Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Maun

Maun is a vibrant city nestled in the heart of Botswana, a country in southern Africa. With its vibrant colors, diverse culture and unparalleled wildlife, Maun is the perfect place to start exploring the wonders of Africa. From its bustling marketplaces to its northern savannahs, there are plenty of adventures to discover in this city. Whether you're looking for a nature escape or a bustling nightlife, Maun has something for everyone. Read on for more details about this exciting city.

Getting to Know Maun

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland District. It has a population of 73,604 people according to the 2011 census. The official language of Maun is English, however Setswana is also widely spoken. The time zone in Maun is Central African Time (CAT) which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The Botswana Pula (BWP) is the official currency of Maun. As of 2021, the exchange rate is US$1 to P10.80.

Climate and Weather

Maun is a city located in the northern part of Botswana that experiences a semi-arid climate. Maun has a hot, dry climate with temperatures ranging from 25°C-33°C (77ºF-91ºF) throughout the year. The area is sunny and dry, with scant annual rainfall of up to 400 mm per year (16 inches). Maun has a dry and warm winter, with temperatures falling to around 20°C (68°F) at night and low humidity. The summers are warm and hot, and the temperature can reach up to 40°C (104°F) and humid. Relative humidity ranges between 35-60%. Winds are generally calm during the day, but it can become windy at night. Maun has a moderate amount of sunshine throughout the year, with the winter receiving slightly more than the summer. Due to the lack of rain, Maun is prone to drought during the summer months.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maun. The official names are Maun International Airport (MUB) and the Botswana Defence Force Airbase (GBE). The most direct way to get from Maun International Airport to downtown Maun is via taxi. The approximate cost is P150-P210 depending on the type of vehicle and the time of day. No, you cannot change money at Maun airport. You will have to find an official exchange service in downtown Maun.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is situated at the south-eastern edge of the Kalahari Desert and is known as the 'Gateway to the Okavango Delta'. It is the largest town in Botswana and its economy relies heavily on tourism and wildlife-based activities
  2. The culture of Maun is heavily influenced by the people of the San, the original inhabitants of the area. San culture is characterized by a strong sense of community, reverence for the environment, and reliance on a hunter/gatherer lifestyle
  3. Visitors to Maun can explore the nearby wildlife reserves and visit traditional ethnic groups such as the San, Bakgalagadi, Basarwa, and others. The town is also well-known for its crafts such as woodcarving and basket-making, as well as culturally relevant foods like Chitenje and stews

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