The Gate to the Okavango Delta
The city of Maun is the third largest city in Botswana, and the name is derived from the San word ”maung”, which translates to ”the place of short reeds”.
The city of Maun is the third largest city in Botswana, and the name is derived from the San word ”maung”, which translates to ”the place of short reeds”. Located in the heart of the Ngamiland District, the city of Maun is renowned as the tourism capital of Botswana. Known as the transit city, Maun mainly serves as the gateway for tourists visiting the world-famous Okavango Delta.
Known to be the headquarters of numerous safari and air-charter operations, the city of Maun is a vibrant city that offers an enjoyable overnight stay for fastjet travellers enroute to the northern parks of Botswana.
The top attractions and popular day trips and activities in Maun, include an unforgettable journey through the channels of the Okavango Delta, a journey deep in the water system whilst you enjoy the peace of the delta in a Mokoro, the traditional African one tree-canoe navigated by locals. Other activities in Maun include popular game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching, and cultural tours.
For one of the best winter vacations with fastjet, visit Maun during the winter months from May to October when there is no rainfall and the days are warm and cloudless. Maun accommodation is offered at luxury lodges and hotels. Other places of interest in and around Maun include the small Maun Game Reserve which covers only 8 km sq of woodland. It follows the Thamalakane riverbank upstream and consists of the original ’Place of Reeds’ from which the town derived its name. The reserve is open every day and is negotiated by various walking trails.
Maun International Airport (MUB)
Maun International Airport (MUB) is one of the busiest Airports in the Southern African regions, based on the hourly schedule.
It is on the north side of the town, approximately 2 km and is accessible by shuttle bus or taxi.
Maun Airport is the main gateway to the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. Many tour operators offer chartered flights to Botswana’s tourist sites from this airport.
Fastjet Zimbabwe operates regular scheduled flights from Victoria Falls to Maun.