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Get up close and personal with Southern Africa's amazing wildlife with this all-in-one safari guide.
Cheetah and springbok race in a 100km/hour sprint to the death in the Kalahari; a vast grey mass of elephants surround you on their way to the riverbank; a million flamingos lay a pink blanket over the mudflats. Whether you're on a top-shelf luxury safari or going it alone in a rented minivan, prepare for the wildlife experience of your life. This guide covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.
What do you want to see? Highlights and customised itineraries give you the top wildlife experiences
Plan your safari with practical advice from Lonely Planet's Africa experts
Discover what's where and how to find it - in-depth coverage of the major parks and reserves
Be first to name-check a samango monkey with our essential wildlife-spotting guide
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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Matthew D. Firestone, Mary Fitzpatrick, Nana Luckman, and Kate Thomas.
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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