Seba Camp is located against the shores of a lagoon within the lush riverine forest at the heart of the Okavango Delta. Constructed as a family-friendly camp, Seba Camp offers parents the unique opportunity to introduce their children to the wonder of the African wild. Seba Camp is also the base of perhaps the most interesting elephant research project today.
Overlooking a perennial lagoon with prolific birdlife and resident pods of hippo, Seba Camp has eight 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.
Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar and a lounge-library. As they are raised on a saligna deck, spectacular vistas greet guests in all these areas. The camp also has a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in after a game drive.
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 and the wild elephant herds in the area provides rich fodder for research teams from Bristol University. 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.
The large elephant population aside, a seasonal abundance of game graces the area: giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, tessebe and lechwe. Lion frequent the greater area and herds of buffalo are also occasional visitors to Seba Camp. Bird enthusiasts will be pleased to know that over 380 species are found in the region.
During winter Seba Camp is transformed into a water camp, with water-based activities taking precedence - such as mokoro and motorboat excursions, including fishing as an option.