Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best African safari destinations in both eastern and southern Africa. Travelers will be able to determine which African safari destination is best for them and plan their trip step by step starting months before departure up to the day of arrival. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in-the-bush excursion. Plus, Fodor's reveals the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. More in-depth planning information is given for popular gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda. This travel guide includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: New recommendations include the best new safari camps and tour operators •ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special full-color "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide provide rich information on the Big Five, the Great Migration, the Dunes of Namibia, and African culture. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Travelers can discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Fodor's offers a hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a planning timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers well-informed advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. •COVERS: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Victoria Falls, South African Wine Country, Zanzibar, Kruger National Park, Skeleton Coast, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Serengeti National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro
An African safari is considered the trip of a lifetime for many, and recent continent-wide expansion of low-cost airfares has made many African destinations more affordable to reach. Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, and Zambia. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor's deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Travelers will be able to determine which African safari destination is best for them and plan their trip step by step from months before departure to the day of arrival. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in-the-bush excursion. Plus, Fodor's reveals the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. More in-depth planning information is given for popular gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special full-color "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide provide rich information on the Great Migration, how to dress, types of lodging and vehicles, different African tribes, and African culture. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Travelers can discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Fodor's offers a hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a planning timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. INCLUDES: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Victoria Falls, the Seychelles, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. From urban and lively Cape Town and Johannesburg to the dramatic scenery and wildlife of Kruger National Park, South Africa offers an amazingly wide range of experiences. Fodor's South Africa helps travelers sort through their many choices and select the best adventure based on their own interests, whether that involves wildlife viewing, wine tasting, resort stays, or exploring South Africa's rich cultural legacy. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout South Africa · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Cape Town and Peninsula, The Western Cape, The Northern Cape, The Garden Route and the Little Karoo, The Eastern Cape, Durban and Kwazulu-Natal, Johannesburg, Mpumalanga & Kruger National Park, and Victoria Falls Planning to focus on a safari? Check out Fodor's Complete Guide to African Safaris.
Filled with practical advice on how and where to find the best safari trips in southern and eastern Africa, this handy tourist guide explains how to evaluate the best safaris and guided tours, offers facts about different types of game lodges, and provides tips on comparing packages, what to pack, health issues, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Mark W. Nolting
Publisher: Global Travel Pub
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Going on safari requires preparation – and no book leaves a traveler better prepared than this one. Including a wildlife guide and checklist, trip organizer, phrase book, safari diary, and map, this tremendous resource puts all necessary information right at the traveler’s fingertips.
This book will give you detailed information on planning your safari. You will receive invaluable tips from picking an outfitter to shipping your animals' home. We even cover which seats to pick for your flight. For years I worked and saved, and saved and worked. I spent what felt like a lifetime waiting for the day that I might make my dream African safari come true. The information found here was gathered through my experiences in planning my two safaris over the past few years. As we all know the best way to learn about planning a trip like a safari is to talk to someone that has been there and done that. I would like for you to consider this book as your conversation with an old friend. Most of us are not like the hunters on the television hunting shows. In essence we are not paid personalities thus we must pay to play. It is a very detailed business of planning and executing a hunt in South Africa. I wanted to "un-muddy the waters" for those who've shared the same dream for a safari as I have for so many years, but didn't know where to start. With the information I am providing, I will help you to avoid the many pitfalls that plague so many hunters as well as the overlooked details that can turn a trip of a lifetime into a nightmare. I am living proof that a safari is attainable for the everyday working man.
A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.
Filling the gap between basic mammal guides and extensive academic texts, this resource answers everyday questions about mammals in an understandable fashion that will appeal to tourists, bush enthusiasts, and field guides. Addressing everything from how an elephant's trunk works to why the blue whale is not a fish, this question-and-answer guide includes more than 700 color photographs and a detailed section on tracks and signs, making it a must-have for anyone wanting to know about the mammals of the bush region.
