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Whatever You Do, Don't Run - Peter Allison Cover Art

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

Whatever You Do, Don't Run True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison

A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author

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Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux Cover Art

Dark Star Safari

Dark Star Safari Overland from Cairo to Capetown by Paul Theroux

In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.

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The Last Train to Zona Verde - Paul Theroux Cover Art

The Last Train to Zona Verde

The Last Train to Zona Verde My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux

"Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde , he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years. Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty in a chapter titled “What Am I Doing Here?” Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers. "Everything is under scrutiny in Paul Theroux’s latest travel book—not just the people, landscapes and sociopolitical realities of the countries he visits, but his own motivations for going where he goes . . . His readers can only be grateful." — Seattle Times “If this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements . . . Gutsy, alert to Africa's struggles, its injustices and history.” — San Francisco Chronicle

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Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen Cover Art

Out of Africa

Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen

With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

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Fodor's Essential South Africa - Fodor's Travel Guides Cover Art

Fodor's Essential South Africa

Fodor's Essential South Africa with The Best Safari Destinations by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Everything about Africa that stirs the imagination is concentrated in its southernmost country. Lions freely roam vast game reserves such as Kruger National Park; vineyards stretch across the Cape Winelands; and mountains cascade into the sea along miles of beaches. In addition to dream safaris and romantic honeymoons, South Africa offers modern cities with thriving arts and dining scenes. South Africans are welcoming, and the country’s emergence from a turbulent past provides a dramatic history lesson and the promise of something new every time you visit. This travel guide includes: • SAFARI PLANNING: Reviews of new safari camps, Safari-planning tips, and recommended tour companies• DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks• ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout South Africa• MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to help make the most of your time exploring the top attractions• INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the top reasons to go • COVERS: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, Durban, The Garden Route, Kruger National Park, The Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Little Karoo, The Kalahari, The Sunshine Coast, The Drakensberg, Mpumalanga, Sabi Sand Looking specifically to plan a Safari trip? Check out Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris

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Tanzania - Culture Smart! - Quintin Winks & Culture Smart! Cover Art

Tanzania - Culture Smart!

Tanzania - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Quintin Winks & Culture Smart!

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

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The Caliph's House - Tahir Shah Cover Art

The Caliph's House

The Caliph's House by Tahir Shah

In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun , acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home.

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Kenya Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Kenya Travel Guide

Kenya Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher   Lonely Planet Kenya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Travel through ancient lands to witness some of the world's greatest wildlife spectaculars, climb a volcano or two, or sail in a magnificent dhow to seemingly unknown islands; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Kenya and begin your journey now!  Inside Lonely Planet's Kenya Travel Guide:   • Colour maps and images throughout  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - daily life, tribes, national parks and reserves, cuisine  • Over 50 maps   Covers Nairobi, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Central Highlands, Mombasa, Lamu, coastal Kenya and more  The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Kenya, our most comprehensive guide to Kenya, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's East Africa guide.  About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide

Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot jackals and black rhinos in Etosha National Park, explore the German colonial town of Luederitz; or marvel at mighty Victoria Falls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Botswana & Namibia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide:   Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, etiquette, religion, architecture, wildlife, literature, arts & crafts, dance, safaris, music , cuisine, environment Over 60 maps Covers Gaborone, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Windhoek, Victoria Falls, Fish River Canyon and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia , our most comprehensive guide to Botswana & Namibia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Southern Africa guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland Travel Guide

South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Fill your days with beaches and wineries in Cape Town, spot wildlife galore in Kruger National Park, and hike past majestic mountains in the Drakensberg region – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland :  • Colour maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 102 maps for easy navigation • Covers Cape Town, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Johannesburg & Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, North West Province, Northern Cape, Lesotho, Swaziland The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s S outh Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is our most comprehensive guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Travelling to just part of South Africa? Check out Cape Town & the Garden Route . Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Southern Africa . eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and James Bainbridge. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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West with the night - Beryl Markham Cover Art

West with the night

West with the night by Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix―she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty. And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham's book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: "She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book." With a new introduction by Sara Wheeler―one of Markham's few legitimate literary heirs―West with the Night should once again take its place as one of the world's great adventure stories.

