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We highly suggest that you read a travel guide in advance if you are traveling to Africa, especially if it is your first trip there. The knowledge gained from one of these travel books is worth its weight in gold. Map Town has in stock over 100 travel guides for Africa, and most of them include neighboring countries.

A good guidebook will tell you what to see and how to find it. A great guidebook will also explain the general customs, the dos and don'ts, as well as information about time delays and unanticipated costs, and embassy information. Buy a travel guide for Africa to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
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South Africa Marco Polo Explore Mount Kilimanjaro Tunisia Lonely Planet
South Africa
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Tunisia
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Experience all of South Africa’s attractions with this up-to-date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. You’ll discover great hotels, authentic restaurants, plus shopping tips and information on festivals and events. Further sections include: Trips & Tours, Sports & Activities, Travel with Kids, Travel Tips and Links, Blogs, Apps & more. Useful too is the ‘Perfect Route’ and the handy folding pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. At 5895 metres (nearly 4 miles) above sea level, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on earth that a walker can reach. Success is not guaranteed, because each person's response to rapid altitude gain is different. But you can improve your chances by a wise choice of route and itinerary, by thorough preparation and by taking care of yourself on the mountain.

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro is colourful, concise and comprehensive.  It shows Marangu, Machame and Rongai routes.  The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on earth that a walker can reach.  This guide will tell you how to choose your route, how to prepare and what to pack.  How to prevent and manage altitude sickness.  There is a background on Tanzania, wildlife and climbing Mount Meru.  There is a map flap showing all ascent routes.
Aimed at adventurous, more budget-conscious travelers, Lonely Planet guides have extensive text, maps, and photographs. Chapters typically cover history, geography, economy, culture, visas, customs, dangers, food, and travel to and within the country.
Zanzibar Bradt Travel Guide Zimbabwe Bradt Travel Guide Somaliland Africa Travel Guide Book. Little known to the outside world, Somaliland has much to offer the truly intrepid traveler. This pioneering guidebook introduces one of the world's least chartered travel destinations. Author Philip Briggs covers ever
Zanzibar
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Zimbabwe
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This guide book for Zanzibar includes unparalleled accommodation write-ups and the information you need to choose the right dining sites. Also included in this guide book is information about the best safaris to take while in Selous and Ruaha. Zanzibar's crystal clear seas and laidback vibe make it the perfect location to wind down after the scramble of a safari or the bustle of demanding Dar es Salaam. Zimbabwe's dramatic decline has been well documented, but the power-sharing agreement of 2009 has offered fresh hope for the country's recovery and return to former glory. Its tourist attractions remain undiminished: explore some of the best, tourist-free national parks in Africa; take advantage of unique walking, canoeing and horse-back safaris; and get to know Zimbabwe's welcoming people. This new guide by Paul Murray - who has spent several months travelling the country each year since 1999 - provides vital information both for intrepid travellers who feel the time is right to visit and for nationals considering a trip home. Bradt's Zimbabwe is the only up-to-date guidebook currently available, and makes a welcome return to our Africa series. Philip Briggs covers everything from the low-key capital Hargeisa and mediaeval port of Berbera to peerless rock art sites such as Las Geel, and the scenery and wildlife of the Daallo Escarpment, towering 2,000m high above the pristine reefs of the Gulf of Aden. Somaliland's ruined cities and historical ports date back 5,000 years and have links with ancient Egypt and Axum in northern Ethiopia, as well as the Ottoman and British Empires.
Egypt Lonely Planet Guide Book Cameroon Bradt Travel Guide Zambia
Egypt
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Cameroon
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Zambia
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Pyramids, ancient temples, camels: everything you've seen on the postcards is true. But the full picture of Egypt includes beautiful beaches, the megacity of Cairo and the Egyptian people themselves. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Cairo, Cairo Outskirts & the Delta, Nile Valley: Beni Suef to Qena, Nile Valley: Luxor, Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai, Understanding and Survival chapters. The Bradt Travel Guide for Cameroon provides thorough coverage of a country that entices lovers of adventrue and nature in equal measure.  Visit ancient tribal kingdoms in the western highlands, colourful trading towns and 'pygmy' hunting camps. This guide book also provides information on national parks, nature treks and bird sites that can be found in Cameroon. There is information on where to find the palm fringed beaches with beautiful white sand as well as advise for trips along the high lands ring road. Information for those who are willing to tackle Mount Cameroon can also be found in this detailed travel guide. The Bradt Travel Guide includes choosing where to visit, and where to stay.  Detailed coverage if national parks and illustrated wildlife section.  Safaris and how to organise them - walking, driving and canoeing.  People and culture, including local festivals.  Adventure travel and adrenaline sports and 45 maps with over 300 GPS coordinates.
Ghana Bradt Travel Guide Sudan Bradt Travel Guide Niger Bradt Travel Guide
Ghana
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Sudan
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Niger
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Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa; rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This stand-alone guide, the only one available, caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information, Bradt's Ghana covers the country with unrivalled detail and knowledge. This stand-alone guide to post-partition Sudan, leads you expertly from the labyrinthine souks of Khartoum to coral-bedecked wrecks off the Red Sea coast. Whether you’re rushing through on the trans-Africa trail or whiling away weeks among rich archaeological sites, this fully revised third edition is your indispensable companion. This guide will also help you find ways to explore entire pyramids and other ancient sites entirely free of tourist crowds, drink in views over the Sudanese plains from the granite Taka Mountains, dive the reef where Jacques Cousteau conducted his experiment in underwater living, experience Sudan’s cultural diversity among the 50 tribes of the Nuba Mountains and read advice on where to stay/eat, travelling safely and cultural etiquette

