In recent years Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town and has spread along the wide Thamalakane River. It now has good shopping centres, hotels and lodges, as well as car and 4-wheel drive vehicle hire. However, it does still retain its rural atmosphere and local tribesmen continue to bring their cattle here to sell and you might even see antelopes grazing along the riverbanks.
The ideal time to visit Maun is during the winter months from May to October when rainfall is low and the days are warm and cloudless, but nights can be cold. November to April can be very hot and high levels of rainfall are between December and February.
Maun Airport is an international airport serving the town of Maun in the northern part of Botswana. It is an important part of the local infrastructure and serves as the main touristy gateway to the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. Additional popular tourist destinations like Chobe National Park or the Makgadikgadi Pans are within driving distance. Maun Airport is located about 5 km (3 miles) from the town centre and is accessible by shuttle bus or taxi.
Air Botswana is managing flights to Maun, Gaborone, Kasane and Johanesburg.