ACN56 Day 13: Ghanzi – Maun

November 5, 2014 Comments Off on ACN56 Day 13: Ghanzi – Maun
Andrew Walton
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Ghanzi – Maun, Botswana

We make our way to Maun which is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is a mixture of modern buildings and native dwellings. Although it is officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural town to a community that has distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe antelope can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town helping the local cattle ranching and hunting operations.

Today, Maun is a thriving tourist town that is infamous for its influx of donkeys and goats. These animals can usually be found around town waiting to transport the wares of their owners (local traders and farmers alike).

N.B. There is an option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta, either on this day, or 2 days later.

Trip Highlights: Maun
Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-280kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5.5 hours
Optional Activities: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight per 5-seater plane – 45 min flight time from US$650, Maun Horse Riding (2 Hours) US$50

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