Ghanzi – Maun, Botswana
We will leave Ghanzi in the morning and drive across Botswana towards Maun. For those of you who want to have a different view of the Okavango Delta you can take a flight over and see the vast wilderness and waterways and hippos below (120USD).
Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and enjoys the reputation of being the premier town of Botswana. It was initially founded in 1915 by the Batawana, with the name ‘Maun’ meaning ‘place of reeds’. Though officially still a village, Maun is the fifth biggest town in Botswana. It is a diverse combination of contemporary structures and traditional huts. Maun is renowned as the tourism capital of Botswana and the administrative hub of the Ngamiland district. The town has swiftly grown from a rural town, stretching along the Thamalakane River. However, it still manages to maintain a rural atmosphere and local tribesmen continue to lead their cattle to the town to sell. This community is presently peppered along the broad Thamalakane Riverbanks, where red lechwe can still be spotted grazing near local donkeys, goats and cattle.
Accommodation: Sedia Riverside Camping (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch