These guides were not written by armchair travellers and they are not about the personal experience of one person, but are the culminated experiences of a whole community of travellers.
The Tracks4Africa community travels far and wide and loves to explore Africa on their own wheels. Sometimes they travel in groups and sometimes as lone rangers, but they always travel by motorbike, sedan or 4WD. Therefore these guides are specifically aimed at self-drive travellers.
These guides provide all the information one might need to prepare for an overland trip, information on travel regions, facilities available in towns or destinations as well as camping and lodging places to stay.
Get your copy here: http://tracks4africa.co.za/shop/category/books/
T4A GPS Maps are a set of 16 regional GPS maps covering most parts of the African continent. If you are a tourist or business traveller and looking for a GPS map to guide you through Africa then you would appreciate the accuracy and detail of T4A GPS Maps.
T4A GPS Maps can be bought as individual downloads from our website or on a Plug & Navigate SD card from our online store or see our comprehensive list of retailers. For updates and coverage of our latest maps, see what is new on our latest T4A GPS Maps.
Our maps are constructed from GPS data sourced from the T4A Community of travellers. People just like you who record their travel experience and share it with the community via our maps.
Tracks4Africa collects, catalogue and process these data submissions in order to create a very reliable GPS map. We link a name of a data contributor to a place or a road and this gives our maps integrity.
Our uniquely African GPS maps are routable in most parts of Africa and can in fact give you turn-by-turn directions from Cape to Cairo. Do not expect complete wall to wall coverage from our maps. We only map places that are relevant to travellers and we endeavour to construct the safest routable GPS maps in Africa.
We have the most comprehensive and accurate list of protected areas in Africa and we support the Mapa project in order to keep this resource the most relevant and accurate inventory of conservation areas in Africa.
T4A GPS Maps will take you to the most incredible places on the African continent and we boast a very comprehensive set of tourist destinations. Be it the Ngorongoro Crater or Gorilla trekking in Rwanda or simply a very good restaurant in Cape Town you are after, we have them mapped.
We have an incredibly rich set of points of interest which is absolutely relevant to the independent traveller in Africa. Our maps cover more than 85,000 points of interest ranging from activities, attractions to fuel stops and emergency services. We have accommodation such as hotels, guest lodges, backpackers as well as the most comprehensive listing of camp sites in Africa. For each point of interest we have a little landing page on Padkos where people can share photos and details about these places.
Release Dates: T4A GPS Maps are released twice a year in May and October. The release number of the map corresponds with the release date. For instance, version 13.05 would be released 2013 May and version 13.10 would be released October 2013.
Loyal Customer Pricing(ONLY AVAILABLE ON OUR ONLINE SHOP):
At Tracks4Africa we count ourselves lucky to have passionate and loyal customers. In the past we have always tried to reward customers with a free upgrade or a sliding scale of discounts. The whole thing became very complicated and some of our loyal supporters eventually were not eligible for discounts any longer. So we decided to simplify the discount system as well as to extend it to a wider range of products. We hope you like the new discount system, after all it is intended for you, our loyal customer. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
Therefore, if you have purchased any of the items listed below from our Online shop before, you will qualify for an on going 50% discount on your next buy of any of them:
For example, if you purchased one of our T4A GPS Maps Version (Full Set) on our online shop you will qualify for a 50% discount forany of the other products listed above, on your next order, and the order thereafter etc. (ONLY AVAILABLE ON OUR ONLINE STORE).
Free Upgrade: When you purchase Tracks4Africa maps, you are entitled to a once-off free upgrade download link.This upgrade will be for the very next release following the one you have purchased and is not transferable. This would mean that if you buy version 13.05, then you would receive version 13.10 links free of charge. If you would like to have the upgrade SD card it will be an extra R150 within S.A. postage charges included.
Compatible GPS Devices: T4A GPS Maps are compatible with Garmin map capable GPS devices only. StreetPilot and Garmin Extrex 10 series not supported (SD Card and download links).
Garmin users: Please note that Garmin users must have MapSource or BaseCamp in order to view or load T4A GPS Maps to their devices. Refer to the FAQs for more information.
The T4A Map is a GPS map constructed by travellers for travellers, people who are serious about travel safety and even more serious about their environment.