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Journey Without Maps - Graham Greene Cover Art

Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene

The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa in “ one of the best travel books [of the twentieth] century ” ( The Independent ).   When Graham Greene left Liverpool in 1935 for what was then an Africa unmarked by colonization, it was to leave the known transgressions of his own civilization behind for those unknown. First by cargo ship, then by train and truck through Sierra Leone, and finally on foot, Greene embarked on a dangerous and unpredictable 350-mile, four-week trek through Liberia with his cousin, and a handful of servants and bearers, into a world where few had ever seen a white man. For Greene, this odyssey became as much a trip into the primitive interiors of the writer himself as it was a physical journey into a land foreign to his experience.   “No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene’s experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record.” — The Guardian  

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Namibia - Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden Cover Art

Namibia

Namibia by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden

"Con i suoi meravigliosi paesaggi e la straordinaria quantità di animali da osservare, la Namibia è la destinazione ideale per realizzare il sogno di un viaggio nel cuore selvaggio dell'Africa" (Anthony Ham, Autore Lonely Planet). Esperienze straordinarie: foto suggestive, i consigli degli autori e la vera essenza dei luoghi. Personalizza il tuo viaggio: gli strumenti e gli itinerari per pianificare il viaggio che preferisci. Scelte d’autore: i luoghi più famosi e quelli meno noti per rendere unico il tuo viaggio; consigli per organizzare il safari; inserto a colori sulla fauna; capitolo sulle Victoria Falls.

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This is South Africa - Peter Borchert Cover Art

This is South Africa

This is South Africa by Peter Borchert

This is South Africa, now updated in a new edition, takes the reader on a journey of discovery through this spectacular land. It showcases the country’s breathtaking natural splendours and incomporable array of flora and fauna, its pulsating cities, the warmth of its people and the intriguing mix of its many cultures. This superb book features more than 300 vivid new photographs, supported by a detailed introduction and informative captions. Sales points: Fully revised, updated and redesigned edition of a bestseller; spectacular colour photographs by top photographers; informative text on the history, wildlife, people and places of South Africa; will appeal to both international visitors and locals.

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Botswana - Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden Cover Art

Botswana

Botswana by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden

"I paesaggi del Botswana talvolta vi daranno la sensazione di essere su un altro pianeta: potrete osservare un incredibile numero di animali all'interno di aree incontaminate tra le più vaste del mondo" (Antony Ham, Autore Lonely Planet). Esperienze straordinarie: foto suggestive, i consigli degli autori e la vera essenza dei luoghi. Personalizza il tuo viaggio: gli strumenti e gli itinerari per pianificare il viaggio che preferisci. Scelte d’autore: i luoghi più famosi e quelli meno noti per rendere unico il tuo viaggio; consigli per organizzare il safari; inserto a colori sulla fauna; capitolo sulle Victoria Falls.

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The Rough Guide to Namibia (Travel Guide eBook) - Rough Guides Cover Art

The Rough Guide to Namibia (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to Namibia (Travel Guide eBook) by Rough Guides

The most up-to-date and comprehensive travel book to a country that promises great adventures. Covering everything from the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park to the giant sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Perfectly set up for independent travel, Namibia is the second least densely populated nation in the world - the vast area hosts just 2.3 million people and you'll often have Namibia all to yourself. Self-drive here is safe and manageable, meaning the country can easily be included in a longer trip to Victoria Falls, which has its own chapter in The Rough Guide to Namibia . Whether you admire German colonial architecture in Lüderitz, indulge in fresh oysters at Walvis Bay, marvel at ancient rock art or take a sunset cruise along the Zambezi, The Rough Guide to Namibia covers everything you need to know to make the most of your time in this wild, bewitching country. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

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Botswana - Culture Smart! - Michael Main & Culture Smart! Cover Art

Botswana - Culture Smart!

Botswana - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Michael Main & Culture Smart!

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

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Morocco Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Morocco Travel Guide

Morocco Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Morocco * Lonely Planet Morocco is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the medina and tanneries in Fez, hop between kasbahs and oases in the Draa Valley, or catch a wave at Taghazout; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Morocco Travel Guide:   Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, trekking, medina life, music, environment, cuisine, arts and crafts, architecture, history, religion, etiquette Over 80 maps Covers Marrakesh, Casablanca, Draa Valley, Tangier, High Atlas, Rif Mountains, Western Sahara, Agadir, Fez, Moulay Idriss, Taroudannt, Sidi Ifni, Assilah, Volubilis, Chefchaouen and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Morocco , our most comprehensive guide to Morocco, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Marrakesh? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Marrakesh a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Morocco . Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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The Ends of the Earth - Robert D. Kaplan Cover Art

The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth by Robert D. Kaplan

Author of Balkan Ghosts , Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de force of travel writing and political journalism. Whether he is walking through a shantytown in the Ivory Coast or a death camp in Cambodia, talking with refugees, border guards, or Iranian revolutionaries, Kaplan travels under the most arduous conditions and purveys the most startling truths. Intimate and intrepid, erudite and visceral, The Ends of the Earth is an unflinching look at the places and peoples that will make tomorrow's headlines--and the history of the next millennium. "Kaplan is an American master of...travel writing  from hell...Pertinent and compelling."--New York Times Book Review "An impressive work. Most travel books seem trivial beside it."--Washington Post Book World

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The Pirates of Somalia - Jay Bahadur Cover Art

The Pirates of Somalia

The Pirates of Somalia Inside Their Hidden World by Jay Bahadur

Soon to be a major motion picture The first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives.   For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent ragtag bands of pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé—the first of its kind—looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages, among much, much more. It is a revelation of a dangerous world at the epicenter of political and natural disaster.

