Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
Dreaming of Romantic Safaris in Africa
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com from Washington State
"One morning I just woke up and realized I wanted
to travel around the world. And I decided, if I don't go, I'll
always regret it, and if I don't go now, I never will."
After traveling all over the world, Mark Nolting decided to
return to Africa and travel from Cairo to Cape Town. He has been
researching travel on the African continent for over 25 years
and has even climbed to Uhuru Peak on Mt. Kilimanjaro.
To get the most out of any trip overseas, a travel book is
essential. It is even more important when traveling in Africa,
since a safari can be rather expensive. Especially if you want
to stay in private lodges with swimming pools.
Do you want a private safari or would you rather travel with
a group? Are you looking for gourmet European cuisine, local
dishes or just wholesome fare? Are you looking for a romantic
trip while staying in luxury tented camps or do you want to stay
at a five-star lodge like Singita near Kruger National Park in
In this new edition there are over 50 maps, helpful charts
and over 32 pages of color photographs.
You will discover:
Where and when to see the best wildlife.
Where to enjoy boat safaris, night drives, hot-air balloon
safaris, horeseback safaris, walking safaris, photo safaris and
even canoe safaris.
The rainfall and temperature for different regions throughout
What to wear – very important to get a pair of earth-colored
boots and a high-quality pair of binoculars.
Each chapter has a map of the area and a "facts at a
glance" section. You will find information on the size of
the country, population, capitals and official languages.
Detailed information of each country is followed by information
on the accommodations which range from deluxe to tourist class.
There are pictures so you know what to expect. If you are
looking for fields of flowers, you might want to head to
Namaqualand from August to September. If you are looking for a
dreamy tour along one of the most beautiful drives in Africa,
you might choose the "Garden Route." You can stay in
huge resorts or find isolation in a game reserve.
Once you decide what you want and where you want to stay, you
can look up further information and plan a safari with The
African Adventure Company.
The author dispels myths about travel in Africa and says one
of the safest places in the world has to be in the African bush.
You can also go to Africa for the mountain climbing, fishing,
star gazing, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching and even
You will find information on Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Africa,
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho,
Seychelles and Mauritius.
Additional features include information on the
Latin/Scientific names of Mammals & Reptiles, Suggested
Reading Lists, Places and People Index, Animal and Plant Index,
List of Maps, List of Charts and a List of Animal Profiles.
Mark Nolting is also the author of "African Safari
Journal." He gives you all the secrets for enjoying your
trip all the more. If you are looking for luxury, you might not
want to make the mistake of booking a "full participation
mobile tented camp safari." If you are honeymooning, your
trip could turn into the ultimate Out of Africa experience
complete with eating outdoors. I was impressed with the pictures
of "Dining on a deck at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge."
After living in South Africa for 12 years, I can tell you
Africa is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Everyone seems to speak at least three or four languages and
everyone seems to speak English and Afrikaans. The food is also
incredible with added variety and exotic flavors like guava and
Being a "cat lover" at heart, we used to visit the
game parks just to see the lions. This book brought back many
memories and even the "memory" scent of the ocean. The
areas around the South Coast (Coastal Forest) and Cape Town (Heathland)
were our favorite holiday escapes from the area around
Johannesburg, which is a Grassland (veld). A part of my heart
will always be watching sunsets from the deck of a house at
Cyara in Hekpoort, South Africa near the Magaliesberg Mountains
where the Jacaranda trees burst with lilac blossoms.
If you are dreaming of an adventure in Africa, this book will
be essential. Mark Nolting has written a beautiful book based on
his own exploration of Africa. He has also helped travelers plan
the safari of a lifetime. After reading "Africa's Top
Wildlife Countries," I'm convinced traveling with "The
Africa Adventure Company" is the way to go! I was worried
about traveling in Africa again, but after reading this book, I
was very encouraged and have started dreaming of returning to my
Also look for the "African Safari Journal" to
take with you on safari. It contains valuable information
including a phrase book, safari diary, map directory, wildlife
checklist and trip organizer. You can record the key events of
The house where I learned to make the most
delicious cheese muffins in Africa.