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Introducing Gill Staden’s Beyond the Victoria Falls: Forays into Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia

Beyond the Victoria FallsThe sheer enormity and power of the Victoria Falls never fails to humble its visitors. Adventure junkies flock here for the thrills the mighty Zambezi River offers, while others are content to marvel at the unrivalled geographical wonder of the place. Although this curtain of water is the major attraction of the area, there is much more to enjoy in the vicinity.

The Victoria Falls region is a convenient hub from which to explore a network of 19 spectacular national parks and reserves in the four countries that meet in this particular corner of Africa. The featured wilderness areas in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia do not only provide a haven for wildlife but also protect some of the world’s most endangered birds and a unique wetlands system vital for their survival.

Beyond the Victoria Falls – Forays into Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia provides an overview of each country as well as thorough descriptions of the parks, including information on how to get there, their geography, vegetation, fauna, flora, activities and accommodation. The border towns of Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Kasane and Katima Mulilo are also discussed in detail.

Key points regarding road, air and train travel between and within the parks as well as useful advice on climate, visas and border crossings, currency, culture, and health and safety are given. Tailor-made park maps are complemented by GPS coordinates and useful contact details.

Written by a Livingstone local who is closely acquainted with the region, this book is packed with essential travel advice, making it the perfect companion for anyone venturing into this unspoilt part of Africa.

About the author

Gill Staden taught maths in secondary schools in Nigeria, Botswana and Zambia before launching her career as a travel writer. Based in Livingstone, Zambia, for over 20 years, she explored the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana and is now the editor of the Livingstone Weekly, an electronic newsletter that covers travel and tourism news in the region. She is a regular contributor to Africa Travel Magazine and eTurboNews, an online news service for the global travel and tourism industry.

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