So, what is so special about the Tracks4Africa guide books? These are not guides written by armchair travellers or the personal experience of one person; they are the combined experiences of a whole community of travellers and specifically aimed at self-drive travellers.
If you are a self-drive tourist, there are five things that you need to know when you are on the road:
1. Where to sleep.
2. Where to get fuel.
3. What to see and do.
4. Where to buy supplies.
5. Where to go in case of an emergency.
If you have the Tracks4Africa Self-Drive Guide as your travel companion, the answers to all these and many more questions will be at hand. If you are well prepared and well informed, you can really enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Africa! The Tracks4Africa travel community has shared with you the places and attractions that they really love to visit time and time again.
Content covered in the Self-Drive Guides:
General information about each country; Safety and precaution; Trip planning; Navigation; Preparing your vehicle for overland travel; Communication; Border post red tape; Veterinary fences and Foot-and-mouth disease; Health and much more.
Botswana travel regions:
- Central Kalahari
- Eastern Botswana/Tuli
- Hunter’s Road
- Southern Botswana
- Western Botswana
Namibia travel regions:
- Central Namibia
- North Namibia
- Skeleton Coast
- South Namibia
- Zambezi (Caprivi)
Featured under the Botswana travel regions are 42 towns or destinations (some are National Parks or Game Reserves) and under the Namibia travel regions 72 towns or destinations.
Each town or destination has a general description giving you some background on the town as well as a traveller description. For each of these towns or destinations a wealth of information was researched to answer the kind of questions that a self-drive traveller would ask.
The Botswana Self-Drive Guide lists 308 camping and lodging places to stay and the Namibia Self-Drive Guide lists 899. Each of these listings indicates contact details, rates, facilities and activities offered. Also, the nearest town with direction, distance and travel time from it, is given.
For both guides the table of distance does not only feature distances between towns, but also travel times. Reliable travel times are a unique feature for which Tracks4Africa is well known and is essential information when travelling in Africa. For the Namibia guide a second table of distance and travel times is dedicated to Kaokoland.
If you like them you can order your copies from our online store at http://tracks4africa.co.za/shop/category/books/.
Alternatively the books are available from the following retailers:
Alu-Cab in Cape Town, South Africa
PNA Stationers in George, South Africa
Quenets Hunting & Fishing Pty Ltd in Worcester, South Africa
Voetspore 4X4Megaworld in Pretoria, South Africa
Radio Electronics in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Swakopmunder Buchhandlung in Swakopmund, Namibia
Auto World Gaborone in Kasane, Francistown, Maun and Selebi- Phikwe, Botswana
Bearing World in Gaborone, Botswana
Engen Western Bypass in Gaborone, Botswana
Pharma North in Francistown, Botswana
Pharma South in Gaborone, Botswana
Riley’s Garage in Maun, Botswana
Ultimate Cycle Base in Gaborone, Botswana
Woodlands Stop Over in Francistown, Botswana