The Kalahari. It’s vast and ageless, a semi-desert of photogenic red dunes and star-crammed skies where African animals run wild. Be warned: visit it once and it may capture your heart forever. That's certainly what happened to me, and now you can read about it in my new book.
In Travels in the Kalahari, you can tag along on some of my adventures: walk with a Bushman tracker, enter the world of the meerkat, track cheetahs across the dunes, drive a 4x4 trail, camp out under the stars and taste Kalahari truffles, and lots more.
A 'need to know' section at the end gives you basic advice on how to recreate some of these experiences for yourself.
I promise it's not hi-falutin stuff that's hard to wrap your head around; just a collection of stories about some of my journeys there and the people and animals I met. I've written it in much the same chatty style as this blog, so we can pretend we're just swapping tales around the campfire.
In this collection of superbly written Kalahari cameos and anecdotes, Roxanne takes us on a journey of her experiences through the Kalahari; most of them amusing, others informative and some rather disturbing. For those who have visited the park it will bring back memories and perhaps explain some mysteries, like 'Why was I always thirsty after brushing my teeth?' For those who have not yet had the opportunity to experience it, it will whet the appetite.
You can buy the Travels in the Kalahari e-book now from Amazon for just US$6.99 (about R60.00). And no, you don't need to have a Kindle reader to read it. You can download free apps that will allow you to read it on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Windows Phone 7 or BlackBerry. For around the price of two draughts of beer in your local pub, you could be reading it on your chosen device in less than five minutes from now. Convenient, huh?
You can even buy it as a gift for someone else.