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Introducing Maun

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.