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Maun Accommodation

Almost all tourists entering the Okavango do so through Maun, situated at the gateway to the Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland. It is also the headquarters of countless safari and air-charter operations whose signs and offices dot almost every intersection, particularly towards the airport.

Since the town's establishment in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people, Maun has had a rough and ready reputation as a hard-living 'Wild West' town servicing the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. But with the growth of the tourism industry and the completion of the tar road from Nata in the early 1990s, Maun has developed rapidly, losing much of its old frontier town character. It is now home to over 30,000 people.

Regular supplies of almost everything can be bought in Maun, and the town boasts several good shopping centres, filling stations, a choice of hotels and lodges as well as car and four-wheel-drive vehicle hire. The Maun Airport, which was officially opened in 1996 after extensive renovations, is - if one counts the light aircraft charters to the various Delta camps - one of the busiest airports in Southern Africa.

The name Maun is derived from the San word "maung", which means "the place of short reeds". The village began in 1915 as the capital for the Tawana people. The capital was moved from Toteng after glorious victory over Ndebele King Lobengula.

This metropolis is now spread out along the wide banks of the timeless Thamalakane River where red lechwe can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

19° 59' 38.976" S
23° 25' 17.94" E
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Starting from R 700.00 p/p sharing | BB
Audi Camp

Audi Camp is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 12 km from Maun on the Shorobe Road towards the Moremi Game Reserve. There are luxury En-suite tents on...

Starting from US$ 175.00 p/p sharing | US$ 220.00 single | BB
Cresta Maun Resort

Cresta Maun Resort - The new 83-bedroomed establishment is situated 10 km away from the town’s centre. This Maun accommodation will offer facilities for both the...

Starting from P 587.50 p/p sharing | P 750.00 single | BB
Island Safari Lodge

Island Safari Lodge is located 12 km’s East of Maun on the shaded banks of the Thamalakane River. It is an ideal location to base yourself whether you are a busy...

Starting from US$ 90.00 p/p sharing | US$ 145.00 single | BB
Riley's Hotel

Riley's Hotel is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, and offers any visitor to Maun a warm welcome and true African hospitality. Situated at the gateway to...

Starting from US$ 271.00 p/p sharing | US$ 271.00 single | BB
Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge is situated on a private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane River with an abundance of wildlife. Guests can indulge in comfort and relaxation in...

Starting from US$ 250.00 per room | BB
Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge is placed on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19 kms from Maun, and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. Character En-suite stone...

Starting from P 700.00 p/p sharing | P 1,250.00 single | BB
Tshima Bush Camp

Tshima Bush Camp is located in Ngamiland close to the Okavango Delta. It is situated only 30 km west of Maun, Botswana's tourist capital. Tshima Bush Camp is 30 Hectares...