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Montréal and Québec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This guide, with rich color photographs throughout, captures the French-speaking cities' universal appeal, from sidewalk cafés and Jewish delis to winter sports and traditional French cuisine. This travel guide includes: •PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Montréal & Québec City •UPDATED COVERAGE: Fully updated coverage of neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more. New restaurants and hotels throughout Montréal and Québec City showcase the best options at different price points and categories •SPECIAL FEATURES: Itineraries suggest the best day trips and overnights in the two cities, and the feature “A Food-Lover’s Tour of Montréal” offers a culinary walking tour. A feature on regional cuisine dishes up information on fantastic local fare •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Montréal & Québec City offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category •INDISPENSABLE PLANNING TOOLS: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important travel information •A CALENDAR OF EVENTS: helps visitors choose the best time to plan a visit around special festivals, parades, and golf tournaments •GREAT ITINERARIES: help travelers make the most of their time •COVERS: Old Montréal and the Lachine Canal; Downtown and Chinatown; The Latin Quarter and the Village; The Plateau, Outremont, Mile End and Little Italy; Parc du Mont-Royal; Cote-des-Neiges; Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; The Islands; Québec City Upper Town; Québec City Lower Town, and Québec City Old City. Also includes Side Trips from Montréal to the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, and the Outaouais, as well as Side Trips from Québec City to Île d’Orléans, Côte-de-Beaupré, and Charlevoix
Brooklyn is the most talked about, trendsetting destination in the world, and Fodor's Brooklyn is the only guidebook you need to fully explore New York City’s most exciting borough. Written by Brooklynites and illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson, this expertly curated guide has a chic design and plenty of savvy advice. Each of the 29 neighborhoods inside is accompanied by a beautiful, easy-to-read map, making it even more fun to explore Williamsburg’s art and culinary scene, the amazing views from Brooklyn Heights, or the architecture and greenery of Park Slope. "Best Bet" recommendations list the top places to find great food, shop for Brooklyn-made products, attend cultural events, and more. Notable neighborhood residents have contributed their personal anecdotes about Brooklyn, too, including Borough President Eric L. Adams, founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Leonard Riggio, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets Brett Yormark, founder of Brooklyn Brewery Steve Hindy, actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier, New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton, WNYC host Kurt Anderson, and more. Combining artistry with authenticity, Fodor's Brooklyn captures the borough's unique personality--making it the go-to guide for locals and visitors alike. Winner of the 2016 Thomas Lowell Silver Award for Guidebooks. Follow #InsideBklyn to stay in the know and share your own Brooklyn adventures. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations · Major sights such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Flea and Brooklyn Bridge Park · Coverage of Williamsburg; Greenpoint; Bushwick and East Williamsburg; Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights; Fort Greene and Clinton Hill; Prospect Heights; Park Slope and Prospect Park; Gowanus; Dumbo; Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn; Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill; Carroll Gardens; Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District; Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope; Ditmas Park and Midwood; Sunset Park; Bay Ridge; Brighton Beach and Coney Island Planning to visit more of New York City? Check out Fodor's city-wide travel guide to New York City. Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Everything about Africa that stirs the imagination is concentrated in its southernmost country. Lions freely roam vast game reserves such as Kruger National Park; vineyards stretch across the Cape Winelands; and mountains cascade into the sea along miles of beaches. In addition to dream safaris and romantic honeymoons, South Africa offers modern cities with thriving arts and dining scenes. South Africans are welcoming, and the country’s emergence from a turbulent past provides a dramatic history lesson and the promise of something new every time you visit. This travel guide includes: •SAFARI PLANNING: Reviews of new safari camps, Safari-planning tips, and recommended tour companies •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS:Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout South Africa •MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to help make the most of your time exploring the top attractions •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the top reasons to go •COVERS: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, Durban, The Garden Route, Kruger National Park, The Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Little Karoo, The Kalahari, The Sunshine Coast, The Drakensberg, Mpumalanga, Sabi Sand Looking specifically to plan a Safari trip? Check out Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris
Author: Richard D. Estes
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.
Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions and other valuable features. Original.