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Ancient African beauty
Picture a fairytale-lagoon with crystal clear water, lush green surroundings and towering, majestic hardwood trees. Then suddenly, tucked away in the greenery, spacious canvas tents on raised wooden platforms appear, like a tree house, blending in with Africa’s spectacular nature’s splendor. Welcome to Seba Camp, located in the scenic Abu Concession on the western side of the Okavango Delta and overlooking a perennial lagoon. Set in an ancient riverine forest, Seba Camp offers panorama Delta-scenery; the perfect space for viewing wildlife in action. Here, the staff arranges plenty of activities to send all their guests home with everlasting memories. Kids can learn how to make African pastries, take photography classes, grab a brush and paint, make bush-jewelry, or learn all about the colourful birds in the Delta. While you, dear parent, kick back at the swimming pool, enjoy the view from your private deck, or order your favourite cocktail at the bar (the excellent bartenders will make sure your drink is always fresh). This all takes place after the whole family enjoyed exhilarating safari activities, which is, of course, the most important reason to stay at Seba Camp. Seba means ‘whisper’, and that defines this camp perfectly; an intimate, quiet and restorative camp, for great safari adventures.
Accommodation is offered in eight luxury safari tents raised off the ground, including two family tents, with space to comfortably accommodate five and six persons. Family tents boast a plunge pool (very welcome during hot afternoons), two bathrooms and a great toy and game selection for the children (although, they might be too busy revealing bush secrets together with the staff). Tents are decorated using local materials and each tent celebrates a tribe from the area. They include a viewing deck overlooking the lagoon (the residential hippos will set up a little water show), en-suite bathrooms with a shower, wooden door entrances and roll-down canvas on the windows. The inhabitants of the Delta are regular visitors of the unfenced camp; so don’t be surprised to find an elephant in front of your tent in the morning. Paths lead to the large communal canvas dining area, bar and lounge set on a raised teak deck with spectacular views in all directions of open grasslands and island sanctuaries. There is a plunge pool and sundowners are often enjoyed around the campfire.
Activities at Seba Camp
Enchant not only yourself, but also the young ones with the beauty of Africa’s unspoilt nature. They will carry the bush in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Seba Camp is a year-round multi-activity camp with the emphasis on land activities in the summer months and water activities in the winter months (times of high flood). Activities include day and night game drives (and with a great diversity of habitat, there are a many species to encounter), guided walking safaris (prior request only), water based game viewing by mokoro – to discover the fascinating eco-system and river life (both small and big) of the delta, or hop on a motor boat (water levels permitting) to venture out even further. Seba Camp also offers fishing trips: catch a tiger fish, marvel at it and then... release it back to its own world - this is also a great family activity. Last but not least, the bird watching is excellent. Besides the safari activities, Seba Camp invites guests to meet local elephant researchers. They monitor all the released elephants in the vicinity of Seba Camp, and guests are able to observe them at work, often in close proximity to elephant herds. By returning to the camp after morning or afternoon activities, a hungry belly is pleased with a delicious brunch, high-tea or dinner (a cookbook with Seba Camp recipes to take home would be very welcome). Reminisce with your family about the day, under a blanket of stars, and fall asleep to the chorus of plentiful, nocturnal bush creatures. You will leave with a suitcase packed with family memories.
Tripadvisor comments Seba Camp
For many years I had wanted to travel to the Okavango Delta. We managed to get there in May 2015 - and were not disappointed for one second! on the contrary- amazing experience followed amazing experience. Nature and wildlife are wonderful - but what made the stay so exceptional was the unique camp-atmosphere and the fantastic service we were given! The best I have experienced anywhere - absolutely out of this world!! Tizzan, Masha, Matamo, Omphile, Joe, Goa, Quest, KK, DT, Tania - are just some of the names I remember. Congratulations to Wilderness Safaris for having such a great contingent of people working for you - and US!Marathon2006 from Berlin, Germany
The people are amazing, the food exquisite and the guides know everything there is to know. The tents are heavenly and there's no fence so you may wake up with an elephant or a leopard outside when you wake!!Annabellejolly13 from London, UK