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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; Second Edition edition (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841623474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841623474
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #481,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘...a highly focused view of the best wildlife...’ SX Magazine ‘A book like this is a must if you are going on safari. It’s an invaluable guide.’ Abroad Magazine

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The wildlife of southern Africa is the major attraction for visitors to this popular region. This guide encompasses the wildlife of Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. There are over 300 color photographs and numerous line drawings. It includes all major animal groups, from mammals to invertebrates; a special section on tracks and signs; a country -by-country summary of key sites, with full-color maps; practical tips on making the most of your visit, from foot safaris to photography.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good all-around source July 21 2011
By K. Rollins - Published on
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Southern African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide is a good book to carry with you on your trip if you don't want separate books for birds, mammals, reptiles,and other species. Of course, it can't cover everything, but it gives helpful descriptions of different habitat zones (bushveld, grassland, forest, desert, Fynbos, wetlands, and the coast) as well as their typical inhabitants, a large section on mammals, including carnivores, grazers, and browsers as well as sea mammals, and a good section on birds, though you'll need a bird guidebook if you want to identify all the birds you see.

A very interesting section is the one on identifying tracks and scat. You can learn a lot from reading both.

I took this book on a two-week photo safari trip in northeast South Africa and was very pleased with it.
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African safari April 11 2009
By Terrence W. Faulkner - Published on
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This is one of the better books for identifying African wildlife for anyone going on safari to southern Africa. If it has any fault at all it is that it tries to cover a very large subject in too few pages. But some may see that as a virtue.
Four Stars Nov. 19 2014
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This is a good safari companion. I used it in Zimbabwe.