£25 + £4 p&p
Very limited copies available.
Recommended for: A suitable gift? It's a glossy hardback; those fascinated by Namibia, and fans of camels and deserts.
Most exciting moment: midway through the journey, setting off into the desert alone with camels, having left the government guide behind. And reaching safety, no-one in the world knowing where Benedict was.
Benedict's comment: Although commissioned to accompany the BBC TV series, the book - I like to think - stands alone. Taken from detailed diaries, and heavily illustrated thanks to the photographer Adrian Arbib, the book I hope accurately evokes not just a journey but this glorious part of the world. It was my first long trek through a desert, an environment which seems to "open-up" the traveller – in the opposite way that the "jungle" closes in on the traveller, making him or her feel the odd one out. Namibia remains one of my favorite countries, and Nelson a cherished companion.