Maun has been the starting point of expeditions into Botswana's wildlife areas since the turn of the century, and it is now the safari capital of the country and the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

It's a little town, dotted with modern shops and offices, while its suburbs are mainly traditionally built, thatched rondavels. Look carefully amongst these and you'll find quite a lot which incorporate old tin cans from drinks into their mud walls.

Maun is well connected with Johannesburg by scheduled Air Botswana flights and a larger runway is currently being built…watch this space for further developments.

Hotels and lodges in Maun

Thamalakane River Lodge

19kms from Maun Airport, Thamalakane River Lodge has an attractive setting on the banks of a river by the same name. It's a good value lodge with comfortable stone and thatch cottages and a well-designed, open-sided bar and restaurant area. (Read more about Thamalakane River Lodge ... )

Crocodile Camp

About 15 minutes' drive west of Maun airport, Crocodile Camp is a relaxed lodge and campsite which occupies a lovely position by the Thamalakane River. (Read more about Crocodile Camp ... )


Marina's provides simple, clean and affordable accommodation situated just 8 minutes drive from Maun Airport. (Read more about Marina's... )

Royal Tree Lodge

Motsentsela Tree Lodge is a small smart safari lodge, situated on a private game farm about 15 minutes' drive from the center of Maun. (Read more about Royal Tree Lodge ... )

Riley's Hotel

Riley's Hotel is located in the centre of Maun, near the Maun Wildlife Sanctuary and is about 3 km from the airport. (Read more about Riley's Hotel ... )

Small group safaris including Maun with Wild about Africa

Many travellers stop in Maun for a few hours, or even for a night or two, when on a Botswana safari. Wild about Africa has a variety of small group, guided camping and lodge safaris to Botswana which visit or overnight in Maun. Click here to see Botswana Safaris visiting Maun.
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