Maun is the capital of the North-West district in Botswana with almost 44,000 inhabitants. As a gateway to the Okvango Delta, Maun has developed into a true tourist village. Here you can eat out in one of the restaurants, shop extensively and refuel. A perfect stopover within the boundaries of civilisation before you continue on to places like the Okavango Delta (Moremi Game Reserve) or Kubu Island near the Makgadikgadi Salt Marshes. The international airport makes the city a common start or end point for a trip through Botswana.
Maun was founded as the capital of the Batawana people in 1915. The inhabitants first lived off livestock farming, but when tourism in Botswana began to grow and a major road was built alongside the town, Maun underwent great change. Today, tourism is central here.
Different self drive trips from Selfdrive4x4.com pass through this city as a convenient stopover between the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Salt Marshes.