This book is fantastic. We were thinking of going on an African Safari, but didn't know the first thing about where to go, when to go, the safety, the accommodations, the vehicles used to travel about etc. This book answers all of that and more. The book is very well organized, and written in an easy to read style.
The inside cover has a great chart that shows you month by month and country by country (and regions within countries) when is the best time to visit. The back inside cover has a similar chart showing which animals you'll see in which region and country. Other charts in the book provide useful information.
The first one hundred pages tells you about the different housing arrangements (mobile tent camps, lodges, etc, the types of safaris (walking safaris , gorilla safaris, game drives, night game drives etc.), costs, booking, health issues, and much more.
The next few hundred pages has separate sections discussing the particulars of safaris in each country. Nine or ten countries/regions are discussed in great depth. Another section discusses an additional half dozen countries that are less travelled for safaris.
The sections tell you about the accomodations, the food, the culture, the history, etc. Lots of useful information and tips.
There's lots of information about various tour companies. The author runs his own highly regarded travel tour company specializing in African Safaris.
The book is beautifully illustrated with high quality graphs and photographs. This book is highly recommended if you're thinking of a safari.