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Tanzania Safari Guide (With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Coast) : Bradt Travel Guide : 7th Edition - Bradt Travel Guide

Tanzania Safari Guide (With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Coast)

Bradt Travel Guide : 7th Edition

Paperback Published: 21st July 2017
ISBN: 9781784770389
Number Of Pages: 600

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This new, thoroughly updated eighth edition remains the only practical guidebook to Tanzania to reflect the overall shift of tourism away from backpackers and budget camping safaris to upper-end and mid-range safaris and beach holidays. Unlike other guidebooks, the main focus is background and practical information on Tanzania's peerless collection of national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Selous, Ruaha, Katavi, Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains. Every major reserve is given a dedicated chapter detailing its ecology, wildlife, accommodation options, game drives and other activities. Written by acknowledged experts Philip Briggs and Chris McIntyre, Bradt's Tanzania also focuses on other popular and off-the-beaten track tourist attractions, ranging from Mount Kilimanjaro and the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to the mysterious Kilwa Ruins and Kondoa Rock Art (a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites often relegated to the small print of other travel guides). The accommodation listings for the national parks and other safari destinations are the most detailed and authoritative available. Briggs and McIntyre have weeded through the ever-growing number of lodges and camps to create a critically selective list of the best properties in every price bracket - upmarket, midrange and budget. The guide also includes a 48-page wildlife colour field guide, detailing all species a visitor can expect to find on a safari, making this guide the most authoritative source available. Since its mid-1980s economic nadir, when it lacked adequate facilities for anything but basic camping safaris, Tanzania has grown to be one of Africa's top safari destinations. This new edition actively responds to this evolution by focusing on the country mainly as a safari and short-stay fly-in holiday destination. It also reflects the growing trend away from large lodges towards small, exclusive eco-friendly camps in remote parts of the national parks and bordering community concessions. Tanzania is arguably Africa's greatest safari destination and is geographically one of Africa's most varied countries, its long palm-fringed coastline complemented by the scenic wonders of the Great Rift Valley, portions of Africa's three largest lakes, and several impressive mountains. With this guide you will discover everything the country has to offer, from spectacular year-round game-viewing to post-safari relaxation on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.

Industry Reviews

Philip Briggs' Tanzania belongs firmly in the 'don't leave home without it' category. * Africa Geographic *
Thoroughly researched, with wide appeal to upmarket and budget travellers, the text combines practical advice with extensive background information. * Travel Africa *
The best travel guide to Tanzania. Concise, well-informed and entertaining. * Weekly Mail, South Africa *
Best guidebook. * The Sunday Times *
An interesting and well-written book, providing a great deal of information on where to visit, places to stay and how to get around. * Geographical *

PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information At a glance, Geography and geology, Climate, History, Government & politics, Economy, People and culture (inc Religion, Language, Education) Chapter 2 Natural History Habitats and vegetation, Wildlife Chapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Safety, Women travellers, Gay & lesbian travellers, Travelling with kids, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating & drinking, Public holidays & festivals, Shopping, Arts & entertainment, Photography, Media & communications, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively Chapter 4 Health Before you go, Common medical problems in Tanzania, Other diseases, Dangerous animals PART 2 THE GUIDE Chapter 5 Arusha Town History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Orientation, Tourist information, Safari operators, , Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment & nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 6 Arusha National Park and the Moshi Highway The Moshi Highway, Arusha National Park, West Kilimanjaro Chapter 7 Moshi and the Kilimanjaro Foothills History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment & nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, Around Moshi Chapter 8 Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Geology, History, Vegetation and biology, Climbing Kilimanjaro Chapter 9 The Usambara Mountains & Northeast Lake Jipe, Mkomazi National Park, Lushoto and the Western Usambara, Amani Nature Reserve and the Eastern Usambara Chapter 10 Tarangire & The Central Rift Valley Tarangire National Park, Babati, Mount Hanang, Kondoa rock art sites, Dodoma Chapter 11 Lake Manyara and the Northern Rift Valley Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Eyasi and the Yaeda Valley, North of Manyara Chapter 12 Ngorongoro and the Crater Highlands Karatu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Chapter 13 Serengeti National Park History, Wildlife, Seronera, Ndutu and the southeast, Seronera and the central plains, The western corridor, Lobo, Loliondo and the north-central Serengeti, The Mara River and far northwest Chapter 14 Lake Victoria Chapter 15 Dar es Salaam and the Coast Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Saadani National Park, Kilwa Chapter 16 Zanzibar History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Zanzibar Town, Around Zanzibar Town, Islands close to Zanzibar Town, Northern Zanzibar, The east coast, The west coast, Pemba Island Chapter 17 Mafia Archipelago Climate, History, Economy, Religion and culture, Natural history, Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Activities, Around Mafia Island, Chole Island, Juani Island, Jibondo Island Chapter 18 Selous Game Reserve History, Getting there and away, Where to stay, What to see and do Chapter 19 Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Kilombero Valley Chapter 20 Ruaha National Park Iringa, Ruaha National Park Chapter 21 Lake Tanganyika and the Western Safari Circuit Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma, Gombe Stream National Park, Mahale Mountains National Park, Katavi National Park Appendices Language Further info

ISBN: 9781784770389
ISBN-10: 1784770388
Series: Bradt Travel Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 21st July 2017
Publisher: BRADT PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised

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