Experience the renowned Okavango Delta in Botswana during the ultimate African Safari.
Maun is known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta, a truly breathtaking inland water system teeming with wildlife and loved for mokoro boat (dugout canoe) game viewing experiences on its waters. Use Maun as a base to enjoy scenic flights over the Delta for an indescribable bird’s eye perspective or game drive activities into the Moremi Game Reserve. The town bustles while proudly keeping its African character, boasting shopping centres, hotels and lodges as well as tour operators and car and 4x4 vehicle hire. It’s an ideal entry point into Botswana.
For your return journey, fly back to Johannesburg or Cape Town and travel beyond with Airlink to other key leisure destinations.
WHERE TO STAY
Discover where to stay for your next trip to Maun. Explore our partner hotels, lodges and tented camps.
Overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Kwara offers the ultimate Delta experience. Its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing.
Moremi Crossing, overlooking the legendary Chief's Island, is a new tented, eco-friendly camp combining luxury with simplicity.
Nxai Pan is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. The camp faces east over the open grasslands of the pans. The biggest draw to Nxai Pan National Park are the zebras that migrate by the thousands to the area – the second largest land animal migration in Southern Africa.
Overlooking Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp’s deluxe Meru tents provide an intimate safari experience.
Moremi.com is an online information platform for travellers interested in travelling to Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. All travel services are on offer including accommodation and flight bookings as well as comprehensive travel advice.
Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the on the private 130 000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon every area of camp has a magnificent view.
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Duba Plains Suite
The Duba Plains Suites is an intimate, two-room exquisite tented villa located on the 77,000 acres Duba Plains Private Reserve in northern Botswana, an area tucked into pristine Okavango Delta wildlife habitat at the base of the Okavango’s Panhandle. There is simply no other safari experience on offer like this in the Okavango Delta.
Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana’s startlingly beautiful and remote 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve.
Machaba Safaris offers authentic classic luxury safaris within Botswana & Zimbabwe.
Set in its private game reserve close to Maun, this intimate and comfortable lodge is inviting and serene.
There is a bewildering amount of wildlife adventures on which to embark once you enter Maun, making an experienced, well-established and comfortable base invaluable. The hotel has a long history of meeting the needs of travellers seeking authentic African experiences.
Mma Dinare is set in a private 272 km2 concession, adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south-eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and its flood plains and the camp has been designed to embrace the natural surroundings.
This exclusive camp is located within the game rich Kwara concession, which borders the Moremi Game Reserve on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta. Little Kwara offers all the activities one expects in the Okavango Delta - day and night drives, game walks, power boating, mokoro trips and fishing.
Okavango.com is an online information platform for travellers interested in travelling to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. All travel services are on offer including accommodation and flight bookings as well as comprehensive travel advice.
Lagoon accommodates up to 16 guests in eight expansive tents. Each tent’s private deck, living area, and bathroom all afford picturesque views over the river. Likewise, these views are also perfect to wake up to, in bed.
Rra Dinare is set in a private 272 km2 concession, adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south-eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and its flood plains and the camp has been designed to embrace the natural surroundings.
We're all about remarkable experiences in wild, untouched places. Our one-of-a-kind safaris are characterful, captivating and adventurous.
Semunyeni, a local Botswana company, is inspired by the simplicity of nature and our approach is to offer a safari experience on the move with fully serviced mobile camps.
The Cresta Maun Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River which is at the southern end of the Okavango Delta. Cresta Maun offers a tranquil setting from which visitors can explore the wonders of Botswana. This 83 bedroomed hotel is ideal for leisure or corporate travel. Modern conferencing facilities are also available.
Zarafa Dhow Suites
The Zarafa Dhow Suite is an intimate, two room exquisite tented villa located on the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. The Suite is located adjacent to Zarafa Camp, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property.
Pom Pom Camp
Pom Pom Camp, located in a private concession in the heart of the Delta, provides a true Okavango wilderness experience with superb wildlife viewing.
Tucked deep within the main ‘artery’ of the Okavango on a picture-perfect palm island you will find the newly opened Setari Camp. Setari provides the ideal Okavango experience from which to explore this watery wonderland. The idyllic water complements a Botswana wildlife safari.
There’s an old saying that great things come in little packages… Selinda Explorers Camp is no exception! Small – catering for 8 guests – but perfectly formed, its “wow” factor lies in the experience. It’s also in the grandeur of the expedition-style decor, lending an authentic atmosphere to the camp’s canvas tents.
Maun is the tourism capital of Botswana and used as a stopover before heading to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Many safari and air charter operations are based in Maun.
What to do in Maun
Okavango Delta Boat Safari
The true way to experience the Okavango Delta is on one of the boat safaris. This water-based tour will take you on a wildlife safari along the Okavango Channels. Visitors are likely to see several species of wildlife, though waterbirds – such as herons, bee-eaters, kingfishers and solemn owls – will be the most common sightings.
Nxai Pan Day Trip
History lovers will sure appreciate the Nxai Pans. Why? The Nxai pans are within the Makgadikgadi salt pans – the biggest in the world! The pans are grassy and overflow with greenery, creating a prosperous habitat for wildlife though the rich resources. In the Nxai Pan National Park, get ready for several sights, including zebra, lions, elephants and the works.
Airlink Connects You to Maun, Botswana
Airlink connects you to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta, with direct flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg.