"Salt caravans in the Sahara, imposing forts on the Ghanaian coast, urban buzz in Lagos, the steamy lushness of Casamance - West Africa's attractions are as diverse as they are intriguing. Whether you want to set out for Timbuktu, laze on a sandy beach or overland it from desert to jungle, Lonely Planet shows you the what, where and how. Move to the groove - our expert much chapter tells who's who, where it's happening and what's hot. Be inspired - highlights, itineraries and planning section help you plot your path. Get the background with in-depth discussion of West Africa's history, manifold cultures and distinctive arts and crafts. Talk the talk - our language chapter will have you greeting locals in 25 regional languages. Go your own way with detailed transport information and 150 user-friendly maps." - back cover.
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