This book rocks. After eight trips to Malawi I know never to go without it because I now know I can rely on it. The book is well organized, up-to-date, and gives accurate and practical advice. It's also tightly organized and so it's smaller and more easily portable than most but packed with good information. The publisher has anticipated what we need to know most and there are numerous subjects highlighted in boxed sections, easy to find--health tips, ferry schedules, driving rules, sample itineraries, special sites to visit in each region, etc. The opening section on history and culture is particularly good. Maps, throughout the book, are clear and useful. The photos are wonderful. The lodging and eating recommendations are excellent and, again, reliable. If you're going, get this one.