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Northern Tanzania, 2nd: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar [Paperback]

Philip Briggs


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Aug. 18 2009 Bradt Travel Guide Northern Tanzania

Almost half of Tanzania’s national parks are located in Northern Tanzania, including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. The second edition of this tightly focused guide is fully revised throughout, including extensive updates on the best accommodation in every price bracket, from luxury lodges to simple hotels and hostels, and the best of the safaris. There’s in-depth coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region, information on Tanzania’s 120 tribes and how to interact with them, historical and cultural points of interest such as rock art and the discovery of tanzanite, and an introduction to the Swahili language.


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‘[Briggs] has done an outstanding job for the North. His clear style, balanced judgments and immense knowledge alone make the book worth reading. Briggs’ love for Africa, and his deep respect for its people, inform and illuminate the whole experience.’ Travel Africa

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Ecologically diverse and outstandingly beautiful, the north of Tanzania brims with must-see sights. Admire the fiery sunsets and profuse wildlife of the Serengeti Plains, trek alongside the luminous glaciers that cap Mount Kilimanjaro, and trundle Jeep-bound among the lions, elephants, and zebras that roam freely across Ngorongoro Crater.
 
In the brand new Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide Philip Briggs provides in-depth coverage of these well-known sights, as well as information on rarely visited locations such as the active volcano of Ol Doinyo L'Engai and beautiful Lake Eyasi. Adventure awaits . . .
 
*Detailed descriptions of the wildlife, with full-color wildlife guide
*In-depth information on how to organize a safari
*Conquering Kilimanjaro
*Where to chill out on Zanzibar Island
*Language section with KiSwahili and Maa, the Maasai dialect
 
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read and take book for the Tanzania Safari-Goer Oct. 21 2007
By Eugene Loopesko - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I recently returned from a Safari to Tanzania, mainly centered around animal and native peoples visiting. I found this book invaluable as a background read before the visit, and also during the visit.It is well written and covers the highlights in a very succint and informative manner. It is portable as well, and I referred to it many times during the two week trip. Afterwards I also used it frequestly in organizing the myriad of photos taken on the trip.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Book You'll Need Dec 27 2009
By Rebecca C - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Forget other travel books if you want to go to Northern Tanzania. This is the only one you'll need. It covers everything.
Supplement this with information from reputable websites, and you'll easily be able to discover the best way to plan your trip.

I've succesfully planned a 2 week Northern Tanzania safari using this book and a couple of websites.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than lonely planet May 28 2008
By DD - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this as well as the lonely planet guide. between the two, the bradt guide provides more details about lodging, places, etc. and is much better than the lonely planet guide
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful comments on culture & tourism July 22 2008
By Anne C. Flueckiger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've guided several trips to Tanzania (climbing Kili and Serengeti safari) and I found this book very helpful (especially since I had no prior experience in the region). I appreciated the author's short essays on culture & tourism and encouraged the people in my group to read them.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overall guide for N Tanzania May 1 2010
By J. Reeves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I used this guide extensively in my 3 day safari to Ngorogoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire as well as my 1 week business trip in Arusha. It was an invaluable resource for all things N Tanzania from pre-trip medical planning to safari/hotel/restaurant choices to shopping to local customs. The book came highly recommend from previous travelers to the region, and I was not disappointed by it. I cannot compare it to other books, but I have no reason to think there are better similarly sized books on the region.

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