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South Africa Travel Guide: Incl. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Winelands, 20+ National Parks. Illustrated Guide & Maps (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

South Africa Travel Guide: Incl. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Winelands, 20+ National Parks. Illustrated Guide & Maps (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included where possible. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions.  This travel guide also features a Cape Town itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: Many attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents:  Essentials: Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Cope | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe | Malaria | Basic Phrasebooks 1. South Africa: History | Politics | Economy | Social Issues | Culture | Geography | Climate | Regions, Cities & Other Destinations | Top 10 National Parks | Buy | Animals & Plants in Africa 1.1 Transportation: Get in | Get Around | Air travel in South Africa 2. Maps: South Africa | Provinces | Cape Town | Johannesburg | Johannesburg Ring Road | Western Cape | National Parks 3. Cape Town: History | Tourism | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Safe 3.1 Transport: Get in | Get Around | International Airport | Port  3.2 Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | See | Do | Buy | Get Out  3.3 Culture: Museums | Performing Arts | Sports 3.4 By Area: Geography | Suburbs | Townships | Beaches 4. Johannesburg: History | Climate | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe 4.1 Transport: Get in | Get Around | OR Tambo Int'l Airport | Johannesburg Ring Road 4.2 Attractions: Top 10 | See | Do | Buy | Get Out  4.3 Culture: Museums | Music | Sports 4.4 By Area: Geography | Cityscape | Districts | Suburbs 5. Other Top Cities: Bloemfontein | Durban | Polokwane | Port Elizabeth | Pretoria | Kimberley | Upington  6. National Parks & Reserves | UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Morocco Travel Guide. Incl: Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes & more. Illustrated Guide, Maps, and Phrasebooks (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Morocco Travel Guide. Incl: Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes & more. Illustrated Guide, Maps, and Phrasebooks (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents Essentials: Arabic Phrasebook | French Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Buy | Sleep | Respect | Cope | Contact | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe | Units Conversion 1. Morocco: Transport | History | Geography | Languages | Politics | Economy | Culture | Regions | Cities | Itinerary 2. Maps: Morocco | Morocco (Detailed) | Regions | Rabat | Casablanca | Marrakech | Western Sahara | Moroccan Walls 3. CITIES:  3.1 Rabat: History | Climate | Get in & Around | See | Do | Buy | Eat & Drink | Sleep 3.2 Casablanca: History | Climate | Transport | See & Do | Buy | Eat | Drink | Sleep 3.3 Fez: History | Climate | Get in & Around | See | Do | Buy | Eat | Sleep | Stay safe 3.4 Marrakech: History | Get in & Around | See | Do | Eat | Drink | Buy | Sleep | Stay safe | Get out 3.5 Meknes: History | Get in & Around | Eat | Drink | See | Buy | Sleep 3.6 Ouarzazate: History | Get in & Around | Eat & Drink | Do | Sleep | Get out 3.7 Tangier: History | Culture | Economy | Get in & Around | See & Do | Eat | Drink | Buy | Sleep | Get out 4. Other destinations: Agadir | Aït-Benhaddou | Amizmiz | Chefchaouen | Essaouira | Merzouga | M'Hamid | Tinerhir | Tétouan | Taroudannt | Smaller cities 5. Western Sahara: Cities, towns and villages | Moroccan Wall | Sahara desert

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The Race for Timbuktu - Frank T. Kryza Cover Art

The Race for Timbuktu

The Race for Timbuktu The Story of Gordon Laing and the Race by Frank T. Kryza

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City of Gold, not visited by Europeans since the Middle Ages, held the promise of wealth and fame for the first explorer to make it there. In 1824, the French Geographical Society offered a cash prize to the first expedition from any nation to visit Timbuktu and return to tell the tale. One of the contenders was Major Alexander Gordon Laing, a thirty–year–old army officer. Handsome and confident, Laing was convinced that Timbuktu was his destiny, and his ticket to glory. In July 1825, after a whirlwind romance with Emma Warrington, daughter of the British consul at Tripoli, Laing left the Mediterranean coast to cross the Sahara. His 2,000–mile journey took on an added urgency when Hugh Clapperton, a more experienced explorer, set out to beat him. Apprised of each other's mission by overseers in London who hoped the two would cooperate, Clapperton instead became Laing's rival, spurring him on across a hostile wilderness. An emotionally charged, action–packed, utterly gripping read, The Race for Timbuktu offers a close, personal look at the extraordinary people and pivotal events of nineteenth–century African exploration that changed the course of history and the shape of the modern world.

