Now in its third edition, this guide to East Africa - covering Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zaire - provides extensive political and cultural background on the region, as well as practical travel advice. Sections on flora and fauna, animal conservation and "environmentally-sensitive" wildlife-spotting are included, and the expanded safari section now includes exotic options, such as balloon and camel safaris.
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Considered the Bible of East African travel, this LP guide offers useful critiques of places to eat and stay--from camping and cooking your own grub to offerings in high-end hotels; advises you on how to choose an organized safari or plan your own; provides national park essentials; offers details on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya treks; and will get you interacting with the locals by way of its helpful Swahili language section. With useful background on the region's diverse people, cultures, and politics, the book also contains an excellent 32-page color wildlife guide with creatures ranging from bongos to baboons. --Kathryn TrueFrom the Publisher:
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Book Description Lonely Planet, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0864422091