Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
ABU CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
The Seba Camp is named after Seba, one of the elephants released from nearby Abu Camp. A number of elephants that were released back into the wild have formed their own herd. The interaction between these and the wild herds in the area provides rich fodder for research. 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.
Plains game in the Seba Camp area is abundant during the summer months; from giraffe, zebra, elephant, impala, tsessebe and lechwe to wildebeest, buffalo and warthog. The camp’s territorial pride of lion often announces its presence; the calls sometimes heard echoing late into the evenings. There is an abundance of birdlife found in the area and with over 380 species found in the region.
Seba is a year-round multi-activity camp with the emphasis on land activities in the summer months and on water activities in times of high flood during the winter months. Daily activities include day and night game drives, seasonal fishing and mokoro excursions on the waterways. During winter, Seba Camp is transformed into a water camp, with water-based activities taking precedence.
Seba Camp ABU CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Stay Seba Camp is a Classic Safari Lodge with 8 luxurious tents. There are six twin bed tents and two family-tents; one with 2 bedrooms and has a loft and another with 3 bedrooms with its own plunge pool, toys/game selection for children and two bathrooms. Luxury safari tents have thatched roof, wooden door entrances and roll-down canvas on the windows. All tents are beautifully decorated, using local materials and attention to detail is evident in all the locally crafted furnishings.
The Camp Seba Camp is situated in an ancient riverine forest surrounded by open grasslands and island sanctuaries. The main area consists of a large canvas dining, bar and lounge area on a raised teak deck. There is a plunge pool and sundowners are around a traditional campfire.
ChildCare Children of 6 years and older are welcome to stay at the Seba Camp. For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
Safari Activities in the Seba Camp include both day and night game drives via 3 x 10-seater open 4 x 4 Land Rovers each accommodating maximum six guests, allowing all guests an outside seat. All vehicles are equipped with books on trees, birds and mammals, a pair of binoculars and insect repellent. 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.
Experience Fishing in the Seba Camp area is on a catch and release basis (prohibited in January and February for fish breeding purposes). The camp has a small stock of basic rods and reels but if interested bring your own fly fishing equipment. Bird watching and water-based game viewing via mokoro and motor boat, water levels permitting. Guided walking safaris are organised on request.
Location The Seba Camp, Botswana is located in private Abu Concession at the Western end of the Okavango Delta. It is set against the shores of a lagoon within the lush riverine forest at the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Getting There Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is best reached from Johannesburg by a 2-hour international flight. From Maun, there is a short 30-minute flight to Abu airstrip, followed by a 5 min drive. Please note, light aircraft transfers have 15kg luggage restrictions in soft, squashable bags.
When to go Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March. Best time to travel is all year round. There is great fishing from March to December, with catches of tiger fish, bream, catfish and tilapia.