The Seba area is known for its large elephant population. In addition, unlike the permanently inundated areas of the Okavango Delta, the habitats around Seba vary greatly, allowing for an abundance of general game viewing, including giraffe, zebra, antelope such as impala, tsessebe, lechwe and wildebeest, and buffalo and warthog. Leopard are common, and hyaena and African wild dog are also regularly seen, while a number of lion have moved into the area, and can sometimes be heard roaring at night.
In the Abu Concession in south west Okavango Delta. Seba Camp is in an area which 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.
What sort of accommodation is available at Seba Camp?
Eight luxury tents include two designed for families, with interconnecting bedrooms and plunge pools. Access the bush by game drive, mokoro or guided walks, or join your children for a bush cooking or photography lesson.
Seba's main area consists of two open-sided wooden and canvas structures, one housing the dining room, and the other a lounge area. Both are decorated with traditional Botswanan basketwork and other local artefacts. Comfortable sofas and armchairs define the lounge area, along with a small library of books and magazines. A large deck extends from this main area and beyond this is a circle of directors' chairs around a campfire, which is lit in the evenings. In front of the dining area is a small, well-stocked bar and further seating, where brunch is often eaten.
To the rear of the camp, down a sandy path, is another decked area with a few sun loungers and umbrellas, and a lovely small swimming pool: perfect for hot afternoons.
Seba runs on various green operating systems, including 100% solar, to ensure as light an environmental footprint as possible.
When is the best time to visit Botswana?
Weather is becoming increasingly difficult to predict, but below are some guidelines:
Jan – Mar: Summer. High rainfall and high temperatures. Highs range from 35°C to 45°C. Lows around 18°C.
April – May: Autumn. Dry and warm. Cool evenings and mornings.
Jun – Aug: Winter. No rainfall. Cold nights and early mornings. Days are sunny and generally warm. Temperatures range from 15°C to 30°C. Nights can drop below freezing in some areas.
Sept – Oct: Spring. Dry and warm. October can be extremely hot.
Nov – Jan: Summer. High rainfall and high temperatures. Highs range from 35°C to 45°C. Lows around 18°C.
What should I pack and bring with me?
Your safari suitcase, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience. Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colours for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required.
We recommend packing the following:
What Activities are Available at Seba Camp?
Game viewing is excellent, including leopard, a chance to see roan, and hyaena cubs when the resident clan is denning.
Enjoy a thrilling after-dark safari in search of the fascinating creatures of the night.
A mokoro or boat ride along the calm waters of the Okavango Delta is a unique way to get up close to birds and wildlife. Bring your camera to capture the wealth of life from frogs to water birds and beautiful waterlilies.
Walking safaris are a wonderful way of getting up close to your subject at eye level. Look out for tracks and signs and reconnect with nature on foot.
The birding around Seba Camp is exceptional. Particularly exciting species include: malachite kingfisher, white-browed coucal, pied kingfisher, rufous-bellied heron and great egret.
Spend time in nature with your family and enjoy activities suited to all age groups, including basic photography lessons, painting and catch-and-release fishing.