Namibia (Bradt Travel Guides) Paperback – 20 Jan 2011
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'An invaluable resource.' The New York Times 'Travelling independently to Namibia and exploring some of the remoter corners of this fascinating country by 4x4, we came to depend on the Bradt Guide. This was especially the case when we ventured into Bushmanland in the north east to visit the remote Khaudum National Park. Arriving late into Tsumkwe and unable to gain access to the lodge, we were forced to drive hard up the sand tracks into the gathering gloom, eyes glued to the GPS and totally reliant on the coordinates thankfully detailed in this comprehensive guidebook. We toasted Chris McIntyre with a few beers when we finally arrived at the Sikerti Camp!' Exodus 'Best guidebook.' The Sunday Times 'The most detailed guide available.' Wanderlust 'Both thorough and authoritative.' Travel and Leisure 'By far the most thorough and informative.' Travel Africa Recommended reading by The Telegraph
From the Publisher
Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide' is a new guide containing over 480 pages and 39 high quality colour pictures. The guide's nine introductory chapters include the practical details of getting there, planning & preparing for a trip, suggested itineraries, organising fly-drive trips, driving in Namibia, camping & walking in the bush, Namibia's natural environment, history, people & culture, health & safety, and much more. The guide's 50 maps number virtually every road in the country, and include detailed street plans for the major towns and cities - Windhoek alone has five full pages of maps devoted to it. There are 13 regional chapters including Windhoek, The Namib-Naukluft National Park, The Skeleton Coast, The Kaokoveld, Etosha, The Triangle & Bushmanland, Owamboland, and the Kavango & Caprivi Strip. Each discusses virtually every small town, hotel, lodge, bush camp, B&B and English-speaking guest farm in each area, together with their contact details, directions to get there and a detailed, personal review of their facilities and activities. There are sections on orientation, where to stay and eat, and what to see and do. Up-to-date prices are included throughout. There is extensive in-depth coverage of the national parks and wildlife. Which parks to visit, how to get to them and get the most out of them. It's a very practical guide. Many walking trails are described, and even the particular game species most likely to be seen at individual water-holes is Etosha National Park are discussed. This is the most comprehensive and detailed guide to Namibia currently available. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.See all Product Description
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The Bradt Guide, on the other hand, never steered us wrong. It offered step-by-step instructions for navigating the logistics of Namibia's parks and wildlife concessions, had excellent suggestions on hotels and food, offered compelling and accurate descriptions of Namibia's scenic wonders. The book was written by someone who obviously loves Namibia, and his enthusiasm jumped off the page. The author's biases -- on behalf of ecosystem integrity and community benefits from wildlife and tourism -- were informed and never overbearing.
I believe it's the best guide I've ever used, and wherever I go next, I'll look for the Bradt Guide.
There are a few minor errors, as with all guidebooks, and the map for guesthouses in Windhoek is frustratingly hopelessly inaccurate.
Lots and lots of detail and info makes this a must pack.
We completed our trip by crossing to Botswana. The road to Chobe is now fully paved, but it might be useful to add a cautionary note that Botswana Road Tax needs to paid (in cash only) before entry is permitted.
Final icing on the cake is the section on History, politics and economics. This completes the perpective on one of Africa's new countries. The Guide is a must!.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We traveled to Namibia in April 2015, so the 2013 was a bit out of date however it really helped with the planning. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eirini Papadopoulou
Excellent book. Very comprehensive, honest and thoughtfully written.
Needs an update now though as it's 4 years old and some of the eating and drinking us now out of date.
A clear concise aid to travel in Namibia,a very useful guide to touring this lovely country with very friendly peoplePublished on 27 Mar. 2014 by Amazon Customer
Not that many guide books on Namibia . However reviews of this book were good and having now received it we can see why . Well written and informative . Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2014 by Dermot
very nice and complete this guide. So far i red only half of it but i have understand that it's a very detailed guide, with maps of every section and my impression is that it... Read morePublished on 25 Dec. 2013 by serafini giovanni