New editions of top travel guides Ethiopia 6th edition
Bradt’s Ethiopia challenges the multi-faceted misconceptions of Ethiopia and its turbulent past. With this fully updated edition, Africa specialist Philip Briggs provides the intrepid traveller with the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of the country than is found in any other English-language guidebook. From the smallest village to the explosive Blue Nile Falls, he steers the reader along well-trodden routes and encourages off-the-beaten-track exploration.
The guide delves beneath Ethiopia’s surface highlighting the richest historical heritage in sub-Saharan Africa including the ancient city of Axum, rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Judaic cultures of the highlands. Boasting the most extensive area of fertile land in east Africa, Ethiopia’s majestic landscapes provide a backdrop for its unique culture. From the animist people of the South Omo Valley to the colourful traditions of Africa’s richest variety of Christian, Islamic and animist cultures, Bradt’s guide covers culture, wildlife, national parks and trekking routes in greater detail than its competitors. The author also gives personal reviews of hotels and restaurants. Having explored Africa since 1986, Philip Briggs has visited over twenty African countries.
Title: Ethiopia 6th edition
Author: Philip Briggs
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Publication: September 2012
Price: £17.99 ISBN: 9781841624143
Nigeria - 3rd edition
Author: Lizzie Wiliams
This guide is an invaluable companion for expats and adventurous travellers alike. Lizzie Williams urges the reader to discover the delights of Nigeria including its impressive national heritage, ancient cultures and generous people. She encourages travellers to explore one of the Emir’s intricate palaces, lose themselves in the colonial town of Calabar, bathe in the Wikki Warm Springs at Yankari National Park and trek through Oshogbo Sacred Forest. Bringing to life cultural events such as the Abuja carnival and horse-riding Durbar festivals, the guide provides all the essential information on safety, travelling necessities and where to sleep, shop and eat. This updated guide remains the only English-language travel guide to the country.
Published: September 2012 ISBN: 9781841623979 Price: £17.99
Mauritius • Rodrigues • Réunion - 8th edition
Author: Alexandra Richards
The Mascarene Isles are renowned for their desert island charm but those who look beyond the clichés will discover the unique cultural and ecological riches of each island. Now in its eighth edition, Bradt’s guide is unrivalled for practical advice and attention to detail and continues to be the most comprehensive English-language guide on the Mascarene Islands. This new edition contains in-depth information on flora and fauna, including updated information on the progress of the islands’ various conservation projects. The guide covers the full range of accommodation and restaurants from budget to luxury, from staying as a guest in a modest family home in Rodrigues to being pampered in one of the world’s leading hotels in Mauritius. With more and more people travelling to the island to exchange vows, information is included on getting married in Mauritius. Having lived in the Mascarenes, Alexandra Richards describes little-known villages, eateries, walking trails, waterfalls and viewpoints usually only discovered by those who live there.
Published: October 2012 ISBN: 9781841624105 Price: £16.99
Sierra Leone - 2nd edition
Authors: Katrina Manson & James Knight
Written for both expats who come to the country to work and travellers looking to explore this scarred but vibrant nation, Bradt’s Sierra Leone takes them from the hidden beaches on the country’s Atlantic coast to the top of west Africa’s highest peak. It is the only English-language guide on the market dedicated exclusively to Sierra Leone. This country has seen a heartening recovery since emerging from civil war a decade ago, and is making a determined push towards eco-tourism. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest details on hotels, restaurants, sights and tour operators. It includes an in-depth guide to the new national park in the Gola Forest and to the beaches of the Western Area, one of the country’s biggest draws. Nearby hiking trails are described in depth with maps. The adventurous traveller can explore the infamous diamond mines and rainforest-covered mountains or go in search of the elusive pygmy hippo. Those less daring can relax on one of the country’s many beaches each with a character of its own, from the colour of the sand to the quality of its waves.
Published: October 2012 ISBN: 9781841624129 Price: £16.99
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