Namibia has been described as the last frontier, a wild and rough country, exposed to the elements like no other southern African country. Sandwiched between two of the world’s oldest deserts, the Namib and Kalahari, the landscapes are weathered, desolate, and exposed to some of the harshest conditions on the face of our planet. From the rolling hills of Kaokoland, to the Skeleton Coast and the misty cold blanket of the South Atlantic, to the diamond rich area of Sperrgebeit, Namibia is as diverse and contrasting as their national anthem proclaims.
Brilliant -Namibia: Discover the REAL Namibia
Perhaps this is the only guide that covers the North of the country. This is the perfect guide for all holiday budgets, from local campsites and backpacking to luxury game lodges. I especially appreciated the extensive language section -covering six languages, so no matter where in the country we found ourselves we could clearly communicate with the people in their OWN languages -and the cultural tips throughout, both of which were easily understood to build a solid relationship between the visitors and locals. You can clearly get a sense of the author's precedence, making the environment and cultural sensitivity a TOP priority.
- Raymond Waldron, Actual customer
Good source, good style
This book is well written and very easy to navigate as a travel guide. The storied style of the writing makes this book not only helpful but fun to read. It follows the traditional style of guide books with the tabbed sides, making the format very user friendly.
- Travelboy, Actual customer
Smart, thorough, insightful
When an area is so remote that even google maps doesn't seem to know much about it, you know it is just begging for a real insider to reveal the wonders there. Allen is the man for the job. He does a fantastic job of creating a guide book that makes you feel like a local. I enjoyed the history, culture and especially the tips for living like a native Namibian. I look forward to one day visiting this beautiful country and eating at some of the joints Allen recommends.
It seems like a guide book might only be for a traveler, but I found Namibia to be a book that gave me so much insight to the people, land and culture it was a worthy read even if I never make it. Well written and very in-depth, this is a great cultural guide for anyone thirsty to learn about other cultures.
As an AP World History teacher, I would recommend this book on both its content and readability. Lord knows that so many historical/culture/travel writers kill their fascinating subjects with each click of the keyboard. Allen, instead, brings Namibia alive to the reader. It was a delight to sink my teeth into the book.
Namibia is on my shelf, will be a gift for any sub-Saharan African traveling friends, and may become a read in my history classes. Well rounded and fun, Namibia is a fantastic book.
- Kelly Cook, Amazon.com
Smart, thorough, insightful
Our trip to Namibia, was hands-down, the best trip ever with the help of this book. Could not have been possible without the the great travel tips provided. It's a must buy for anyone looking to make inroads with locals and take the 'less traveled' route.
- Ari Zandman-Zeman, Amazon.com