"Pre" and "post" nights in Maun

Maun is the starting point for most safaris in Botswana with daily connections from Johannesburg and Cape Town. There is an array of accommodation options – conveniently placed hotels,  affordable guest houses, B+B’s, riverside campsites and bush lodges on the outskirts of Maun.


What you should know about Maun:

  • Maun International airport has daily connections to Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • The airport is centrally placed in the center of Maun
  • The flight from JHB to Maun takes about 2 hours
  • There are not many activity options based out of Maun – it is more a place to climatize after your long haul flight or stage yourself the night before your flight home
  • Light aircraft charter flights into any bush airstrip are possible as soon as you enter the country – the same day you arrive. Most lodges are less than a one hour flight away
  • Maun is a central point of the “safari circuit” – you can access most parks and lodge using Maun as your base


Other helpful information

  • Zambia and Vic Falls are good places to buy curios – they have excellent wood craftsmen
  • Botswana however, is better to buy woven baskets
  • All major currencies can be changed in Maun but not necessarily used in shops
  • Lodges (including remote camps) will accept other currencies
  • Maun is relatively safe, however normal precautions should be taken: lock your cars, keep your valuables in your hotel safe or on your person, do not walk alone at night (especially females) and avoid drinking the tap water
  • Most accommodations have wi-fi but do not expect a fast connection


There are some activities available out of Maun

  • Day trips to various parks such as Moremi, Nxai Pan and the Boteti river
  • Day trips by boat into the delta (seasonal)
  • Cultural tours
  • Curio shopping


Lodges in Maun