Maun: in detail
Maun trips: the full story
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 a mix of a few traditionally built, thatched rondavels and an increasing number of more modern, tin-roofed brick houses. Look carefully amongst the older ones 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 flights and has a very large, tar runway - capable of taking the largest of jets - and a smart, new airport building beside it.
Small group safaris including Maun with Wild about AfricaMany 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.
Where to stay in Maun
Our suggestions for places to stay in Maun
Thamalakane River Lodge
With its tranquil riverside location, Thamalakane makes an excellent buffer between a tiring long-haul flight and the magic of a safari.
Royal Tree is a beautiful tented lodge on the outskirts of Maun, in its own private game reserve. With walking trails and delicious meals, it's ideal for a night or two at the start or end of a safari.
In the heart of Maun, about 3km from the airport, Riley’s makes a relatively reliable stopover for one night.
Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Maun
This is their success for sightings in Maun.
Click on a species for more detail. How we work this out.