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Reviews of trips to Maun

104 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Maun.

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"My Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 29 Oct 2023 and 29 Nov 2023
"Incredible experience, wasn't sure exactly what to expect but this trip of a lifetime exceeded any and all expectations.
Impressive organization by Tracy to give us a varied safari/beach experience." Read full review: 31 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
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The Digsters

"Botswana Sep 2023 trip"

I visited Botswana between 27 Sep 2023 and 6 Oct 2023
"A very special trip to a very special place.

Well organised, lovely accommodation.

Transfers all worked, although one was a bit tight. One of the camps, Selinda Explorers is a new favourite!" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Mr D.

"My June 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia and 3 other countries between 31 May 2023 and 19 Jun 2023
"Start to finish, this was an amazing trip. The guidance, planning and details worked into the trip by Maruska helped to make it so.

I am an independent traveler with considerable experience in Africa (45 countries on the continent) and usually make my own arrangements--or make things up as I go--but on the recommendation of a friend--and on a short fuse for putting it all together--I reached out to Maruska for help and am glad that I did.

Lodging, safaris, meals, and movements along the way were all excellent because of her expert guidance. This is one of the best experiences I have had on the continent.

This was the first experience for my wife in southern Africa and her first safari trips. It was a perfect introduction for her and memorable for both of us.

No problems. No worries. No issues or complaints." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs H

" May 2023 - Central Kalahari and the Salt Pans"

I visited Botswana between 2 May 2023 and 14 May 2023
"Usually you remember a safari by the wildlife sightings and interactions. In the case of the Central Kalahari and the Kalahari salt pans we will remember the diverse topography and amazing landscapes. That said in the Central Kalahari we have never seen so many Giraffe and Oryx and equally in the Salt Pans the Wilderbeest were in huge numbers." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs D
E Sussex

"A wondrous safari in Botswana"

I visited Botswana between 9 Nov 2022 and 20 Nov 2022
"We stayed in three very different camps. All three were excellent in different ways and we had numerous memorable game viewing experiences at each of them.

Our itinerary enabled us to transfer between the three camps overland so that no safari time was lost in internal flights.

We have been on numerous safaris over the years but consider that this was the best overall experience we have had." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs V.

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 10 Oct 2022 and 23 Oct 2022
"This was our fifth trip to Africa arranged by Expert Africa and, just like the previous trips, a big success.

The team members know our preferences and are able to suggest just the right areas and accommodations. The last minute changes we had were a bit of a gamble (probably for everyone) and although an upgrade, looking back not really our kind of camp. The helicopter rides however were a revelation and a fantastic experience.

The camps we spent the most time in (Footsteps and Linyanti Expeditions) we'd revisit in a heartbeat and are among the best places we ever stayed.

Botswana is not a cheap place to visit and our expectations were high, especially considering the fact we had to postpone this trip due to covid. We were never disappointed and, if anything, this trip was again a confirmation that southern Africa is so very beautiful and Expert Africa is the right company to help us enjoy it.

We're back next year." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs C

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana between 3 Oct 2022 and 31 Oct 2022
"This was a marvellous trip in every way, first booked nearly two years ago and postponed because of the pandemic.

We were so glad to be back in Southern Africa and on safari in Botswana again. We can't thank Lucy Copson enough for all she did to make it such a success. She was marvellous and it was so good of her to come and meet us at our hotel at Cape Town airport the evening before we set off on the safari.

This was the first time we had used the services of Expert Africa.

We very much hope to use them again and have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them to others.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of any, it was all so good." Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
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Dr Rox
Cairns city

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 1 Oct 2022 and 16 Oct 2022
"The trip was amazing.

This is our second safari with Expert Africa and we will book again with you when we return.

Our experiences with Kwando Safaris have been outstanding, not only because of the quality of their concessions, but most especially because of their wonderful staff. The guides are fabulous and there is a real sense of teamwork and enjoyment at their lodges." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Botswana safari
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Mr H.
Salt Lake City

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 30 Aug 2022 and 17 Sep 2022
"The planning, help and support we got from Tracy and Expert Africa were indispensable and perfect.

I could go on and on to detail all the little and big things that you all did to help. All the time Tracy was willing to spend on the phone and by email, the ability to kindly and thoroughly field and sort any query, your excellent materials, and the deep, broad personal knowledge of the country you bring to the process, are inestimably useful.

I can save your time and mine by simply saying you did superbly." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 13 on a Botswana safari
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Andy & Karen

"Botswana 2022"

I visited Botswana between 12 Jul 2022 and 27 Jul 2022
"The trip was focused on trying to see and photograph Wild Dogs with a Kalahari extension for Meerkats bolted on. Despite a hiccup with our luggage thanks to BA and some issues with dog dens sadly being in conflict with lions, the trip delivered all that we had hoped for and a few surprises. We added 7 lifer sightings to our list which is always great!
The Kalahari was the real surprise in terms of experience and sightings, and certainly encourages us to go back again in green season.
We chose the Kwando camps in and around the Delta based on reputation with Wild Dogs and the ability to off road in private concessions, and two out of the three camps were excellent. It is always high risk to have a pretty single minded goal on a trip but it finally paid off and we got some great other sightings / encounters along the way. Having the trackers on the vehicles was essential as good old fashioned detective work is critical to sightings - the landscape can be pretty challenging at this time of year between green and dry. Our stay at Kwara Camp has set a standard for safari accommodation that will never be beaten!
Overall the trip delivered what we were hoping plus a very special dog encounter." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Botswana safari
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104 reviews of Maun by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Maun

Our suggestions for places to stay in Maun

Thamalakane River Lodge

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.

82% (59 reviews)
Thamo Telele

Thamo Telele

On the outskirts of Maun, Thamo Telele is set in a private game reserve with walking trails and a giraffe experience: ideal at the start or end of a safari.

85% (39 reviews)
Riley's Hotel

Riley's Hotel

In the heart of Maun, about 3km from the airport, Riley’s makes a relatively reliable stopover for one night.

74% (10 reviews)

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