Top Africa Travel Ebooks

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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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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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The Eye of the Elephant - Delia Owens & Mark Owens Cover Art

The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness by Delia Owens & Mark Owens

An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist  ( The Boston Globe ).   Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants.   From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants ( The Boston Globe ). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

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Cry Of The Kalahari - Mark Owens & Delia Owens Cover Art

Cry Of The Kalahari

Cry Of The Kalahari by Mark Owens & Delia Owens

An international bestseller, this is an emotional and riveting story of the Owens’ travel and adventurous life in the Kalahari Desert.? “A remarkable story beautifully told…Among such classics as Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man and Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.”—Chicago Tribune   Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, and no source of water for thousands of square miles.? In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working alongside animals that had never before been exposed to humans including lions, brown hyenas, jackals, and giraffes. It is also a gripping account of how they survived the dangers of living in one of the last and largest pristine areas on Earth. Travelers and animal lovers alike will be instantly captivated by their tale.

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Marrakech - DK Eyewitness Cover Art

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Marrakech

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Marrakech by DK Eyewitness

An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Marrakech, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps and top 10 lists --all designed to help you see the very best of Marrakech. Explore the vast Jemaa El Fna plaza, lose yourself in the warren of the city's souks, relax in soothing green gardens, or step back in time at the ancient Saadian Tombs. From Top 10 Hammams and Spas to Top 10 restaurants, discover the best of Marrakech with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Marrakech : - Eight easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best Marrakech attractions, covering Jamaa El Fna, the Souks, the Majorelle - Gardens, and more - Plus six color neighborhood maps - In-depth neighborhood guides explore Marrakech's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing - Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transportation, visa, and health information - Color maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Jemaa El Fna and the Kasbah, The Souks, The New City, Essaouira, Tizi-n-Test Pass, and Tizi-n-Tichka Pass Staying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco .

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African Safari Field Guide - Mark W. Nolting Cover Art

African Safari Field Guide

African Safari Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting

The African Safari Journal and Field Guide is the perfect book to take on safari because it is a wildlife guide, trip organizer, phrase book, safari diary, map directory and wildlife checklist, all in one! And because many on safari have strict baggage limits, this SEVEN-BOOKS-IN-ONE journal becomes even more valuable because it features all the information a traveler to Africa is going to need. It puts key safari information at the reader's fingertips and allows them to record unforgettable memories of their African adventure. The guide includes the following valuable features that help to make the reader an instant authority while on safari: * Over 500 COLOR illustrations and detailed descriptions of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and trees for easy identification. * Illustrations of Africa's vegetation zones * The most comprehensive checklists of mammals and birds for recording sightings in reserves * Over 60 COLOR maps that detail regions, countries and major wildlife reserves * Swahili, Tswana, Shona, Zulu and French words, phrases and mammal names (with phonetics) * Constellation maps of the Southern Hemisphere — and a stargazers guide * Safari tips * Photography on safari * Glossary of safari terms * Packing checklist * Contact information for U.S. and Canadian Embassies and British High Commissions in Africa * World Heritage sites * Resource directory *Suggested reading list * 30 journal pages to record their personal safari experiences The African Safari Journal and Field Guide can be personalized with the following: * Journal author information * Medical information * Packing checklist and luggage inventory * Travel and health insurance * Journal log and daily entries * Mammal and bird check lists * Sections to record flight and safari itineraries

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Wildlife of the Okavango - Duncan Butchart Cover Art

Wildlife of the Okavango

Wildlife of the Okavango by Duncan Butchart

A remarkable variety of animals and plants can be found in the wilderness region surrounding the Okavango Delta. This photographic guide covers more than 470 of the area’s most conspicuous and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fi shes, invertebrates, trees and aquatic plants. An informative introduction describes the area’s geology, climate, habitats and the key roles played by some animals, such as termites and elephants. The species accounts feature concise text describing the species’ appearance, size, habits, habitat and status, with full-colour photographs to facilitate identification.

