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The Chobe Companion: All-in-One Guide to Common Animals and Plants

Field / Identification Guide

By: Peter Hancock (Author), Richard Randall (Author)

111 pages, 250+ colour photos, b/w illustrations, 1 colour map

Sandor Books

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #223963 | ISBN-13: 9789996802478
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€22 approx

About this book

The Chobe Companion is one of a series of all-in-one field guides to wild places in Botswana. It covers the common and conspicuous mammals (29 species), birds (173 species), frogs and reptiles (13 species) and trees (36 species) in Chobe National Park and environs. Clear photographs assist with species identification, supplemented by the short but informative text.

The Chobe Companion has been written and designed for the inquiring tourist who would like to know a bit more about the fauna and flora of Chobe. Setswana, French and German names are included along with the English and scientific names. Sections are colour-coded for ease of use, and the alphabetical index at the front enables any species to be quickly found.


Introduction   8
Mammals   11
   Summary of key facts and figures   28
Birds   29
   Chobe challenge   84
Reptiles & amphibians   89
Trees   97
Glossary 118

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Both authors have a life-long interest in Africa’s wildlife and are all-round naturalists with a specialist interest in birds and wildlife photography.

Peter Hancock is a qualified biologist and has spent his working career in wildlife research, conservation and education in Botswana. He has published books and popular articles on a range of natural history topics for both local and international audiences.

Richard Randall, a citizen of Botswana, has been a professional safari guide since 1986 and has a registered and active safari company. Much of his time is spent in training local professional guides.

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