Reviews of Seba Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Seba Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Wonderful riverine setting at Seba Camp"
The many staff here were always very welcoming, obliging and most attentive. Sometimes though it was just a little off-putting to be watched by so many when selecting one's food and eating and then having one's plate whisked away so promptly. I guess the staff are just eager to please.
The moroko experience was very peaceful and a very enjoyable 'african river massage' and it was a delightful surprise to have the sundowner waiting for us on the 'river' bank.
Our guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy the hunt for animals as much as we did. Sometimes the guides need to be mindful that passengers can't hear when the vehicle is moving if they are not in the row behind the driver." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
"Luxury by the water"
"A luxurious haven amongst the elephants"
The family tent is frankly palatial, with full hot and cold running water and showers in each "wing"'s ensuite bathrooms (the kids side actually havinga full-sized bath as well!). The interlinking corridor was also a fully stocked playroom (putting ours at home to shame) and the kids' twin had a mezzanine "chill-out" space as well. Think more 5-star hotel, rather than Tentrek.
Outside, the huge deck, with its own small plunge-pool, looked out over the scenic lagoon (although we missed the nightly, "in-your-face" hippo activity that was such a highlight at Footsteps). In fact,because we were the only guests, we spent most of our mid-day siestas at the camp's main swimming pool which was of a good size and very clean and welcoming.
Our two guides, Joseph and Bioshi, made a perfect combination with the South African's eloquent patter and friendly sense of humour "are you ready for the 4 hour drive to the camp?" contrasting with "elephant"'s silent, winning smile and eagle eyes. Close to the camp, most of the game spotting was at the 2 airstrips (one now abandoned), where we saw elephant, antelope, zebra, gyraffe, hyena and several cheetah tracks. But the main viwing area was only accessible by a 40 minute speedboat ride through the reed swamps (a mecca for birders) and a fantastic experience in its own right.
Unfortunately, the terrain at the other end has been affected by a recent bush fire which has clearly reduced the game levels. Nevertheless, on our last full day, a call on the radio alerted Joseph to a recent Cheetah sighting at the farthest corner of the concession and he immediately dropped all other plans to join the hunt. Diligent tracking by both guides then took us to the unforgetable scene of a fresh kill 5 yards of the track by a pair of beautiful cheetahs.
We also enjoyed the introduction to the elephant studies being conducted from the camp by the resident charity workers - Charlie gave a fascinating short lecture on the work that is being done here." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Seba Camp review"
The end of May was not a good time of the year to be there - the water was too high making it difficult to view the game." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Seba Camp -a family feel"
The rooms were very comfortable and cosy, the food excellent, and the guests were all able to become friends around the intimate fire pit. We had excellent game viewing and a couple of adrenaline rush experiences. The guide was very good and interesting (name began with S)." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Amazing wet Delta experiences at Seba Camp"
It was fascinating to see the processes he used to narrow down the search, even if we had to drive over a dead buffalo. We both like birdwatching and this was a particularly good area, especially as the dense vegetation meant clear sightings of larger animals could be difficult.
A real highlight was meeting Graham and Stacey, the researchers into elephant communication. They were young, enthusiastic and generous with their time." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
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