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Delia And Mark Owens In Africa - Delia Owens Cover Art

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa A Life in the Wild by Delia Owens

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing , began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” ( People ) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari . But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant . They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna , Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

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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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Shadows on the Grass - Isak Dinesen & Karen Blixen Cover Art

Shadows on the Grass

Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen & Karen Blixen

Shadows on the Grass includes four stories that shed light on the author’s love for both the beauty and wilderness of Africa, and for the African people, their dignity and traditions. Written 30 years after she left Africa, Dinesen’s stories have a beautiful way of describing the world around her.

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Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to East Africa's Uganda & Rwanda - Terrance Zepke Cover Art

Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to East Africa's Uganda & Rwanda

Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to East Africa's Uganda & Rwanda by Terrance Zepke

Uganda and Rwanda are small countries, but they are BIG on adventure. Options are plentiful, ranging from jet boating to bungee jumping. They also offer unique wildlife safaris, such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking. You’ll also find many other primates, hundreds of species of birds and butterflies, and dozens of mammals. Many of these animals cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are lots of historic sites too, including the Rwanda Genocide Memorial, Lubiri Palace, Uganda Museum, Dian Fossey’s Grave, and Royal Kasabi Tombs. And the list goes on… *See mountain gorillas up close in the wild. These are the only places in the world where these gorillas can be found. *Bike the Congo Nile Trail. *If you want to get lost from civilization for a night or two, you can at the “Hidden Islands.” *Go whitewater rafting on the Nile. *Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise on Lake Victoria—or fish for yummy Nile Perch. *Hike an extinct volcano. *Discover the Batwa Experience. *Kayak Lake Kiva. *Be a keeper for a day at Ngamba Chimp Sanctuary. *Venture to the cusp of the Congo. *Pamper yourself with a spa treatment. *Thrill at the sights and sounds of a night safari. *Enjoy the best boat safari on Kazinga Channel or at Murchison Falls. *See Jinga, the fabled source of the Nile. …and have the time of your life!

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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)

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)

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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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 Mental Floss History of the World - Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand & Editors Of Mental Floss Cover Art

The Mental Floss History of the World

The Mental Floss History of the World An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits by Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand & Editors Of Mental Floss

“An irreverent romp through history’s best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent—yet always historically accurate—overview of the ascent (or descent) of humankind, courtesy of the same rebel geniuses who brought you Mental Floss presents Condensed Knowledge and Mental Floss Presents Forbidden Knowledge. Updated with all the hot topics and events of the past few years, The Mental Floss History of the World is proof positive that just because something’s true doesn’t mean it’s boring.

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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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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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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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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)

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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Travels - Paul Bowles Cover Art

Travels

Travels Collected Writings, 1950-1993 by Paul Bowles

“Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.” —New York Times “His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.” —Time Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel—never before collected in a single volume—span more than sixty years and range from Bowles’s early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works—a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.

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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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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)

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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(101 things to know when you go) ON SAFARI IN AFRICA - Patrick Brakspear Cover Art

(101 things to know when you go) ON SAFARI IN AFRICA

(101 things to know when you go) ON SAFARI IN AFRICA by Patrick Brakspear

On Safari in Africa is unlike any other travel guide to Africa. This is not a “where to go, where to stay, what to see” style of travel guide, rather, it is more a travel companion that aims to pick up where your Africa Travel Specialist leaves off (and even acts as your safari guide along the way). Along with pre-departure information, packing and travel tips it is also a comprehensive insight into the wildlife, landscapes, people and issues that surround the safari world. Aimed at both first time travellers to Africa as well as those who have been on safari before, On Safari in Africa is prefaced on the notion that the more you know about a subject the more you will come to fully appreciate it - the more you learn, the more your fascination grows. On Safari in Africa seeks to heighten that fascination, and in so doing, enhance the safari experience. On Safari in Africa has been designed to illustrate just how you can get more out of your safari to Africa. The process starts with some background on Africa; provides a check list of what you need to do before you leave home; takes you through what to expect on safari, including safari jargon and your safari guide; teaches you the nuances of learning to observe and question all that you see and hear; explains what we know about the habitats and animals you will encounter, their behaviour and physiology; provides you with a wealth of interesting facts about the wildlife; and introduces you to many other aspects of an African safari including birding, trees, insects and wild flowers and the night sky. A reference section discusses the people’s of Africa, photographic tips and finishes with a comprehensive glossary of safari terms and definitions. On Safari In Africa picks up where your travel agent leaves off. With your safari itinerary and air tickets in hand, it is time to purchase your copy of On Safari In Africa.