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Cape Town Sights - MobileReference Cover Art

Cape Town Sights

Cape Town Sights a travel guide to main attractions in Cape Town, South Africa by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admission information are included where possible. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for "Travel South Africa," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.

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A House in Fez - Suzanna Clarke Cover Art

A House in Fez

A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco by Suzanna Clarke

The Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are inspired to buy a dilapidated, centuries-old riad in Fez with the aim of restoring it to its original splendor, using only traditional craftsmen and handmade materials. So begins a remarkable adventure that is bewildering, at times hilarious, and ultimately immensely rewarding. A House in Fez chronicles their meticulous restoration, but it is also a journey into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its people as friendships blossom. When the riad is finally returned to its former glory, Suzanna finds she has not just restored an old house, but also her soul.

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Cairo, Egypt: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps. Incl: Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Cairo, Egypt: Illustrated Travel Guide, Phrasebook & Maps. Incl: Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complemented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. NEW FEATURE: Many attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to. Table of Contents:  Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Contact | Sleep | Stay safe | Units Conversion  1. General: History | Climate | Economy | Pollution  2. Maps: Egypt | Abusir Necropolis | Saqqara | Giza Pyramid Complex | Cairo | Districts | Citadel | Metro | Islamic Cairo | Old Cairo  3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Metro | Airport | Rail  4. Attractions: Top Attractions | Itinerary | Do | Buy  5. Culture: Museums | Theaters | Education | Sports | Respect  6. Landmarks: See | Buildings & Structures | City of the dead | Qalawun complex  7. Giza: Get in | Eat | Drink | See & Do | Giza Necropolis | Stay Safe  8. By Area: Geography | Districts | Muizz Street | Nile River | Delta | Get out  9. Ancient Egypt Civilization: History | Culture | Religion | Architecture | Art | Language | Pyramids  10. Egypt: History | Regions & Cities | Climate | Holidays | Get in | Get around | Contact | Cope

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West With The Night - Beryl Markham Cover Art

West With The Night

West With The Night by Beryl Markham

Markham is often described as "the first person" to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, though most now dispute this claim. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no pilot had yet flown non-stop from Europe to New York, and no woman had made the westward flight solo, though several had died trying. Markham hoped to claim both records. She took off from Abingdon, England. After a 20-hour flight she crash-landed at Baleine Cove on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. In spite of falling short of her goal, Markham had become the first woman to cross the Atlantic east-to-west solo, and the first person to make it from England to North America non-stop. She was celebrated as an aviation pioneer. Markham chronicled her many adventures in her memoir, West with the Night, published by BN Publishing. After living for many years in the United States, Markham moved back to Kenya, becoming for a time the most successful horse trainer in the country.

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Tanzania Travel Guide: Includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mafia Island & more. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps. (Mobi Travel) - MobileReference Cover Art

Tanzania Travel Guide: Includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mafia Island & more. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps. (Mobi Travel) by MobileReference

Table of Contents:  Essentials: Phrasebook | Talk | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Respect | Contact | Stay Healthy | Stay Safe 1. General: History | Geography | Culture | Politics | Economy | Demographics | Buy 2. Maps: Tanzania | Regions | Attractions & National Parks | Zanibar | Mafia Island | Dar es Salaam | Arusha 3. Transport: Get In | Get Around 4. By Area: Regions | Cities | Other Destinations 5. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | Do 6. Dar es Salaam: Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe 6.1 General: History | Geography | Culture | Economy | Suburbs 6.2 Transportation: Get In | Get Around 6.3 Attractions: See | Do | Buy | Get Out 7. Other Cities: Arusha | Dodoma | Kigoma | Mbeya | Moshi | Morogoro | Mwanza | Mtwara 8. Other Destinations: Arusha National Park | Mikumi National Park | Mount Kilimanjaro | Ngorongoro Conservation Area | Ruaha National Park | Serengeti National Park | Stone Town | Tarangire National Park | Katavi National Park | Saadani National Park | Gombe Stream National Park

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In Arabian Nights - Tahir Shah Cover Art

