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Victoria Falls and Surrounds: The Insider's Guide

Travel GuideOut of Print

By: Ian Michler

160 pages, Col photos

Random House Struik

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #169235 | ISBN-13: 9781770073616
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About this book

While focused on the iconic Victoria Falls, this book also covers a selection of appealing destinations in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana that are found within reasonably close proximity. It is a must-have traveller's companion to this popular region of Southern Africa.

It is bursting with history, local knowledge and practical tips for making the most of your holiday. Apart from the Falls themselves - the 'smoke that thunders' - a visit to this part of the continent would be incomplete without game viewing, and there are plenty of parks from which to choose, among them Chobe (Botswana) and Kafue (Zambia) to Mosi-oa-Tunya and Hwange (Zimbabwe). There's plenty of practical advice, contact names and addresses and even a selection of useful phrases.

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Ian Michler, a stockbroker by profession, left the world of finance in 1989 to live and work in the Okavango Delta, where he also owned a lodge for a period of time. He has 16 years of guiding experience, mostly in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and East Africa - conducting big game, birding, adventure and photographic safaris. When not on safari, he works as a photojournalist, writing on conservation, wildlife, and travel issues, predominantly for Africa Geographic and Africa - Birds and Birding. Ian has five previous books to his credit: This is Mozambique, Mozambique - A Visual Souvenir, Botswana - The Insider's Guide, Zanzibar - The Insider's Guide and Kenya and Tanzania - The Insider's Guide. He is a past category winner in the Agfa Wildlife Photographic Awards. Ian is presently based in Cape Town, South Africa where he is a partner in a safari company offering specialist guided trips.

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