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Bradt Travel Guide for Niger includes information on 'W' National Park and information on Niger's natural history. In this guide you will find information for the best desert trips and river cruises to take while you are traveling. As well, there is fascinating archaeology and architecture to be explored and discovered by the adventurous traveller. This guide offers information on Niger's colourful festivals, the best places to stay, and  what to see once you arrive and the best way to get there. how to get there.
Rwanda Bradt Travel Guide Swaziland Bradt Travel Guide The Gambia and Senegal Lonely Planet
Rwanda
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Swaziland
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The Gambia & Senegal
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Rwanda is the world's premier gorilla-tracking destination and was made famous as the setting for the film Gorillas in the Mist. However, there is much to see beyond magical encounters with gorillas: Lake Kivu, the mountain-ringed inland sea; the immense Nyungwe Forest National Park with its chimpanzees, monkeys, and rare birds; and the wild savanna of Akagera National Park. This updated fourth edition lists the newest hotels, tours, activities, operators ­– and information on how to track its famous mountain gorillas. Swaziland is Africa's second smallest country and its last remaining absolute monarchy. Dwarfed by neighbouring South Africa, this tiny, landlocked nation punches well above its weight in terms of both nature and culture. Aimed at adventurous, more budget-conscious travelers, Lonely Planet guides have extensive text, maps, and photographs. Chapters typically cover history, geography, economy, culture, visas, customs, dangers, food, and travel to and within the country.
Malawi Cape Town and the Garden Route Lonely Planet Mozambique
Malawi
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Mozambique
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Philip Briggs presents the eminently visitable Malawi in a way that avoids the partronising and disdainful tone of so many other guides dealing with developing countries. His affection and respect for Malawi and Malawians shines through the most mundane advice. Includes up-to-date practical information about transport, visas and accommodations. Features health and safety information. Explore on and around Lake Malawi. Includes 32 fully revised computer-drawn maps and town plans. Table Mountain is Cape Town’s star attraction, but South Africa’s brightest diamond of a city is also blessed with beautiful beaches, bountiful vineyards and a rainbow array of people, cultures and design. Bradt's Travel Guide show Mozambique's pristine beaches, first-class diving opportunities and excellent fishing locations.  Discover the intimate appeal of a private island or explore the little-known interior.  Cabo Delgado Province in detail, including Ibo Island and the Quirimbas Archipelago.  Where to stay, including luxury island accomodation.  Beaches, resours and watersports.  Detailed coverage of the city of Maputo.
The Gambia Bradt Travel Guide Congo Bradt Travel Guide Sierra Leone Travel Guide Book. Written for intrepid travellers looking to explore this scarred but vibrant nation, this brand new edition of Sierra Leone invites you to discover the hidden beaches on the country's Atlantic coast, climb to the top of Moun
The Gambia
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Congo
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Dominated by the river and enveloped by Senegal, The Gambia may be one of the smallest countries on the continent, but its dazzling personality makes the gateway to Africa an alluring destination. This guide includes information for both the eco-explorer and main stream tourist. As well there is information covering Gambia's history and culture. The Congo is synonymous in most people’s imagination with exploration, deepest jungle and an escape from the Western world. This guide will appeal to travelers who are seeking to explore a new region of Africa emerging from many years of conflict, a region that is changing rapidly as stability returns to the region. Natural history is given due prominence in this guide, the Congo possessing a high percentage of Africa’s remaining, intact rainforest. Sierra Leone Travel Guide Book. Written for intrepid travellers looking to explore this scarred but vibrant nation, this brand new edition of Sierra Leone invites you to discover the hidden beaches on the country's Atlantic coast, climb to the top of Mount Bintumani, west Africa's highest peak, learn about magical customs, and experience world-class bird-watching. This is the only English-language guide on the market dedicated exclusively to Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is about the size of Wales and manages to squeeze beaches, rainforests, mountains, savanna grasslands, marshes, mangrove swamps and rivers into its relatively small size.
Mild to Wild is the ultimate guide to adventures and activities in Southern Africa. The book rates activities as To Do, Mild or Wild, depending on intensity; as well as grouping them in categories of land, water and air adventures. Nigeria Bradt Travel Guide Canary Islands Lonely Planet Travel Guide. Includes La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Geria, Tahiche, Santa Maria de Guia, La Oliva, El Teide, La Laguna and more. Lonely Planet Canary Islands is your pass
Nigeria
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Mild to Wild is the ultimate guide to adventures and activities in Southern Africa. The book rates activities as To Do, Mild or Wild, depending on intensity; as well as grouping them in categories of land, water and air adventures. A brief description of each activity is given together with contact details of companies and tour operators that can assist you in planning your adventure.

