Ghana

Author: Philip Briggs,Sean Connolly

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770345

Category: Ghana

Page: 504

View: 1038

Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.

Ghana

The Bradt Travel Guide

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623253

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 2286

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. Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra to become the first African team to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. What better time to catch this friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free country as it revels on a soccer high?

Ghana

The Bradt Travel Guide

Author: Philip Briggs,Katherine Rushton

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622057

Category: Travel

Page: 422

View: 5388

Friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free: such qualities make Ghana the ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. Highlights range from painted mud houses in the Upper East Region to bleached white beaches and lush rainforests along the Atlantic coastline. Furthermore, independent-minded travellers can enjoy a country free from the trappings of mass tourism and rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. Ghana is on the cusp of a travel renaissance, and this fully updated fourth edition contains all the information you need to explore every corner of this emerging destination with confidence.

The Gambia

Author: Philip Briggs,Simon Fenton

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770647

Category: TRAVEL

Page: 272

View: 4455

With 16 well-researched chapters and 26 useful maps, this new thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's The Gambia remains the most comprehensive guide available in any language to what is the smallest country on mainland Africa. Significant development has taken place in recent years and this new edition offers all the latest updates, including new restaurants and hotels, detailed coverage of the many new eco lodges and camps that have sprung up, information on festivals, music workshops and opportunities to experience the unique local culture, and informed advice about birdwatching possibilities in a country very popular with first-time birders to Africa. As well as encompassing the popular coastal resorts, the guide also provides all the detailed information required to explore the relatively undeveloped interior, making it ideal for both visitors on organised packaged holidays and independent travellers alike. Bradt's The Gambia reveals all the background and practical information needed to explore arguably Africa's most welcoming and safest country with its plethora of beach resorts ¬ catering to all tastes and budgets ¬ that line the 80km stretch of tropical coastline running from the capital Banjul to the remote southern border. Small in size but rich in African character, The Gambia offers perhaps the closest English-speaking 'winter sun' destination from Europe. Justifiably popular with birdwatchers, the lush mangrove- and jungle-fringed river is also home to crocodiles, hippos, chimpanzees and a variety of monkeys. Historic attractions include the mysterious megalithic stone circles at Wassu and Ker Batch, and the fortified James Island and former slave-trading village of Juffureh (to where Alex Haley traced his ancestry in the book and TV programme Roots) - all of which form part of the country's two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer rich pickings to moderately adventurous travellers. All in all, Bradt's The Gambia is the perfect companion for discovering this safe, welcoming and decidedly tourist-friendly English-speaking country which makes for an ideal short-stay introduction to the unique atmosphere of Africa.

Senegal

Author: Sean Connolly

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629138

Category: Travel

Page: 366

View: 536

Stroll, shop, dine and dance in fashionable Dakar. Reflect and recharge among the pastel-hued streets of tranquil Gorée. Seek out crumbling 19th-century mansions in Saint-Louis. Look out for rare birds in the wetlands of the Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj. Paddle upstream in a pirogue at Niokolo-Koba National Park, where lions still run wild. Bordered by the waves of the Atlantic, the deserts of Mauritania and the impenetrable forests of Guinea, Senegal packs in remarkable diversity — it's perfectly possible to trek the green Fouta Djallon foothills, catch some world-class surf and watch a sandstorm blow in from the Sahara within a day's journey of each other. Yet the country's greatest treasure is the hospitality extended everywhere, whether you've come to dance to mbalax beats in Dakar, loll in a hammock somewhere along the Petite Côte or escape to an island lost in the rivers of Casamance. In this, the very first standalone guide to Senegal, Sean Connolly provides you with all of the background information and practical advice you will need in this superlative and surprising nation at Africa's westernmost edge.

Rwanda

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629278

Category: Rwanda

Page: 344

View: 5976

Two decades alter the civil war and genocide, Rwanda has flot only recovered but is thriving. s Explore the rapidly modernising capital Kigali, s swim on Lake Kivu's mountain-ringed shores, seek out chimpanzees in the misty forests t of Nyungwe, or venture into Akagera's wild s savannah in search of elephants, buffalos, hippos and newly re-introduced lions. Corne to Rwanda for the mountain gorillas, but leave enriched by this inspiring country and its warmly welcoming people. s Building on 15 years of research and now in its sixth edition, this is still the only Englishlanguage guidebook dedicated to Rwanda and remains an indispensable companion during a trip to the `Land of a Thousand Hills'.

