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The name Maun is derived from the San word 'maung', meaning the place of short reeds. The village began as the tribal capital of the Batswana people. It grew as a rough and ready place of local cattle ranchers and professional hunters with a Wild West atmosphere. In 1920, Harry Riley built the first Riley's Hotel, which was then nothing more than a small bar catering to the men who arrived from Francistown - a gruelling 35-hour journey by horse and cart. But with the completion of the tar road from Nata and the growth of tourism, Maun has developed into a thriving town. Maun is also the gateway for the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Maun has spread along the Thamalakane River and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts.

Found on the northeast side of the Sekgoma Road, barely 2km from the centre of town, Maun Game Sanctuary is a small, fenced park, only about 3km long by 1km wide. It is a good, easy option for those who want to walk in a scenic area amongst non-dangerous game species and an impressive variety of birds. The sanctuary preserves the last of the natural habitat that used to be found in and around Maun – before goats and people wreaked havoc. In the sanctuary is real fan palms, various acacia thickets and riverine woodland. It's bordered by the Thamalakane River, which attracts many aquatic bird species, whilst there are also a few open, grassy areas where you'll find zebras, wildebeest and warthogs grazing.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Maun, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Botswana

Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa
Elephants & Falls
9 days FROM $1,129

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe National Park and mosey on down to Maun. Top off your adventure with some mokoro magic on the Okavango Delta!

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | Africa
Falls to Jo'burg
12 days FROM $889

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling through to South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, taking in the best of Botswana along the way.

Waterhole | Etosha National Park | Namibia
Cape to Falls
22 days FROM $1,489

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls, travelling through Namibia and Botswana along the way. Take in some of Southern Africa’s best game parks and reserves on this exciting 22 day adventure.

Rhinos | Africa Safaris | Africa
Southern Circuit
23 days FROM $1,589

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's flagship game park, marvel at the Blyde River Canyon and Victoria Falls, spot the black and white rhinos of Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe and the elephants in Chobe and opt to experience the spectacular Okavango Delta aboard a mokoro.

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | Africa
Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast
33 days FROM $2,189

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Journey through the Kruger and South Africa's canyons and wine regions, encounter the elephants of Botswana's Chobe National Park, get up close and personal with Namibia's cheetahs and explore Zimbabwe's medieval cities.

Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa
Safari in the South
36 days FROM $2,489

Starting with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park, this incredible journey takes you to the stunning beaches and reefs of Mozambique, through African bushveld and desolate deserts, ending in Cape Town. Go wild in Hwange, Chobe and Etosha National Parks, scale the Sossusvlei Dunes and experience fascinating cultures on this 36 day adventure through Southern Africa.

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa
Down Africa Way
33 days FROM $2,489

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check out some of Africa's greatest game parks, idle about on the tropical island of Zanzibar, relax on the shores of Lake Malawi and enjoy the rush at Victoria Falls.

Zebras | African Safaris | Africa
An African Adventure
37 days FROM $2,889

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled deserts and spectacular waterfalls, to its colonial cities and beautiful beaches. Game drive through Chobe and Etosha National Park, opt to explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, relax on the beaches of Lake Malawi and end your adventure on the idyllic island of Zanzibar.

Pride of lions | Serengeti | Tanzania
Kenya to Cape
43 days FROM $2,989

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent. A heady mix of game, beaches, exotic Zanzibar, adrenaline activities for the taking, giant dunes and exciting places.

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | Africa
The Big Overlander
47 days FROM $3,889

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up close and personal. Visiting eight countries, spot wildlife in Africa's best game parks, trek for gorilla in Uganda, relax and unwind on Zanzibar and soak up the incredible sights!

Giraffe | African Safaris | Africa
Great African Expedition
57 days FROM $4,489

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape Town. Jungle trek for gorilla, spot the Big Five, slide down Sossusvlei dunes, enjoy exotic locales and much much more!

Okavango Delta by air | Botswana  | Africa
Botswana Fly-in Safari
10 days FROM $6,659

Starting on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, cross the border and experience Botswana's exceptional wildlife and relax in exclusive lodges. Explore the beautiful Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and elephant filled Chobe NP !

Tailormade Holidays to Maun

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Botswana — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Maun.

Mankwe Bush Lodge, Maun
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Mankwe Bush Lodge offers classic, tented chalets elevated to reveal a grand view of the mopani bush below. Each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom, as well as a private platform.

Royal Tree Lodge, Maun
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located on the banks of the Thamalakane River and a 200 hectare game farm, Royal Tree Lodge tastefully combines luxurious accommodation and old world hospitality. Seven specially designed luxurious en suite tents on teak decks sit under a canopy of indigenous trees, sited in such a way as to ensure privacy and to heighten the feeling of being in the remote African bush. No day at the lodge is complete without a hot drink around the communal boma whilst comparing today's safari stories! The lodge is in a private game reserve located 20 minutes from Maun.

Thamalakane River Lodge, Maun
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Several different forms of accomodation - 10 standard chalets, 3 superior chalets, 3 superior luxury chalets and 2 family units.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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