The bustling gateway to the ecological wonders of the Okavango Delta

The fifth-largest town in the country, Maun is known as the tourism capital of Botswana. With its close proximity to the Okavango Delta, Maun is a logical point of departure for tours into the area. Although the town has seen rapid expansion in recent years, it still retains its reputation as a vibrant and laid-back place, with livestock grazing alongside wild antelope on the banks of the Thamalakane River. Maun is characterized by lush green vegetation and friendly people. The town has a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, such as game drives, craft markets, and bird-watching.


Sit back and relax during a mokoro dug-out canoe tour.
Paddle along in a kayak on the Okavango River.
Have a craft beer at Maun’s Okavango Craft Brewery.
Indulge in the Dusty Donkey Café’s delicious meals.

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Best time to go to Maun

The best time to visit Maun is from May to October when the chance of rainfall is low, the water levels are high and the days are still warm. Winter months between May and July have cool nights and sunny days. Between November and April, Maun can get extremely hot, with the potential for rain between December and February.

Featured Maun stays

Thamo Telele

An intimate lodge located on a 250-ha private game reserve
From$475 /ppn

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