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The Rough Guide to Zanzibar

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 2nd Edition edition (2006)
  • ASIN: B0040GHXNM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Most tourists visit Zanzibar as part of a package holiday, often following on from a wildlife safari on the Tanzanian mainland or in Kenya. Read the first page
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having just come back from zanzibar I'm curious to know if the authors of this book have ever been to the island or if, despite the fantastic people and surroundings, they somehow managed to stay cynical throughout their visit. whilst the overview blurb enthuses the traveller, negative or bland reviews are given to individual locations and accommodation that are actually quite wonderful. I'm usually a big fan of rough guides but in the case of zanzibar, ignore the book, speak to the locals and you'll have a great time!
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very good book.
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HASH(0x9cbf4630) out of 5 stars Kindle Version Not Ideal for iPhone 2 May 2013
By Avery - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
For Kindle / iPhone compatibility, I give this product one star. For content, five stars.

Kindle / iPhone compatibility:

I purchased this guide primarily for the maps of each beach village. I wanted to see how closely the hotels and restaurants were located to one another and to the villages and main roads. Unfortunately on the iPhone the maps are too small read and magnifying them makes the map image highly pixelated and illegible.

Another problem is that I wasn't able to loan the Kindle book. I wanted to transfer the book to my travel partner's iPad, but the publisher (Amazon?) does not grant loaning rights.

Book content:

Despite the technical issues, the content of the book is wonderful. I appreciated the sections on responsible tourism, the blunt, honest yet humorous bit about male prostitutes, and the information littered throughout the book about respecting local culture and appropriate dress. It was a great mix of tourist information and reality.

I would recommend anyone interested in this book to either purchase the physical (non-Kindle) version or use this book only for iPad.
HASH(0x9cbf487c) out of 5 stars Useful guide 1 Aug. 2013
By Lewis SA - Published on Amazon.com
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This guide is very useful. It gives a good background on the island and helps with planning the trip. The historical and cultural info is excellent. We stayed in a hotel as part of a package, so the book was not critical. However, my daughter visited Zanzibar as part of a back packing holiday and the guide was incredibly useful.
HASH(0x9cbf4840) out of 5 stars Great book with terrific descriptions 1 Jan. 2014
By Megan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is small and compact, so it's perfect for travel. The descriptions are rich and accurate. This was a terrific help in planning my visit to Zanzibar.
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HASH(0x9cbf4d2c) out of 5 stars A great simple guide 11 July 2011
By Lisa J - Published on Amazon.com
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This book helped me a lot to prepare my trip to Zanzibar, information is up to date, covers all you need to know when going to Unguja island.
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HASH(0x9cbf4be8) out of 5 stars Great guide 9 Sept. 2009
By Ana Elisa Reyes - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm very happy with all the information that I've gotten from this guide. It's very detailed and informative.
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