Wildlife is southern Africa's number one visitor attraction. This handy, beautifully illustrated book combines field guide and travel guide, explaining where and when to find wildlife and how to identify it. Author Mike Unwin covers everything from the ‘Big Five' to dung beetles to sand grouse, and explores the wildlife hotspots of seven countries, offering insights into animal behavior and up-to-date conservation perspectives. From superb-value Kruger safaris to Cape Town and its vineyards to malaria-free safaris on South Africa's garden route, southern Africa has it all. Equally useful to both first-timer and serious naturalist, this Bradt guide is also the perfect safari souvenir.
Mike Unwin divides his time between editing natural history books, writing, photography and illustration. He is author of Bradt's 100 Bizarre Animals and co-author of Bradt's 100 Animals To See Before They Die.
Reptiles and amphibians
Tracks and signs
Making the most of it
Where to go
‘...a highly focused view of the best wildlife...'
‘A book like this is a must if you are going on safari. It's an invaluable guide.'
Seven countries in southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
This second edition includes an updated ‘Where to go' section, featuring the very latest national parks, reserves and other visitor options.
The common names of birds and other species have been updated to reflect the recent standardization of nomenclature across Africa, as reflected in the latest field guides.
There is approximately 25% new photography, including even better images and featuring a number of species that did not appear in the first edition.
New information boxes are scattered throughout the text, highlighting fascinating and quirky aspects of the southern African environment and its wildlife.
The text has been updated and refreshed throughout to reflect the latest conservation initiatives - for example, the Peace Parks - and wildlife population figures.