Maun and surrounds
Maun is the capital of the North West District (Ngamiland) and is located in northern Botswana on the southeastern edge of the Okavango Basin. The area around Maun is the perfect location to discover the legendary Okavango Delta. There are many accommodations here that are cheaper than in the Okavango Delta itself.
The gateway to the Okavango Delta
Maun is the starting point for touring the Okavango Delta and thus lives essentially from Okavango tourism. Many tourists do not leave the airport at all, but take a small plane to their destination in the Delta. A variety of experienced bush pilots are ready to take the visitors to their destination as many camps are very remote and difficult to reach. From Maun there are also flights to the Chobe National Park, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Central Kalahari region. So there is a lot of activity around the airport.
Accommodation in the Maun region
Island Safari Lodge (closed until April 2022)
Affordable lodge in Maun
Island Safari Lodge is a lodge located in Maun, directly on the banks of the Thamalakane River. The lodge is set on a small private island reserve and offers several walking trails running through the bush of the reserve.
Hotel and conference center in Maun
Maun Lodge is a hotel in Maun, offering five different styles of accommodation each with full air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, WIFI and en-suite bathrooms as well as restaurants and conference facilities.
Lodge close to Maun
Mokoro Lodge is an affordable lodge, located 5km outside of Maun providing budget accommodation for local and international travelers.
Thamalakane River Lodge
Lodge between Maun and Moremi
Thamalakane River Lodge is a lodge situated 19 km north of Maun en route the Moremi Game Reserve. Thamalakane offers accommodation in 34 chalets and 2 family units, all positioned in the shade of the riverine forest, overlooking the river.
Small and personal lodge in Maun
The Kraal is a small and personal lodge in Maun overlooking the Thamalakane river providing accommodation in only 4 rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, ceiling fans, desk and wardrobe. Things happening on the river can be observed from the large viewing platform.