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Madagascar (Bradt Travel Guides) [Paperback]

Hilary Bradt
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11 July 2007 Bradt Travel Guides
Combining the author's unparalleled knowledge of the country - the product of almost 30 visits in as many years - with contributions from nearly 50 experts and countless travellers, this is the guide to Madagascar. Close to 60 maps (all completely revised and updated for this edition), 15 illustrations and 24 pages of colour photographs bring Madagascar to life on the page. Those who are planning a trip will find this an invaluable companion; and those who aren't will soon find themselves wanting to visit this intriguing and unique island.


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 9 edition (11 July 2007)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1841621978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841621975
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 16.1 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 533,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Indispensable" The Sunday Telegraph 'Hilary Bradt ... loves Madagascar and has been back there more times than to anywhere else.' Adventure Travel Magazine

About the Author

Hilary Bradt is the founder of Bradt Travel Guides. She broadcasts and writes about the joys and perils of travelling in Madagascar and other developing countries. Hilary is patron of the British charity Money for Madagascar, and in 2008 received an MBE for her contribution to the tourism industry and to charity.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Madagascar (Bradt Travel Guides) 16 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book on the recommendation of the voluntary organization I was going to work for in Madagascar. It was extremely helpful with regard to cultural differences, what life was like there etc, and definitely eased the transition. It was highly informative, and provided information which other guide books did not include-sometimes strange, or funny, but always interesting and full of useful advice. Madagascar is unique in so many ways, and this guide book has captured the soul of this beautiful, friendly island. It is obvious that Hilary Bradt loves Madagascar, and has visited on numerous occasions, always going off the well-worn tourist route to find something interesting and different. Even French tourists, who make up the majority of the tourists in this country found this guide far superior to any French guide book. Other guide books could learn from this authors distinctive approach to travel writing. Don't visit Madagascar without it!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's THE Madagascar Bible 29 April 2007
By J Soden
Format:Paperback
The Bradt guide to Madagascar is absolutely indispensible. Having travelled in that country on three occasions now, I simply cannot imagine how I would survive without it. No other Madagascar guide book that I have seen (in English or in French) comes close to this one in the level of detail and accuracy provided or the wealth of useful and interesting information. My favourite aspect of this book is that it puts your travels into cultural and historical context and thereby brings a whole new dimension to the experience. Madagascar is a fascinating - and often bizarre - place, so the explanations in this guide are particularly handy to those of us who are not already knowledgable about the local culture, wildlife, history, etc.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 6 stars if I could! 14 May 2007
Format:Paperback
I just got back from Madagascar... this guide was awesome... There is so much information on the animals especially, and the places to see them (which is why I went there mainly) but even if you're not interested in lemurs and chameleons this book is packed with info on the history and culture and everything else (Hilary Bradt has a really readable style too - it's not dry like most guide books) plus loads of maps and photos as well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! 10 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
There's something magical about this book - it's more than just a travel guide. I've been travelling a lot in many different countries so I've probably used 40 different guide books over the years... I've been to Madagascar twice now, travelling with different editions of this guide, and I would say it is my favourite travel guide of them all.

That's a weird thing to say isn't it? To have a favourite travel guide. I usually think of a guide book as like a phone directory or a dictionary. You just look up the information you need - the phone number for a restaurant maybe - then go on your way again.

This is a normal guidebook in the sense that it lists hotels and restaurants and tour operators, and it has maps, and information about tourist sites. What makes this one different is that when you look up some information, you suddenly find yourself half an hour later and twenty pages ahead completely captivated and engrossed by the fascinating stories, background information, "fact boxes" and cultural context that it is packed with.

Hilary Bradt's passion for Madagascar is absolutely contagious.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy reader of Madagascar's wonders! 15 Dec 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I think this book is extremely informative, not only as a useful guide book but it is also very fascinating just to read. I haven't been to Madagascar yet, but I already feel as if I know a lot about it. It has lots of advice from recent travellers, and bits from all kinds of different people, such as wildlife experts, doctors etc, and is very up to date. I would say a must if you are planning a trip to Madagascar.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madagascar (Bradt Travel Guides) 2 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
I bought this book on the recommendation of the voluntary organization I was going to work for in Madagascar. It was extremely helpful with regard to cultural differences, what life was like there etc, and definitely eased the transition. It was highly informative, and provided information which other guide books did not include-sometimes strange, or funny, but always interesting and full of useful advice. Madagascar is unique in so many ways, and this guide book has captured the soul of this beautiful, friendly island. It is obvious that Hilary Bradt loves Madagascar, and has visited on numerous occasions, always going off the well-worn tourist route to find something interesting and different. Even French tourists, who make up the majority of the tourists in this country found this guide far superior to any French guide book. Other guide books could learn from this authors distinctive approach to travel writing. Don't visit Madagascar without it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best guide to Madagascar! 21 May 2009
Format:Paperback
Well, there are only 2 English-language travel guides to the country around.
Of those two, Lonely Planet is downright awful and unusually poorly researched (see reviews there), so even if you are normally a faithful fan of LP guides, for Madagascar this book is definitely the one to buy.
It contains far more information, based mostly on many years of personal experience of the author. It has a wealth of information on wildlife and national parks, as well as cultural aspects. The style is personal and engaging, often making you feel you are getting personal tips from an old hand.
So why only 4 stars? Well, as the author regularly admits herself, some of the info in the book comes from readers of the previous editions. While part of that is useful too, some of it (such as a raving description of awful tourist trap Foret Ialatsara) is downright incorrect, and no doubt would not have been included in the book had the author had the chance to check it out herself. Also, certain prices given in this book seemed many, many years old.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't imagine going to Madagascar without it
This book got me through my first trip and I am using it again for my second one. It just has so much useful information in it! Seriously recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Samuel M. Walsh
1.0 out of 5 stars Shocking guide leaving the reader blissfully unaware of the...
I bought the book for Bradt's specialist knowledge. And it probably was in fact specialist - twenty years ago. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Nicky Higgins
5.0 out of 5 stars Is this the very best guide to Madagascar
Hillary Bradt and her co-authors have done a tremendous job.She obviously knows the country well and loves the place. Thank you
Published 9 months ago by Mr. R. Reade
5.0 out of 5 stars great guide
We want backpack travelling in Mada this year and after some research ended up ordering this one. The information provided in the book was very good, the tips superb and prices... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Y. P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best guide ever
Best guide for Madagascar by far. All the info you need on Madagascar tour. Excellent choice of accomodations and restaurants.
Published 15 months ago by Zeko
4.0 out of 5 stars Well balanced review
Clearly written with lots of points of interest and places to stay Could be improved by recommending circuits for 3, 5 and 7 day holidays, the addition of an island map, more... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ian Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Madagascar travel guides for English speakers
Great book in the excellent tradition of Bradt. I loved the many anecdotes that are included. This edition is obviously inspired by the love the authors have for the island. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Wim Jacobs
2.0 out of 5 stars For once I prefer the book
The contents of the book look fine.

Having initially bought the paper version and lost it, I then made the slip of clicking the kindle version when I went to replace it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Wandering rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Madagascar: 10 (Bradt Travel Guides)
Another very useful guide covering all sorts of subjects and certainly a must if you intend to travel through the country.
Published 19 months ago by Paul Edgley
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Travel guide
This is well set out and is being a great help in deciding our itinerary. I may not take it with me as it is rather bulky.
Published 21 months ago by M. Cooke
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