Flight tickets from Upington to Maun

Maun is an iconic destination in Botswana and one of the most visited cities in the country. With its stark beauty, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture, it is an ideal destination for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. Located at the northern end of the Okavango Delta, Maun plays an integral role in Botswana’s economy, as well as plays a prominent part in the local community. In this article, we will explore the history, attractions, and culture of Maun and explain why it is such an incredible place to visit.

Getting to Know Maun

, Botswana Maun, the most popular tourist town in Botswana, has a population of around 75,000. It's located in the Central Time Zone, so it's 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). The official language of Botswana is English, and the other widely spoken language is Tswana. The currency used in Maun is the Botswanan Pula (BWP).

Climate and Weather

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and the capital of the North West District. It is situated on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The climate of Maun is tropical, with temperatures going as high as 45 °C during the months of October through April. The humidity is low, however, and the town experiences regular cooling breezes year-round. Maun has an annual rainfall of about 564 mm (22.2 in). The area experiences two distinct seasons: the wet season from October to April, and the dry season for the remainder of the year. During the wet season, Maun is subject to occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms that drop the temperatures. The dry season is generally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from a cool 18-24 °C. The nights during the dry season can be quite chilly.

Touring Maun: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maun: the Maun International Airport (MUA) and the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE). You can take a taxi from the main airport (MUA) to downtown Maun for roughly P250 ($17.50). Yes, you can change money at Maun Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maun

  1. Maun is the tourist hub of Botswana and is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland river delta. The culture of Maun is one that is heavily influenced by the early explorers and pioneers who opened up the area for tourism
  2. Maun is home to the Tbalekhomo Tribe, one of the few remaining inhabitants of Botswana’s original inhabitants. Visitors to the area can experience traditional music and handicrafts by the residents
  3. The area is also home to some of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the country, such as the remains of the Maun village that dates back to the Iron Age and the Tsoa or 'Fish Traps' that can be seen along the rivers of the Okavango Delta

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