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Maun serves as the Botswana safari capital, is the international air hub for the Botswana safari circuit with connections from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Maun is centrally located for all the major Botswana parks. Muan is the administrative center of the Ngamiland District. The Ngamiland District comprises varieties of ethnic groups, namely the Hambukushu, Basubiya, and Bayer- all native to the central African origins. You can spot women wearing bright-colored victorian style clothing strolling around the town or sitting outside their rondavels. Visitors can also see the Banka – the River Bushmen, the Bakgalagadi, and the Baherero.
The tourism industry has brought significant changes to Botswana since the1980s as well as to Muan. Tourists can find malls, hotels, shops, and guesthouses set up throughout the city. Varieties of food items from champagne to cheese and chocolates can also be purchased in this region. Parks and reserves have been established in Botswana for the protection of its wildlife creatures. The parks and reserves are famous for its Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, among few others. Do keep your pair of binoculars to catch a sight of some birds as well.
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
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?
Relatively, there are a fewer number of direct flights available to Botswana. It is easier to catch a flight from Johannesburg in South Africa and fly directly to Maun, as it is the gateway to the Botswana safari capital. From Maun, small planes will carry you forward towards your destination.
Here's a list of the 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 flight 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 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 the camp provides tented accommodation along the banks of the Thamalakane River.