Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari: The Bradt Travel Guide

Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari: The Bradt Travel Guide

by Chris McIntyre

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$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841621661
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris McIntyre is a director of a UK travel company specializing in southern Africa. He travels regularly throughout the region, including extended trips to Botswana. He is also the author of Bradt's Namibia and Zambia guides and contributes articles to several travel magazines.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     VII
Introduction     IX
General Information     1
History and Economy     3
History     3
Economy     16
People and Culture     19
People     19
Language     34
Education     37
Cultural guidelines     37
Giving something back     39
The Natural Environment     43
Physical environment     43
Flora and fauna     53
Conservation     62
Planning and Preparation     67
When to go     67
Entry requirements     73
Getting there and away     74
Organising and booking your trip     77
Money and budgeting     88
What to take     92
Health and Safety     99
Before you go     99
In Botswana     103
Safety     113
Into the Wilds     117
Driving     117
Bush camping     121
Walking in the bush     125
Boating     128
Minimum impact     130
Botswana Today     133
Getting around     133
Accommodation     135
Food and drink     135
What to buy     137
Organising and booking     137
Communications and media     139
Other practicalities     142
The Guide     145
Maun     147
Getting there and away     147
Orientation     149
Getting around     149
Where to stay     150
Where to eat and drink     159
Nightlife     161
Shopping     161
Other practicalities     162
What to see and do     164
Tourist information, travel agents and tour operators     167
The road north of Maun: to Moremi and Chobe     173
Kasane and the Northeast     175
Kasane     175
Around Kasane     188
Chobe National Park and Forest Reserve     191
Background information     191
When to visit     196
Chobe riverfront     198
Driving from Kasane to Savuti     205
Chobe Forest Reserve     209
Liambezi area     211
Ngwezumba pans      211
Savuti     212
Driving south from Savuti     220
Linyanti     222
Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando Reserves     225
Background information     225
Linyanti concession (NG15)     226
Selinda concession (NG16)     230
Kwando concession (NG14)     237
The Okavango Delta - Moremi Game Reserve     241
Background information     241
The Mopane Tongue     248
The private areas of Moremi (NG28)     264
Okavango Delta - Private Reserves around Moremi     273
Gudigwa (NG12)     276
Khwai community concessions (NG18 and NG19)     276
Kwara Reserve (NG20)     276
Xugana, Camp Okavango and Shinde (NG21)     280
Vumbura and Duba Plains (NG22 and NG23)     284
Community area (NG24)     289
Jao, Kwetsani, Jacana and Tubu camps (NG25)     290
Abu Camp and Macatoo (NG26)     294
Pom Pom, Kanana and Nxabega (NG27A)     299
Delta, Oddballs, Gunn's and Eagle Island (NG27B)     303
Xigera, Mombo and Chief's Camp (NG28)     309
Gubanare and Xudum (NG29 and NG30)     309
Chitabe and Sandibe (NG31)      314
Stanley's, Baines' and budget mokoro trips (NG32)     318
Sankuyo Tswaragano Community Trust (NG33)     322
Sankuyo Community Trust and Starling's (NG34)     323
Mankwe (NG43)     326
The Okavango Panhandle and Northwest Kalahari     329
The Panhandle     329
The delta's western fringes     338
The northwest Kalahari     345
The Kalahari's Great Salt Pans     365
Background information     365
Getting organised     372
Nxai Pan National Park     373
Makgadikgadi Pans     380
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park     395
The Central Kalahari     405
Background information     405
Practical information     410
What to see and do     416
Rakops     420
Livingstone and the Victoria Falls     421
History     421
Geology     423
Useful information     425
Livingstone     425
Wildlife Guide     469
Language     489
Further Information     491
Index     497

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