Namibia : Reading list

You can start getting into the country you are visiting before you go away by doing some background reading. Many hotels and camps have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, but you may want to do some reading in advance and the following list provides a few suggestions. We have also included novels about other parts of Africa which we thought you might enjoy.

Travel and Wildlife Guides

  • The Bradt Travel Guide Namibia
  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals, Richard Estes
  • Collins Guide to African Wildlife, Peter Alden and Richard Estes
  • Birds of Namibia, Jackie Sinclair
  • Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands, Alan Kemp
  • Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa and Common Birds of Botswana, Ken Newman
  • Southern African Wildlife (Bradt), Mike Unwin

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • Shadow of the Sun: My African Life, Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • A Good Man In Africa, William Boyd
  • The Africa House, Christina Lamb
  • No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith
  • White Mischief, James Fox
  • Mukiwa, Peter Godwin
  • Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller

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