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Reading and Reference Books

Field References
Your guide will have reference books with them in the vehicle but you may wish to have your own. These are our suggestions for field references that are applicable to the Southern African Region, and not too large and unwieldy:
  • Mammals: Smithers - Mammals of Southern Africa
  • Birds: Hockey, Sinclair & Taboten - SASOL Birds of Southern Africa
  • Trees: Van Wyk - Trees of Southern Africa - Roodt - Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta
  • Reptiles: Marais & Alexander - A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa
  • Stars: Fairall - Stargazing from Game Reserves in Southern Africa
  • Photography: Butchart - Wildlife of South Africa: A Photographer’s Guide

Travel Guides
  • Bradt Travel Guides - check the websites for updates


  • Owens - Cry of the Kalahari
  • Scott - Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
  • McCall Smith - Botswana’s Number One Ladies Detective Agency
  • Joyce & Balfour - This is Botswana
  • Pickford - The Miracle Rivers - The Okavango and Chobe of Botswana

  • Lamb - The Africa House
  • Owens - The Eye of the Elephant

  • Michler - The Victoria Falls: The Insider’s Guide
  • Berger & Hilton-Barber - Explore Victoria Falls
  • Lamb - House of Stone
  • Lessing - African Laughter
  • Teede - Zambezi

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