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Africa's Top Wildlife Countries - Mark W. Nolting Cover Art

Africa's Top Wildlife Countries

Africa's Top Wildlife Countries Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also includin by Mark W. Nolting

AFRICA’S TOP WILDLIFE COUNTRIES highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent’s best countries for game viewing – making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer. This is the only guidebook that effectively assists readers in choosing the best destinations for the kind of wildlife experience they would most enjoy by comparing travel options among all the top wildlife countries. Using the easy-to-read When’s the Best Time to Go for Game Viewing chart, readers can conveniently choose the specific reserves and country(ies) that are best to visit during their vacation period. From the What Wildlife if Best Seen Where chart, readers can easily locate the reserves that have an abundance of the animals they wish to see. From the Safari Activities chart, readers can choose the reserves that offer the safari options (night drives, canoeing, walking, ballooning, etc.) that interest them most. Jam-packed with information essential to the successful safari: * 640 pages of color with over 575 photos * 15 Countries, including the top safari countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa * Over 75 color maps, detailing countries and major wildlife reserves * 10 charts, including When's The Best Time to Go and What Wildlife is Best Found Where * Accommodations graded for convenient selection Detailed information on: Photo Safaris Mountain Climbing Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safaris Bird Watching Canoe/Kayak/Boat Safaris Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Hot-Air Balloon Safaris Night Game Drives Walking Safaris White-water Rafting Horseback safaris Family Safaris Honeymoon safaris

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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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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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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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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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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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Southern Africa Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Southern Africa Travel Guide

Southern Africa Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world’s oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa 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, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature, visual arts Over 115 maps Covers Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland 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 Southern Africa , our most comprehensive guide to Southern Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on South Africa or Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi? Check out Lonely Planet South Africa guide, and Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi guide for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. 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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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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Morocco: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides) - Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer Cover Art

Morocco: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides)

Morocco: Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat (2022 Travel Guide by Approach Guides) by Approach Guides, David Raezer & Jennifer Raezer

RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2022! 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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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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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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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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DK Eyewitness Morocco - DK Eyewitness Cover Art

DK Eyewitness Morocco

DK Eyewitness Morocco by DK Eyewitness

Welcome to this vibrant corner of the world. Whether you want to meander around medieval medinas, be entranced by storytellers and musicians on Marrakech's main square or indulge in some rest and relaxation at Essaouira, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Morocco has to offer. With rugged mountain ranges and rolling seas of scorching sand dunes, Morocco's scene-stealing landscape has starred in countless TV shows and blockbusters. Equally as atmospheric, its ancient cities are filled with bustling souks, magnificent mosques and chic galleries. Our recently updated guide brings Morocco to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. You'll discover: - Our pick of Morocco's must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems - The best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay - Detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy - Easy-to-follow itineraries - Expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe - Color-coded chapters to every part of Morocco, from Tangier to Casablanca, Rabat to Fès Want the best of Marrakech in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Marrakech .

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Easy Travels in South Africa - André Ferero Cover Art

Easy Travels in South Africa

Easy Travels in South Africa by André Ferero

This is the latest release of the popular Easy Travels in South Africa guidebook, completely revised and updated in March 2012. The book is aimed at independent travelers who want to plan their own trip online and save money in the process. It is written from the perspective of a South African who has traveled extensively throughout the country.

