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Lonely Planet Healthy Travel: Africa 2nd Ed.: 2nd Edition [Paperback]

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Book Description

July 15 2008 Healthy Travel
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

An African holiday should be spent in the wild, not in the emergency ward. This guide to healthy travel covers immunisation, medical kits, how to stay healthy and what to do if problems arise. It's like having a mini-medic in your pocket.


- tailored advice for travellers of all ages and needs
- clear guidelines on treating common travel illnesses
- how to avoid wildlife hazards, from insects to hippos
- safety tips for outdoor action, including safaris and trekking
- comprehensive first-aid section
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, Dr. Isabelle Young, and Dr. Tony Gherardin.

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (July 15 2008)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1740591437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740591430
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 9.3 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet should urgently review accuracy July 27 2010
By KP - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I would imagine the greatest concern for travelers in sub-Saharan Africa is Malaria. I paged through this at the bookstore and was about to purchase it, when my eye caught the map (apparently provided by WHO) on the distribution of malaria in Africa (page 23 - click on "look inside"). It suggests South Africa and Namibia has malaria, while Zambia, Malawi and Angola are Malaria-free. This is blatantly wrong (see for example [...]). The rest of the book seems okay and useful, but I'm not taking chances if they're so far off with something as simple as malaria risk.
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1.0 out of 5 stars KP's 2 stars was too generous Feb. 15 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I thought KP, author of the first review of this book, must have misread something when he or she pointed out the error on the malaria map page. That's just too glaring an error. Usually I find Lonely Planet guidebooks to be very good but I won't be buying this one. Thanks to KP for pointing this out.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource except for the glaring map error Oct. 14 2013
By davidh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Yes, the malaria map is wrong, and yes that is a quite big mistake when you're doing a book on healthy travel in Africa.

That said, this book is much more than its introductory maps. I've carried it (and its predecessor, the 1st edition) with me in multiple trips to Africa, and kept it on my bedside in two years living as an expat in the continent. It covers just about every health issue you could have in a very non-nonsense manner. It is, of course, not meant as a substitute to actual medical case, but it is a very useful guide to initially consult on what to do when bad things happen to you. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of consulting this book, among others, after getting stung by a sting ray in Guinea-Bissau, nearly slicing off my thumb in an "orange-peeling accident" in Guinea, and suddenly developing a toothache in northern Niger. On each occasion, it felt indispensible until I could get medical help.

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