Beautiful sunsets and plastic from the pier Eagle Island Camp by Orient Express Camp, outside the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. MAUN OKAVANGO DELTA. Maun is the capital of the Okavango Delta, a complex and extensive lake system formed by the waters of the Okavango River, which forms an inland delta in northern Botswana for almost twenty thousand square kilometers. The city is located southeast of the delta, out of the flood zone and the gates of the Kalahari Desert. Maun, considered the southern gateway to the Okavango, is the fifth population of Botswana. It has 30,000 inhabitants and was founded in 1915 as the capital of the ethnic tribal botawana, a sub-tribe of the Tswana or tawana that grazed on the edge of the delta. Currently is the administrative center and the capital of the district of Ngamiland, but his most important activity is the organization and delivery of the many safaris and stays organized in the Okavango Delta. The city is a mix of modern capital and native huts. In its early reputation had border town where herds gathered around and organized hunts, but since the nineties of the last century tourism has fostered a rapid growth of the city on the banks of the river Thamallakane. Maun has numerous shops, hotels and lodges, and it is possible to hire special vehicles to travel to the delta or a plane from which to move to any of the aerodromes in the swamps abound after. However, the tourist nature of the town, she come yet the inhabitants of the region with their herds to trade. The climate. The rainy season in the delta coincides with that of Angola, which takes place between October and April and in flood of the Okavango River, which begins to be felt in December and takes nine months to complete due to the low gradient of the river, about 60 m at 450 km. The rains are more abundant in the north and lower in the south, where the river goes into the Kalahari. In the town of Maun, the southern gateway to the Okavango Delta, the contrast between day and night is great in winter, with an average minimum of 6 ° C and an average maximum of 23 ° C. Frosts are not uncommon during cold spells. In summer, the heat is very strong but at night is refreshing, with a minimum average of 19 º C in November and December and average maximum of 35 ° C in October, before the rains. Humidity is maintained between 55 and 70 percent. The rains are zero in July, August and September and virtually zero in May and June, with 5 and 3 mm on average. In October, the average is 23 mm, and in November, 56 mm, in December, 86 mm, in January, the wettest month of 107 mm, in February, 71 mm, in March, 71 mm, and in April of 18 mm, then end, but the waters are still rising many times until July. Okavango Delta The Okavango is an African river, which rises in Angola in a fairly rainy and after a journey of nearly 1,000 miles and crossing the Caprivi Strip (Namibia), reaches the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and in where it enters an endorheic basin (basins without outlet to the sea), which forms a large region alluvial improperly named and known throughout the world as the Okavango Delta. As leads to an area with a very arid climate, it is an allochthonous river (when the waters of a river ending in desert areas where they are lost by seepage and evaporation). Its basin extends over an area of ??721 277 km ². Thus, the Okavango Delta is a delta unusual case, in the sense that this river does not flow into the sea. Actually, it is not a true river delta, but an alluvial fan or large alluvial fan, which occurs where the Okavango River empties into a plain almost endorreica a much drier climate than in their headers. In the Okavango Delta there is only swimmers lion population, they are forced to enter the water, which during floods reaches cover 70% of its territory, to hunt antelope and impala.