Botswana is a very special place, one the few pristine and unspoilt environments left in the world. This lovely country offers an unequalled opportunity to study Africa’s wildlife – from big game to a wide diversity of bird life, insects, reptiles and plant life – and provides the lover of the great outdoors with the chance to experience the unrivalled national parks of Moremi and Chobe, the fascination of the Kalahari and the Makgadikgadi Pans, and the unique Okavango Delta with its thirteen thousand square kilometres of waterways.
This guide caters for both organised tours and private travellers who want to experience the wild lands of Botswana, giving detailed descrip- tions of how to get there, how to plan their trip, where to stay, what to take, what to do in emergencies, and other vital information such as cli- mate, bush driving, and ways and means of travelling around the country. Descriptions of Botswana’s famed reserves and national parks include comprehensive maps, as well as details of flora, fauna, geology and interesting historical features. Larger centres such as Gaborone, Maun, Francistown and Lobatse are described in detail, and some 21 suggested
self-drive routes for both two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles are included. Based on the successful Visitors’ Guide to Botswana, also by Mike Main, African Adventurer’s Guide to Botswana is a completely updated and comprehensive handbook for any would-be traveller who wishes to discover this magnificent country.
Mike Main is a freelance writer and management consultant who spends much of his time travelling around Botswana. He lives in Gaborone, the country’s capital, and is also the author of Kalahari: Life’s Variety in Dune and Delta and Zambezi: Journey of a River.