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Africa's top wildlife countries
Nolting, Mark, 1951-
Personal Author:
Sixth edition, revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL : Global Travel Publishers, 2003.
Physical Description:
688 pages : 22 cm
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Starting from scratch, Africa's Top Wildlife Countries answers such questions as: What safari options are available? What countries offer the kind of experience I am seeking? When is the best time to go? Covering Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Swaziland, Mauritius, and the Seychelles Islands, this is a complete guide for anyone planning a trip to Africa. Its user-friendly format makes planning a safari easy by highlighting and comparing wildlife reserves, depicting and describing types of accommodations and other major attractions. Jam-packed with information essential for the successful safari, this edition has been completely revised, and includes over 50 maps detailing countries and major wildlife reserves (including a new two-page Eco-Map depicting the primary vegetation zones, country, and park locations), 32 pages of color photographs, more than 125 black and white photos, 11 charts, and numerous illustrations. "A must for all safari goers traveling in any part of Africa." -- R. Michael Wright, President, African Wildlife Foundation

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Library Journal Review

This is a revised and expanded edition of the author's excellent African Safari: The Complete Guide to 10 Top Game Viewing Countries (LJ 7/87). Four additional countries treated as ``additional destinations'' in the first edition now have their own sections, and there are separate indexes for animals and birds. Photos have been added, and there are numerous maps and tables with a wealth of handy information, including a chart on ``What Is Best Seen Where.'' As both the state of the wildlife and the political conditions of the region are subject to frequent change, this updated edition should be welcomed by libraries serving travelers who are considering African destinations.-- Harold M. Ot ness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Call of the Wildp. 13
How to Use This Bookp. 17
What Is a Safari Like?p. 20
Dispelling Myths about Travel on the Dark Continentp. 22
Ecotoursp. 22
Securityp. 23
Choosing Accommodationsp. 23
Food on Safarip. 28
Game Viewingp. 29
Types of Safarisp. 31
Safari Activitiesp. 40
Cost of a Safarip. 52
Languagep. 53
Wildlifep. 53
Temperaturep. 58
Rainfallp. 59
East and Central Africap. 67
Tanzaniap. 69
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 74
The Northp. 75
The Southp. 128
The Westp. 134
The Coastp. 138
Kenyap. 145
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 151
The Southp. 153
The Westp. 172
The Mount Kenya Circuitp. 175
The Rift Valleyp. 183
The Northp. 188
The Coastp. 197
Ugandap. 205
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 210
Northern and Westernp. 211
Southernp. 219
Rwandap. 227
Democratic Republic of the Congop. 271
Burundip. 291
Southern Africap. 301
Botswanap. 305
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 308
The Northp. 311
The Southp. 341
Zimbabwep. 345
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 351
The Westp. 352
The Northp. 368
The Eastp. 380
The Southp. 384
Zambiap. 389
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 394
The North and Northeastp. 395
The South and Westp. 409
Namibiap. 423
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 428
The North and Westp. 429
The Caprivi Stripp. 450
The Southp. 453
South Africap. 455
Wildlife and Wildlife Areasp. 460
Gautengp. 462
Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provincesp. 466
North West Provincep. 479
The Cape Provincesp. 482
KwaZulu-Natalp. 507
Malawip. 519
Swazilandp. 535
Lesothop. 549
Seychellesp. 561
Mauritiusp. 577
Safari Pagesp. 591
Safari Glossaryp. 633
Latin/Scientific Names of Mammals & Retilesp. 637
Suggested Reading Listp. 641
Places and People Indexp. 651
Animals and Plants Indexp. 654
Accomodations Indexp. 660
List of Mapsp. 667
List of Chartsp. 667
List of Animal Profilesp. 667
Photo Creditsp. 668
Acknowledgementsp. 670
About Mark Nolting, Author & Africa Expertp. 671
Bush Tailsp. 675