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Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the wildlife gather in Etosha National Park, feel the soft sand of the Sossusvlei red dunes, or drift through the waters of Okavango; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Botswana and Namibia and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
- Over 53 local maps
- Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Planning a Safari
- Coverage of Windhoek, Gaborone, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kasane, the Okavango Delta, Kalahari, Damaraland, the Caprivi Strip, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, Fish River Canyon, Tsodilo Hills, Skeleton Coast, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia, our most comprehensive guide to Botswana and Namibia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa Guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alan Murphy, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, and Kate Morgan.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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Most helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Not bad but not great
By shawn siddiqui
You can probably find most of the information online before you go. Some of the info on the attractions in Botswana was outdated even though the publishers claim it was updated in July 2013. We went in Sept 2013 and found the Crocodile Farm in Maun had been closed for over 6 months and that the museam was more of a art gallery. The maps are helpful as are the descriptions of all of the wildlife and game. Might be helpful for Namibia but was not an essential part of our Botswana trip.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Going to Namibia? Buy another guide.
By Nina Schiff
Found this very poor for Namibia, especially compared to their guides for other countries. Towns left out, very limited accommodation (often no budget options), under 10 pages of information on the Kaokoveld and Damaraland combined, almost no restaurant reviews (and missing the top spots in Swakopmond, Windhoek, etc.). Almost feels as if the author didn't actually visit a lot of the areas. Get another guide, without having Internet access while travelling, this book leaves you lost and missing out on much of what's on Namibia (especially if it's marginally off the main tourist routes).
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
not bad but not great.
By Brazil Solo Traveler
I agree with another reviewer who said not bad but not great. It has basically the same info of the LP Southern Africa guide.
I would invest my money on LP Southern Africa that on this as it covers more countries and has the same basic info.