In Arabian Nights

In Arabian Nights by Tahir Shah

Tahir Shah’s The Caliph’s House , describing his first year in Casablanca, was hailed by critics and compared to such travel classics as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun . Now Shah takes us deeper into the heart of this exotic and magical land to uncover mysteries that have been hidden from Western eyes for centuries.… In this entertaining and penetrating book, Tahir sets out on a bold new journey across Morocco that becomes an adventure worthy of the mythical Arabian Nights . As he wends his way through the labyrinthine medinas of Fez and Marrakesh, traverses the Sahara sands, and tastes the hospitality of ordinary Moroccans, Tahir collects a dazzling treasury of traditional stories, gleaned from the heritage of A Thousand and One Nights . The tales, recounted by a vivid cast of characters, reveal fragments of wisdom and an oriental way of thinking that is both enthralling and fresh. A link in the chain of scholars and teachers who have passed these stories down for centuries like a baton in a relay race, Shah reaches layers of culture that most visitors hardly realize exist, and eventually discovers the story living in his own heart. Along the way he describes the colors, characters, and the passion of Morocco, and comes to understand why it is such an enchanting land. From master masons who labor only at night to Sufi wise men who write for soap operas, and Tuareg guides afflicted by reality TV, In Arabian Nights takes us on an unforgettable journey, shining a light on facets of a society that are normally left in darkness.

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Egypt Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Egypt Travel Guide

Egypt Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Egypt :  • Colour maps and images throughout • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 128 maps for easy navigation • Covers Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Egypt is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.  Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Jessica Lee, Anthony Sattin.  About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.    TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

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South Africa Parks - MobileReference Cover Art

South Africa Parks

South Africa Parks a travel guide to the top 25 National Parks in South Africa by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles.  Please search for "Travel South Africa," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes South African cities and well as more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, and a basic phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Tanzania National Parks & Attractions - MobileReference Cover Art

Tanzania National Parks & Attractions

Tanzania National Parks & Attractions A Travel Guide to the Top 15+ National Parks & Attractions in Tanzania, Africa by MobileReference

This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included where possible. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles. Please search for "Travel Tanzania," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.  NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

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Time Out Cape Town - Editors of Time Out Cover Art

Time Out Cape Town

Time Out Cape Town Winelands and the Garden Route by Editors of Time Out

Situated dramatically where two oceans meet at the base of the Table Mountains, Cape Town boasts stunning beaches, an irresistible Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine, and affordability. Time Out Cape Town profiles the city's best places to stay, play, dine, and visit including day-trips to the world-renowned Winelands and the breathtaking Western cape. Charts, maps, and color photographs throughout make this an indispensable guide to a stunningly beautiful, world-class city.

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An Essential Companion When on Safari in Kenya & Tanzania - Diane Swan & Peter Swan Cover Art

An Essential Companion When on Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

An Essential Companion When on Safari in Kenya & Tanzania by Diane Swan & Peter Swan

Acclaimed BBC Wildlife Presenter Chris Packham has written the forward to this much sought after African Wildlife Guide.   In an extract from his forward, he says: "This informative and unique guide provides visitors to Kenya and Tanzania with a level of knowledge and interest that will make your animal sightings more meaningful and authentic. It also serves as a useful handbook for those armchair enthusiasts wanting to develop their knowledge about African wildlife.  The two authors have travelled extensively throughout Kenya and Tanzania, and have spent five years compiling this guide. A comprehensive 'Insider Tips' section allows the authors to pass on to you the benefit of their extensive knowledge gained over ten years of independent travel in East Africa. This guide provides the perfect introduction to the most frequently encountered creatures and supplements everything about their behaviour and ecologies that you have forgotten from your armchair TV safaris, with a useful overview of their biology. It's accessible, easy to use, concise and had plenty of little nuggets of interest and importance."  This Travel guide is a must for your tour of Eastern Africa. This book is easy to read and gives you not only simple to read facts, but great information of not only the animals that you may come across but about the area you are visiting. Geoff Collins, Africa Wildlife Guide Trainer and Assessor Speaking as someone who has never ventured into the southern hemisphere, let alone on Safari, I am struck by the author’s passion and enthusiasm for what seems like their vocation in life. John Kettley, BBC Presenter

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Morocco Revealed: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Morocco Revealed: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat

