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  • The old bridge over Thamalakane River near Maun is a photo stop while on your Botswana safari.
  • Hippo standing in the river, Botswana
  • Exploring the Okavanaga by boat is always a highlight of your Maun tours.

Located on the southern fringes of the Okavango Delta is Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. The tourism capital of the country, Maun is also the administrative centre for northern and western parts of the country and a gateway for Botswana safaris.

Still officially a village, Maun was once a rough outpost for hunters and poachers. Founded in 1915, it was named the tribal capital of the Batawana People. Maun developed quickly, expanding along the Thamalakane River. When a major road in from Nata was tarred in the early 1990s, the easier access into the village, coupled with its close proximity to the Okavango Delta helped to showcase Maun as the gateway to northern Botswana.

Maun comes under the Ngamiland District and is home to six tribes: the Hambukushu, the Basubiya, the Bayei, the Banoka, the Bakgalagadi and the Baherero. Most often viewed as a transit point for journeys to and from the Delta on Botswana travel, the historical and cultural elements of local tribes are often overlooked and visits to traditional villages are encouraged. Maun is a very interesting place because it maintains parts of its rustic frontier town past (it is not uncommon to see donkeys and goats wandering through town) while welcoming modernity in the form of shopping centres, hotels and offices.

 


  

Botswana Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Botswana tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Botswana, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Botswana's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Botswana for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Botswana tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Botswana or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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Maun, Botswana

  • Botswana Luxury Escape: Okavango Delta & Savute

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to two of Belmond Safaris’ luxury lodges in the wonders of the Botswanan wild. First, explore the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, spotting hippos and wildebeest during water safaris. Then connect to Savute to head on game drives in Chobe National Park, known for its lions and elephants.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,283
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans, Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the natural wonders of Botswana and extraordinary game viewing on this safari to three celebrated game reserves. Connecting to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, you’ll search for lions, elephants, and cheetahs, while enjoying deluxe accommodations.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,045
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Botswana Wildlife Breakaway: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta & More

    MODERATE | SMALL-GROUP: There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. This very special trip explores two of the country's best loved wildlife areas, and takes you on to see much more.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,435
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Kwando Safaris

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience a luxury safari like no other with Kwando Safaris in Botswana. Staying in deluxe camps in Nxai Pans National Park and the Okavango Delta, you’ll enjoy pristine accommodations and head on morning and afternoon game drives to see lions, cheetahs, and elephants in the African bush.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,165
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Botswana & Zimbabwe Family Adventure: Khwai, Linyanti, Livingstone & More

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Not only does an African safari experience provide educational value for children, but it also allows for families to bond in the most remote and wild areas. Spend 12 nights enjoying these three beautiful countries, sharing life-lasting memories and stories along the way.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,214
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Experience: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Okavango Delta & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from South Africa to Zimbabwe. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll visit the Mother City of Cape Town, venture into the deserts of Namibia, explore the Okavango Delta, head on safari game drives in Botswana, and end your trip at mighty Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    24 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,250
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Botswana Express: Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover some of the world’s best wildlife in three distinct regions across Botswana. See lions in the famous desert of the Central Kalahari, explore the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, and have close encounters with elephants in Chobe.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,255
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Natural Selection

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to two of the most luxury camps in all of Africa. At Jack’s Camp and Sable Alley, you’ll experience 5-star luxury in the wilds of Northern Botswana. Enjoy pampering accommodations as you head on game drives to see the breathtaking wildlife of the region, including meerkats, lions, and elephants.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,992
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate Botswana Family Safari: Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta, Savute & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun-filled adventure of discovery, suited and focused on the specific needs of the family.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,702
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Wilderness Safaris

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the pristine safari camps of Wilderness Safaris on this full-week journey across Botswana. Venture to the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park to stay in luxury camps and head on full-day game drives to see the lions, elephants, and hyenas that populate the bush.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,875
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Desert and Delta

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience Desert & Delta’s luxury safari lodges in three famous game reserves and national parks in Botswana. Head to Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park to enjoy luxury accommodations and see lions, elephants, and cheetahs on safari game drives.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,163
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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