Flight tickets from Kimberley to Maun

Maun is a city in Botswana, located in the north-central part of the country. It is the administrative centre of the North-West District and the fifth largest city in Botswana. The city has a population of roughly 83,000 and serves as a gateway to the Okavango Delta, as well as the Makgadikgadi Pan and Moremi Game Reserve. It acts as an important trading hub for local products, including market goods and livestock, as well as a gathering place for the different ethnic groups in Botswana. In this text, we will explore some of the history, culture, and attractions of Maun.

Getting to Know Maun

Maun is a city located in the North West district of Botswana. The population of Maun is 87,622, according to a 2019 census. Maun is in the Central Africa Time Zone which is UTC+2. The official language in Maun is English and the language spoken by the majority of the population is Setswana. English is used in official contexts and by the media, while other languages include Kalanga and Ndebele. The currency used in Maun and throughout the entire country of Botswana is the Pula (BWP). People can use the Pula to purchase goods, services and to pay bills.

Climate and Weather

Maun, the fifth largest town in Botswana, is located in the northern Botswana Kalahari and is said to be the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The area is typically semi-arid and the climate is subtropical in nature influenced by the Kalahari desert to the north, and features hot and dry summers with significant heat during the day and cooler nights. Winters are mild and sunny with temperatures never dropping below freezing. The western parts have higher annual rainfall than the eastern parts, and these rains occur mainly during the summer months of November and January. Average annual rainfall is between 500 and 750 mm.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maun: Maun International Airport (MUB) and Orapa Airport (ORP). You can get from Maun International Airport to downtown by car or taxi and the cost would depend on the taxi company and distance traveled. Generally, it will cost between 40-60 Pula ($4.- $6.). You are able to change money at several money exchangers located at the Maun International Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is located in the Central of Botswana, making it the ideal starting point for exploring the Okavango Delta. This region is full of cultural and historical significance, with a rich local tradition of storytelling, spirituality, music and art
  2. The area around Maun is a great site to learn about traditional ways of living, including the use of natural resources and the concepts of animal husbandry, hunting and gathering
  3. Visitors can also explore the ancient culture and monuments of the region, such as Tsodilo Hills and its array of petroglyphs and various other archaeological sites. These sites provide a unique insight into the cultural history of the region, providing insight into the beliefs and rituals of its people

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