Family orientated lodge in a beautiful setting
2017 $736 - $1387
Okavango Delta - MIXED Camp
Price Range (2017)
$736 - $1387
Seba Camp Map
Seba camp is situated in the Abu concession although it is run very separately to its sister camp, Abu. The lodge is in the area that is used for elephant research and it is possible to meet some of the researchers from time to time and discuss their findings at length.
This area is not very well known for high densities of game but is in a very wild area and the camp itself is situated on a pretty and small lagoon.
The real benefit of this camp is that it suits families and they are very flexible with the minimum age limited for children.
Activities here are mostly land based which then expand to water based activities when the Delta floods come in.
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Dry and Wet Camp with Game Drives and Mokoro trips and seasonal fishing
Abu Concession, Okavango Delta
Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private transfer to camp
Classic style lodge with 8 en-suite tents
Children of all ages accepted with conditions
Up to 16 Years: A child must share a room with an adult
Up to 12 Years: A private vehicle needs to be booked
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me of the water-inundated areas of the Okavango Delta, the habitats around Seba Camp vary from open grasslands to secluded island sanctuaries and papyrus-fringed channels, allowing for an abundance of general game viewing: from giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe and lechwe to wildebeest, buffalo and warthog. Lions often move through the concession as well and can sometimes be heard roaring at night.
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 elephants 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.
At around 180 000 hectares, the Seba Camp concession is ideally placed in the Okavango Delta for excellent bird viewing by mokoro. Particularly exciting sights include: the Malachite Kingfisher, White-browed Coucal, Luapula Cisticola, Pied Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Heron and Great Egret.
Seba Camp is the base for one of the most interesting studies being conducted on elephants. Over a period of five years, five riding elephants from nearby Abu Camp have been re-released into the Okavango Delta wilderness with the cooperation of the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
These elephants have all been collared and their locations are pinpointed by researchers based at Seba Camp three times a day. These daily movements are backed by additional on-the-ground monitoring and ongoing observation of their behaviour - especially their interactions with the truly wild elephants of the Okavango Delta.
The release programme has provided a wealth of material for a research project being carried out by Dr Kate Evans of the Mammal Research Unit of the School of Biological Science at the University of Bristol in the UK and her assistants. This work will help the Botswana government in its management of the country's 110 000 elephants, the largest remaining elephant population in the world.
Guests can observe the researchers at work, often in close proximity to the elephant herds.
Activities include day and night game drives, seasonal fishing and mokoro excursions on the waterways.
Seba Camp, set in an ancient riverine forest, offers secluded accommodation overlooking a perennial lagoon. It has five well-appointed and spacious elevated tents, each with en-suite bathroom and private deck.
Seba is family-friendly, complete with family villa with two interleading en-suite bedrooms, a built-in ‘tree-house’ and a kids’ swimming pool and sandpit. The dining area is set on a raised saligna deck with spectacular views.
Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar and a lounge-library - replete with reference and pictorial books. As they are raised on a saligna deck, spectacular vistas greet guests in all these areas. Seba Camp also has a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in after a game drive.
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.
Overlooking a perennial lagoon with prolific birdlife and resident pods of hippo, 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 and the host of wildlife passing by.
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.
The vast 180,000 hectare (450,000 acre) private and exclusive Abu Concession is set within the unspoilt pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta. As the largest inland delta on the planet, the Okavango and surrounding areas of northern Botswana hold more elephants than any other area in Africa.
Abu Camp, while never forgetting its environmental footprint, aims to provide the very best in privacy, location, accommodation and service. Allowing all who visit to absorb themselves in a whole new world, the camp is a haven of peace and tranquillity, immersed within the natural rhythms of the bush.
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