Seba Camp

Seba Camp, blending beautifully into an ancient riverine forest of majestic hardwood trees, is situated in the diverse and productive Abu Concession. Overlooking a perennial lagoon with prolific birdlife and resident pods of hippo, the camp has eight well-appointed elevated tents. Each spacious tent has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with magnificent vistas.

Seba Camp has two family suites to accommodate groups of varying sizes. One has an open lounge on the upper deck while the other has a loft room suitable for older children or adults. There’s also an elevated deck with its own small swimming pool. Well-lit paths lead to the communal bar and dining area, a lounge-library and a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in after a game drive.

Highlights

  • Family-friendly Seba is a great place for children to learn about the bush
  • Varied activities provide exciting ways of viewing abundant Okavango wildlife
  • Leopard have become the stars of the show in the Seba area

Seba is a year-round multi-activity camp with the emphasis on land activities in the summer months and both land and water activities during the annual inundation of the Delta waters in the winter months. It is a genuinely family-friendly safari destination.

Game Drives
With a splendid diversity of habitat there are a multitude of species to encounter. The variety and numbers of animal and bird species allows us insights into some fascinating behaviour and compelling interactions. Our open Land Rovers accommodate a maximum of seven guests – thus allowing each person a 'window' seat.


 

Night Drives
Exploring the concession by night yields fascinating sights of nocturnal animals including predators who often hunt under cover of darkness, from hyaena to owls. 


 

Mokoro Excursions
Glide silently through pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro (traditional-style dugout canoe) to gain a unique perspective on the diversity of life both big and small in this fascinating ecosystem.


 

Boating
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. 


 

Nature Walks
On request and dependent on the availability of a walking guide, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are a wonderful way of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things not always seen when travelling by vehicle.  


 

Fishing
Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. (Basic equipment is available at camp.)  


 

Birding
The birding around Seba Camp is exceptional. Particularly exciting species include: malachite kingfisher, white-browed coucal, Luapula cisticola, pied kingfisher, rufous-bellied heron and great egret.  


 

Kids' Activities
Entertaining activities led by dedicated staff encourage children to learn about and fall in love with wildlife and nature (of course adults can join in too!). These include basic photography and catch-and-release fishing for older children, while our younger guests can paint with natural bush powder-paints or make a scrapbook. 

LOCATION

  • On the western side of the Okavango Delta
  • In a private concession area

HABITAT AND WILDLIFE
Abu Concession
In the south-west of the Delta, the scenically splendid 180 000-hectare (445 000-acre) Abu Concession varies from seasonally inundated floodplains, channels and palm islands in the north-east to the dryer Kalahari ‘Sandveld Tongue’ in the west. Here trees like Kalahari appleleaf and silver terminalia dominate, adding much contrast to this unique area. Big game includes frequent sightings of giraffe, buffalo, elephant, red lechwe, blue wildebeest, tsessebe, impala, zebra, hippo and warthog. Dominant carnivores include lion and spotted hyaena with occasional leopard and wild dog. For bird enthusiasts, some 380 different species can be found.

Game Viewing
The Seba Camp area is known for its large elephant population. In addition, unlike the permanently inundated areas of the Okavango Delta, the habitats around Seba Camp 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.

CAMP DESIGN AND FACILITIES
Situated in an ancient riverine forest surrounded by open grasslands and island sanctuaries.
Large canvas dining, bar and lounge area under thatch on a raised wooden deck.
Sundowners around a traditional camp fire.
Pool in main area.
During winter months knee blankets are provided during dinner.

ACCOMMODATION
Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 16 guests and 4 children plus 2 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and/or concession availability in 8 units total comprising:

  • 6 double tented rooms 
  • 2 family tented units (a 4 and a 6 sleeper unit)

Unit Description

  • Luxury Canvas tented accommodation on a raised deck, with elevated wooden walkways (intermittent sections may be on the ground to allow for animal movement). All tents are beautifully decorated, using indigenous materials and attention to detail is evident in all the locally crafted furnishings.
  •  The family units are very well-equipped to cater for children with a bath tub, board games and a private plunge pool.
  • Each tent has a viewing deck overlooking the lagoon and comprises en-suite facilities with an indoor shower, easy chairs, electronic safe, canvas blinds that roll up and down for all weather conditions, a yoga mat, weights (2 x 1 kg and 2 x 2 kg weights) and resistance bands, multi-plugs
  • No air-conditioning, however, a ceiling fan is provided in all the rooms.
  • During winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided.
  • Seasonal bathrobes, slippers, liquid soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, room spray, insect repellent, insect spray, mosquito coil, shower caps, vanity kit with cotton tip swabs and cotton wool pads, sewing kit, tissue dispenser, laundry bag and umbrella are supplied in each tent.

ELECTRICITY AND WATER

  • 100% solar powered (solar panels and inverters provide electricity and hot water). A 220V generator is used for emergencies.
  • 220V multi-plug adaptor charging facilities for mobile devices. Additional charging facilities (available on request) for the use of sleep apnoea machines (guests to provide own device, spare batteries, charging unit and adaptors).

CHILD POLICY

  • Children of 06 years and older are accommodated.
  • For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.
  • Children between 06 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years (subject to season and availability of a qualified walking guide).
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 06 years, while mekoros have a minimum age of 13 years.

LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Laundry is provided on a daily basis (weather permitting) and included on the FI rate basis. A mesh laundry bag is supplied for ‘smalls’ so that guests may place their underwear in this bag which will be machine washed and returned in the mesh bag. Environmentally friendly detergent available in the rooms or can be provided on request. Note that laundry services may be limited as a result of water shortages.

RATE BASIS
Fully Inclusive (FI) – includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, all local drinks and laundry. Excluded from the rate are premium imported brands and champagne, gratuities, curio purchases and any other items of a personal nature.

Seba Camp conforms to the principles of the Wilderness 4Cs. In addition to the premise of Commerce, the camp is involved in various aspects of Conservation, Community and Culture.

Green Operating Systems
In keeping with Wilderness Safaris’ environmental commitment to operate with as light an environmental footprint as possible, Seba Camp is 100% solar powered. In addition, a wastewater treatment plant purifies and recycles all grey and black water used in the operation of the camp, ensuring that we do not contaminate the natural water system in the area. Earthworms in the camp’s worm farm break down organic waste from the kitchen and turn it into rich compost.

Human-Elephant Conflict
Seba has assisted in the investigation, in partnership with an array of institutions, into various management implications for the site including Human-Elephant Conflict and elephant impact on vegetation (University of Botswana, University of Witwatersrand, University of London).

 

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