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Lonely Planet West Africa 5th Ed.: 5th Edition Paperback – Oct 15 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
For my trip to Ghana, it was, however, a choice of only three books available: a semiprofessional Bradt's Ghana (not a guidebook really, more an amateurish newsletter), supremely boring Rough Guide or Lonely Planet. I bought them all in the name of research.
I would say Lonely Planet is best of them all, although certain chapters preaching about evil ways of Western capitalism still reek of Lonely Planet's self-appointed role of bettering the world. Quite annoying, really, and in many cases hypocritical, coming from a lean-and-mean profit-making publishing house.
Most facts about travel, eating, accommodation, etc are accurate and well-researched, although as usual information to someone with a bit bigger budget is very fragmented.
They could give more information about useful websites for both ticket booking and accommodation.
Overall, if you are only buying one book for West Africa, this is the one. If you can get two - buy the Rough Guide as well: it may be boring and cultural information reads as if it was written by your local tax office, but you will get many additional addresses and phone numbers.
NOTE: The book is 4 years old and the region is even more unsafe now then it was 4 years ago. Be careful when traveling there.
Most recent customer reviews
A beautiful travel book on West Africa . It gives one a good idea of the counties, of west Africa Africa, ie their ethnic compositions, flora and fauna and physical features. Read morePublished on July 16 2006 by Pius Mambo
Indeed, this book ("Lonely Planet West Africa") did a good job in outlining many of the popular tourist attractions that are located in this Sub-Saharan region of Africa. Read morePublished on May 11 2003 by reviewer
Going to West Africa? Even a single Country? Buy this book. The historical summaries are passable and the guides to lodging and transport are the best you will find. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2000 by Jonathan Reynolds