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.

Activities and accommodation

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. From quick jaunts to full-day outings, Maun has something for you to be entertained with your next visit on a fastjet flight.

 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 that is 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 8km2 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

Maun International Airport is one of the busiest Airports in the Southern African regions, based on the hourly schedule. Open for both local and international traveller between 07h30 and 16h30 daily. The airport mostly functions as a hub for smaller gauge aircraft, making our Embraer ERJ-145 flight from Victoria Falls ideal for your travelling comfort and ground support. Maun International Airport  is located on the north side of the town and is accessible by shuttle bus or taxi. With no schedules in the evening, Maun International Airport is known to close all services for the day after sunset.