Morocco Revealed: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2019 ! With more than 100 high-resolution images, a new video and detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive guide to Morocco’s imperial cities.  Four imperial cities — Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat — hold a magnificent collection of Islamic art and architecture, the legacy of seven dynasties that have controlled Morocco for over 1,200 years. With towering minarets that call the faithful to prayer, multi-colored glazed ceramic tiles that recreate the flora of Quranic paradise and stucco decoration that affords the impression of infinity, Morocco offers visitors an experience like no other. It is yours to discover. What’s in this guidebook: ★ Comprehensive look at Morocco’s art and architecture. We provide an overview of Moroccan art and architecture, isolating trademark features that you will see again and again as you make your way through the country’s highlights. To make things come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolution images. ★ A tour that goes deeper on the most important sites. Following our tradition of being the most valuable resource for culture-focused travelers, we offer a detailed tour of the premier sites in each imperial city, from fantastically-decorated city gates, to grand mosques, to jewel box madrasas. For each site, we present information on its history, a detailed plan that highlights its most important architectural and artistic features, high-resolution images, and a discussion that ties it all together. ★ Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help you plan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, maps and links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips for getting the most from your experience while on location. ★ Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides, this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; information is organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and images are marked up with text that explains important features. ★ NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our new PDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book for details. Itinerary In total, this guidebook profiles 23 of Morocco’s top sites for art and architecture. To help you prioritize your touring itinerary, we mark the absolute must-see sites with asterisks (*). - Marrakech: Bab Agnaou, Badi palace, Ben Youssef madrasa*, Koubba Ba’adiyn*, Koutoubia mosque*, Saadian tombs and Tin Mal mosque (daytrip)* - Fez: Al-Attarine madrasa*, Al-Sahrij madrasa*, Andalous mosque, Bou Inania madrasa*, Cherratine madrasa, Kairaouine mosque* and Nejjarine fondouk - Casablanca: Hassan II mosque* - Rabat and Salé: Abu al-Hasan madrasa*, Bab Mrisa, Bab Oudaia*, Bab Rouah, Chellah necropolis and Hassan mosque* - Meknes: Bab Mansour* and Bou Inania madrasa ABOUT APPROACH GUIDES Travel guidebooks for the ultra curious, Approach Guides reveal a destination’s essence by exploring a compelling aspect of its cultural heritage: art, architecture, history, food, or wine. PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES  Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.  - Travel + Leisure

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Surrender or Starve - Robert D. Kaplan Cover Art

Surrender or Starve

Surrender or Starve Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea by Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they’re relevant to our world. In Surrender or Starve , Kaplan illuminates the fault lines in the Horn of Africa, which is emerging as a crucial region for America’s ongoing war on terrorism. Reporting from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea, Kaplan examines the factors behind the famine that ravaged the region in the 1980s, exploring the ethnic, religious, and class conflicts that are crucial for understanding the region today. He offers a new foreword and afterword that show how the nations have developed since the famine, and why this region will only grow more important to the United States. Wielding his trademark ability to blend on-the-ground reporting and cogent analysis, Robert D. Kaplan introduces us to a fascinating part of the world, one that it would behoove all of us to know more about.

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A Guide to Southern Africa's Iconic Safari Destinations - Anthony Cavill-Taylor Cover Art

A Guide to Southern Africa's Iconic Safari Destinations

A Guide to Southern Africa's Iconic Safari Destinations by Anthony Cavill-Taylor

A Guide to Southern Africa's Iconic Safari Destinations  provides potential travellers with a detailed description of what to expect on their safari. Through interactive maps, scrollable galleries, video material and a multitude of custom-designed content, readers are transported to some of Southern Africa's most spectacular sights and destinations. Anthony Cavill-Taylor , in his 20 years of experience in the safari industry, shares many well-kept secrets of the safari world with would-be travellers, allowing them the opportunity to be immersed in the wonders of Southern Africa. This guide provides readers with in-depth information related to: A summary of the iconic destinations in Southern Africa  The best period to travel to and within Southern Africa The wildlife one can expect to see  The type of weather they can expect The methods of travel The general safari routine

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Tanzania Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Tanzania Travel Guide

Tanzania Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Tanzania*   Lonely Planet Tanzania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch East Africa's greatest natural dramas play out on the Serengeti plains, sip sundowners near Mt Kilimanjaro, or explore the narrow alleyways of Zanzibar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tanzania and begin your journey now!  Inside Lonely Planet Tanzania Travel Guide:   • Colour maps and images throughout  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, music, dance, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine  • Over 50 maps   Covers Dar es Salaam, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Zanzibar Archipelago, Stone Town, Lake Victoria, the Serengeti Plains, Selous Highlands and more  The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tanzania , our most comprehensive guide to Tanzania, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet East Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.  About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.  *Best-selling guide to Tanzania. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, December 2013 to November 2014

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The Londolozi Journey - Londolozi Game Reserve Cover Art

The Londolozi Journey

The Londolozi Journey Game Reserve by Londolozi Game Reserve

Londolozi, derived from a Zulu word meaning the ‘protector of all living things’ , has become fertile ground for enkindling aspirations for a better future for all, for a planet abounding in open spaces, wild animals and people thriving in dignity and harmony. Our aim is to ensure sustainable conservation, focusing not only on the many qualities of the natural system but also on creating a true connection between our guests, the local people and the environment.

