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The Rough Guide to First-Time Africa Paperback – 1 Apr 2011

4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 2 edition (1 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848364814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848364813
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a short intro into each country and good to have the overall highlights but far too top level of any holiday planning to a particular area. Unless you are backpacking around the whole country or traveling through for a number of weeks I would bypass this and go straight to the country guide. I ended up buying the South Africa guide as well so could have saved money by not bothering with this one.
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I really like this range of books and this one is just as useful. Although it was 2nd hand it was in perfect condition.
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Very readable book for travelers in Africa. Practical tips and tricks.
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better than new!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9608ccb4) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
HASH(0x9606b780) out of 5 stars An excellent guide for the traveler to Africa 6 Oct. 2013
By gambitguy - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm only part-way through it, but I can already tell it's excellent. Just what a novice international traveler like myself needs. Loaded with tips on how to get the most bang for your buck and stay out of trouble when visiting the dark continent.
HASH(0x960c6408) out of 5 stars Good place to start 16 Feb. 2014
By Cynthia - Published on Amazon.com
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We were looking for an overview of travel in Africa, and The Rough Guide to First-Time Africa was exactly what we were looking for. We downloaded the kindle version. Each country represented has an entry providing a snapshot of the place, with additional links to attractions, red tape, and other information. We're planning a year-long travel sabbatical, and this guide has helped us begin building the framework of where we want to go and how long we might want to stay there. With this basic framework established using the Rough Guide, it has become easier to research more in-depth. The book also helped me feel more at ease that Africa is accessible, and not necessarily by signing up with a packaged tour.
HASH(0x95fc0804) out of 5 stars Great for reading at home BEFORE the trip! 26 Jun. 2013
By AvidReader - Published on Amazon.com
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It's really tough to approach a continent the size of Africa in one book. This one is helpful in narrowing the playing field for first time travelers.
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