Seba Camp - Botswana - Wilderness Safaris

Seba Camp blends beautifully into the ancient riverine forest of majestic hardwood trees – predominantly sycamore fig, magosteen and leadwood, against which it is built.
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Zebra crossing #OkavangoDelta #safari

Zebra crossing #OkavangoDelta #safari

Lion cubs at Seba #OkavangoDelta #safari

Lion cubs at Seba #OkavangoDelta #safari

An exceptionally small and picturesque water bird, the African pygmy goose, is also best observed at this time of year.

An exceptionally small and picturesque water bird, the African pygmy goose, is also best observed at this time of year.

Winter birding in the Delta is primarily about the water fowl. The African jacana uses the winter to nest. They capitalise on the high water levels to help protect their brood, nestling on carefully laid floating grasses. Jacana males are known for their paternal contribution, perching themselves on the eggs until they’re due to hatch. It’s not easy for these caretakers however – the eggs are still prone to dive-bombing birds of prey, water monitors and mounting hippo wakes.

Winter birding in the Delta is primarily about the water fowl. The African jacana uses the winter to nest. They capitalise on the high water levels to help protect their brood, nestling on carefully laid floating grasses. Jacana males are known for their paternal contribution, perching themselves on the eggs until they’re due to hatch. It’s not easy for these caretakers however – the eggs are still prone to dive-bombing birds of prey, water monitors and mounting hippo wakes.

Crowning the winter birds in the Delta, the petite but royal breed – the kingfishers – are the quintessential winter bird. Pied, malachite, striped – there is nothing like trying to keep pace while one skims the channel’s surface just ahead; watching as one hovers, beak poised downward like a dagger; letting one perch on the edge of your mokoro, momentarily catching a lift through this winter season.

Crowning the winter birds in the Delta, the petite but royal breed – the kingfishers – are the quintessential winter bird. Pied, malachite, striped – there is nothing like trying to keep pace while one skims the channel’s surface just ahead; watching as one hovers, beak poised downward like a dagger; letting one perch on the edge of your mokoro, momentarily catching a lift through this winter season.

Seba Camp - At around 180 000 hectares, the Seba Camp concession is ideally placed in the Okavango Delta for excellent game viewing. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - At around 180 000 hectares, the Seba Camp concession is ideally placed in the Okavango Delta for excellent game viewing. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - if you are lucky, you may see one of the more elusive predators in the area. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - if you are lucky, you may see one of the more elusive predators in the area. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba 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 elephants and the wild elephant herds in the area provides rich fodder for research teams from Bristol University in the UK. 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…

Seba 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 elephants and the wild elephant herds in the area provides rich fodder for research teams from Bristol University in the UK. 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…

Seba Camp - 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. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - 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. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - 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. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

Seba Camp - 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. #Safari #Africa #Botswana #WildernessSafaris

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