Watching Wildlife Southern Africa

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Lonely Planet, 2009 - Nature - 344 pages
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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 riverbank; a million flamingos lay a pink blanket 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. This guide covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

  • What do you want to see? Highlights and customised itineraries give you the top wildlife experiences
  • Plan your safari with practical advice from Lonely Planet's Africa experts
  • Discover what's where and how to find it - in-depth coverage of the major parks and reserves
  • Be first to name-check a samango monkey with our essential wildlife-spotting guide

Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Authors:Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Matthew D. Firestone, Mary Fitzpatrick, Nana Luckman, and Kate Thomas.

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.

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Contents

THE AUTHORS
7
The Southern African
34
Habitats
42
South Africa
56
Hluhluweimfolozi Game Reserve
64
Pilanesberg National Park
72
Augrabies Falls National Park
78
Karoo National Park
84
Lower Zambezi National Park
184
Southern African Mammals
190
Cape pangolin
196
African wild dog
210
Hippopotamus
223
African buffalo
236
Cranes
249
Shorebirds
262

Mountain Zebra National Park
90
Namibia
96
Namibnaukluft Park
104
Cape Cross Seal Reserve
110
Zimbabwe
138
Gonarezhou National Park
146
Matusadona National Park
154
Matobo National Park
160
Lake Malawi
166
Lengwe National Park
172
South Luangwa National Park
178
Woodpeckers
275
Bulbuls
278
Cape sugarbird
284
Other creatures
290
Where When To Go
299
The Safari Experience
316
Beyond Looking
322
Digital Cameras
328
INDEX
335
BEHIND THE SCENES
344
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