Featuring 10 great routes: Cederberg & Biedouw Valley; Gannaga, Ouberg & Tankwa Karoo NP; Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort Passes; Baviaanskloof; Mountain Zebra NP & Camdeboo; Lesotho-Drakensberg Region; iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Northern Namibia; Southern Namibia. Detailed information: accommodation listings; top sites featured; gear guide on what to pack; geological information; lists of likely to see birds & animals; full color photographs throughout; real experiences; best and worst experiences for each trip; turn-by-turn descriptions of the routes driven; each route driven & verified by the author; useful information on planning your trip; fauna checklist; flora checklist; interesting facts on regions visited; information on flowers & plant-life. Detailed maps:....
Be vigilant when driving through Africa: camels are careless when crossing the road, and women carrying water pots are little more watchful. So warn the authors of this fifth edition of Africa Overland, They also give updated information on each country's political and security situation (Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia are on the up; since this guide's last edition, security in Western Sudan and Eastern Chad has turned sour); provide an expanded Route Outlines section including information on border crossings; and offer revised recommendations on vehicles including practical coverage on buying a vehicle, maintenance and driving. 'This is the ultimate roadies' guide to traversing the wilderness of Africa. An indispensable guide to negotiating the uncharted perils of Africa's vast plains.' Daily Express (UK)
A handbook to understanding and exploring the Sahara Desert, this volume features 50 detailed itineraries covering over 15,000 miles in nine countries - Morocco, Mauritiana, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad and Egypt. A section on traveling by camel is included.
In his first new travel book in eight years, the endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. He endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances with characteristic crankiness; however, "the more difficult Theroux's travel, the more he seems to enjoy himself "(Columbus Dispatch). Theroux's journey in "Dark Star Safari is in many ways a labor of love: in the 1960s, Theroux worked as a teacher and Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda and Malawi, and his trip back to this beloved continent coincides with his sixtieth birthday. Gauging the current state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" "(Rocky Mountain News).
Field guide to rocks and minerals of Southern Africa
Southern Africa boasts many spectacular examples of rocks and minerals; volcanic lavas make up the dramatic Drakensberg mountain range, granite mountains form stunning scenery in Namibia and Zimbabwe, and some of the most ancient rocks on Earth – over 3 000 million years old – are to be found on the subcontinent. The region is home to many important and interesting minerals, as well as a wide array of beautiful gemstones – diamonds from South Africa, emeralds from Zimbabwe and tourmalines from Namibia.
Dana Snyman, seker Suid-Afrika se gunstelingreisskrywer, beskryf sy eie lewensreis en die ongebaande wee waarop hy hom al begeef het. Dana soek na die ware Weskus, kuier by die Karoo se karretjiesmense, jaag pylreguit deur Boesmanland, sit in Lutzville se kroeg, en ry selfs' n Harley – op Colesberg. Uiteindelik gaan hy huis toe, in sy Valiant, en herkou aan die lesse van die langpad. Heerlik vermaaklik, dog diep menslik.