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While Maun maybe popularly known to many as the gateway to Botswana's iconic Okawango Delta, this small town is more than just a mere stop-over destination. Maun maybe a small town located on the Thamalakane River but this is the ideal place to unravel that eccentric vibe of Botswana and not to mention some of the best game reserves of this amazing country. Apart from being the starting point to Botswana's wildlife gem, Maun also is home to other wildlife havens that include Moremi Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai National Park. So if you are seeking to indulge in Botswana's much hyped about safari experience, Maun is definitely the starting point for you. Boasting indulgent lodges, stunning camp site locations and great guided tours, the town is enough to make your perfect African holiday complete. With safari tourism introduced in the region externally, there are indigenous tribal villages still existing in the locality. Official heritage educational centres are also established to serve as promotional institutions.Maun has gradually expanded from a small town to include great shopping places and art centres for collecting Botswana's fascinating collection of arts and crafts. The latest among them is Motsana.
At present, South African Airways is the leading international airline offering great airfares for indirect flights heading from London Heathrow to Maun.
There are no direct flights heading to Maun from London as of the latest flight records.
Maun International Airport is located at a distance of 1.7 miles, equivalent to 2.74 km from Maun town centre.
Average flight time from London to Maun is 12 hours 24 minutes.
Some of the popular modes of transportation options from Maun Airport include using the shuttle bus or Taxis. Both are a convenient mode of transportation given the short distance of travel, approximately 2.74km from the airport to the town centre.
Taxis are usually the mode of transportation used to get around Maun. The designated stations for these are easily identifiable and can also be hailed through the telephone. The fares are also reasonable. Combies operate certain main routes between main buildings in central Maun and nearby towns.
Travelling beyond the town of Maun, there are shuttle services available. For safari based tours and travels, there are companies facilitating 4x4 jeeps and SUVs for all terrain riding. Aerial tours with small airplanes as well as helicopter safari tours are provided.
It is ideal to travel to Maun between the drier winter months from May to October. Rainfall during these months is low so it makes it a perfect time to experience Botswana's safaris and wildlife reserve centres. Winters in Maun is usually characterized by warm days and cooler nights so packing something warm when travelling during these months is also advisable. Rainy season is witnessed in between the months of December to February in Maun.
Maun offers some of lowest-cost accommodation options as compared to the other parts of the country. Accommodation options include lodges, camp site residences, best and breakfast and other finer hotels.
Some of the best lodges and camp sites are located at only about a short distance from the airport. These are about 15 to 20 minutes' drive from the Maun airport. You will also find luxury camp sites and lodges ideally located on the banks of the Thamalakane River's vantage points, close to some of the finest game reserves. The top rated luxury lodges and hotels usually include facilities of an outdoor pool, terraced decks, and a quality restaurant and a bar.