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Ghana (Bradt Travel Guides) Paperback – 8 Jul 2010
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'Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.' Traveller Magazine 'Highly informative and rich in local detail' Wanderlust 'The best guidebook to the country.' The Sunday Times 'One of the few comprehensive guides available.' Time Out 'The best guide to Ghana.' Elle 'Contains a wealth of information for travellers of all budgets.' Footloose
About the Author
Philip Briggs is an expert on African travel and author of several Bradt Guides, including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi.
Top Customer Reviews
Without a guide Ghana can oft times seem at best daunting and at worst dull. This is far from the truth however, the country containing almost all of what Africa has to offer - Rainforests, Christian & Muslim Cultures, Safaris, Beautiful lakes and beaches and even *cough* the corrupting influences of the west are detailed in extraordinary depth within this guide.
As a country not exactly buzzing with tourism not only is the guide essential in uncovering customs and tradition - but also in making sure that three hour ride on a tro-tro (rickety old van) results in a glorious beach or magnificent walk through a rainforest canopy... rather than some floating poo-poo washing up on the shores of a smoggy bustling town (and yes, unfortunately Ghana does have these as much abundance as any other developing country).
As a student volunteer in Ghana I found this book a lifesaver, and I would assume it would be just as suitable for anyone taking on the role of tourist as well (as I travelled extensively as well during my stay).
If you're going to Ghana, purchase this book. If you're thinking of visiting Africa, I wholeheartedly recommend Ghana... so purchase this book!
NOTE: As far as I'm aware however, this is the only Ghanaian travel guide... so it seems a little unsurprising they can laud it as "the best selling"...
I would not go to Ghana without it.
However, a lot of the phone numbers are either out of date or are completely wrong - bit of a problem when trying to book a hotel. Also, the prices have changed dramatically since its publication - roll on the new version!
Travelling on a budget at the weekends, I found that the hotel information was accurate and extremely useful (though the laid-back attitude prevalent in Ghana soemtimes renders the information null and void!). We used to plan our trips with the Bradt guide in our laps, and carried it wherever we went.
I was in Ghana at the same time that Phillip Bragg was researching this new edition, and everywhere we went, north, south, east and west, it seems he had been there finding out the latest prices and things to do/see.
Ghana is a wonderful country full of wonderful people, and you must have the Bradt travel guide with you.
Well done and thank you to Phillip Briggs for producing such a wonderful guide!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Am hoping to visit Ghana next month and this guide gives an extremely informative and knowledgable account of the traditions history and customs of the countryPublished on 4 Jan. 2014 by pauline crawley
I purchased this book for my second visit to Ghana and found it very useful. With details of hotels, restaurants and the many things to see in the country - it feels like an... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Andrew Fontenelle
Not a lot to compare it to, as it seems to be about the only Ghana guide available. Was helpful, but some people have pointed out inaccuracies.Published on 11 April 2013 by Gen
Great book, easy to navigate, nice coloured pictures, good maps, goes through the background infornation, history, practical information (such as saftey and what to take) and also... Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2013 by Roisin
I bought this guide book prior to a visit to Ghana because it looked very detailed and because it had a recommendation from Michael Palin. Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by Jennifer Jane Tiramani
This is the only guide to Ghana worth packing in your suitcase. It is superbly written and remains relevant and up-to-date despite being a couple of years old. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2012 by Ghize
This guide book was very informative on all aspects of Ghana, sightseeing, customs, helpful tips. Well worth buying if you are travelling to Ghana.Published on 6 Aug. 2012 by Jan