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Get up close and personal with Southern Africa's amazing wildlife with this all-in-one safari guide
Cheetah and springbok race in a 100km/hour sprint to the death in the Kalahari; a vast grey mass of elephants surround you on their way to the riverbanks; a million flamingos lay a pink planket over the mudflats.
Whether you're on a top-shelf luxury safari or going it alone in a rented minivan, prepare for the wildlife experience of your life.
In This Guide:
What do you want to see? Highlights and customized itineraries give you the top wildlife experiences
Plan your safai with practical advice from Lonely Planet's Africa experts
Discover what's where and how to find it - indepth coverage of the major parks and reserves
Be first to name-check a samango moneky with our essential wildlife-spotting guide
This guide covers more than 100 top wildlife-watching destinations, from capital city day trips to dozens of national parks. Each destination has a map to the best sites and itineraries from two days to two months.
Ecotourism is booming. Worldwide, travellers are heading off specifically to enjoy natural retreats, or incorporating them into their travels. Their focus? Wildlife. From the Serengeti plains teeming with wildebeest and zebra to the Great Barrier Reef, this innovative series from Lonely Planet, in brilliant full colour throughout, brings all the world's great wildlife spectacles within reach.
Watching Wildlife are the first guides to a complete wildlife experience. With specific directions to the best viewing sites within the most spectacular and diverse wildlife reserves, beautifully complemented with hundreds of colour photographs of wildlife and landscapes, engaging and educative information about the fauna and authoritative advice on technique and equipment they are the perfect companion for general traveller and ecotourist alike. The Watching Wildlife series provides the full lowdown on where, what and how ...
-- coverage of more than 100 top wildlife-watching destinations, from capital city daytrips to dozens of national parks
-- specific directions and maps to the best sites within each featured destination
-- itineraries from two days to two months
-- Wildlife Gallery profiling the most spectacular and conspicuous animals
-- photographs of up to 300 species
-- extensive background to the region's natural history and habitats
-- site-specific tips for watching wildlife in each featured park
-- practical and detailed advice from experts on everything from binoculars to the best seasons to visit
-- special sections on wildlife photography, birdwatching, diving and more
A guide to the region with over 100 wildlife-watching destinations, maps to the best sites and over 700 colour photographs. *Also appeared in November Buyer's Notes*