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Beat about the bush, Mammals by Trevor Carnby

In this informative book you find answers on all questions about the African wildlife. The author describes different kinds of animals, their behaviour and answers the most common questions about them.

Newman´s Birds of Southern Africa by Kenneth Newman

This classic filed guide contains hundreds of illustrations in colour, a comprehensive check list and information about the bird species habitat and spread. Maps, texts and illustrations will help you to identify the birds.  

Photographic Guide to Tracks and Tracking in Southern Africa by Louis Liebenberg

The perfect guide to tracks of the big mammals and other animals in southern Africa. Fits your pocket, is easy to use and contains detailed illustrations.

Relentless Enemies, Lions and Buffalo by Dereck and Beverly Joubert

The Jouberts fell in love with Duba Plains, part of the Okavango Delta, and decided to work in this wetland. Here the lions have adapted to the wet environment and become specialised in hunting buffalo, a prey they would not normally hunt. With photos and text, we follow the lions’ incredible survival.

The Bushmen – A Changing Way of Life by Anthony Bannister

This title features photography by Anthony Bannister (one of South Africa’s foremost wildlife photographers) with illuminating captions. The over 80 photographs in full colour give a visual record of a way of life that is under threat.

The Healing Land, The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert by Rupert Isaacson

Isaacson, a journalist and travel writer raised with tales of Southern Africa and the San, documents the poverty, social disruption and struggle of a people who have been displaced from their land.

Cry of the Kalahari, Seven years in Africa’s Last Great Wilderness by Mark Owens and Delia Owens

This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms and the animals they loved. This is a book for both travellers and animal lovers.

RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography by David Tipling

This helpful and practical RSPB guide to all aspects of digital wildlife photography. It is accessibly written by and beautifully illustrated with the work of one of Britain's best-known wildlife photographers