Maun is a town on the Thamalakane River in northern Botswana. It’s the jumping-off point for the vast inland Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush wildlife habitat during the seasonal floods. In the delta, safari camps dot the Moremi Game Reserve, which is home to hippos, lions and rhinos. In the town, the Nhabe Museum features local art, plus history and culture exhibits about the surrounding Ngamiland region.

When to visit

Maun – Dec–Jan and Mar–May are common times to visit Maun. It’s hot most of the year, particularly Oct–Dec. The Okavango Delta’s seasonal flooding occurs during the dry season (Jun–Aug), when wildlife-viewing on the delta and in the Moremi Game Reserve is at its peak. Roads in the reserve may become impassable in the wet season (Nov–Mar).

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