Tourism in Africa is growing—the number of tourism arrivals increased from 37 million in 2003 to 58 million in 2009—and safaris are a key draw for visitors. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Namibia.
Competitive Advantage: Other guides cover part of the process,
but only Fodor’s deals with all aspects of the planning, picking,
and preparing for safaris around Africa.
Expanded Coverage: Travelers will find in-depth descriptions
that enable them to determine which African safari destination is
best for them, in addition to insider advice and practical tips on
everything from packing to camera lenses and bug sprays. We cover
the best local and international safari tour operators with
information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury,
bespoke experience, or a rustic in the bush excursion. Plus, we
reveal the best beaches for must-needed post-safari
Illustrated Features: Special Fodor's Features throughout
the guide provide rich information on how to dress, types of
lodging and vehicles, different African tribes, climbing Mt.
Kilimanjaro, and African culture. The best eco-lodges are
highlighted for each country. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by
Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Find out everything you need
to know to witness the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania.
Discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five,
with checklists for each country. Consult Fodor’s hierarchy of
safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and
compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by
experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a
timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on
what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s The Complete Guide
to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations
from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time.
Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to
restaurants. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide