- Series: Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia,
- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Global Travel Publishers; 7th edition (December 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0939895129
- ISBN-13: 978-0939895120
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,589,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe Paperback – December 30, 2008
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The inside cover has a great chart that shows you month by month and country by country (and regions within countries) when is the best time to visit. The back inside cover has a similar chart showing which animals you'll see in which region and country. Other charts in the book provide useful information.
The first one hundred pages tells you about the different housing arrangements (mobile tent camps, lodges, etc, the types of safaris (walking safaris , gorilla safaris, game drives, night game drives etc.), costs, booking, health issues, and much more.
The next few hundred pages has separate sections discussing the particulars of safaris in each country. Nine or ten countries/regions are discussed in great depth. Another section discusses an additional half dozen countries that are less travelled for safaris.
The sections tell you about the accomodations, the food, the culture, the history, etc. Lots of useful information and tips.
There's lots of information about various tour companies. The author runs his own highly regarded travel tour company specializing in African Safaris.
The book is beautifully illustrated with high quality graphs and photographs. This book is highly recommended if you're thinking of a safari.
First, it is HEAVY. Printing on heavy clay-coated stock is nice for the color pictures, but at about 2 1/2 pounds/1+ kilos you are not going to want to put this in your luggage.
Second, it is basically a disguised hustle for the author's travel company. Starting with the full-page ad on page six, followed by hustle after hustle in the text ("Then call us at the Africa Adventure Travel Company ... We will match the experience you are looking for with a fabulous safari program ..."), then at page 676 discover that you have bought and paid for another 20 (!) straight pages of nothing but advertising.
The information in this book, while good, is available elsewhere in more portable form and without the egregious hustle. If you like color photos, don't mind a book the weight of a small anvil, and are willing to be hustled, however, this is your book.
I've been to Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa using Mark Nolting's books and HIGHLY recommend :)My copy (plus the Safari Journals) are one of my most treasured safari