Flight tickets from Umtata to Maun

Maun is the fifth-largest city in Botswana, located as the gateway between the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert. With a population of just over 90,000, Maun is a vibrant and diverse destination for both locals and international tourists. From its thriving art and cultural scene to its wild and untamed outdoors, Maun offers a wide array of experiences for everyone. In this text, we will explore all that Maun has to offer and why it is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination.

Getting to Know Maun

, Botswana Maun is a town located in the Northern part of Botswana, 140 km away from the capital city, Gaborone and close to the borders with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is an important administrative, communications and tourism hub for the Ngamiland District, and is the closest big town to the many tourist attractions in the Okavango Delta. The population of Maun is roughly 60,000, and most of the people living there are from the Baila tribe and others from the western area of Botswana in the Ngamiland district. The time zone in Maun is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The official languages spoken in Maun are English and Tswana. The currency of Maun is the Botswana Pula (BWP).

Climate and Weather

Maun is a city located in Botswana in Southern Africa. The climate in Maun is classified as a hot semi-arid climate, with temperatures typically ranging between 24°C (75°F) and 38°C (100°F) throughout the year. The rainy season in Maun runs from mid-January to mid-April, although August can also bring some rainfall. During the rainy season, thunderstorms are common and can bring a good amount of rain in a short period. The winter months of June to August are generally mild and dry. The temperatures during this period can drop to single digits during the night and can feel quite chilly at times. The rest of the year is normally hot and dry. Windy days are common throughout the year but can be brutal during the summer months. Sun protection is strongly advised for anyone visiting Maun to cope with the heat.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maun: Maun International Airport (IATA code: MUB) and Kachikau Airport (IATA code: KXK). You can get from Maun International Airport to downtown Maun by taxi for about P115 ($7.72). Unfortunately, there is no currency exchange at Maun Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is the oldest independent town on Botswana, and its history can be traced back to the mid-1800s. It serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta, and is a popular tourist destination for its riverside shops, restaurants, and accommodation.
  2. Maun is the cultural hub of Botswana, with many traditional festivals and events celebrated throughout the year. The most popular event is the Ditshwanelo Festival, which celebrates the history and culture of Maun with dance, music and art.
  3. Maun is known for its eco-tourism, with visitors flocking to the area to experience the wildlife, safaris and game reserves. Visitors can also take part in wildlife viewing and volunteer work, among other activities

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