Dangers & Annoyances

Maun is an extremely safe destination in which to travel. Petty theft (usually from cars or campsites, but rarely with violence) was an issue until a police crackdown a few years ago. These days you're unlikely to have a problem, but it still pays to be careful – don’t leave valuables or bags in parked cars in the city centre and lock them away if you’re sleeping in a tent at one of the campsites.

Police Stations

Internet Access

Many hotels now offer internet access, either in the form of wi-fi or a publicly accessible computer. Most internet cafes come and go with unreliable regularity.

Money

Barclays Bank Has foreign-exchange facilities and offers better rates than the bureaux de change. Barclays charges 2.5% commission for cash/travellers cheques, but no commission for cash advances with Visa and MasterCard.

Open Door Bureau de Change

Standard Chartered Bank Has foreign-exchange facilities and offers better rates than the bureaux de change. Standard Chartered charges 3% commission for cash and travellers cheques, but isn't as well set up as Barclays Bank.

Sunny Bureau de Change Although you will get less favourable exchange rates than at the banks, this is a convenient option if the lines at the banks are particularly long.

Post

Post office Near the mall.

Tourist Information

Department of Wildlife & National Parks (DWNP) To pay national park entry fees and book park campsites not in private hands.

Tourist office Provides information on Maun's many tour companies and lodges.