✅ Trip Verified
| I arrived at Maun on a flight from Cape Town. Maun airport is a relatively simple and small airport with almost no conveniences and no air conditioning. We had to walk from the plane to the entrance of the airport, although the distance was short. Just before entering the door, we were stopped and asked where we were coming from and several passengers had to produce their Yellow Fever vaccination records. No one had given us immigration forms on the plane and thus we had to complete these in the small, hot area just before the immigration desks. At the time I was there, only one officer was processing passports, so there was some delay. However, the lady immigration officer was pleasant and processed me promptly. From there I went to the baggage claim area and while there used the restroom, it was not pleasant. I collected my baggage without much ado and simply walked past the customs inspector, who ignored me, and was then in the main terminal area. A few steps past that and I was at the desk of Mack Air, the airline I was to use to fly to my safari lodge. The Mack Air people processed me promptly and the next stop was a luggage scan before entering the pre-boarding holding area. The security folks used a scanner but also insisted on opening my small bag and having a look-see. My feeling is that the scanner is not really very good. The pre-boarding area is simply a non-airconditioned room, hot and without much in the way of creature comforts. Although Mack Air gave me a bottle of water, I could see no facilities for purchasing drinks or anything else. My impression is that Maun Airport, though an international airport, is dated and seriously needs some upgrading. At the time I arrived, another flight was arriving and it appeared that this was the time of day when almost everything happens at the airport. Still, it is stretched to capacity and seriously needs some upgrade as it handles most of the transiting traffic between international carriers and the smaller shuttle airlines (such as Mack Air) that move passengers to and from the various safari lodges in the Okavango Delta. Thus, whether one recommends Maun Airport or not, it is a necessity if one is going to the Delta and its only plus is the friendliness of its staff.