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Lonely Planet East Africa 9th Ed.: 9th Edition [Paperback]

Lonely Planet , Mary Fitzpatrick , Anthony Ham
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July 1 2012 Travel Guide
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet East Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the winding backstreets of Lamu, trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, or watch the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet East Africa Travel Guide:


- Colour maps and images throughout - Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests - Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots - Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices - Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss - Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine - Over 114 local maps - Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Safaris, and Travel with Children - Coverage of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nairobi, Kampala, Bujumbura, Dodoma, Kigali, Zanzibar Archipelago, Lamu, Masai Mara, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet East Africa, our most comprehensive guide to East Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.


- Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's Travel Guides to those particular destinations for a comprehensive look at what each destination has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mary Fitzpatrick, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, or Dean Starnes.

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

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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5.0 out of 5 stars REVIEW ON THE EAST AFRICA BY LONELY PLANET Feb. 21 2014
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REGARDLESS OF THE EVENTS OF THE PAST,THIS HOMELAND CONTINUES TO REMAIN A TRUE TROPICAL PARADISE.LONELY PLANET'S AUTHORS HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT WORK TO REVIVE THE MEMORIES OF THIS PARADISE LOST WITH THE UP TO DATE INFORMATION TO PREPARE AND ENJOY THE TRAVEL.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
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1.0 out of 5 stars not for backpackers anymore Feb. 10 2013
By Anna Sorensen - Published on Amazon.com
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I was a loyal LP guide user for almost 15 years but never again. They changed the format (very annoying and with many missing parts and the quality and ease of it all is worse) but also the guide is now aimed at a richer audience. the majority of the accommodations are much more expensive than hostels, as well as the restaurants and a lot of information about flights, etc. -things most backpackers don't do. Their "top pick" for a restaurant was one where the meal cost 75$, hotels that cost 250$ or more a night- its ridiculous!!! I do not recommend this book to anyone backpacking, Lonely Planet has sold out!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but... Nov. 5 2012
By mbriece - Published on Amazon.com
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Material provided is very good and fairly current for print media. What is missing are good country-wide maps showing major towns, border crossings and sites to visit. The small site specific maps are fine but lack the overall context for planning travel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent information for 1st trip to Africa Oct. 2 2013
By Mystery reader - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is well organized so a quick reminder is easy. It contains good information on travel planning, including a "need to know" section which is very useful. It covers regions thoroughly, including what to see, what to eat, where to stay, etc.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good guide, better in paper format Aug. 23 2013
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
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Good information, however I find these guides easier to use in paper format rather than e-book version to look up sections and easily flick between pages throughout the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I was looking for July 30 2013
By Gail L - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to read and had all the information I was hoping for.
Good size for carrying on the trip with me.
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