Ensure A Wildly Successful Safari Using These Two Self Drive Ebooks

  • "Guide Your Own Safari Planner" (101 pages) - Everything you need to know and do before your self drive trip in Africa. All destinations accessable by a normal sedan vehicle, no 4x4 needed.

  • "Guide Your Own Safari" (225 pages) - Loaded onto your mobile phone, this guide becomes your virtual assistant in Africa, equivalent to having a human safari guide along with you, showing you everything you need to know and do during your self drive safari.

Here's some of what the planner guide contains...

Guide Your Own Safari & Planner eBooks

Safari Clothing Advice

Avoid these nine common safari clothes mistakes and get detailed recommendations to pick the best safari hat, shoes and luggage.

Choosing Safari Binoculars

Find the perfect pair of binoculars for your trip by making sure it has these six essential characteristics. Specific brand recommendation also help you to choose.

Tickable Packing List

Make sure you don't leave anything important at home or take too much (flight weight restrictions) by ticking off the items as they go into your suitcase.

68 items in total (includes space to add your own) divided into categories like clothing, equipment, toiletries, first aid and documents.

Better Safari Photography

Tips and techniques learnt over more than 40 years to help you take the finest pictures you possibly can on your self drive.

Guidance about the best safari lenses, cameras, window rests and picture storage.

Advice about power and battery requirements, camera gear and flying, dealing with dust, equipment rental and insurance.

Safari Car Rental

Learn how not to overspend on your rental vehicle, what optional extras make sense and the top rental companies.

All the destinations covered in this guide can be reached using a normal sedan, no 4x4 vehicle needed.

Getting To And Around In Africa

The airports and airlines you can use for air travel in Southern African countries.

Effective & Cheap Communication On Safari

Getting in touch with home and accessing the web in African safari areas can be unreliable and expensive. Find out how to combat this problem.

Top Self Drive Destinations In Southern Africa

Eleven safari areas to visit with a detailed description of the animals you can see there, best time to travel, costs and how to book.

Safari Activities

Seven things to do on your self guided safari that will enhance your trip greatly. Some need to be booked in advance.

Africa Travel Insurance

Getting this wrong can lead to very expensive repercussions if things do go wrong on your trip. Four key facts to know before you go.

Visa Requirements

Find out what kind of visa you need based on your country of residence. Requirements can change without notice and are updated reasonably frequently.


Prevention is the watchword when it comes to health on safari so find out which medicines and inoculations are necessary.

Guide Your Own Safari eBook

Over forty years and hundreds of self drive safari trips experience contained in this ebook to help you make the most of your journey to Africa. Here's some of what this guide contains...

Guide Your Own Safari eBook

Self Drive Safari Advice

Tips to improve your wildlife watching specific to each of the eleven parks and reserves namely Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Ithala, Mkhuze, Etosha National Park, Mlilwane and Malolotja.

Information on how to get there, arrival at the gate and driving around. Detailed guidance about lingering locations you will come across such as picnic spots, hides, waterholes, pans and dams, lookout points, walking trails, cultural and historic sites.

Meals, Communications & Facilities

Run down of the restaurants, cafeterias and shops available for meals and refreshments with an example menu of what you can expect for sit down meals.

Particulars about the communication options available and tabulated facilities shown for all accommodation options in every park and reserve.

Lion icon Top 3 Wildlife Sightings Routes

Increase your chances of finding wildlife in the Kruger Park by using these tried and tested roads. Three routes in each section of the Kruger, so twelve in total.

Based on over forty years of experience and thousands of sightings reports on social media and wildlife sightings apps.

Animal Identification

Photographs of commonly occurring mammals, birds and reptiles to help you put a name to what you've spotted on your game drive.

Tickable Shopping List & Self Catering Menus

List of important consumable items to buy once you're in Africa (includes space to add your own) if you plan to self cater, which is much cheaper than eating out at restaurants daily.

Includes six day planning menus and recipes to make things easier.

