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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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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris
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  • Botswana Express

    What makes Botswana such a popular African safari destination? Three of the world’s best wildlife regions, plus year round excellent game viewing are the main draws. Discover Chobe, the Kalahari, and the beautiful wetlands of the Okavango Delta.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Legendary Cape & Delta

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    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,211
    Trip Type:
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  • Luxury Camps Okavango: Wilderness Safari Botswana

    Botswana is uniquely blessed with all that’s enticing about an African safari, without the challenges or dangers that often deter travellers from what should be a life-changing trip!
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
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  • Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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