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Maun is hot...real hot, in fact it has been the hottest place on the planet a few times....exceeding temperatures 49 degrees celcius.So for those coming from the Northern colder climates...do not visit Maun between December and February...you will melt. in the sun..suffer heat-stroke etc....It is best to view the wild animals anyway in winter, due to the grass being shorter.....and the rainy season is over...Maun is the access town to the Okavango Delta, from here you can get flights, book safari`s and everything else to do with your trip into the Okavango.Other than being an access town, Maun is a little boring as there is really not much to do there, apart from a few bars and a couple of craft shops.......see my shakawe page for okavango delta tips etc...

People of Maun

Here i have met all kinds of wonderful and even crazy people...from backpackers to the elite on safari.Maun is a peaceful mix of tswana tribes, river bushmen,foreigners and the Herero peoples, whom have crossed from over the Namibian border.In the photo you can see a Herero woman in traditional dress....this cultural costume has a strong German/dutch influence, and if you are travelling on to Windhoek in Namibia you will see many Hereros, whom originated from the Bantu tribes.

wow!are those for real?

Once a few kilometers out of maun, the terrain changes dramatically as the land depresses and becomes the okavango pan handle.The sand becomes a lot thicker as do the bushes and trees.You will then arrive at moremi reserve after a couple of hours drive, this is the reserve which surrounds the okavango delta.It is best to cross at 3rd bridge, then drive to kwhai, which is known for it`s prides of lions in that area.camp there for the night and head off toward xakanaxa(the x is said by making a click sound with your tongue) the next day.there is a public campsite at xakanaxa which is inexpensive.In this area you will see so many wild animals you will often have to pinch yourself to be sure it`s not a dream or a movie!!it`s amazing,this is one of my favorite places, xakanaxa, monkeys visit you in the morning, lions roar you to sleep at night, hyenas sniff your tent, hippos graze on the river banks and crocodiles bask in the sun...and thats just to mention a few...phew!!!!!you`re gonna have adventure filled days in this area!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Access the Okavango Delta
  • Cons:Hot..!!
  • In a nutshell:Great place to start your Okavango adventure...
  • Last visit to Maun: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 29, 2004
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  • Feb 3, 2007 at 10:55 PM

    Advising people to take homeopathic alternatives is irresponsible. Do you have medical or scientific training? Have you read the research literature on the efficacy (O lack thereof) of homeopathics for malaria?


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