Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

by Philip Briggs
     
 

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

Overview

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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From the Publisher
‘[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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841622927
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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          Tanzania is a statistician’s dream. Within its borders lie Africa’s highest and fifth-highest mountains, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, what is widely agreed to be Africa’s greatest national park, as well as the lion’s share of the continent’s most expansive lake. Yet this vast east Africa country also boasts a litany of evocative place names to touch the heart of any poet: Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Lake Victoria, Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean, the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Steppes …

More remarkable still is that this enviable list of landmarks – with the exception of offshore Zanzibar – is concentrated within a mere 10% of the country’s surface area abutting the border with Kenya. And here too, bookended by Lake Victoria in the west and Kilimanjaro in the east, a bloc of contiguous national parks, game reserves and other conservation areas forms what is almost certainly the most expansive safari circuit in Africa, and arguably the finest.

Meet the Author

Philip Briggs is a travel writer specialising in Africa. He was raised in South Africa, where he still lives, and has written and contributed to more than 20 books about the continent.

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