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About Maun

Maun is the safari capital of Botswana. Maun budget travel offers a number of attractions including the Okavango Delta, making it ideal for backpacking tours across the area.

Maun Budget Travel

Below is a list of Maun's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion, Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

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Maun airports include: • Maun International Airport


Maun birdlife includes a diverse range of mostly non-endemic species spanning across the country's diverse habitats, from the Okavango across the plains. Bird safaris are highly popular in the area, offering some of the best bird watching experiences in Botswana.


Maun conservation projects are progressive and numerous, with a number of key game parks including Maun Game Park, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. With a large percentage of land set aside for conservation areas, and careful management and planning, Maun's strong conservation efforts ensure that the environment is protected and that visitors to the country have the best possible safari experiences.


Maun malaria medication includes: • Mefloquine (Lariam) • Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) • Doxycycline


Maun money and banking information is as follows: • The currency is the Pula and Thembe • Credit cards and debit cards are accepted at some outlets • There is a range of places to exchange money, especially in the cities • There are a number of banks within the city • Travelers cheques are widely accepted at most restaurants, lodges and shops


Maun plant life varies from rich delta areas to sparse grassland areas, with a large majority of desert vegetation and savannas to be found as well as denser plant species near water sources.

Safety Tips

Maun safety tips include the following: • Maun is a safe city to travel but it is best to follow basic precautions • Do not walk around with valuables or leave valuables unattended • Avoid walking around alone at night, especially in the cities • Watch out for cattle and wildlife on the roads when driving • Be careful on safari and do not wander away from camps alone in primary game areas

Travel Books

Recommended travel books for Maun include the following: • Botswana Globetrotter Travel Guide by Alan Brough • Botswana and Namibia by Lonely Planet • Botswana: Bradt Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre • Botswana: The Insider's Guide by Ian Michler

When To Go

• Maun is a year-round travel destination • Dry winter (May to October) is best for game viewing • Wet summer (November to April) is best for bird watching • Wet summer is best for Kalahari areas with calving antelope • November to April is best for photography, with new babies and beautiful fresh scenery


Maun is one of Botswana's premier game viewing destinations, and for good reason. This beautiful area has a wide diversity of ecosystems spanning from deltas to desert, and offers some of the most abundant game areas in the country. Maun wildlife viewing and safaris remain one of the highlights of many Botswana tours.


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