by Philip Briggs

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ISBN-13: 9781784770556
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 1,245,845
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philip Briggs has been exploring the highways, byways and backwaters of Africa since 1986, when he spent several months backpacking on a shoestring from Nairobi to Cape Town. In 1991, he wrote the Bradt Guide to South Africa, the first such guidebook to be published internationally after the release of Nelson Mandela. Over the rest of the 1990s, Philip wrote a series of pioneering Bradt travel guides to destinations that were then – and in some cases still are – otherwise practically uncharted by the travel publishing industry. These included the first dedicated guidebooks to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Rwanda, all now in their fifth to seventh editions. More recently, he authored the first dedicated English-language guidebooks to Somaliland and Suriname, as well as a new guide to The Gambia, all published by Bradt. Also a prolific writer for magazines, he spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends his rest of the time battering away at a keyboard in the sleepy South African coastal village of Wilderness.
This edition has been updated by Sandra Turay, a graduate of Ethnic Studies and Journalism whose curiosity for the world’s peoples and places has led her to study, work, teach, volunteer (Peace Corps Ethiopia) and travel throughout Africa and hideaways across the globe.

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AURORA MOZAMBIQUEThis culturally based project offers a rare opportunity to get close to some of the more traditional aspects of Mozambican culture. The mansion is set in an extensive orchard growing a selection of indigenous plants and trees, many of which are used to produce a range of oils which are available for purchase.There is a teacher training school based in an old seminary in the grounds, and they are also involved in training local people in the essentials of tourism. This ties in nicely with the cultural tours that are on offer: you can visit a local tailor and have clothes custom-made to a traditional African cut, learn how to make traditional Mozambican dishes, fashion the local pottery, or even play the tamboro – traditional African drums. Possibly the most interesting of the options is the chance to spend an afternoon with a medicine man. He will take you around the orchard, showing you the various plants and trees being grown there and explaining what they are used for and how they are prepared. This last option is unique – nowhere else in Mozambique could you have this kind of experience.

Table of Contents

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, CultureChapter 2 Natural History Vegetation, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Marine lifeChapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Crime and safety, Women travellers, Gay travellers, Travellers with a disability, Travelling with children, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Photography, Media and communications, Responsible tourism, Getting involvedChapter 4 HealthPreparations, Medical problems, Other safety concernsChapter 5 Diving and SnorkellingChoosing an operator, Preparations before diving, During the dive, Snorkelling
PART TWO SOUTHERN MOZAMBIQUEChapter 6 MaputoHistory, Getting there and away, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Safety and hassles, Entertainment, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, City walks, Day trips from MaputoChapter 7 MaputalandInhaca Island, Catembe, Bela Vista and Salamanga, Maputo Special Reserve, Ponta Mamoli and Malongane, Ponta do Ouro Chapter 8 The Limpopo Valley and Coast South of InhambaneMarracuene and surrounds, Bilene, Limpopo National Park, Xai-Xai, Beaches around Xai-Xai, Northeast of Xai-XaiChapter 9 Inhambane and SurroundsInhambane, Maxixe, Beaches around Inhambane, North of InhambaneChapter 10 Vilankulo, Inhassoro and Bazaruto National ParkVilankulo, Inhassoro, Bazaruto National Park
PART THREE CENTRAL MOZAMBIQUE Chapter 11 BeiraHistory, Getting there and away, Orientation and getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Other practicalities, What to see and doChapter 12 Chimoio and the Manica Highlands Chimoio, Lake Chicamba, Manica, Penhalonga, Chimanimani National ReserveChapter 13 Gorongosa and the Caia RoadGorongosa National Park, Mount Gorongosa, The EN1 from Inchope to CaiaChapter 14 Tete Tete, Around Tete
PART FOUR NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE Chapter 15 ZambéziaQuelimane, The Quelimane–Nampula Road, The Western HighlandsChapter 16 Nampula Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Around NampulaChapter 17 Ilha de Moçambique and SurroundsHistory, Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping , Other practicalities, Exploring Ilha de Moçambique , Mossuril Bay, Nacala Chapter 18 Pemba and the NortheastPemba, Montepuez, Towards TanzaniaChapter 19 The QuirimbasHistory, Ibo, Other islands of the Quirimbas, The Quirimbas mainland, PanganeChapter 20 Niassa ProvinceCuamba, Mandimba and Massangulo, Lichinga, Lago Niassa (Lake Malawi), Niassa Reserve
Appendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 Further InformationIndex

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