For Majestic Adventures That Will Stun, Take a Private Tour to Maun
For grand adventures that will stun, take a Private Tour to Maun and experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife.
Situated on the southern fringe of the Okavango Delta, you will find Botswana’s third largest city and its tourism capital, Muan.
This fascinating city, although it has gone through many modernisations, still has an air of being a dusty, frontier town which is a bonus when you are a tourist.
Okavango Delta is a vast, swampy inland delta that owes its existence from the Okavango River.
During the dry season and due to flooding from Angola the Delta is where the great migrations of plains game take place.
As Maun is pretty much the starting point for many safari tours to the Okavango Delta, there are lots of safari companies, with each one offering the ‘best’ deal.
Once you have done your research before travelling here, you are ok!
There are still lots of traditional villages on the outskirts of the city, on guided tours, you can visit them and learn about their lifestyles, taste their food and generally interact with the very welcoming natives.
Top 6 Most Exciting Things to Do in Maun
On Sightseeing Tours or Safari Tours, You Will Get to See the Wilderness First Hand and the Great Game Migration
If you want to do something that is different, one day, from safari tours or the sightseeing tours to old traditional villages; as previously stated Maun has been through many great modernisations and the great shopping Malls were one of the results.
A day shopping is always ' good for the soul!' and in the American style shopping malls, you will have a great choice of shops and labels with good bargains.
With the restaurants that will serve traditional, American or European style mouthwatering food and the few happening bars will keep you well entertained on a night out on your trip to Maun.
Travel Tips for Maun
The best time to visit Maun is during the winter months which are from May all the way through to October. There is little of no rainfall, the days are warm and cloudless, and it is more comfortable to go on sightseeing tours. Summer is November through to April, and it can get very hot and unbearable. Then the other months has the majority of the rainfall. It will all depend on what you are looking for from your trip for the best time to go.
Maun is very reasonable for eating and drinking; you can get a three-course meal for two in a European restaurant for around $30. December to March would be the best time to travel for cheaper prices. You must remember however this time of year is usually muggy and hot. As a guide, the lower priced lodges in midseason are around $550 to $700 per person per night. As these holidays are all inclusive spending money would be minimum
Some nationalities still require a visa to visit the country so check at your Embassy beforehand. Botswana is a malaria zone so get advice from your Doctor on this and other vaccines needed before you go. Tap water in urban areas is chlorinated, but it is still advisable to drink bottled water especially for people with a sensitive stomach. Do not drink any other water other than bottled and make sure the cap is sealed before opening it.
During the Summer months, it can be blisteringly hot with temperatures of up to 44º on occasion especially just before the onset of the rainy season. It can be unbearable going on sightseeing or city tours when it is so hot. Winter is usually warm during the day with most days having sunshine and virtually no rain but temperatures can drop to sometimes minus overnight and mornings can be bitter with a hard frost.