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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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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.
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 South Sudan Bradt Travel Guide Mozambique Lonely Planet
South Sudan
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Mozambique
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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. Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making.

Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.
This travel guides contents include what not to miss, recommended itineraries, culture, bazaruto archipelago diving, Maputo, Inhambane, southern beaches, Gorongosa National Park, Chimanimani Mountains, Cahora Bassa Dam, birdwatching Caia, northern Mozambique, Mozambique island, Lake Niassa, Quirimbas islands, travel by dhow, health, learn the language.
Zambia Ghana Bradt Travel Guide Swaziland Bradt Travel Guide
Zambia
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Ghana
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Swaziland
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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 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. 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.
Cape Town and the Garden Route Lonely Planet The Gambia and Senegal Lonely Planet Malawi
The Gambia & Senegal
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Malawi
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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. 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. 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.
Mozambique 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
Mozambique
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Congo
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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 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.
Canary Islands South Africa Travel Guide - National Geographic. From vibrant, beautiful Cape Town to the flower bedecked Namaqualand plains, from history filled Johannesburg to the wildlife dotted lands of Kruger National Park, this guide covers all the best known sight 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
Canary Islands
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There is more to the Canary Islands than sun, sea and sand.  Leave behind the teeming resorts to explore more varied landscapes, from the peak of Mount Teide to the laurel forests of La Gomera.  Visit fascinating archaeological sites, enjoy colourful Canarian fiestas and shop for handicrafts and local delicacies. South Africa Travel Guide - National Geographic. From vibrant, beautiful Cape Town to the flower-bedecked Namaqualand plains, from history-filled Johannesburg to the wildlife dotted lands of Kruger National Park, this guide covers all the best-known sights of South Africa, and lesser-known ones as well. South Africas rich cultural, historical, and contemporary highlights are featured prominently, such as treasure wrecks off its wave-thrashed shores, glorious seafood, and the big five animals that every safari-goer hopes to see. Experiential sidebars abound, such as how to consult a sangoma (a practitioner of traditional medicine) or help build houses in Namaqualand. The book guides visitors on interesting excursions including a drive through winelands, a history walk to freedom in Cape Town, and a walk in the Bush. 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.
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 Mozambique Zambia Malawi Lonely Planet Tanzania Bradt Safari Travel Guide
Angola Travel Guide Book
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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. Raft below Victoria Falls, step back centuries on magical Mozambique Island, relax on Lake Malawi’s golden shores, watch wildlife galore wandering Zambia’s plains. Throughout, soak up the vitality of this alluring Southern African trio. Tanzania is one of Africa's greatest safari destinations, home to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the 'spice island' of Zanzibar and lesser known gems such as the vast Selous Game Reserve and habituated chimpanzees of Gombe Stream. This fully revised edition of the guide covers every accessible national park and reserve, as well as many top non-wildlife attractions and the best accommodation in every price bracket. It includes in-depth coverage of wildlife and natural history, background information on the Maasai and other tribes, archaeological points of interest such as rock art and mediaeval Swahili ruins and an introduction to the Swahili language.
Madagascar Uganda Africa Travel Guide Book. Somebody once said that if you planted a walking stick overnight in the soil of Uganda, it would take root before morning dawned. Of all Africas safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It is also the best destinatio Kenya Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book. Vast savannas peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow capped mountains on the equator. Traditional peoples who bring soul and color to the earth. Welcome to Kenya. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Ken
Madagascar
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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. Uganda Africa Travel Guide Book. Somebody once said that if you planted a walking stick overnight in the soil of Uganda, it would take root before morning dawned. Of all Africas safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It is also the best destination in Africa for seeing a variety of primate species - visitors can spot more than ten types of monkey including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. And if primate enthusiasts are found wandering round with imbecile grins, Uganda's birds have ornithologists doing cartwheels: more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded here making Uganda, in practical terms, the finest bird watching destination in Africa. Moreover, in Uganda's premier savanna reserves, one can be almost certain of encountering lions, elephants and buffaloes.

Whether visitors want to climb to the snows of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, raft the headwaters of the mighty Nile, or marvel at the legendary tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, this seventh edition of Philip Briggs' much-praised guide is the most comprehensive resource available.

Kenya Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book. Vast savannas peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow capped mountains on the equator. Traditional peoples who bring soul and color to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Kenya, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice:

  • inspirational images, the best of local knowledge, and recommendations from our expert authors
  • planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip
  • local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique
  • plus wildlife & habitat, tribes of Kenya, outdoor activities, and a safari planning feature

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Nairobi, Southern Rift Valley, Masai Mara, Western Kenya, Central Highlands, Laikipia, Southeastern Kenya, Mombasa, the South Coast, the North Coast, Lamu, Northern Kenya, Understand and Survival guide chapters.

South Africa Lesotho and Swaziland Lonely Planet Madagascar Lonely Planet Tanzania Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book. Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures. Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Tanzani
Madagascar
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Lions at waterholes, township art, clouds pouring over Table Mountain, Kalahari dunes, Swazi and Zulu ceremonies: Southern Africa’s famous trio is rich with adventures and experiences, culture and scenery. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Madagascar, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Watch chameleons and lemurs in mountainous national parks, haggle like a local at the Marché Artisanal de la Digue, or snorkel incredible coral reefs; all with your trusted travel companion.  Get to the heart of Madagascar and begin your journey now! Wildlife galore, idyllic beaches, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, moss-covered ruins, friendly people, fascinating cultures Tanzania has all this and more wrapped up in one adventurous and welcoming package. Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Dar es Salam, Zanzibar Archipelago, Northeastern Tanzania, Northern Tanzania, Central tanzania, Lake Victoria, Western Tanzania, Southern Highlands, Southeastern Tanzania, Understand and Survival Guide chapters.