Flight tickets from Bloemfontein to Maun

Maun is a city in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana, and is known as the "gateway to the Okavango". It is an ancient settlement that dates back to the nineteenth century and is home to a variety of cultures and wildlife. This text will explore the captivating landscape, culture, and activities that help make Maun one of the most desirable places to visit in Botswana. From the vast Okavango Delta and its unique wildlife to the local culture, Maun offers a variety of things for people to experience and explore. In addition, there are also plenty of excursions, activities and offerings available for tourists to enjoy. We will look into all of this and more, to give you a better insight into why Maun is the perfect destination for your next vacation.

Getting to Know Maun

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is located in the north-west of the country in the Ngamiland district. The population of Maun is estimated to be around 70,000 people - made up of different ethnicities, cultures and language groups. The time zone in Maun is UTC+2, making Maun two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time in the summer and one hour ahead during the winter months. English is the official language of Botswana, however Maun is home to many native languages, such as Setswana and Sekgalagadi. Other languages spoken in Maun include Afrikaans, Herero and Shona. The official currency used in Maun is the Botswana Pula (BWP). The Pula is divided into 100 thebe, and notes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, and 100.

Climate and Weather

Maun, located in the north-central part of Botswana, has a semi-arid climate. The climate is characterized by a hot and dry summer season, cool and slightly wetter winters, and variable between the two. The summer season tends to last from late October until late March, with temperatures reaching the mid- to high-30s Celsius during the day and dropping to the low-20s Celsius at night. The winter season typically lasts from late April until mid-September, with temperatures averaging around 25 Celsius during the day and dropping to lows of as low as 10 Celsius at night. During this time, the humidity is relatively high. Rainfall is concentrated during the winter season, averaging between 500 and 600 millimetres, though it is variable from year to year. The area is subject to occasional droughts with red flag alerts being set in extreme cases.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Maun-Maun International Airport with IATA code: MUB. You can get from the airport to downtown Maun via taxi or shuttle. Taxi journeys usually cost around P200-P250 per person and take around 15 minutes. Shuttle services can cost around $15 and take approximately 30 minutes. At the airport, there is a Bureau de Change where you can exchange money.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is known as the traditional capital of the Kalahari. It has a long standing culture of arts and crafts that are used in ceremonies, rituals and other traditions
  2. Maun is home to the Tswana and Bakalanga tribes, and there are many cultural activities that take place such as singing, dancing and traditional wrestling
  3. Visitors can explore the breathtaking Okavango Delta region which is home to incredible wildlife and the production of crafts like pottery, basket weaving and carving. There are also many cultural and historical sights to explore in and around the town

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