Once a dusty little frontier town where local people brought their cattle to trade, Maun is today Botswana’s tourism capital and the springboard for safaris into the Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The town is now home to over 30 000 people who live in an assorted mix of traditional huts and modern buildings. It has shopping malls, restaurants, banks, a few hotels and some happening bars.
Flights into the Okavango Delta can be organised from Maun Airport, and there’re several companies offering a one-hour sightseeing flip by six-seater plane. The town itself is known for local tribesmen bringing their cattle into town for sale, the occasional indigenous red lechwe grazing alongside the goats, and donkeys along the riverbanks.
Safari game drives
Elephants, buffalo and impala
Canoe trips in ‘Mokoros’ (traditional dug-out canoes)
Maun Wildlife Educational Park
Okavango Swamps Crocodile Farm