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A Much Improved New Edition
on 29 December 2008
I was unlucky enough to have to visit Mozambique with the previous edition of this book, which was (very poorly) updated by a different author and had numerous shortcomings.
Better late than never though, and I was surprised to see that in this new edition the original author Philip Briggs has once again produced a guide in line with the quality of his other titles on Africa.
Practical information is now much more thorough, and there is far more detail on wildlife and national parks. He has also successfully resisted Bradt's switch from giving only vague categories, if at all, to indicate rates of accommodation, and this book, like all others by this author, still gives you actual prices like LP.
I still feel the book is still a bit overly enthusiastic about what I personally found one of the least rewarding countries in the region though - I even found Mozambique's beaches far less impressive than guidebooks might lead you to believe.
The country's most unique feature in my eyes is its Portuguese colonial heritage, and that is well-introduced here.
I wish I had already had this edition with me on my trip!