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The Rough Guide to Tanzania [Kindle Edition]

Jens Finke
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Rough Guide to Tanzania is the definitive guide to one of Africa's most beautiful destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. You'll also find an in-depth and full-colour guide to Tanzania's spectacular wildlife and national parks, and the most accurate map of the magically labyrinthine Stone Town based on satellite imagery. From Tanzania's volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to arranging a Serengeti safari, the guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Tanzanian hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping for all budgets. You'll find introductory sections on Tanzania's cultural customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili. Rely on expert background information on everything from bull-fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania. Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide.

Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Tanzania.

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About the Author

Jens Finke has been travelling around East Africa since 1988. He is author of the Rough Guide to Zanzibar and a long-term contributor to the Rough Guide to Kenya.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7917 KB
  • Print Length: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 3 edition (4 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #301,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best guide to Tanzania 2 Jan. 2011
By Jenga
I've been working in Tanzania for the last 8 months and have been overwhelmingly impressed by this guide (it's inspired me to write my first Amazon review). Tanzania's great but it's not the easiest of countries to travel around and this book is the ideal partner - it's reliable, detailed and enthusiastic. It has a real insider's feel to it and has inspired me to visit remote corners of the country as well as the better known places. At the same time the instructions have been practical and accurate for all budgets and have built my confidence for travelling around a beautiful but sometimes challenging country. Easily the best guidebook for Tanzania and much better than other guide books I have used for independent travel.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best 8 Aug. 2007
I have recently spent 4 months in Tanzania, doing volunteer work, but also travelling a great deal. And my companions and I brought just about every single travel guide to Tanzania (lonely planet, footprint and a danish one) But I found that every time I had something to look up. The Rough Guide was the only guide that had both rich and detailed descriptions, but was also still updated enough, that I could use the information found within.

The other books metioned were both lacking in items, such a large hotel list on various smaller towns and are seriously out off date.

My point should be fairly clear, by now ;).
If you are going to Tanzania and you are moving outside of Zanzibar. The Rough Guide is by far your best choice, as a good and reliable travel companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tantalizing tit bits 18 Jan. 2012
"Rough Guide" doesn't do this book justice. The advice re safety is spot on especially regarding the dallas dallas! I found so much out about Tanzania when flicking through this book, even the locals were impressed. Whenever I was informed of a must see, I flicked through my book and there it was with a good chunk of history/information. A+ Will definately be using Rough Guide books again.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar 25 Nov. 2007
By C Sam
used this book on my trip to Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar recently. the information is now surprisingly somewhat out of date. not the books fault. apparently Tanzania has changed a lot since the last edition of this book. for example. all prices have gone up by at least 30%, very often more and are still rising. Some budget listed hotels/restaurants are now really expensive. So be prepared to spend that bit more. one of the reasons for the price hike is due to current world oil prices, the country depends a lot on oil, for everything. some local people say that prices have gone up 100% over the last 2 years.
I went to kendwa on Zanzibar. from the books description it sounded like an oasis of few huts and solitude. well things have changed, the beach is beautiful if you can avoid the traffic of tourists along the beach, i think it's the new Goa, great if that was what you were expecting. the hotels have expanded in size too.
sometimes extra up to date travel info can be found on, it helped me a bit more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Safaris 1 April 2010
The Rough Guide to Tanzania has been extremely useful in planning my safari. Not only does it include important information concerning health and insurance, it actually has a section on the different types of safaris you can do. It not only informs you of how to avoid scams, but also provides you with a variety of different routes and companies. The guide is also full of other places to go and things to do once you have finished your safari, such as hitting the beaches. It is a really easy to follow yet detailed guide, which has helped me a lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted 31 Aug. 2013
By Paul
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent service - arrived within 24 hours of order. Book is comprehensive with lots of tips and up to date information. Visited Tanzania last year and was able to verify some of the content.
Full Marks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rough Guide to Tanzania 31 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A replacement guidebook for my ancient East African Lonely Planet. Good information; chapters are the 11 different areas of the country, including Zanzibar; maps, facts, tips, as well as black and white and colour pictures - a useful book.
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