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East Africa Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

East Africa Travel Guide

East Africa Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*  Lonely Planet’s East Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the pounding of hooves as wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti; get close to gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda; and hike on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s East Africa :  • 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 provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics • Over 120 maps for easy navigation • Covers Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s East Africa is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.  Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Kenya and Tanzania guides for a comprehensive look at all these countries have 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 Anthony Ham, Ray Bartlett, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Stuart Butler, Shawn Duthie, David Else, Mary Fitzpatrick, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Helena Smith.  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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Sahara Unveiled - William Langewiesche Cover Art

Sahara Unveiled

Sahara Unveiled A Journey Across the Desert by William Langewiesche

It is as vast as the United States and so arid that most bacteria cannot survive there. Its loneliness is so extreme it is said thatmigratory birds will land beside travelers, just for the company. William Langewiesche came to the Sahara to see it as its inhabitants do, riding its public transport, braving its natural and human dangers, depending on its sparse sustenance and suspect hospitality. From his journey, which took him across the desert's hyperarid core from Algiers to Dakar, he has crafted a contemporary classic of travel writing. In a narrative studded with gemlike discourses on subjects that range from the physics of sand dunes to the history of the Tuareg nomads, Langewiesche introduces us to the Sahara's merchants, smugglers, fixers, and expatriates. Eloquent and precise, Sahara Unveiled blends history and reportage, anthropology and anecdote, into an unforgettable portrait of the world's most romanticized yet most forbidding desert.

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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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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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Africa Travel Guide - Lonely Planet Cover Art

Africa Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

#1 best-selling guide to Africa* Lonely Planet Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the cobbled streets and graceful pracas rimmed by once grand churches and stately colonial-era buildings, against a backdrop of turquoise seas, on the Unesco-listed Mozambique Island; drink your way around whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture and the endlessly photogenic hills and vines of South Africa’s Winelands; or discover the wildlife of the acacia-studded savannah of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Africa 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, culture, wildlife, safaris, cuisine, music, environment  Over 220 maps   Covers Egypt, Tanzania, Morocco, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cabo Verde 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 Africa, a comprehensive guide to the continent, is perfect for planning a trip to multiple African countries. Looking for guides that have more detailed coverage of specific African countries? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover each destinations’ top sights and offbeat experiences. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. 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 phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).   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) *Best-selling guide to Africa. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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Tanzania Safari Guide - Philip Briggs Cover Art

Tanzania Safari Guide

Tanzania Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the coast by Philip Briggs

This new, thoroughly updated eighth edition remains the only practical guidebook to Tanzania to reflect the overall shift of tourism away from backpackers and budget camping safaris to upper-end and mid-range safaris and beach holidays. Unlike other guidebooks, the main focus is background and practical information on Tanzania's peerless collection of national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Selous, Ruaha, Katavi, Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains. Every major reserve is given a dedicated chapter detailing its ecology, wildlife, accommodation options, game drives and other activities. Written by acknowledged experts Philip Briggs and Chris McIntyre, Bradt's Tanzania also focuses on other popular and off-the-beaten track tourist attractions, ranging from Mount Kilimanjaro and the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to the mysterious Kilwa Ruins and Kondoa Rock Art (a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites often relegated to the small print of other travel guides). The accommodation listings for the national parks and other safari destinations are the most detailed and authoritative available. Briggs and McIntyre have weeded through the ever-growing number of lodges and camps to create a critically selective list of the best properties in every price bracket - upmarket, midrange and budget. The guide also includes a 48-page wildlife colour field guide, detailing all species a visitor can expect to find on a safari, making this guide the most authoritative source available. Since its mid-1980s economic nadir, when it lacked adequate facilities for anything but basic camping safaris, Tanzania has grown to be one of Africa's top safari destinations. This new edition actively responds to this evolution by focusing on the country mainly as a safari and short-stay fly-in holiday destination. It also reflects the growing trend away from large lodges towards small, exclusive eco-friendly camps in remote parts of the national parks and bordering community concessions. Tanzania is arguably Africa's greatest safari destination and is geographically one of Africa's most varied countries, its long palm-fringed coastline complemented by the scenic wonders of the Great Rift Valley, portions of Africa's three largest lakes, and several impressive mountains. With this guide you will discover everything the country has to offer, from spectacular year-round game-viewing to post-safari relaxation on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.

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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.