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About Maun

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.

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Maun Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Maun

Elephants Walking in the Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Elephants & Falls

9 days FROM $1,389
African Elephants | African Safaris | Africa Tailored To Suit You

Best of Botswana

9 days FROM $7,499
Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days FROM $3,809
Okavango Delta by air | Botswana  | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Botswana Fly-in Safari

10 days FROM $7,199
Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Falls to Joburg

12 days FROM $999
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Untouched

13 days FROM $5,215
Namib Naukluft | Namibia | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days FROM $5,695
Waterhole | Etosha National Park | NamibiaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Cape to Falls

22 days FROM $1,799
Rhinos | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Southern Circuit

23 days FROM $1,999
Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

33 days FROM $2,999
Fish River Canyon | Namibia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days FROM $2,599
Sossusvlei | Namibia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Safari in the South

36 days FROM $2,999
Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

An African Adventure

37 days FROM $3,399
Pride of lions | Serengeti | TanzaniaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Cape

43 days FROM $3,599
Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM $4,699
Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Great African Expedition

57 days FROM $5,399
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Maun Hotels

If you are planning a Maun holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

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. There is a fire pit in the middle of the main decking where guests can sit and chat under the stars. There is also a pool and dining area. Situated amongst shady trees, Mankwe Bush Lodge is the ideal venue to explore the Moremi and Chobe wilderness areas.

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 ensuite 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

Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River with magnificent views of the surrounding scenery, this lodge features African-inspired accommodation amidst the Botswana landscape. The spacious chalets have a unique 'skylight' wall to maximise the views. Its location on the river means that guests can watch water fowl and birds at their leisure from the public areas. The lodge's acclaimed restaurant is not too be missed with superb food and wine to match the superb surroundings.

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!

Maun Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Maun.

Other Places to Visit in Botswana

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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