Sunday, October 18, 2009

Maun Hotel Comfort

The Sedia Riverside Hotel has its very own African ambience, cuisine and hospitality. Step inside the cool reception area and enter an oasis of relaxation with a very welcoming atmosphere.

This cozy hotel offers visitors a unique venue in which to unwind, relax and enjoy the personalized service in a environment exuding character.

At the Sedia Riverside Hotel, you will discover 24 rooms and 10 chalets. Recent refurbishments have been completed throughout to provide cheerfully decorated accommodation with an individual African theme and contemporary fittings including air conditioning, satellite TV and a private verandah overlooking the lawns and gardens which stretch to the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Other facilities include a fast wireless internet service available throughout the grounds , a large swimming pool shaded by a jacaranda where refreshments are always available creating a delightful idyll.

Afro Trek Safaris, based on the premises and close at hand, offers a range of safari activities into the Okavango Delta or beautiful Moremi Game Reserve and beyond. Or simply relax over a quiet drink poolside.

No matter what pace of life you are seeking, the warm and friendly Sedia Riverside Hotel offers guests the choice, with very comfortable accommodation in a spacious, tranquil setting at very attractive rates.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

No Guts - No Glory

Sitting at the Terrace of Sedia Riverside Hotel provides the opportunity to meet some very interesting travelers. Last week I met Gerard Swanepoel aka GUTS. The man has lead groups from Cape to Cairo twice and safaris all over southern Africa. The evening we met he had just returned from an AfroTrek Safari into Moremi Game Reserve. Photography is one of his passions and the above photo is from his collection.

Click on his name above
and you will visit his Extreme Adventure Africa Safaris site. The following is a quote from the Discovery Adventure website:
"Guts is the perfect nick-name for this hardcore lover of life. A true explorer and extreme adventurer, Guts’ passion for photography has taken him to some of the most remote, yet extraordinary places just to get that perfect shot. Trained in adventure tourism, he is very well equipped to take you out into the wilds of Africa to experience a trip of a lifetime…just don’t forget your camera!"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sedai Riverside Hotel, Maun Map

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Sedia Riverside Hotel, is situated north of the town of Maun, and is set in 7 hectares of beautiful, shady gardens, along the banks of the Thamalakane River. This hotel is an ideal base to explore the renowned Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve, and is also the perfect destination for business people and tourists alike, when traveling to or from Victoria Falls, Gaborone, South Africa or Namibia. Sedia Riverside Hotel prides itself on its African ambiance, superb cuisine and genuine hospitality.

The main building houses the reception, 2 restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining areas, the popular well-stocked, terrace pool bar, (with its own menu) and an indoor cocktail bar. Many of their guests relax and unwind around the crystal clear swimming pool, with lazy sun-loungers and tables/chairs supplied. An Internet CafĂ©, gift shop and Afro Trek Safari office are located in a separate building, inside and to the right of the hotels entrance way. Other facilities include a volleyball court, children’s climbing frame and a pool table. There is also 24hr secure parking. A visit to the hotel’s wellness centre, for a variety of treatments and massage’s, including manicures and pedicure’s, is a must, especially after a hard day’s drive or safari.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Maun Hotel With Chalets

Are you planning to visit Maun, Botswana with your family or a couple of friends? Perhaps a hotel room won't provide the privacy you desire. Sedia Riverside Hotel has 8 chalets to cater to you needs. Notice the beautiful mukwa door - the chalet has a tasteful modern interior to match the exterior. The pool terrace bar is only 30 metres away if you want some company.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sedia Riverside Hotel - Maun Flood 2009

Visitors to Sedia should be aware of of special conditions developing in and around Maun, Botswana. The Thamalakane River is at record hight not seen in 30 or more years. Last week the Boronyane River started to flow for the 1st time since the 1980's. The Sashe River, which you pass going out of town - on your way to Toteng, is rumoured to flood any day now. The Boteti River is also flowing and is worth a boat ride to see and enjoy.

With all this excitement going on, we still found time to record Maun's most well known pilot - John Allott - as he was crossing the Hippo Pool to check on activity at the 5th pipe. Come and enjoy the 2009 Flood. Celebrate the recharging of the Okavango Delta.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pearl Spotted Owl In Residence At Sedia Hotel

Actually, it could well be a pair of Pearl Spotted Owls. These 7 or 8 inch wonders can sing up some beautiful sounds - described as a series of long lilting tu-tu-tu's. They tend to like starlite nights for their singing forays.

The Pearl Spotted Owl is described as earless. In discussions with Jon Dalsegg, a birder of note himself, he informs me they actually have assymetrical ears, it is just that they are pronounced.

Regardless, while visiting Sedia Riverside Hotel, listen for them late afternoon and on moonlite evening. The photo is from Flickr - I have yet to see one live, let alone get a phote like this.
Visit the source of the photo at .

Friday, March 06, 2009

Sedia Riverside Hotel, Maun - Just Married!

February 27th, 2009 - Janet and Allan Bimsom entering the reception tent after getting married in Maun, Botswana. What a wonderfull day of celebration - music, dance and song. Sedia Hotel still has a special buzz following the event. Best Wishes.