São Tomé & Príncipe

Author: Kathleen Becker

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622163

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 4975

This is the first stand-alone guide to Africa’s second-smallest country (around 1,000km²), São Tomé & Príncipe, renowned for its enticing blend of African, Portuguese and Caribbean culture. Largely unexplored and unexploited by tourism, these tropical volcanic islands off the west African coast are the antithesis of mass-market destinations – and one of the most unspoilt places on earth. The author guides pioneering travellers round this African island paradise, 75% of which is covered by rainforest, and its unspoilt palm-fringed beaches, towering volcanic peaks, and fascinating colonial heritage. She also provides in-depth coverage of Sâo Tomean culture and history as well as contemporary political issues.

Mozambique

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770558

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 5932

This new seventh edition of Bradt's Mozambique remains the most established and only standalone guide to this alluring country. Complete with in-depth coverage of transport, wildlife, history, culture and accommodation, plus invaluable practical advice and regional and local maps, this honest handbook will help you plan the perfect visit. Particularly useful is the selection of reputable local tour operators. Mozambique is very much a country of two halves. The tourism-savvy south offers palm-lined tropical beaches, luxury lodges and diving to rank with the best in the world, plus the capital Maputo, a city oozing with Afro-Mediterranean flair. The undeveloped northern mainland, by contrast, is one of Africa's last frontiers, with thrillingly vast game reserves and stunning coastal panoramas that draw intrepid travellers to those hankering after barefoot luxury. With economy-boosting oil and natural gas potential on the horizon, Mozambique is on its way to reclaiming its standing as one of Africa's top destinations. However, despite being one of Africa's fastest developing tourist countries, it still offers the opportunity to experience the 'quintessential Africa'. Having once stood in the ranks with South Africa, over twenty years of post-civil war development and one of Africa's highest growth rates are drawing tourists back to its 2,500km of pristine, palm-fringed coastline. Best visited between May and October, Mozambique is dotted north to south with natural, historical, cultural, and architectural wonders remnant of its varied and notable past history of exploration, trade, and cultural fusion. Highlights include the UNESCO world heritage site, Ilha de Moçambique, a 16th- century Arab and Portuguese trading post, ancient rock art at Chinhamapere Hill, tea plantations and an exploration of Mount Namuli from the highland mountain town of Gurué, while the coast - home to more than 2,000 species of marine fish and five of seven endangered sea turtle species - boasts a plethora of delights, from windsurfing in Pemba and surfing in Tofto to diving and snorkelling off the islands of Bazaruto Archipelago (Bazaruto National Park), not to mention some of the richest coral reefs in the world., home to over 1,200 species and five of seven endangered sea turtles. With in-depth coverage and practical advice for all budgets, the Bradt guide leads the way.

Suriname

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629103

Category: Travel

Page: 248

View: 7113


Burkina Faso

Author: Katrina Manson,James Knight

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623520

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 6126

Provides an overview of Burkina Faso, advice for planning a trip to the country, and recommendations for lodging, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing attractions.

Tibet

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623822

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 3088

Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. With the 'land of snows' having some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high Asia, motoring, mountain-biking and trekking options are all given due attention in this new edition. High quality, numerous maps set this guide apart from other guides on Tibet and the trekking section has been expanded to include more on the main treks, including Everest Base Camp, Genden to Samye, Namtso trek and Kailiash region treks. Particular attention has been paid to the Amdo and Kham regions, not usually covered in guidebooks. Political and cultural issues make Tibet a sensitive destination for Westerners, so Michael Buckley's authoritative advice includes guidelines on cultural etiquette, local customs, and travelling with minimum impact on the culture and environment. The chapter on language includes a section covering Tibetan script.

Switzerland Without a Car

Author: Anthony Lambert

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 1841624470

Category: Travel

Page: 380

View: 1657

Switzerland is home to the world's finest public transport system. You can't reach much of the country by car, but travellers can hop from steamer to cycle to scenic rail route with ease, allowing them to explore this alpine landscape and picturesque towns at a more relaxed pace. It is home to some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world with peaks such as the Matterhorn, Eiger and Jungfrau. As a result much of its cultural attractions are largely overlooked. Switzerland has thousands of fine museums, castles, mansions and outstanding churches together with vernacular buildings. The collections of its major art galleries collections would hold their own with most capital cities. This guide, fully updated with the latest route information, explores the length and breadth of the country by public transport. There is a detailed section on understanding the Swiss Travel System to help travellers get the most from their visit. Author Anthony Lambert outlines special train routes such as the Glacier Express and the Pre-Alpine Express and describes every railway line and what there is to see from each station as well as connecting journeys by steamer, postbus, furnicular, cableway, bicycle and foot. Swizerland without a car showcases the unique features of each station such as luggage forwarding, cycle hire, walking routes and even the station café which is used by locals because of its quality. He helps travellers rediscover the environmentally friendly way to travel.

