African Travel Concept

Maun

Maun meaning ‘Place of short reeds’ is Botswana’s tourism capital lies on the southern fringes of the Okavango Delta. For many tourists, Maun, which was founded in 1915, is the point of entry into the Delta, and often into Botswana, with direct flights from both Johannesburg and Gaborone.

Maun has a significant traditional feature with the Banoka – the River Bushmen, who are the Okavango’s original inhabitants, the Bakgalagadi, and the Baherero, who originate from Namibia, and whose women can be seen wearing brightly coloured Victorian style dresses as they stroll along the town roads, or sit outside their traditional rondavels.

Tourism became a big contributor to the economy in Botswana since the 1980s. The community relishes in this by making crafts, giving tours and showing tourists the many cultures that Maun has to offer. Many craft centres are set up in the city centre to display the work by the locals.

Maun serves as a take off point for safaris and air charters into the Okavango Delta. It is a bustling town that is flourishing with tourists. The strategic location provides easier access into the Okavango.

The timeless Thamalakane River runs quietly through the town, setting the scene and mood for an enchanting encounter with African wildlife and nature.






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