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From the Publisher
For an authentic insight into the travellers experience in Tanzania and Zanzibar, you cant do better than this guide. Written by Annabel Skinner, an expert on the region who has travelled there extensively and is married to a local tour operator, the book is packed with wise insider advice.
Annabel goes beyond just offering the best practical tips available to give a fascinating account of the regions history, art and culture. The book is bursting with anecdote and stories that really enhance your travel experience. So whether youre backpacking or living it up in luxury lodges, this is one guide you shouldnt travel without.
About the Author
Annabel Skinner is a professional travel writer and has travelled extensively around the globe. She was an updater for Cadogan's Spain and has worked as a travel journalist for the Daily Telegraph.
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'The main attraction of the vast protected reaches of the Tanzanian safari landscape is its wild nature: each day sees animal instinct focused entirely on survival, life reduced to its most basic impulses the absolutes of killing, feeding and reproduction. Yet there is no guarantee that a safari-goer will experience this raw life. Spotting different animals and birds is a matter of diligence, some knowledge of their preferred habitats and luck; often your most breathtaking moments will be the least expected. An entire afternoon might be spent searching for a glimpse of a leopard, to find instead a vision of migrating wildebeest and zebra jostling for precious, dangerous minutes at a crocodile-infested waterhole, or a herd of impala poised like dancers in a sunlit glade. One enduring truth of safaris whether you are a novice or an old-timer, or even if you spend every day of the year guiding people through the passions and pathways of the bush is that every safari is different. Each venture into the bush brings new experiences, sights, sounds and smells, and always the possibility that you may be in the right place at the right time to witness something marvellous.