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Django, Tales of Bush Life in Africa by Peter Comley.
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The second edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Botswana is available NOW!
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Articles on Africa


Peter is currently providing photo-journalistic articles for Zambezi Traveller in Victoria Falls, the
Air Botswana in-flight magazine, Peolwane from Gaborone and The Ngami Times which is based in Maun.
Jonathan Ball Publishers and JPC Media publish his books.

Field Guide to the Mammals of Botswana

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Botswana

The first edition of this book was in 1994 by Salome Meyer and Peter Comley. It proved instrumental in aiding many young guides to launch their career path.

The intent of this book is to enable the traveller to identify the larger and more commonly encountered wild mammals in Botswana easily and to provide interesting information on
each of them. Extremely rare mammals and small rodents have not been included as they are seldom seen or difficult to identify in the field.

This book is a field guide and should be USED as much as possible on game walks and drives. A check list is included in the index at the back of this book. There is also space
available to make field notes of your observations. We suggest that you date and compare your sightings on successive visits.
We truly hope that making use of this book enhances your Botswana wilderness experience.


Read review by Ngami Times

Read review by Peolwane - Air Botswana's inflight magazine

Other publications by Peter Comley include The Field Guide to the Mammals of Namibia, Traveller’s Guide to Botswana and Django a book about the author’s dog and some of their adventures in Botswana.

If you would like to advertise your products or services in the next edition of Mammals there is limited space available. Please contact us for details!

Field Guide to the Mammals of Botswana


Now available in Ebook from Amazon!

The Django ebook ISBN is 9781868425990 - print edition ISBN 9781868425983

Read review by Varsha Lalla - How Django by Peter Comley brought out the animal lover in me...



Crossing international borders creates hilarious situations while his charismatic nature wins the respect of reclusive tribesmen from remote and endangered cultures. Many dangers confront Django, be they aggressive wild animals or even more hostile humans. Seemingly oblivious of his diminutive stature he courageously faces every challenge and in the process saves a number of people’s lives – including that of Peter’s wife, Salome.

Peter Comley’s thirty years as a professional guide has led to many humorous and sometimes startlingly perilous incidents in some of the remotest places in Africa. Acknowledged as one of the Dark Continent’s leading guides, Peter, when he is not leading safaris, can generally be found in one or other secluded paradise, writing books and articles on travel and wildlife.


As a regular contributor to a wide variety of publications, we have quite a stock of well researched articles with a delightfully wry sense of humour.

Articles available include:

1. Natural History

a. World Heritage and Ramsar Sites in the Zambezi Basin (eight articles)
b. Rivers of southern Africa
c. Articles on all the Mammals of southern Africa

2. Places of Interest

a. Okavango
b. Chobe
c. Mana Pools
d. Kafue
e. Luangwa
f. Makgadikgadi
g. Kaokoveld
h. Victoria Falls
i. Kilimanjaro
j. Goha Hills

3. Engineering and Development

a. Bridges of Africa. (6 articles)
b. Dams across the Zambezi
c. Changing Faces of African Towns

4. Cultural and History

a. Basket weaving in Botswana.
b. Reed Festival in Swaziland.
c. Articles on the early explorers (10)
d. Livingstone’s men Chuma and Sussi

5. Adventure Travels in Africa

a. Botswana
b. Namibia
c. South Africa
d. Uganda
e. Rwanda
f. Swaziland
g. Zimbabwe
h. Mozambique
i. Tanzania
j. Kenya
k. Gabon
l. Zambia

6. Game Farm Management in Africa

Reports and assessments on game farms and opportunities to acquire a piece of Africa for conservation


Our photographic library consists of some 50 000 images spanning 30 years of bush life in Africa. Contact us if you are looking for images of wildlife, scenery or African people.

Peter Comley (+267) 7567 0277 - -