Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km², including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface area and constitutes 20.4% of its total land area.
I’m always surprised when people refer to ‘Africa’ as a country, although it is a common occurrence. Africa is made up of 54 countries, all of which are unique and diverse in their own way. It is larger than China, India, the USA, and most of Europe combined.
The countries that I explore in this book are all located in southern Africa; Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
Pick up a guidebook to southern Africa and it will no doubt give you useful facts and figures. It may even attempt to describe the food you could eat, or the animals you might see.
This book is very different to such guides. It is a first- hand collection of stories from someone who has fallen in love with everything about Africa – its sights, smells, tastes, sounds, and the things you can touch.
From tales of hungry lions to climbing mountains, reading this book will stimulate all of your senses, and leave you wanting to experience at least some of it for yourself.