East African Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622088

Category: Travel

Page: 282

View: 5457

This new visitor's guide provides a colorful overview of the region's variety of large mammals together with an insight into their habits and habitats.

North Korea

Author: Robert Willoughby

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624764

Category: Travel

Page: 286

View: 6402

A fascinating land on the edge of the world, despite recent tensions North Korea is a country more accessible than commonly believed. Bradt's North Korea guide is still the market leader after over a decade. Whole new parts of the country have opened up, including the cities of Pyongsong and Hoeryong, and the gorgeously scenic landscape around Haeju, while specialist trips on offer now range from cycling, skiing and architectural tours to travelling right across the land by train. Thoroughly updated throughout with updated and completely new maps, an additional eight pages of photographs, and 100s of links to agencies and organisations that analyse or work with the country, the Bradt Guide to North Korea is the most detailed and comprehensive guide available.

Lonely Planet West Africa

Author: Vesna Maric

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781786570420

Category: Travel

Page: 512

View: 9701

Lonely Planet West Africa 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 Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion.

My First Coup D'Etat

And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

Author: John Dramani Mahama

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608198871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 3204

Set against a backdrop of post-colonial Africa, the vice president of Ghana recounts how he became involved in the nation's political turmoil when his minister-of-state father disappeared during a coup and was imprisoned for over a year.

Sierra Leone

Author: James Knight,Katrina Mason,Sean Connolly

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770639

Category: HISTORY

Page: 376

View: 4476

This new, thoroughly updated third edition of Bradt's Sierra Leone remains the only English-language guide dedicated to this unique West African destination, one of only three countries where the über-elusive pygmy hippo can be found and where coastal mountains and sheltered beaches are the stuff of daydreams and postcards. With Bradt's Sierra Leone you can explore the infamous diamond mines and rainforest-covered mountains; go in search of pygmy hippos or relax on the country's beaches and islands. Offering significantly more coverage than any other guide, it is an ideal companion for tourists, volunteers and international workers alike, and also covers newly declared eco-tourist sites as well as the trans-boundary 'peace park' of Gola Forest National Park, shared with neighbouring Liberia. This new edition also covers Freetown's new beach music festival, as well as details of everything from where to visit rescued chimpanzees to touring the traditional wooden-board homes of the Krio people, descendants of repatriated slaves from the Americas and Europe. Sierra Leone continues to be one of the best beach destinations in West Africa, and also one of the region's best trekking destinations, given the varied topography and the presence of Mount Bintumani, West Africa's highest peak. The country has seen a heartening recovery since emerging from civil war a decade ago and the Bradt guide is the first to take stock of the country's post-Ebola travel situation. Sierra Leone is proudly back on the tourism map for the adventurous, beach-loving, jungle-exploring, mountain-scaling and curious of heart traveller.

Uganda

Author: Philip Briggs,Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770221

Category: Travel

Page: 584

View: 8752

The Bradt Guide to Uganda, now more than 500-pages long, is the definitive travel handbook to this wonderful but oft-neglected destination, not only providing comprehensive background information to its varied national parks, towns and other cultural attractions, but also including detailed reviews of the ever-growing selection of world-class lodges and budget hotels that service them. Uganda boasts the most varied – and arguably the most exciting – safari circuit in Africa. The lush montane forests of Bwindi protect the world’s largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists and can be tracked to within a few metres on foot. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park, set below the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant buffaloes. Elephants abound in Murchison Falls National Park, coursed through by a dramatic stretch of the White Nile dense with hippos, crocodiles and waterfowl, while Kibale Forest offers superb chimpanzee tracking as well as the opportunity to see ten other monkey species in their natural jungle habitat. For birders, an astonishing checklist of more than 1,000 species – in a country similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon ¬– includes dozens of Western rainforest specials difficult to see elsewhere, as well as the iconic great blue turaco and shoebill. Philip Briggs is the world’s foremost writer of guidebooks to Africa. He has been exploring the continent’s highways, byways and backwaters for over 30 years.

Malawi

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770140

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2772

This is an invaluable guide for all visitors to this most explorable, affordable and tranquil of African countries - Malawi

Ghana

Author: Philip Briggs,Sean Connolly

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770345

Category: Ghana

Page: 504

View: 9300

Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.