Maps show the location of each activity using icons which can be cross-referenced to the text entries. Maps of popular tourist regions are also featured.

The only dedicated English-speaking travel guide to Nigeria on the market, personal anecdotes guide the traveller through each region, highlighting places to eat, sleep and shop. Essential advice on where to stay and how to avoid scams ensure travellers arrive at their destination safely. Lonely Planet Canary Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Namibia Bradt Travel Guide Ethiopia Bradt Travel Guide Northern Tanzania Safari Bradt Travel Guide
Namibia
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Ethiopia
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Namibia is a land of bewitching variety: from the warm, rust-red sands of the Kalahari to the wild waves that pound the formidable Skeleton Coast; from the elegant German architecture of Swakopmund to the simple mud huts of the Himba people. Its endless roads make it eminently accessible to independent travellers. Equipped with a car, they can explore deserted diamond-mining towns, ponder ancient engravings at Twyfelfontein, marvel at herds of zebra at Etosha's great saltpan, and tuck into ultra-fresh oysters at Walvis Bay. Now in its fifth edition, this is the most established guide on the market, with in-depth coverage of wildlife, environment, history and culture, plus invaluable practical advice for Namibia veterans and Africa novices alike. Of all the African nations, Ethiopia is most prone to misconceptions. The 1985 famine and the cracked barren earth of the Danakil Depression are not images quickly forgotten. Tanzania has grown to be one of the top safari destinations in Africa. This new edition of Northern Tanzania focuses solely on the northern region and Zanzibar. This area accounts for a tiny fraction of the country's surface area but around 95% of tourist developments.
Burkina Faso Bradt Travel Guide Angola Travel Guide Book. Angola is changing at a rapid pace. This new edition reflects the continued resurgence of tourism following years of conflict. While no city comes close to matching Luanda for sheer size, venture outside the capital and you will Madagascar
Burkina Faso
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Angola Travel Guide Book
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Madagascar
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The Bradt travel guide for Burkina Faso has information on visas, health and safety in detail.  It includes Ouagadougou: the global arts capital, and sleeping highlights where you can sleep in mud huts or secret dune encampments. This guide also includes useful information about where one can spot elephants and sacred crocodiles. There is a French-language section, including Burkinabe slang, to help you get by with a basic understanding of the language as you travel to Burkina Faso. Angola Travel Guide Book. Angola is changing at a rapid pace. This new edition reflects the continued resurgence of tourism following years of conflict. While no city comes close to matching Luanda for sheer size, venture outside the capital and you will find everything from frontier diamond towns to relaxed beach resorts. The country offers over 1,000 km of unspoiled beaches, excellent fishing and some of the best surfing waves in the world. Rain forests and bird spotting opportunities abound. Whether business traveler or pioneering adventurer, Angola provides all the practical and background information you'll need to tackle this vast country. It also acts as a guide for expats living in the country. Madagascar is no longer a destination only for the tough adventurer.  Visitors can relax at fly-in resorts like Anjajavy, where lemurs cavort in the trees shading the swimming pool, while budget conscious travellers will find an abundance of cheap hotels and affordable local transport.  This is an island of constant delights: the animals, people and landscape are like nowhere else on earth.