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.
Summary of key facts and figures 28
Chobe challenge 84
Reptiles & amphibians 89
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.