Africa Travel Guides

These fantastic Africa Travel Guides will provide you with the most up-to-date information to help plan and organize your trip to Kenya or Africa.

All these guides are being updated on a regular basis, most of them about every other year. It is absolutely worth it to get the latest version, as there are always new ideas, hotels and important additions that will come in handy when you're traveling around in the country.

You will find a little Swahili Phrasebook in this list, that came very handy on one of my trips. I meet my friends family and one of the family members, who is a teacher in Kenya, looked at it and thought it was excellent!

There are also two very special books in this Africa Travel Guides section, which I believe are absolutely awe-inspiring and breathtaking. They 'paint' a lovely picture about this country's beauty and history!

Kenya - The Rough Guide

Amazon Reviewer: A reader from East Lansing, MI USA
The Rough Guide Kenya is an indispensable travel guide and is useful for first-time and veteran travelers to Kenya. Sections on literature and history complement excellent, detailed, and often witty coverage of nearly the entire country. The best thing about this book is the author's attempt to introduce the reader to the social and political realities of modern Kenya which lie behind the facade of safaris and curio shops. - One of my favorite Africa Travel Guides book.

Kenya - Globetrotter Travel Pack, Guide & Map

Back Cover Copy:
This user-friendly travel map has been specifically designed for visitors as a practical and informative guide to Kenya. More than just a map, it includes large-scale projections of popular tourist destinations. It also includes places of interest, hotels and national parks, highlighted scenic routes, regional climate chart, full color photographs, language tips as well as a concise place names index. (5 x 10 folded, charts, regional maps, color photos) - It's a great little book in the Africa Travel guides section!

East Africa - Lonely Planet

- safari chapter: the word on white-water rafting, camel, walking & bicycle safaris - expert special section on East Africa's endangered mountain gorillas - insightful section on regional peoples & cultures - covers everywhere from the beaches of Zanzibar to the wilds of Uganda
Covering everywhere from the beaches of Zanzibar to the wilds of Uganda, this Africa travel guides book features a safari chapter with information on white-water rafting, and camel, walking and bicycle safaris. of color photos. 117 maps.

Kenya Guide - Be a traveler, not a tourist by Elise Vachon

Amazon Reviewer: Steven Harris from Atlanta, GA USA
I had always dreamed of going to Africa, but my husband was terrified at the prospect. We bought this Kenya travel guide in hopes of getting some accurate information. We found it very organized and pleasant to read. Ms. Vachon's book relieved many of his fears and we used the book intensely in planning our trip. Every tip, review and suggestion she wrote turned out to be true. We really credit this book in helping us experience the trip of a lifetime.

Swahili Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

(Chapters include a two-way dictionary, grammar and pronunciation sections, and key phrases for any situation, ranging from buying food in markets to trekking in the countryside. An essential tool for travelers to East Africa.)
*Not really a Africa travel guides book but indispensable*

A Biography of the Continent: AFRICA - John Reader

Publisher Comments:
"Awe-inspiring . . . a masterly synthesis." --The New York Times
Book Review:
"Deeply penetrating, intensely thought-provoking and thoroughly informed . . . one of the most important general surveys of Africa that has been produced in the last decade." --The Washington Post

In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world's most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe. And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been woefully misunderstood and mistreated by the rest of the world.

In a book as splendid in its wealth of information as it is breathtaking in scope, British writer and photojournalist John Reader brings to light Africa's geology and evolution, the majestic array of its landforms and environments, the rich diversity of its peoples and their ways of life, the devastating legacies of slavery and colonialism as well as recent political troubles and triumphs. Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.

"Breathtaking in its scope and detail." --San Francisco Chronicle


AFRICAN VISIONS - The Diary of an African Photographer - Mirella Ricciardi

Publisher Comments:
"In her diary of her years in Africa, Ricciardi collects memories of places, people, and experiences in words and in pictures exuding joy, beauty, pain, and even horror. This great photographer (Vanishing Africa; Vanishing Amazon) presents an intimate account of Africa to the reader...with such sincerity that it may be experienced first-hand, unadulterated....Through stories and commentaries as well as pictures, the people emerge full of life and emotions, the landscape flows as the stage for their lives, and the reader gets a subtle lesson in history. Anyone interested in African adventure and travel should at least peruse this work..."
This highly personal account of photographer Ricciardi's life in Africa from the 1920's to the present is part diary, part reminiscence and part photo album. She includes great African characters, animals, models, landscapes, and adventures with tribal warriors that she experienced and photographed through the decades. Full color photos.


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