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A Year in Marrakesh - Peter Mayne Cover Art

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh by Peter Mayne

Having learned to appreciate Muslim life while living in Pakistan, Peter Mayne settled down to live in the back streets of Marrakesh in the 1950s. Rather than watch from the shelter of a hotel terrace, he rented rooms, learned the language, made friends, and became embroiled in conspiratorial picni, hashish-laced dinners and in the enchantments and misunderstandings of the street, with its festivals, love affairs, potions and gossip. By turns used, abused and cherished by his neighbours, Mayne wrote their letters for them and captured the essence of their lives in this affectionate and hilarious acount.

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Travels in Ghana - Marie McCarthy Cover Art

Travels in Ghana

Travels in Ghana by Marie McCarthy

This is a travelogue of a Ghana road trip in 2009. From Accra to the painted village of Sirigu, the people, the adventures and the sights are described. There are insights and explanations of Ghanaian customs, culture, cuisine and daily life. Among the places visited are the slave castle at Elmina, the stilt village of Nzulezu, Mole National Park, Sirigu and an unexpected find at Bolgatanga.

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Kenya - Culture Smart! - Jane Barsby Cover Art

Kenya - Culture Smart!

Kenya - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Jane Barsby

Culture Smart! Kenya provides a cultural bridge that will carry you beyond the gloss of the hotels and deep into the warp and weft of everyday life; beyond the game parks and into the intricacies of community and wildlife coexistence; beyond the bounds of tourism and into the freedom of cultural understanding and exchange. A true "insider's take" gleaned over years of living and working in the country, it delivers key insights into the forces, ancient and modern, that have shaped Kenya—and practical guidance on how best to enter into the modern Kenyan business and social environment. Due to its high-action pursuits, cultural treasures, wealth of wildlife, and glorious beach life, it is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and the unrivaled "safari capital of the world." As to its people, Kenya is a cultural microcosm comprising more than seventy ethnic groups. Each has its own distinctive cultural identity. All extend the warmth of welcome that has proved to be Kenya's most valuable asset to tourism.

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Madagascar Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Madagascar Travel Guide

Madagascar Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Madagascar is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch chameleons and lemurs in mountainous national parks, haggle like a local at the Marché Artisanal de la Digue, or snorkel incredible coral reefs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Madagascar and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Madagascar Travel Guide:   Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, local life and customs, arts, cuisine, environment, wildlife. Over 45 maps   Covers Antananarivo, Central Madagascar, Southern Madagascar, Western Madagascar, Northern Madagascar, Eastern Madagascar and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations’ websites Zoom-in maps and images  Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Madagascar, our most comprehensive guide to Madagascar, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa . Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Cape Town: The Essential Guide for Travelers - BookViz Cover Art

Cape Town: The Essential Guide for Travelers

Cape Town: The Essential Guide for Travelers by BookViz

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Western Cape Province, as well as being the legislative capital of South Africa (the Houses of Parliament are here). It is located in the south-west corner of the country near the Cape of Good Hope, and is the most southern city in Africa. It is a stone's throw from South Africa's world-famous Cape Winelands around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.  The Essential Guide For Travelers! This book provides an illustrated city guide and maps. With this book, it's easy to find out the best places to go, such as where to eat,sleep,and drink, before you arrive or when you are there. It also helps you understand the local culture and history. Features include: - Fully Illustrated: Not just text contents, but a visible experience of the city. - Rich Information: Historical background and fun facts of destinations, how to get there, contact info, etc. - Well Organized: All contents are listed by category. It's easy for you to find out the topics you are interested in. - Access Anywhere: Save roaming and WiFi charges when traveling. All articles and photos provided is offline available for instant, anywhere access.

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Culture Briefing: Kenya - Your Guide To The Culture And Customs Of The Kenyan People - Bob Martin Cover Art

Culture Briefing: Kenya - Your Guide To The Culture And Customs Of The Kenyan People Culture Briefings by Bob Martin

Culture Briefing: Kenya provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Kenyan people. Whether traveling to Kenya, working on a class paper or doing business with the Kenyans, you'll find Culture Briefing: Kenya an invaluable resource. If you're traveling to the country, supplement your travel guide with Culture Briefing: Kenya. It will let you enrich your trip, giving you knowledge about Kenyan etiquette and traditions — and more financial success when traveling on business. You'll also receive the information you need to help you feel comfortable in what might otherwise be a strange environment, including a list of do's and don'ts. You'll gain the wisdom necessary to talk intelligently with the Kenyans, discussing the life they live, deciphering and interpreting how they think and behave. No longer will you run the risk of embarrassment when in conversation with the Kenyan people because you brought up a taboo subject, couldn’t comment on an aspect of local life or knew nothing of their form of government. With Culture Briefing: Kenya you'll discover the character, values, beliefs and customs of the Kenyans. You'll learn of their artistic endeavors and political ways. You'll find out about their home, family and religious life as well as how they make a living, educate their children and spend their leisure time. You'll also discover the problems the Kenyan people face and see how they handle them.

