Maun is Botswana’s tourist capital. It is one of the busiest centers in the country and a real travel hub with daily flights from Gaborone, Victoria Falls, South Africa and Namibia arriving at the small airport.
Maun is a perfect gateway into the Delta – the main attraction in the region. Within few hours of travel from Maun, travellers can find themselves in the Okavango, Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe-Zambezi Area. The village has a small community museum.
The best time to go is during the winter months from May to October when there is little or no rainfall and the days are warm and cloudless. Nights can be cold though so take a jacket. November to April can be very hot, with most of the rainfall between December and February.
Over the last few years Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town and has spread along the wide Thamalakane River. It now boasts good shopping centers, hotels and lodges as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it still retains a rural atmosphere and local tribesmen still bring their cattle here to sell and you might see antelopes grazing the river banks.