Originally from London, Lizzie Williams has worked and lived in Africa for 14 years. Starting out on trips across the continent as a tour leader on overland trucks, she has sat with a gorilla, slept amongst elephants, fed a giraffe and swum with a hippo and is now something of an expert on border crossings and African beer. For Footprint she is author of South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania; has written the only country guide to Nigeria and the first city guide to Johannesburg for Bradt; is author of the AA Spiral Guide to South Africa and Africa Overland, a glossy look at the overland route from Nairobi to Cape Town, is co-author of the DK Eyewitness to Kenya, and has contributed to Turkey and Egypt for Rough Guides. She has written various online African destination guides for leading websites in the UK and US including Frommers, British Airways and World Travel Guide.net. When not on the road, Lizzie lives in Cape Town.
Namibia Handbook, 6th: Travel Guide to Namibiaby Lizzie Williams
Namibia is one of the world's last true wildernesses, home to the highest sand dunes, the oldest desert and the only place to catch a glimpse of the rare black rhino, or desert-dwelling elephants. With a wealth of animals and birds to get twitchy about, this diverse landscape is perfect for the environmentally conscious traveller with a sense of adventure.… See more details below
Namibia is one of the world's last true wildernesses, home to the highest sand dunes, the oldest desert and the only place to catch a glimpse of the rare black rhino, or desert-dwelling elephants. With a wealth of animals and birds to get twitchy about, this diverse landscape is perfect for the environmentally conscious traveller with a sense of adventure. Footprint's fully revised 6th edition Namibia Handbook helps you stay ahead of the game in Namibia's national parks and provides thorough listings on where to sleep and eat, and how to get around. It provides fantastic coverage of all the national parks and their incredible wildlife, including a 32-page wildlife guide.The guide opens with a color section full of inspirational advice to help you plan your trip giving you a flavour of the best things to see and do. It includes suggested itineraries for a 2 week trip or a 4+ week trip, to ensure you see the best of what Namibia has to offer. The guide then provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advising you on the ground. The Essentials section provides great advice on how to get there and how to get around as well as information on sleeping, eating, drinking and shopping giving you an idea of what you can expect to pay. The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions of Namibia and gives you comprehensive information for Windhoek & Central Namibia, Etosha & the Northeast, the Northwest & far North, the coast & Namib-Naukluft, and the South. Each regional section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes and medical services. There is a full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings and a distance chart so you can plan your journey. In addition to this there is a full colour section on Southern African Wildlife providing a quick photographic guide to some of the more fascinating mammals you may encounter including information on habitat, habits and characteristic appearance to help you when you are on safari.
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