Maun is one of your typical frontier towns, although its 'romantic' image as a 'Wild West town' is being lost as developement sees the town westernise itself to cash in on the tourism market.
The town is getting a large-scale face-lift, although some of it's original character still pops out from behind the glowing lights of western fast-food joints.
Maun has a population of Herero people and is a bankiing and administrative hub. The Herero are former Namibian refugees, and their women are stunning photographic subjects in their traditional dress.... but be sure to nagotiate permission to take their photograph!.
The naube Museum is worth a visit, as is the Craft Centre, while on the Shorobe Road craft-savvy visitors will enjoy the Okavango Ceramics and the Shorobe Basket Co-operative.
Maun's tiny game reserve takes up just three square km where it lies on the Thamalakane River. It is geared around wildlife education and houses a variety of antelope. The nearby Matlapaneng Bridge connects up with the village of Matlapaneng, a haven for tourists seeking budget accomodation and camp sites.
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