Art in Botswana

By Abi King | Africa

Apr 10

Beautiful women in Maun

I found this beautiful image in the well-trodden yet overlooked town of Maun in Botswana, southern Africa. The town sits at the edge of the Okavango Delta and pilots, tourists and enterprising locals buzz around the small airstrip, restless to leave Maun behind and to let nature brandish the blues and greens of the Delta beneath them.

Perhaps that’s why there’s so much amber in this picture: to counteract nature’s masterpiece next door.

Either way, it’s an image I love and it makes a great test photo for today.

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About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Siddhartha Joshi April 10, 2012

Its beautiful…

Prime April 12, 2012

love this one.

    Abi King April 12, 2012

    I’m glad – me too!

JoAnna April 17, 2012

I adore African art. A whole room in our house is dedicated to it.

    Abi King April 18, 2012

    Me too. There’s usually so much light and colour. A complete contrast to the medieval European masterpieces which are often very, very dreary!

Joanne March 3, 2013

Love the beautiful rich colours of the women and their clothing found in African art. This one has a particularly elegant feel to it.

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