Maun Immersive Tour

A 3-hour experience of our Donkey Town

Maun Immersive Tour

per person

Experience Botswana  – Beyond wildlife

Why we love it: A tour to showcase our donkey town.


Dates Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Jan – Dec USD 120.00 (min. 2 pax)  USD 0
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: air conditioned bus, host, driver, traditional snack, traditional drink and bottled water
NOTE: Please note the tour does not run on Saturday afternoons, Sundays or public holidays

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 marketplace. 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.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    The Duck Restaurant Cafe
  • Departure Time
    Morning 0900 Hrs/ Afternoon 1400 Hrs
  • Return Time
    Morning 1200 Hrs / Afternoon 1700 Hrs
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Included
    Maun Immersive Tour
  • 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
    Traditional snack and drink
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Depart from The Duck Café
You will be met by one of the Your Botswana Experience Hosts, either at The Duck Café or at Maun International Airport. The Duck Café is opposite the airport and a 50 m/2 min walk from Maun International Airport. There will be a Your Botswana Experience signpost and a driver will be waiting 30 minutes before the tour departure time. Parking is available at the airport for any self-drive guests (at your own risk). You will then be taken on this lovely tour in a well-air-conditioned closed vehicle.
Tour Orientation At William's Car Wash
You will be driven to Williams Car wash, where your host will be giving you a more detailed brief of what you will see and do on the tour. William’s car wash comprises three elements, the car wash, Barbershop, and the Barbeque area. This is more of a social spot for guys in Maun, especially during weekends.
Market Walk In Town
A walk through the old town Centre of Maun, the first market area to be built here in Maun. Meet the array of street vendors - from those who sell traditional grains, brooms, and clothing to those who sell traditional artifacts.  You will learn their uses and values in our society. See the hair market which is a very important aspect for Batswana women. See the vibrant marketplace and different stalls - including Orange Money, MyZaka, and Smega – those who keep us all connected. Meet one of our local artists who does the tie-dye T-shirts, caps, and jumpers along with some amazing paintings, drawings, and other artwork.
Home of Quality Baskets
You will meet Mma Kushonya, who is an ambassador when it comes to Botswana basket weaving. She has been to many countries representing Botswana and loves sharing information on basket weaving with Tourists. You will learn about Botswana traditions concerning baskets, materials being used to make baskets, uses and different patterns and their meanings.
Visit A Local Restaurant For Lunch
Tantalize your Taste buds and visit one of the local restaurants.  Allow yourself to be welcomed on this experience with a traditional Tswana drink. This activity is about an hour long and you will learn more about Botswana’s food culture, you will also discuss topics like marriage, Botsetse (confinement after giving birth), raising kids (It takes a village) and also the end-of-life rituals (funerals).
Drop Off At The Duck Café
After the tour you will be dropped at The Duck or Maun International Airport, this will depend on the arrangements you have made with us. Here you are please encouraged to fill out the guest feedback form as we need to know where to develop the tour. If you require an escorted to your next check-in, our Hosts will be super happy to do so.  Our team will then bid you farewell.


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


  •  The 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.
  • Please share any dietary restrictions at the time of booking as there is a traditional snack served on the tour.
  •  The Maun Immersive Tour can be booked all year round but excludes Sundays and Public Holidays. On Saturdays, tours only run in the morning from 09:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • Guests will have the opportunity to buy some curios during the tour. Most of the vendors don't have credit card facilities but will accept USD if you don't have BWP.
  •  No fitness requirement however, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  •  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.
  •  Please note that access to toilet facilities en route is limited. There are bathrooms located within the Maun Airport and at The Duck Cafe which we suggest you use before we depart. You will have another scheduled bathroom break mid-tour at the local restaurant 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Larger groups and tailor-made itineraries bookable on request.


  •  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.