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 wildlife 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 safaris out of Abu Camp, a few kilometres away. Seba was released back into the wild where he joined up with other trained elephants returned to the wild by Moore.
Accommodation & Facilities
Seba Camp itself has eight well-appointed and spacious elevated tents including two family suites, 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 set on a raised deck with spectacular views, and the camp also has a swimming pool.
Wildlife & Activities
Expert guides are ready to advise on all aspects of the Okavango ecosystems in this, one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas. Apart from the large elephant population, there is a seasonal abundance of wildlife in the area including giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, tsessebe and lechwe. A pride of lion frequents the greater area and their thrilling calls can sometimes be heard in the evenings. Large herds of buffalo are occasional visitors, too. For bird enthusiasts, some 380 different species are found in the region. During winter, when water levels permit, Seba is transformed into a water camp, with mokoro and motorboat excursions and fishing being excellent options, as well as walks, which must be pre-booked, and day and night drives.