Essential Tips To See More Wildlife

Nine things you can do to radically increase your chances of seeing more animals on game drives. Tried and tested after many years of experience.

11 Self Drive Maps For The Price Of One

Comprehensive South African, Namibian and Swaziland game reserve digital maps covering the Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Ithala, Mkhuze, Etosha National Park, Mlilwane and Malolotja.

Detailed Hi Resolution Map Features

Zoom in to see all publicly accessible tar and gravel roads indicated with their exact distances. Location of all rest camps, bushveld camps, camp sites and lodges.

Gates, hides, picnic spots, viewpoints, get out points, pans, waterholes, dams, toilets and walking trails all shown.

Digital Safari Maps

Upcoming Maps Added For Free

Buy once and never worry about purchasing an African national park or game reserve map book ever again. Get future self drive maps and current map updates at no charge.

Phone Alarm Calls

Listen To Predator Indicator Alarm Calls

Identify the sound as it happens in the field by playing the example alarm call on your phone and then read what the call means.

May help you to see more lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena or wild dog which you would otherwise have missed.

Alarm calls of five indicator animals can be played, including the gold standard predator indicator.

If you hear this particular call chances are almost 100% that there is a predator in the vicinity.

Wildlife Tick List

Record exactly what you see and keep it as a reminder of your trip. Easy to use by clicking on the check box, but you can also add the actual number of a species seen.

Children love using the ticklist so get them involved and it may surprise you as to how much you actually see every day when keeping count.

The tick list is auto-saved on your phone as you type and although the species list is comprehensive there is space to add more if you are fortunate enough to see something that doesn't appear.

Wildlife Ticklist
Phone Journal Diary

Keep A Journal Diary Of Your Trip

An African safari really is one of the most remarkable trips you will ever go on and though the memory of it will last you a lifetime, the full extent of the experience will begin to blur a little over time.

Use this section in the guide which provides four full weeks of diary space allowing you to record daily all the import events and experiences that happen on your trip.

There is no limit as to how much you can write and your phone will autosave as you type.

When you reach home you can save it onto any other device as backup and print it out to read again years later.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens After I Buy?

You will be able to download the eBooks immediately after purchase using the link that's made available by e-mail, so make sure to triple check that the e-mail address you provide is correct.

You can download them onto any of your devices like a pc, tablet and mobile phone.

Simply log onto your e-mail with the device you want to read the interactive eBook on, find the e-mail that says "You bought Guide Your Own Safari eBooks!", and click on the "view content" button. Then click the "download" button on the page that appears.

How Do I Read The Self Drive eBook On My Phone?

Any mobile PDF reader will do the trick but if you want to take advantage of the interactive elements like the wildlife tick list and the journal diary then its better to have the latest mobile PDF reader from Adobe on your device.

It's available for free at the Adobe Acrobat website. The links are there to download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store, whichever is relevant to your device.

How To Find The Ebook After Downloading It On My Mobile?

Go to your app drawer on the home screen and find the app called "Adobe Acrobat". Click to open and you will see a heading that says "On This Device". Scroll down until you see the "Download" heading and the relevant "Guide Your Own Safari" file should appear there. If not you may have to do a screen refresh.

You can also search for files by clicking on the magnifying glass and typing the name of the file you're looking for.

How To Read The eBooks On My Desktop, Laptop Or eReader?

The eBooks are in PDF format so any PDF reader on your device will be able to open them. Note that this is a different reader from the mobile one which you can download above.

If you don't have a PDF reader for your desktop, laptop computer or ereader yet, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC here...

Is There A Money Back Guarantee?

Yes there is. I'm confident that these eBooks will meet your expectations but if for any reason the "Guide Your Own Safari" and "Guide Your Own Safari Planner" eBooks don't live up to your standards I will refund your money within four weeks of your date of purchase.

Simply e-mail me the reason why they fell short in your estimation (which helps me improve the guides) and I will issue a 100% refund to you.