Flight tickets from Durban to Maun

Maun is the fifth largest city in Botswana and the administrative center of the North West District. Situated on the Thamalakane River, it is known for its excellent game and bird watching opportunities. Maun has grown from a small village to a bustling city since its founding in 1915, thanks to its strategic location on the fringe of the Okavango Delta. This article will explore the history, culture, and attractions that make Maun an interesting and unique destination.

Getting to Know Maun

, Botswana Maun is located in the District of Ngamiland and is the fifth largest town in Botswana with an estimated population of nearly 84,000. The town rests in the same time zone as Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, which is GMT+2. The predominant languages are Setswana, English and Afrikaans, with most inhabitants speaking one or more of these languages. The official currency of Botswana is the Botswana pula (BWP). Exchange rates for Maun vary depending on the current exchange rate.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Maun, Botswana is subtropical and semi-arid. Maun experiences hot summers (October to April) with temperatures rising to an average of 37.9 degrees Celsius in January. There is very little rainfall throughout the year, with an annual average of only 525 millimetres. Winter (May to September) is mild, with temperatures ranging between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius. However, is usually far cooler at night. Throughout the year, the temperature range between hot days and cold nights can be quite extreme. Maun experiences a large amount of sunshine, with over 300 days of sun a year. Because of the hot, dry climate, Maun is quite dusty and often experiences strong winds. The low humidity means that the air is generally very dry, making Maun an ideal destination for people who suffer from respiratory illnesses.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maun: Maun Airport (IATA: MUB) and Kasane Airport (IATA: BZV). To get from Maun Airport to downtown Maun, there are a few options. You can take a taxi, hire a rental car, or take the airport shuttle. A taxi ride can cost anywhere between 180 Pula and 220 Pula ($11-14 USD) depending on your final destination in Maun. The airport shuttle is slightly cheaper at around 120 Pula ($7 USD) depending on the distance. No, you are not able to exchange money at Maun Airport. It is recommended to exchange your money ahead of time before arriving in Maun.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is a city in the North West district of Botswana, with a vibrant and diverse culture related to the local inhabitants of the Kalahari basin
  2. The city is known as the 'Gateway to the Okavango Delta' due to its close proximity to the Delta, and is a convenient stopover point for tourists
  3. Traditional culture is still kept alive in the city, with local craftsmanship making pottery, basket weaving, and beadwork widely available. Additionally, a vibrant music and dance scene is to be had in the evening, making Maun a must-visit for tourists with an interest in culture

Read more

Check the weather before buying a ticket from Durban to Maun