Maun Cultural Tour

Maun Cultural Tour

USD110 per person

Welcome to the pulse of Maun. Encounter the donkey carts, road-side vendors, unassuming yet vibrant corners, contemporary street art and the people, getting an authentic glimpse of life in Botswana.

Learn about local customs and traditions from your host, intermingled with their own personal experiences. Feast your senses on the sights, smells and sounds when walking through the vibrant market place. Taste some traditional dishes at a local Café. Meet some of our resident talents and admire their crafts. Look out for the BaHerero women dressed in their big, elaborate and colourful dresses. Try your hand at the ancient practice of basket weaving and hear the stories behind the beautiful patterns.

Compliment your safari experience with this immersive 3-hour Maun tour that partners with the community, enabling economic empowerment and developing cultural ambassadors.

3 Hours
All Ages+ Age
  • Departure
    Meeting point is directly opposite the airport just outside The Duck restaurant. There will be a Your Botswana Experience signpost and a driver with a branded vehicle waiting 30 mins prior to tour departure time.
  • Departure Time
    Morning 9am | Afternoon 2pm
  • Return Time
    Morning 12pm | Afternoon 5pm
  • Dress Code
    Hat, Sunscreen, Comfortable shoes
  • Included
    Maun Cultural Tour
    Traditional snack and drink
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Local drinks
    Return Transfer
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Meet and Greet
Drive to the Orientation Spot
Drive to the Market
Market Walk
Traditional snacks at Acacia Cafe
Drive to the Baskets
Drive back to the drop off


Situated along the banks of the Thamalakane River, in the North-West District of Botswana, Maun, a term that derives its name from the San language, meaning "the place of reeds," serves as the administrative town center of Ngamiland. Maun is notoriously known as a "Frontier" town and is referred to as the 'gateway' to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve as most tourists enter these destinations through this buzzing town. Although classified as one of the fastest growing towns in Botswana, and boasting one of the busiest airports in Southern Africa, Maun still retains much of its old/traditional (village-like) character, which encompasses the old judicial court of chiefs who are still active. Reed and mud hut infrastructures are seen in and around town as well as donkeys/carts and livestock. However, numerous hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, shopping malls, post offices, a museum, and a big hospital are available too. Maun also serves as the headquarters for the safari industry, tour operators, and air charter companies that offer trips into the Okavango Delta and National Parks such as Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai, Savute, Makgadikgadi, Chobe, Nxai Pan to name a few, as well as monumental historical sites like the Tsodilo Hills. Opportunities to visit nearby cultural villages can also be arranged from this central point.


Value For Money


MORNING 9am-12pm This is ideally suited for guests arriving into Maun off an international flight the day before and connecting into the camps around lunchtime the following day. Guests will have had the benefit of a restful afternoon after a long-haul flight on arrival and be ready to kick-start their Botswana experience the following morning.  AFTERNOON 2pm-5pm This is ideally suited to guests flying out of the camps with an overnight in Maun and connecting to their international flight the following day. Guests will enjoy an afternoon activity while still in their safari routine, with the opportunity to take it easy the following morning, arriving at the airport refreshed for their long-haul flight home.  GUEST CONFIGURATION
  • Minimum 2, Maximum 7 Guests Plus a Host & Driver
  • Bookable within 24 hrs notice on weekdays and 72 hrs over a weekend (Saturday & Sunday).
  • Last-minute bookings (within 24 hrs) will be accepted if there is a pre-existing booking and the tour is confirmed to
  • Private departures are bookable based on a minimum of 6 full paying guests. Includes hotel pick-up and drop-off within Maun.
  • Payments and cancellations to be received not less than 24 hours prior to date of the activity.
  • The Duck Restaurant & Made in Maun shop is opposite the airport for those wanting to have lunch, a refreshment or with time to spare, before commencing the tour.
  • Hotel pick-up and/ or drop-off, as well as PCR testing can be arranged on request at a surcharge - advanced booking required.
  • Parking is available at the airport for any self-drive guests (parking at your own risk).
  • Please let us know where you are arriving from and departing to, as well as your travel arrangements (transfer, self-drive etc) and contact details on confirmation of your booking. This is to allow us to ensure that everything flows as smoothly as possible.
  • Private departures, larger groups and tailor made itineraries bookable on request. Let us know how much time you have available and your special interests.
  • We recommend that you use sunscreen and wear a hat to protect you from the sun as you will be walking outdoors.
  • Please drink water. Travel in general creates an increased need for hydration. Being outdoors, in direct sunlight, with probable high temperatures, puts you at risk of dehydration which will impact negatively on your travel plans beyond the tour itself. Water is available from your host throughout the tour.
  • Comfort Breaks. Access to toilet facilities en-route is limited. There are bathrooms located within the Maun Airport and at The Duck which we suggest you use before we depart. You will have another scheduled bathroom break mid tour at Acacia Cafe and we encourage you to use this opportunity. Should you need a comfort break during the tour, please alert your host in good time to allow for a detour.
  • Your will encounter un-even paving, steps & sandy areas on the tour. Please mind your step. Regrettably, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • Please notify us about any dietary requirements at the time of booking as there is a traditional snack served on the tour.
  • As this is a scheduled tour, out of respect to all our guests, please note that we will depart promptly at the given time without delay to avoid any inconvenience. Please plan to arrive 10 - 15 minutes before departure.
  • Guests arrival details and departure details would be required at the time of booking.
  • Please notify us at the time of booking if you need us to store extra luggage on your behalf for the duration of the tour.
  • All guests are required to wear their mask for the duration of the tour.
  • We ask that you sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the vehicle at each stop en-route. The driver will provide you with sanitiser as required.
  • Please observe social distancing at all times.