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Red Tape and White Knuckles - Lois Pryce Cover Art

Red Tape and White Knuckles

Red Tape and White Knuckles One Woman's Motorcycle Adventure Through Africa by Lois Pryce

In her narrative work, Red Tape and White Knuckles, celebrated adventurer and author Lois Pryce shares the story of her 10,000 mile journey through the vast continent of Africa. In doing so, she reaches not only hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts, but every day readers as well. Setting off from her home in London, Lois makes her way to the shores of Tunisia, the Sahara Desert, war-torn Angola, and the Congo basin before reaching her ultimate destination of Cape Town, South Africa. While some riders might insist on a high powered adventure motorcycle, fancy gear, and even a support crew for an expedition such as this, Lois makes her journey on a simple 250cc motorbike, wearing climate-appropriate travel clothes, and carrying along only the bare necessities. Through her forthright writing, down to earth nature, and cheeky sense of humor, Lois makes this incredible, sometimes scary, and always surprising motorcycle journey through Africa accessible to all. Despite challenges and unexpected surprises throughout her journey, Lois tackles every obstacle head on and with immense strength of character. Whether you’re a seasoned adventure motorcyclist, or just your average person looking for a good read, this story of action, discovery and achievement is sure to inspire and entertain from start to finish.

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The Cape Town Book - Nechama Brodie Cover Art

The Cape Town Book

The Cape Town Book A Guide to the City's History, People and Places by Nechama Brodie

The Cape Town Book presents a fresh picture of the Mother City, one that brings together all its stories. From geology and beaches to forced removals and hip-hop, Nechama Brodie, author of the best-selling The Joburg Book, has delved deeply into the hidden past of Cape Town to emerge with a lucid and compelling account of South Africa’s fi rst city, its landscape and its people. The book’s 14 chapters trace the origins and expansion of Cape Town – from the City Bowl to the southern and coastal suburbs, the vast expanse of the Cape Flats and the sprawling northern areas. Offering a nuanced, yet balanced, perspective on Cape Town, the book includes familiar attractions like Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the Company’s Garden, while also giving a voice to marginalised communities in areas such as Athlone, Langa, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. Many of the images in the book have never been published before, and are drawn from the archives of museums, universities and public institutions. This beautifully illustrated, information-rich book is the defi nitive portrait of the wind-blown, contradictory city at the southern tip of Africa that more than three million people call home

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Cape Town, South Africa Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated) - Pamela Harris Cover Art

Cape Town, South Africa Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights (Illustrated) by Pamela Harris

Located in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is the second largest South African city and is over 350 years old. This is Africa’s most southern city and is close to both the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and to the Cape of Good Hope.

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Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya - Cindi Brown Cover Art

Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya

Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya by Cindi Brown

Author Cindi Brown sold everything to volunteer in Africa. With only her skills and desire to assist others, Brown hit Kenya hard... and then Kenya hit back. Follow Brown's setbacks and victories while getting an insider's view of Barack Obama's Luo homeland, polygamy, cycling past Cape Buffalo, floating past hippos, Sikh weddings, and Luo burials. Book proceeds train Africa's future leaders.

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In Search of King Solomon’s Mines - Tahir Shah Cover Art

In Search of King Solomon’s Mines

In Search of King Solomon’s Mines by Tahir Shah

For more than a century Henry Rider Haggard's novel King Solomon's Mines has inspired generations of young men to set forth in search of adventure. But long before Rider Haggard's classic, explorers, theologians and scientists scoured the known world for the source of King Solomon's astonishing wealth. The Bible's wisest king built a temple at Jerusalem that was said to be more fabulous than any other landmark in the ancient world. It was adorned with an abundance of gold, gleaned from a mysterious land known as Ophir. Taking his leads from a mixture of texts including The Septuagint, the earliest known form of the Bible, as well as using geological, geographical and folkloric sources, Tahir Shah sets out in search for Solomon's gold mines. For him the obvious place to look is Ethiopia, in the horn of Africa. The ensuing journey takes him to a remote cliff-face monastery where the monks pull visitors up on a leather rope, to the ruined castles of Gondar, and to the rock hewn churches at Lalibela. Then in the south of the country Shah discovers a massive illegal gold mine, itself like something out of the Old Testament, with thousands of men, women and children digging with their hands. But the hardest leg of the journey is to the 'cursed mountain' of Tullu Wallel where legend says there lies an ancient shaft, once the entrance to Solomon's mines.

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