Relax and unwind with this stunning collection of beautiful animal illustrations, just waiting to be filled with color. Review This is a very useful book and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to southern Africa to observe wildlife.
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I bought three South Africa wildlife books at the same time. Secondly, it includes both birds and mammals, plus a variety of other animals. I am sure it is not comprehensive, but may be good enough for a few weeks in South Africa. It includes good color photographs which is not my preference, at least for birds as I find drawings much more informative. What I don't like is its tight binding which makes it spring shut too easily. It is definitely my choice as a bird reference book, though I may not carry it in the field unless I put it in a backpack.
It will be a good reference book for identifying my photos when I have time away from the field.
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I always like the NAS book series and already own almost the complete set, and 2. I know one of the authors. An advantage or a disadvantage depending on your point of view is that it covers all of Africa. If I only visit South Africa, the book contains too many species that I will not see. On the other hand, it is a good reference for the whole continent. I like the flexible binding on the NAS books, photos are good, but again my preference is for drawings when it comes to birds. One person found this helpful.
We bought this book before traveling to Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on photo safaris.
It was a helpful supplement each night, to our notes, to confirm what we'd seen, and I've used the book many times since getting back to help identify our pictures. That said, it does have some limitations.
Organization is sketchy, and the pictures are not always the most representative. The descriptions in the text blocks are difficult to read a little bolding or organization could have helped. I don't at all regret getting this book, but if I were to take another trip I might look around a bit more in an actual gasp book store. I also bought "Birds of Southern Africa Pocket Took this to a 10 week tour of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and was delighted.
I only wish they had included the bird and animal distribution maps. They are so helpful when you can't get up close to the critter you are trying to identify. I was the only one with a guide book on our tour and was always sharing it! This guide had all of the mammals, all of the butterflies, and close to all of the birds we saw in two weeks in S.
When a bird was not in the guide, we could figure out what family it was in.
Not enough for a trip dedicated to birding, but enough info for the rest of us. Bought this just before our trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Had every bird and mammal listed, in one guide. Only things that keep it from being 5 stars are 1 no range maps and 2 I found a book in South Africa not as good that included the names of the animals in several languages Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa , which was cool. Otherwise, probably the best single book of its kind. I have many of the more detailed animal books and guides, but because of their size and weight leave them at home as reference material.
This book, owing to both its compact size and low weight, is ideal as a practical take-along guide. It's likely to contain just about everything you'll see on safari. Animals are pictured and, alongside, text is given describing the animal. Perfect for my purposes. This small guide went with me everywhere for the two weeks I was in South Africa. The Afrikaans names were great for my SA friends to quickly look up birds and animals.
I had a bigger bird book that I realized I could leave behind. I wrote in it the date and location I spotted each animal or the second spotting.
The perfect companion for the safari enthusiast, this complete traveller's guide to the wildlife of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi is a. The perfect companion for the safari enthusiast, this complete traveller's guide to the wildlife of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi is.
It was amazing to see it fill up. I had done some studying before we left and wish I had done more as the bird types are so very different. I found the organization to be very logical and easy to use.
Easy to read print and illustrations. Helped us identify numerous birds and other species. Each sometimes had different birds illustrated.
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Wildlife is southern Africa's number one visitor attraction. This handy, 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 sandgrouse, and explores the wildlife hotspots of seven countries, offering insights into animal behaviour 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.