Maun Flights:

Flights to Maun image of MaunMaun is the fifth largest city in Botswana, so it’s a relatively small town with a population of around 50,000 people. Located in north central Botswana, Maun is a popular setting off point for many of the country’s best wildlife parks so many tourists pass through even though the town itself does not have many attractions.

Maun International Airport (airport code: MUB) is about 5km away from downtown but offers limited service from Johannesburg. You will either get a flight to Maun with Air Botswana or Air Namibia. The first one has a connection in Gaborone and the second stops in Windhoek. Flights to Maun vary, and can take from 15 to more than 24 hours to complete the entire flight (that includes the layover delays).

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The Tourist Attractions of Maun:

In Maun itself there are just a couple of tourist attractions that you may like to take time to see when you’re not off exploring the nearby nature and wildlife.

Nhabe Museum
The only museum of its kind in this part of Botswana is the Nhabe Museum in Maun. It has many cultural and historical exhibits, providing visitors with insight into the local cultures. You can buy some attractive handicrafts as souvenirs or gifts from the museum gift shop and you’ll find the museum housed within an old surveillance post that was built by the British during World War 2.

Maun Educational Park
Right near the heart of town is the Maun Educational Park. This is a great way to get an introduction to some of the local wildlife by walking along the four marked trails to se zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and warthogs.

The Okavango Delta
The most popular tourist attraction in the vicinity of Maun is the Okavango Delta. There are many different companies offering safari tours from Maun so you can pick whichever suits your personal tastes and budget. Though near the Kalahari Desert the delta provides a source of water for many species of wildlife and hence it’s a great place to come to view wildlife.

Moremi Game Preserve
The Moremi Game Preserve is the closest such park to Maun, and again it offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing. You can see the park from the comfort of your own car, or for something different take a tour in a traditional dug-out canoe, called a mokoro.

Maun can also be used as a base for exploring more of Botswana’s parks too, including the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Nxai Pan National Park.

When Should You Visit?:

Maun is a relatively dry city though there is rainfall between November and March, with only a small amount the rest of the year. You may want to avoid the hotter months of the year when planning a trip to Maun, which are October and November when average highs are around 34 or 35C. June and July are more comfortable at around 25C, and with no rainfall to speak of these are good months to visit Maun.

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