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Besides the key entryway to the Okavango Delta, the city of Maun is a significant tourist hub in Botswana. With quality accommodation available in Maun and a constantly great mix of tourists, volunteers, campers, bush pilots and luxury safari enthusiasts gathering here all year around, it’s a worthy place for spending a day or two visiting places like crocodile farm, Ostrich farm, Nhabe Museum, Maun Environmental Education CentreMotsana art café, Spar supermarket, Shop-rite super market and more. This fast growing town has a rural environment– it is extended over the Thamalakane River banks but have many camps and hotels for your Maun accommodation with fantastic riverside view.
Maun is not just the 5th biggest town of Botswana but also the administrative focus of Ngamiland district and the tourism point of Botswana. It shows a diverse mix of contemporary buildings and tribal huts. You will have access to restaurants, shopping complexes, banks, luxury hotels and some exciting bars right here. It is where many safari and air charter operators work from. Everything from traveling around the small Maun Game Reserve to visiting the Thamalakane river bank and unique ‘Place of Reeds’ can be enjoyed in Maun and this rural town shows off a range of lodges and hotels for tourist’s comfortable accommodation during safari tours.
The actual name of this city comes from the term ‘maung’, which means ‘the place of short reeds’ in native language. This village has been established as the traditional capital for the Tawana in 1915. The capital actually got transferred to here from Toteng by King Lobengula after his superb victory over Ndebele.
This Botswana metropolis is now spread across the broad banks of the eternal Thamalakane River where you can see red lechwe grazing along with goats, local donkeys and cattle.
Maun is located at the doorway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Therefore, you can have easy access to this town or even directly fly to Maun International Airport which is operating daily and direct air flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Contact us at +27 (0) 83 969 4662 to find out the most perfect Maun accommodation for optimal excitement and enjoyment in your Botswana safari tour.