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5.0 out of 5 stars LONELY PLANET: KENYA GUIDE, 24 Dec 2012
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Dr S. S. Nagi "Nyrobe" (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This new 2012 Lonely Planet Kenya Guide is updated and covers all parts of this beautiful country. It has 408 pages, colour and B/W maps and colour wildlife photos with large colour map of Kenya on pages 4 and 5. Having visited Kenya many times, I found the lonely planet guide helpful because:-
(1) Provides comprehensive street map of Nairobi and its attractions
(2) Routes to climbing Mt Kenya
(3) Easy to use maps, both colour and B/W
(4) Local and street maps
(5) Best places to go and its National Parks and Reserves
(6) Do's and Don'ts on and before safaris
(7) Covers areas of interest month by month
(8) Discusses various safaris on offer
(9) Advise on travel with children
(10) History of Kenya(British East Africa)
(11) Brief look at its wonderful wildlife
(12) Explains survival guide
(13) Covers lodges, camps, tents, transport, money, eating, sights, shopping, safari guides, fees, tipping, climate, phone and when to go
(14) Dangers and annoyances
(15) Medical problems, insurance, dress code, theft and what to take on holidays
(16) Basic swahili language
(17) Provides 17 top experiences
(18) Watch the regions at a glance
This is a small enough book to carry and you can mark pages you wish to see frequently. The only other map you may wish to carry is the Nelles folded map on Kenya which also covers northern Tanzania, and is excellent.
Having born in Kenya, I found this guide very good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars lonely planet guide, 3 April 2014
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Received on day stated covers many aspect of travel in kenya and give excellent information on many requirements for travel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 5 Dec 2013
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This travel guide is exactly what my husband required to read (before spending time there next year). All in all a brilliant book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good pocket guide, 6 July 2013
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A brilliant pocket guide to Kenya. The book is small(er than a LOT of others), thin and most importantly, up to date. It's got great advice on where to stay, go, and how to get there.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 Oct 2013
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Excellent source of information and easily located. Some travel guides do not always give yo the 'basics' but this one certainly does. Would recommend
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for quick information, 27 Mar 2013
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Went to Kenya with British Council School Exchange programme - was very useful as a quick guide to essential information - easy to find way around the guide
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet's always provides the best travel information, 28 Feb 2013
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Lonely Planet's always provides the best travel information. Published in 2012 so very current. Arrived quickly in good time for hubby's birthday.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Sep 2013
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Just as described, thank you. Excellent quality and delivered in good packaging, on time. Couldn't have asked for more. Just great.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 15 Feb 2014
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Book was for a gift but recipient said that it was just right. As not seen myself not given 5 stars
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kenyan dream, 6 Oct 2013
This review is from: Lonely Planet Kenya (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
It was a long flight. He waited and waited to pick up his bags at the airport - his link with himself - with who he was, He felt better when the suitcase arrived - a connection to his place as a real being in the world, a sort of confirmation that he was a bigger person than who he was on his own. It was a thin cord leading back to a place where he had an identity more substantial than this ghostly, extended version of himself on the other side of the world.
He was exhausted, not in a bad way, but still exhausted. He checked into the hotel and caught a taxi into town. He stopped at a lodge bar and sat at the counter. He ordered a whiskey and water and sipped it gratefully - gradually realising that he was falling asleep in his hands, arching over the bar stool, letting himself go blissfully, slipping lower and lower. He was so happy to sleep - to be deliciously embraced by unconsciousness
He came to slowly. He felt like a mouse emerging from inside a fluffy loaf of bread-pushing aside cotton wool blankets between himself and the light. He asked for the bill - the waitress thought for a moment in an abstracted sort of way and mentioned a horrific figure. Looking at the coins in his hand - he realised he had nowhere enough money - there was no way. 'What was this for' he said. 'Oh this drink and that drink she said, pointing to the couple sitting next to him deep in conversation. ' I just had a Scotch' he said. He slipped his finger into his empty glass and drew a line on the bar top with the wetness from the dregs of the liquid. 'This is me' he said, pointing to his side of the line - 'that is the rest of the world' She shuffled through the bar slips in her apron. 'Just 60 then' she smiled. He paid and walked over to the window to look at the evening falling across the wide plain. There were giraffes in the far distance grazing around acacias. The evening was cool and warm at the same time. The land was green and yellow and brown, growing indistinct as the warm amber lamps in the growing darkness of the bar glowed more brightly.
He was aware that somebody was standing at his side watching with him. She was taller than he was, a slim coffee coloured woman. He thought immediately of that film with the girl emerging from the sea with shells in her hands - a vision of loveliness.
While he had been watching the landscape he had slowly realised that he was utterly lost. He had been so groggy from the flight that he hadn't even bothered to notice the name of the hotel he had checked into. All the papers were with his luggage; the itinerary that he was going to follow automatically, the arrangements that had been made for him. He had been switched off, on a kind of auto pilot, just operating in a kind of fog all day. Now he was coming to, to the realisation that he was completely on his own with hardly a cab fare in his pocket. He needed his hotel, he needed his luggage, he needed to reassemble the bits of him that would make him complete.
They caught a taxi together, searching for the hotel, but everything looked the same. In the darkness it was impossible to make out a thing. His glasses were in the suitcase. The world was a fog. But as she sat beside him he was completely content. There was nothing that he could say except 'You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen'. 'You are very subtle' she said, and smiled and leaned towards him kissing him on the lips - kissing like water kisses the lips of a man in the desert. 'What is your name'? ' Africa' she said.

The buildings were rushing past in a blur outside the window of the taxi. The streets seemed wet from the heavy humid air, reflecting pools of coloured lights. Everything seemed to be moving faster and faster. It didn't matter about the luggage any more. 'It was all rubbish anyway' he said.
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