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The international aviation hub for the Botswana safari circuit with connections from Johannesburg and Cape Town is Maun, which serves as the capital of the country’s safari industry. All of the significant Botswana parks are conveniently located near Maun. The Ngamiland District’s administrative hub is Muan. The Hambukushu, Basubiya, and Bayer, three ethnic groups with origins in central Africa, are among those represented in the Ngamiland District. Women dressed in vibrant Victorian-era attire can be seen around the town or relaxing outside their rondavels. The Banka, also known as River Bushmen, the Bakgalagadi, and the Baherero are also visible to tourists.
Since the 1980s, the tourism sector has significantly changed Muan as well as Botswana. All across the city, malls, hotels, stores, and guesthouses are set up for visitors. Champagne, cheese, and chocolates are just a few of the many food things that can be bought in this area. For the protection of its wildlife, Botswana has established parks and reserves. Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Elephants are just a few of the animals that are well-known from the parks and reserves. Keep your set of binoculars handy in case you want to see any birds.
Location: North Botswana
Nearest International Airport: Maun
How to reach: Flight
Famous for: Gateway and air hub to Botswana’s wildlife reserves
Best time to visit: Jan to Dec
WHAT TO SEE
Wildlife reserves near Maun are: Okavango Delta, Chobe National park, Moremi game reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nxai pan national park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Central Kalahari game reserve
Spot many wildlife creatures such as: Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Elephants
How do I get to and around Botswana?
There are comparatively fewer direct flights accessible to Botswana. Since Johannesburg in South Africa serves as the entry point to the capital of Botswana’s safaris, it is simpler to take a flight directly there from Maun. Small planes will transport you to your final destination from Maun.
Here’s a list of how long you will take to drive around the major parks in the city
Maun to Okavango Delta-(79.9km)
Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park- (190km)
Chobe national park to Moremi game reserve- (171km)
Moremi to Makgadikgadi pans- (312 km)
Makgadikgadi pans to Nxai pan national park- (104km)
Nxai pan national park to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park- (889.2km)
Kgalagadi Transfrontier to Kalahari- (941.7km)
How to reach Maun by flight:
Given below is a list of flights that has a direct flights to Maun:
Johannesburg International, Johannesburg, South Africa to Maun, Botswana-1h 35m, 527 miles
Kasane, Botswana to Maun, Botswana- 45m, 187 miles
Sir Seretse Khama International, Gaborone, Botswana to Maun, Botswana-1h 30m, 356 miles
Accommodation in Maun:
Cresta Maun- the hotel is located a few miles away from Ngami Shopping Mall and offers excellent accommodation facilities.
Thamalakane river lodge– you can find this lodge near Maun, Motswana. This lodge offers luxury and affordable accommodation on the banks of River Thamalakane.
Audi camp– the Audi camp provides tented accommodation along the banks of the Thamalakane River.