractive local photographs.
- 8 guest tents including 2 family suites each with a pool, sandpit and toys
- Ceiling fan
- Reading lamps
- En-suite bathroom with rain head shower
- Separate toilet
- Private veranda
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