Essential Botswana

With many of the continent’s most exclusive safari destinations, Botswana has become known for catering above all for visitors with ample cash to burn. But there are still many delights for those on much tighter budgets, and Lonely Planet author Matthew D Firestone is here to show you where to look.

Africa for beginners

Is there any other continent as charged with emotion and excitement as Africa? This dazzling quilt of more than 50 countries is spread across a landmass that could swallow South America and Europe. Emma Gregg and Richard Trillo, authors of the new Rough Guide First-Time Africa, offer their expertise.