I brought this book because we are off on safari on Botswana and I wanted a spotters guide to help indentify the more unusual wildlife. This certainly covers it. The book is well laid out all insects, mammmals, birds, plants etc... are in their own colour coded chapters. The pictures are clear and the discription is brief but informative. It is a little on the heavy side, but that is due to the amount of information contained, this book will be going in to my hubby's backpack rather than mine! We are also travelling to Zambia, to Victoria Falls, the Lonely Plant guide to Southern Africa covers Zambia, but this book doesn't cover North of Botswana which is shame, but I am sure the wildlife will not be any different. If you want an easy to use spotters guide to wildlife & plants you can't go wrong with this book.