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.
Tanzania is one of Africa's greatest safari destinations, home to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the 'spice island' of Zanzibar and lesser known gems such as the vast Selous Game Reserve and habituated chimpanzees of Gombe Stream. This fully revised edition of the guide covers every accessible national park and reserve, as well as many top non-wildlife attractions and the best accommodation in every price bracket. It includes in-depth coverage of wildlife and natural history, background information on the Maasai and other tribes, archaeological points of interest such as rock art and mediaeval Swahili ruins and an introduction to the Swahili language.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a refreshing dip at Victoria Falls, explore the ancient pyramids of Egypt, or take a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Africa Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, local customs, music and wildlife Over 235 maps Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise your time and money), and Planning Safaris Coverage of Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices) Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Africa, our most comprehensive guide to Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Country Guides or Regional Guides, such as Lonely Planet Morocco or Lonely Planet Southern Africa. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
A safari in northern Botswana takes the traveller to a wilderness populated almost exclusively by wildlife. Here are the predators and their prey; here, too, are the elephants, the hippos and the astonishing birdlife of the Okavango Delta. This third edition of Bradt's Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango, Kalahari, Chobe Desert provides unrivalled coverage of the region's wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go. Accommodation options for all budgets - from lodges to camps and hotels - are fully revised and updatedChris McIntyre is a director of a UK travel company specialising in southern Africa. He travels regularly throughout the region, including extended trips to Botswana.
Author: Mark W Nolting
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper, this is the only Safari Planning Map to Africa on the market and includes key elements essential in planning a successful safari. This full-color map is large (38.25" x 26.5") and is in itself a work of art by Mark Nolting, the author of "Africa's Top Wildlife Countries" and the "African Safari Journal and Field Guide" (each with over 200,000 copies in print). The map emphasizes the wildlife areas and provides information needed to plan a safari, whereas other maps focus on intricate road systems etc. which are irrelevant to most international safariers, as they either fly from camp to camp, or they are driven by guides. Side 1 includes: All the top safari countries and important wildlife reserves in East and Southern Africa "When's The Best Time to Go for Wildlife Viewing" chart "What Wildlife is Best Found Where" chart Temperature and Rainfall charts Side 2 includes: Enlargements of the two key regions visited by most travelers: The Okavango Delta(Northern Botswana) to Victoria Falls, and Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya The Great Serengeti Migration The Okavango Delta Flood (inundation) Enlargements of other popular reserves The location of the best safari camps and lodges
"It's here, in nature, that we are completely unified with all of life." Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he launched a safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, a pioneering internationally renowned luxury travel company that takes thousands of trekkers to the planet's wildest frontiers. In his gripping memoir, this "Indiana Jones–meets–James Bond" entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent's life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth. Packed with gorgeous photographs and unbelievable memories from the larger-than-life explorer, Safari lets readers indulge their spirit of adventure.
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.
Author: Mark W. Nolting
Publisher: Global Travel Publishers
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent’s best countries for game viewing -- making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer. This is the only guidebook that effectively assists readers in choosing the best destinations for the kind of wildlife experience they would most enjoy by comparing travel options among all the top wildlife countries. Using the easy-to-read "When’s the Best Time to Go for Game Viewing" chart, readers can conveniently choose the specific reserves and country(ies) that are best to visit during their vacation period. From the "What Wildlife is Best Seen Where" chart, readers can easily locate the reserves that have an abundance of the animals they wish to see. From the "Safari Activities" chart, readers can choose the reserves that offer the safari options (night drives, canoeing, walking, ballooning,etc.) that interest them most. Jam-packed with information essential to the successful safari: * 512 pages of color with over 400 photos * 15 Countries, including the top safari countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa * Over 75 color maps, detailing countries and major wildlife reserves, including regional maps that conveniently point out the best reserves and their highlights * 10 charts, including When's The Best Time to Go and What Wildlife is Best Found Where * Accommodations graded for convenient selection -- with the best highlighted as the author's top choice Detailed information on: Photo Safaris Mountain Climbing Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safaris Bird Watching Canoe/Kayak/Boat Safaris Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Hot-Air Balloon Safaris Night Game Drives Walking Safaris White-water Rafting Horseback safaris Family Safaris Honeymoon safaris
Herds of antelope on the Serengeti, dhows on the Zanzibar coast, red-robed Maasai warriors, brilliant coral in sparkling seas â€“ Lonely Planet shows you the best that Tanzania has to offer. Whether you want to watch wildlife, laze on the beach or ramble through Swahili ruins this guidebook is your indispensable companion. Chill With A Cheetahâ€“ 16-page full-color wildlife guide enables you to distinguish your warthog from your wildebeest. Safari With A Campariâ€“ tips on foot, car, balloon and boat safaris to suit every budget, from basic camp sites to luxury lodges. Catch Some Raysâ€“ get the lowdown on the best beaches, secluded coves and islands on Tanzaniaâ€™s long and pristine coast. Climb Kilimanjaroâ€“ we tell you the who, why, how and when of scaling Africaâ€™s mightiest mountain. Go Your Own Wayâ€“ easy-to-use maps and transport information help you get from Arusha to Zanzibar and back again.