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Our Africa and Middle East travel guides will help you explore this beautiful area of the world. They're packed with hints, tips and information on the best places to stay, visit and eat.

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Africa & The Middle East Travel Guides

Our Africa and Middle East travel guides will help you explore this beautiful area of the world. They're packed with hints, tips and information on the best places to stay, visit and eat.

  • The Rough Guide to Tanzania

    Product Code: AOGOM
    Paperback
    Make the most of your time on Earth[trademark] with The Rough Guide to Tanzania. The Rough Guide to Tanzania is the definitive guide to one of Africa's most beautiful destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. You'll also find an in-depth and full-colour guide to Tanzania's spectacular wildlife and national parks, and the most accurate map of the magically labyrinthine Stone Town based on satellite imagery. From Tanzania's volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to arranging a Serengeti safari, the guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Tanzanian hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping for all budgets. You'll find introductory sections on Tanzania's cultural customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili. Rely on expert background information on everything from bull-fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania. Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide.
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  • Time Out Dubai

    Time Out Guides Ltd.

    Product Code: AQGKB
    Paperback
    Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates is an extraordinary mixture of ancient Arabic culture and modern Western capitalism. The most opulent hotels in the world fight for attention with open tracts of desert that stretch, uninhabited, to the horizon. Hundreds of kilometres of sandy beaches, which run into the warm and clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, are only interrupted by desalination plants that create enough fresh water to keep acres of Dubai public gardens in luscious bloom. No expense has been spared to make Dubai a five-star paradise for up-market tourists looking for great food and drink, extraordinary duty free shopping, and all-year round sunshine. The Dubai city guide includes: Full colour photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out Dubai map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Dubai, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic's choices pick out the best Dubai sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance All Dubai restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Dubai hotels independently reviewed. The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.
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  • Shortlist Marrakech

    Time Out Guides Ltd.

    Product Code: ANICJ
    Paperback
    The Shortlist Marrakech selects the very best of Marrakech's sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, with Time Out's trademark expertise. It also takes you straight to the latest venues, tips you off to the news and fashions and gives the dates that matter. It's the best reference for anyone visiting Marrakech in a handy size and easy to use format. Its features include: full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place. Area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Marrakech, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter. It includes top lists of the must-see highlights. It provides itineraries to help you plan your visit. Critic's choices pick out the best Marrakech sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance Marrakech restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Marrakech hotels independently reviewed.
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  • Namibia

    Lizzie Williams

    Product Code: AMBBV
    Hardback
    Wildly beautiful, this ancient land is one of the finest destinations for wildlife viewing in southern Africa, and its opportunities for adventure are almost limitless. Footprint's Namibia Handbook will guide you from the red sands of the Kalahari to the sunken hulks resting on the striking Skeleton Coast, via the fascinating museums and buildings of Windhoek. * Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including eerie ghost towns, unspoilt national parks, vibrant red sand dunes, skydiving, quad biking, and the awesome Fish River Canyon * Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from exploring the lands of the nomadic Himba people to quirky seaside towns * Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape * Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget * Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences From spotting swift cheetahs to ballooning over the barren wildernesses, Footprint's fully updated 7th edition will help you navigate this adventurous destination.
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  • Burkina Faso

    James Night

    Product Code: ACRCR
    Paperback
    From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north - plus internationally recognised film, jazz, hip hop and craft festivals - landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of west Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel safaris from desert markets to dramatic waterfalls and spectacular sandstone rock formations, past the extraordinary architecture of 16th-century Mossi, Lobi stone ruins and Koro's hillside caves. Sports fans can even witness the cycling race, Tour du Faso, in this magical country, one of Africa's best-kept secrets.
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  • Beirut Footprint Focus Guide

    Jessica Lee

    Product Code: AJMUY
    Paperback
    Go for an early morning walk along the Corniche - Beirut's seaside promenade - and watch as the Mediterranean Sea laps against the rocks while the summits of Mount Lebanon dominate the horizon to the east. Enjoy a strong black coffee here before hitting Hamra to experience Beirut's bustling commercial side or the old Central District to admire the elegantly restored Ottoman and French-colonial buildings - a demonstration of Beirut's determination to become the 'Paris of the East' once again. Footprintfocus Beirut features practical advice on getting to and around this up-and-coming city, along with fascinating insights into Beirut's culture and history. * Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around. * Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss. * Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, drink and sleep. * Detailed street maps for Beirut and key destinations. * Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Beirut without weighing you down.The content of Footprintfocus Beirut guide has been extracted from Footprint's Lebanon Handbook.
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  • Rough Guide Phrasebook: Swahili

    Product Code: ADNHS
    Paperback
    "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Eastern Africa. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Swahili speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Eastern Africa with "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook".
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