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on 21 April 2014
It contains a lot of info about background as in history of the country, wildlife and environment, type of animals you will see etc and this is all very appreciated. However if you are travelling with an organized safari, it might contain too many details and suggestions for the self -organized traveller. So obviously it is perfect if you are not in an organized tour. The only con I find is that it is a bit hard to navigate. A more detailed index would have helped a lot. Also, after you have it in your hands for a bit, you understand the colour codes but this is not immediate. As for Nairobi, a breakdown in smaller areas would have been useful. When you look for a hotel in Nairobi you would like to know what are the dangerous areas and this is not highlighted in any way. Finally, I would have liked more health advice. However all in all a good guide, in the sense that it helps you get a feel for the different areas. Also, compared to others I have seen, definitely the best. I believe it is simply the case that Kenya is too big and varied to be covered in a reasonable sized book. Probably having more of the info I would have liked would have turned the book into an encyclopedia.