Lonely Planet Africa

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Lonely Planet Publications, Sep 1, 2010 - Travel - 1216 pages
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Whether you're a hardened African veteran or a wide-eyed first timer, this is a continent that cannot fail to get under your skin. Our 12th edition takes you on a Serengeti safari, reveals the best spot to view Victoria Falls and tells you where to see surfing hippos. Whether you're after big-name highlights or lesser-known adventures, this guide has got it all covered.

  • The only guidebook that covers the entire African Continent
  • 251 maps
  • Wildlife guide reveals the continent's top spots for animal encounters
  • Explore with itineraries covering Cairo to Cape Town and everywhere in-between
  • Green Index: helps to make your travels more ecofriendly

Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Kate Armstrong, James Bainbridge, Tim Bewer, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, LucyCorne, Emilie Filou, Matthew D. Firestone, Mary Fitzpatrick, Katharina Lobeck Kane, Adam Karlin, Nana Luckham, Tom Masters, Alan Murphy, Helen Ranger, Nicola Simmonds, Kate Thomas, and Donna Wheeler.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Africa guide book

User Review  - clclclclcl - Overstock.com

Informative and beautifully illustrated book that arrived within a week. The tracking information helped to know if the book would arrive before the trip and it was accurate. The guidebook had both budget and expensive and moderate choices for accomodations which was helpful. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Anthony Ham worked as a refugee lawyer for three years, during which time the people of the world visited him in his office. After tiring of daily battles with a mean-spirited Australian Government, he set out to see the world for himself and restore his faith in humanity. He has been travelling ever since throughout Asia and Africa, all the while discovering unimagined uses for his Masters Degree in Middle Eastern politics. He is now based in Melbourne and works as a freelance writer and photographer. On his travels for Lonely Planet, Anthony has eaten rat in West Africa, been arrested in Iran and found himself constantly overwhelmed by the many kindnesses from anything-but-ordinary people wherever he's travelled.

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