Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun, Botswana, The Maun Studios are set under a riverine tree canopy in a secure, private garden teeming with birdlife.
Only 7 km from the village center and 6 km from Maun International Airport, the unique suites and Meru Tent are nestled in one of the oldest gardens in Maun and afford guests both privacy and security. Shared facilities include a thatched boma for sundowners, a plunge pool, and a large shady garden with views of the Thamalakane River and its abundant birdlife. There is ample safe parking and spacious en-suite accommodation with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and TV.
The River Studio
Boasting views of the Thamalakane River, the River Studio comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, aircon and extra-length king sized bed. An open-plan lounge leads out onto a private deck with magical garden views.
The Garden Studio
Nestled under a huge leadwood tree, this twin room offers a private courtyard garden and outside seating area as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities and facilities include a tea and coffee station, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, en-suite bathroom and a shower.
The Palm Studio
This self-catering unit has a generous private deck as well as a secret garden. The room is equipped with tea and coffee amenities, a gas stove and oven as well as a fridge and freezer.
The Meru Tent
Overlooking the Thamalakane River, the Meru Tent offers a mini kitchenette with a fridge, tea and coffee amenities as well as a private deck and firepit.
On the south-eastern edge of the Okavango Delta, straddling the banks of the Thamalakane River, the bustling frontier town of Maun serves as the gateway to northern Botswana. If you’re on a fly-in safari, you’ll likely not leave the airport, instead of making a quick change of planes before winging off into the central Delta.
Those arriving by vehicle, however, usually stay a night or two, replenishing supplies, making repairs, getting laundry done and so on.
Maun has large shopping centres, garages, banks, bars and camping supply stores, serving not just the steady stream of 4x4 visitors, but the hundreds of lodges, hotels, campsites and safari tour operators that ply their trade in the region.
A number of companies offer light aircraft and helicopter scenic flips – with a minimum flight time of 45-minutes. As it takes a few minutes to get over the Okavango Delta properly, booking at least an hour is a good idea. Helicopters are more expensive, but the visibility and photo opportunities over the Okavango Delta are worth paying the extra.
All ages welcome
The Maun Studios, Maun, Botswana
All ages welcome