Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana. Maun is the “tourism capital” of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland district. It is also the headquarters of numerous safari and air-charter operations who run trips into the Okavango Delta.

Although officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town and has spread along the Thamalakane River. It now has shopping centres, hotels and lodges as well as car hire, although it retains a rural atmosphere and local tribesmen continue to bring their cattle to Maun to sell. The community is distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town helping the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. However, with the growth of the tourism industry and the completion of the tar road from Nata in the early 1990s, Maun has developed swiftly, losing much of its old town character. It is now home to over 30,000 people.

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Royal Tree Lodge is a private game reserve located twenty minutes from the iconic safari town of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta.
The lodge is situated on a private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane River with an abundance of wildlife including giraffe, zebra, springbok, ostrich,…

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Audi Camp is situated at the edge of the Okavango Delta 12 km away from Maun, on the road toward the Moremi Game Reserve. It is located on the banks of the Thamalakane river, the southern most tributary of the Okavango Delta. Audi Camp offers camping, tented accommodation and en suite tents….

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The Hainaveld area, situated on the Northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve was once reserved for cattle farming under the Tribal Grazing Land Policy. Itis now however quickly expanding to a prime game farming area. The only problem isthe ranches were cut into approximately 6,000 ha blocks which are simply too small toaccommodate game farming….

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