The north is the most popular destination for first-time visitors to Tanzania. The second edition of this tightly focused guide is fully updated throughout, including revised information on the best accommodation in every price bracket, from luxury lodges to simple hotels and hostels, and the best of the safaris. There's specific coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region, making it the indispensable companion to a safari in northern Tanzania's renowned national parks. Plus there's an introduction to the Swahili language.
Based in South Africa, Philip Briggs has travelled extensively throughout the continent. He is the author of Bradt's Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is the co-author of Rwanda.
'but here he has done an outstanding job for the North. His clear style, balanced judgments and immense knowledge alone make the book worth reading. Briggs' love for Africa, and his deep respect for its people, inform and illuminate the whole experience. It goes without saying that both titles are supported by the immense apparatus of practical information we have come to expect from this publisher. This information includes all aspects of health and safety, which leaves the Rough Guide to Travel Survival in something of a limbo. Its coverage is universal, and no doubt very sound, but rather thin. Bilharzia, for example, the bane of many parts of Africa, gets a mere mention, where both Bradts give it a full page'Travel Africa'Required reading for all travellers to Tanzania'Terri Rice