As the main gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun (pronounced ‘mau-UUnn’) is Botswana’s primary tourism hub. With good accommodation and a reliably mad mix of bush pilots, tourists, campers, volunteers and luxury safari-philes, it’s a decent enough base for a day or two, though it's earned something of a reputation for petty crime. The town itself has little going for it – it’s strung out over kilometres with not much of a discernible centre – but some of the hotels and camps have lovely riverside vantage points.
Maun destination guides
Visit South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe as you enter an aquatic wonderland on this adventure through south-east Africa's iconic waterfalls, rivers and inland waterways. Marvel at the crashing white water of Victoria Falls, the unique, sprawling Okavango Delta and the tranquillity of the natural waterholes in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Botswana Walking Safari
Safari through the Botswana wilderness, on foot