Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sedia Riverside Hotel, Maun - Feeling Pink

The Pink Caravan has made a December visit to Sedia Riverside Hotel with 2 buses of Swedish travellers. They are a group of adventurers and holiday makers. First they plan their activities - game flights and trips into the Okavango Delta. Then they make merry.

With all the spirit of Christmas merrymakers they carry-on into the night - swimming, shooters, playing pool, singing and talking. There are at least 50 people in the group and everyone seems involved in the festivities. We wish them well on the remainder of their 5 country tour and hope they all have a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sedia - Sanctuary In A Storm

The above photo was taken on December 5, 2007 outside of Sedia Riverside Hotel. Two hours later we had 47mm of rain - cracking thunder and at times big gusts of wind. All of this are signs that the rainy season has started. To date over 150mm of rain has fallen at Sedia.

When visiting Maun, particularily in the rainy season, turn at the Sedia sign and find sanctuary from the storm. You will find it dry, warm and friendly inside.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The World Is At Sedia

Safari Day Trippers Getting Back To Sedia

It's early August and everything is in full swing. I can hardly understand what anyone is saying. Dutch, Italian, Spanish languages are flowing all around me. It seems like much of the world has come to visit.

Rooms are full, the campsite is bustling with activity and Afro Trek Safaris is heading out to Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and Chobe on a daily basis. Safari vehicles that are not used for safari trips are taking visitors into the Delta for mokoro trips.

Make sure you book ahead and confirm all reservations, as you are approaching Maun. Everyone here wants to make sure your trip of a lifetime happens as you planned. Come and join the international environment. See you by the Terrace Pool!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Annual Flood Graces Sedia

Annual Flood Comes Rushing Down Thamalakane River

First the Flood was starting to enter the Hippo Pool at the Old Bridge - 11:40 AM June 16th. Then it started to build-up. Soon you could see that the Flood was 'pushing.' By 4 PM that afternoon it was passing under the Old Bridge at about 1/2 cu. metres per second.

By 6:15 AM June sixteenth it passed by Sedia Riverside Hotel and was making its way quickly towards the new bridge in Maun. It was a day for children, adults, dogs, cows and donkeys - a day to celebrate on the malapo. Pula to everyone!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Pelicans Camping At Sedia Hotel - Maun

The beginning of June has brought flocks of Pelicans to Sedia Riverside Hotel. Come the end of the day, they arrive in the hundreds and hundreds. First they enjoy the thermals and show their majesty and grace in the skies. Then the Pelicans circle lower and finally they land on the banks of the Thamalakane River - to rest for the night.

The final sunlight of the day makes the scenes spectacular to watch. Some Saddle-Backed Storks are also camping with the Pelicans. We hope they continue to camp with us for a long time. We enjoy Pelicans In Residence.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tour d'Afrique at Sedia

The 2007 version of the Tour d'Afrique has just been through Sedia Riverside Hotel. Over 30 bicycle riders from 12 countries have just visited for two days. They are a colourful group with all the biking gear you can imagine. The group is expected in Cape Town on May 12th - go and celebrate the tour with them.

It is the annual Cairo to Cape 12,000 km. bicycle ride. In the picture you see the support vehicle and some of the bikes. They arrived on Saturday, had a rest day on Sunday and were back on the road early Monday morning. These are serious bike riders and they have serious fun. Click on the link above to find out more information.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sedia Riverside Hotel From Space!

Sedia Photo - Out of this World

Here we have Sedia Riverside Hotel from Google Earth. At the top of the picture is the main hotel and guestrooms - then there is the terrace area and pool. Around the ourside you see the chalets. Towards the Thamalakane River you have the camping area.

Here is how we look from space - how the Martians kind of see us. Come and see for yourself, how we look from ground level. We guarantee you will have a soft landing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sweden Invades Sedia Hotel, Maun - Pink Caravan

'Pink Caravan' at Sedia Riverside Hotel

Three or four times each year the 'Pink Caravan', a Swedish Overland Tour Company visit our campground. Each visit is 2 or 3 days of rest, comfort and Mokoro Trails trips into Moremi Game Reserve.

Each group is more than 30 young people, on holidays - visiting Southern Africa. They bring a wonderful spirit of maturity and enjoyment. Stop in and enjoy the spirit and sense of adventure they bring with themselves.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Love Celebrated at Sedia

Maun must be full of romantics. Sedia Riverside Hotel was packed for dinner on Valentine's Day. Candles surrounded the pool, live music serenaded the lovers and prizes for best dressed and best dancers were awarded. The dinner was a grande sucess.

Next to New Years Eve, Valentine's Day is the most celebrated day of the year. Cupid is busy at Sedia. Visit - you may also fall in love.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Overlanders at Sedia

Overlanders travel rain or shine. Here we have Jean-Christophe Devillers and a joyeux group of French travellers sitting back and telling some after dinner safari stories. Jean-Christophe works with Trans Africa Expeditions and camps often throughout the year at Sedia. He is one of the more experienced Chef d'expedition in Southern Africa. His personal company is enjoyed by all our staff when he visits.

All French travellers should click here to visit the Trans Africa Expeditions. Enjoy

Friday, January 12, 2007

Sedia Relationship Building

Sedia Riverside Hotel and Mo Happy People

Sedia Riverside Hotel and Mo Happy People Travel and Tours have developed a new working relationship to start the New Year. Both hospitality companies look forward to providing highly satisfying visitor experiences. In the picture you see members of staff from both companies dining with guests from Germany.

Mo Happy People Travel and Tours was established to offer and render quality travel, tourism and hospitality products, services and advise to prospective customers and clients alike. Passion and the love for our job encourage us to exceed your expectations. Click on the link above and visit their site.

Their Vision is to Become Your Absolute One–Stop Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Solution Company, Providing You with Quality Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Products, Services and Advise.