The name Maun is derived from the San word 'maung', meaning the place of short reeds. It is the fifth largest town in Botswana with hip-hop streets and magnificent building. The temperatures are generally high because the city receives bright and sharp sunlight almost throughout the year. With economic prosperity and development, Maun boasts of excellent restaurants, dicos, bars, exclusive shopping malls and complexes etc. The perfect weather, inspiring scenic beauty and friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal tourist�s destination. Now the city of Maun has become the "tourism capital" of Botswana and the administrative centre of Ngamiland district.
|Population||:||It is now home to over 30,000 people.|
|Languages||:||English is the official language.|
|Currency||:||Botswana pula (BWP) is the currency of Francistown.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||19°59'S 23°25'E.|
Climate and Geography
Winters the days are warm but nights are cold. Summers are extremely hot due to abundant scorching heat of sun. The winters are dry as there is no rainfall and summers are wet with enough showers.
There are many means of transport to tour this small but wonderful city. You can choose between renting a car and hiring a taxi which is quite comfortable but expensive. Local buses are also available that travel to every corner of the city.
Shopping and Entertainment
Shopping is great fun at the following places in Maun : -
- √ African Arts & Images
Located next to Bushman Craft Shop has an impressive range of books, novels about Botswana.
- √ Bushman Craft Shop
This place has some of the wonderful and exclusive range of souvenirs for you take back along.
- √ Craft Centre
This place is popular for pottery, paintings and handmade paper products etc.
When it comes to the "Entertainment", then Maun does not lack behind. The city has a pulsating, chirpy and rocking nightlife. So take out your best night gowns and get ready to rock and roll. Below are the popular hangouts : -
- Bull & Bush Pub
- Maun Lodge
- Power Station
- Sedia Hotel
- Sports Bar & Restaurant.