An African safari is considered the trip of a lifetime for many, and recent continent-wide expansion of low-cost airfares has made many African destinations more affordable to reach. Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris provides the most comprehensive and engaging information on the most popular game-viewing regions in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, and Zambia.COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Other guides cover part of the process, but only Fodor's deals with all aspects of the planning, picking, and preparing for safaris around Africa.-EXPANDED COVERAGE: Travelers will be able to determine which African safari destination is best for them and plan their trip step by step from months before departure to the day of arrival. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it's a luxury, bespoke experience, or a rustic in-the-bush excursion. Plus, Fodor's reveals the best beaches for must-needed post-safari relaxation. More in-depth planning information is given for popular gorilla treks in Rwanda and Uganda.-ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special full-color "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide provide rich information on the Great Migration, how to dress, types of lodging and vehicles, different African tribes, and African culture. Gorgeous photos throughout, many by Fodor's travelers, provide endless inspiration.-INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Travelers can discover details about animals and birds, including the Big Five, with checklists for each country. Fodor's offers a hierarchy of safari parks in each country, with detailed lodging options, and compare tour operators with an easy-to-read chart broken down by experience, expertise, and clientele. Internet resources, a planning timeline, packing lists, must-ask questions, and information on what to expect after arrival are provided in easy-to-use, compact features.-DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.-INCLUDES: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Victoria Falls, the Seychelles, and more.-ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's travel guide is researched and written by local experts.