Veronica Roodt has a B.Sc in Botany and Zoology and a B.Sc (Hons.) in animal physiology. For many years she has conducted research on wildlife, plants and their uses from her base in a tented bush camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. She is the author of a number of books and maps.

  • Mammals of Botswana Did You Know

    This guide to the mammals of Botswana offers a detailed roundup of more than 80 animals – with maps, travel information and a photographic field guide in a single, handy volume. It covers the six major mammal groups: non-ruminants, ruminants, carnivores, non-carnivorous small mammals, rodents and shrews, and bats – in colour-coded sections for quick reference, and with animal names in seven languages.

    An initial section examines mammal anatomy, physiology and behaviour, supported by photographs and illustrations and containing fascinating information on skull muscles, dentition, locomotion, senses, reproduction, digestion and thermoregulation. The field guide section treats one animal per page, with interesting text about their habits, behaviour, communication, social structures, etc. supported by photographs, distribution maps, and images of skulls, horns, tracks and droppings to ensure quick and easy ID. Pictorial keys at the start of each mammal group help readers navigate within the section.

    Packed with interesting facts, photographs and maps, this is an essential guide to Botswana’s rich mammal legacy.

    R220.00
  • Tourist Travel & Field Guide Serengeti National Park

    This is an all-in-one travellers’ guide to the Serengeti National Park – the vast, iconic reserve in the heart of East Africa. The book offers detailed maps, travel information and a photographic field guide in a single, handy volume. The scope of this guide is rich and encompassing: after a general introduction to the Serengeti, it discusses the history and people of the region; the landscape, geology and soils; tourist information, including recommended routes, best season, safaris offered and booking details; and it describes the important places to see. Detailed maps indicate tourist routes and what to look out for.

    The field guide section includes substantial check lists and colour photos of the vegetation (trees, flowers, grasses), mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds one is likely to see. It includes info on the habits and behaviours of the animals described.

    Packed with interesting facts, maps and images, and with a comprehensive index for easy reference, this is an essential guide for visitors and tourists to the Serengeti National Park.

    R260.00
  • Tourist Travel & Field Guide Ngorongoro

    Here is an all-in-one travellers’ guide to one of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on Earth. It offers detailed maps, travel information and a photographic field guide in a single, handy volume. The travel guide section offers a regional map and 12 detailed satellite maps of all tourist areas; info on how to get around, where to stay, road conditions, climate and best season to visit; and background info on the history, people, topography, geology and archaeology.

    The field guide section includes check lists and over 500 photos of the plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects one is likely to see; info on the nutritional value and medicinal uses of plants; habitat preferences of large mammals, and interesting animal and bird behaviour.

    A comprehensive index for easy reference rounds off this essential guide for visitors and tourists to East Africa.

    R260.00