Lonely Planet Africa

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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About the author (2010)

Anthony's love affair with Africa began on his first trip to Niger, when he fell irretrievably in love with the people and landscapes of the Sahel and Sahara. Since then, he has returned many times, visiting every Sahelian and Saharan country as he seeks out stories about the people and wildlife of West and North Africa. He loves nothing better than finding a remote corner of the Sahara and spending nights around the campfire with his Tuareg friends. In addition to Lonely Planet's West Africa, Africa, Libya and Algeria guides, Anthony writes for numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. When he's not in Africa, Anthony lives in Madrid with his wife and daughter.

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