An invaluable guide for 4×4 explorers to these less-travelled – but hugely rewarding – parts of our continent. By Maureen Day.

This comprehensive planning guide to 4×4 travel through eastern Africa (Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) is based on first-hand travel experience.

Introductory chapters give detailed general information and guidance on itineraries, what to take, potential costs, fuel availability, road conditions, security issues, requisite documentation, medical precautions, check lists, bush recipes and more. This is followed by descriptions of the routes traversed by the author and her party through six countries. Route maps and detailed, sensible advice equip future travellers with all the necessary information required to plan and carry out a trouble-free trip through the region.

Originally self-published under the title Beware of Falling Mangoes, this handy companion has easy, bulleted text and contains numerous photographs.

Maureen Day (nee McLelland) was born in Luanshya, Zambia and educated in Rhodesia and South Africa. She qualified as a midwife and psychiatric nurse in 1984 and met and married her husband Brian in 1989. Their love of the outdoors has led to many 4×4 excursions to neighbouring countries and, ultimately, to the adventure of a lifetime – the subject of this book.