• Travel & holiday guides
      June 2016

      Alpe-Adria Trail

      From the Alps to the Adriatic: Hiking through Austria, Slovenia & Italy

      by Bradt Guides

      This is the first English-language guide to the epic new 750-km hiking route through the mountains of Austria, Slovenia and Italy, from the foot of the Grossglockner (at 3,798m, the highest peak in Austria and the Eastern Alps) to Muggia near Trieste on the Adriatic coast. Detailed maps and route descriptions for all 43 stages of the route are included, with a clear breakdown of time, distance and ascent for each stage. Published in a small, handy-sized format which is easy to pack and carry, it is written by an expert who has authored over half a dozen hiking guides and who specialises in Eastern and Central Europe. He has been a regular visitor to the borderlands of Slovenia, Austria and Italy for over 15 years, as well as living for two years in neighbouring Croatia. The Alpe-Adria route is well marked, relatively easy to walk and is suitable for hikers of all abilities as well as families – a point which is emphasised in the guide. The route takes in spectacular, unspoilt mountain scenery, alpine lakes, rolling coastal hills, beautiful villages and several national parks and nature reserves. An introduction covering the history, wildlife, flora and geography of the area is included, along with accommodation details for each stage and information on local public transport, culture, food and language.

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      May 2016

      Faroe Islands 4

      by Bradt Guides

      Still the only English-language guide to the Faroe Islands, covering everything from succulent fish suppers to remote hideaways, the Bradt guide is the definitive source of information for visitors wishing to discover the 18 islands of this North Atlantic archipelago. Covering hands-on information about where to stay and eat, how to get around – be it by mailboat, helicopter or hire car – and what to see and do, this new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes details of the amazing birdlife, where to walk some of Europe’s least-known hiking trails, and how to make the most of village life among the turf-roofed houses. Also included are details of how to reach even the remotest corners by bus using a travelcard, the latest information on falling seabird numbers in the North Atlantic, and details of where to go sea angling, rapelling and horse riding. Suggestions for using the island of Suðuroy are detailed, plus updated reviews of all accommodation, eating and drinking options. Fourteen clear and easy-to-use maps are also featured.

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      April 2016

      The Basque Country and Navarre

      France . Spain

      by Murray Stewart

      This is the most complete guidebook to both the Spanish and French Basque country and neighbouring Navarre, covering not only the principal cities but also delving deeper into the interior than other guides to find areas off the beaten track. This guide also includes information on walking and surfing not found in other guides, with detailed information and route descriptions on walking throughout the Basque Country and Navarran Pyrenees, and details of all the main surf spots. Wine regions, festivals such as the running of the bulls and San Sebastián’s Tamborrada, and wildlife and birdwatching are also covered, and so, too, are the best destinations, sights and activities for those travelling with their family. KEY SALES POINTS • The most complete guide to the Basque Country. • In 2016 San Sebastián will be European City of Culture. • The region is enjoying a surge in popularity as visitors look beyond the classic Mediterranean beach destinations. • Various branches of the increasingly popular Camino de Santiago pass through the region. • An ever-expanding network of budget airlines links the Basque airports of Bilbao and Biarritz to the rest of Europe.

    • Travel & holiday guides
      December 2016

      Lebanon 2

      by Bradt Guides

      This new edition of Bradt’s Lebanon remains the most comprehensive and detailed English-language guide available. In addition to its more in-depth coverage of essential background information such as history, culture and religion the guide has expanded treatment for the business traveller and prospective property buyer. Subjects such as the environment and responsible travel are given increased emphasis, and there is plenty of additional information for those interested in volunteering opportunities. The guide also caters for all types of travellers and budgets with extensive listings and reviews for accommodation and restaurants. There is also a new section on travelling with children. With a comprehensive language appendix covering both Arabic and French together with an expanded further reading section for this new edition, Bradt’s Lebanon is an indispensable practical companion for use within the country and a useful work of reference for armchair travellers too. Although only half the size of Wales, Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world at the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. In Lebanon's second city, Tripoli, busy medieval souks are watched over by a vast Crusader castle. Outside the city, snow-capped mountains and the lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and watersports enthusiasts. Bradt's Lebanon provides detailed cultural and practical information to this increasingly popular destination. It also provides in-depth historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.

    • Travel & holiday guides
      November 2016

      Haiti 2

      by Bradt Guides

      A new edition of the only stand-alone guidebook on Haiti available, fully updated and with expanded content reflecting Haiti’s recent tourism expansion, and packed with practical information covering everything from accommodation, eateries and travel routes to wildlife and ‘Vodou’. A comprehensive section on birdwatching and insightful information on Haiti's rich artistic and musical heritage ensure birdwatchers and cultural enthusiasts are well catered for. Paul Clammer discusses the medicinal merits of Haitian rum, how to catch a Port-au-Prince taptap (bus) and how to check into the Graham Greene suite of the Hotel Oloffson. This new edition includes even more information on living in Haiti, more festivals – from local fêtes to big celebrations – and coverage of new tourism developments at the Citadelle, Haiti’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also covered are details of other new museums either under refurbishment or soon to open. Sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is culturally the most African of Caribbean countries, and one that is largely unknown to visitors, except through popular clichés of aid dependency and Vodou culture. An early pioneer of Caribbean tourism, since the earthquake of 2010 it has been slowly repositioning itself as an exciting new travel destination. Visitors will find historical sites to explore, such as the World Heritage-listed Citadelle (the largest fortress in the Americas), hidden beaches, and a proud people rebuilding their country and ready to welcome visitors once more.

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      June 2016

      Mauritius 9

      by Bradt Guides

      Bradt’s Mauritius is the most comprehensive guide available to the Mascarene islands of Mauritius, its dependency Rodrigues and the French island of Réunion. Covering the full range of accommodation and restaurants, from budget to sheer luxury, it also offers in-depth cultural insights, including detailed information on food (and local recipes), language, customs and music, as well as useful phrases in Mauritian and Réunionnais Creole. Extensive information on flora, fauna and the latest progress of the islands’ conservation projects is included, plus detailed information on outdoor pursuits (including hiking in Réunion) and adventure sports, as well as expert analysis of individual dive sites around the Mascarenes. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to present the most recent information on getting married in Mauritius, as well as details of medical tourism, in particular cosmetic surgery and dental services.

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      April 2016

      Bratislava 3

      by Bradt Guides

      This new edition of the Bradt guide to Bratislava by expert author Lucy Mallows remains the most authoritative and reliable guide available to the city that combines history with hedonism like no other. Bradt’s Bratislava is by far the most comprehensive and entertaining guide on the market – in any language. Maps, walking tours, historical perspectives and hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all covered. In addition, it features detailed information on shopping, sports, gardens and parks that you’ll find in no other book. Not only does it include out-of-town ideas, but it goes into greater depth than other guides and is written in an engaging and colourful style that sets out very deliberately to entertain as well as inform. This third edition is thoroughly updated to include the vast number of new boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also offers a useful transport map and guidance on city transport and an updated event calendar. Straying out of the city itself, it also covers Košice, 2013 European City of Culture.

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      July 2016

      The Ivory Coast

      by Bradt Guides

      This is the only English-language guidebook to focus solely on Ivory Coast, a country of crimson savannahs, sublime mountains and cream-hued beaches that is becoming popular for ecotourism and wildlife, surfing and off-the-beaten track travel. Having only recently re-opened for tourism, Ivory Coast is West Africa's hidden treasure. In-depth and comprehensive coverage of everything from chimp-watching and hiking to food and the Ivorian music and dance scene is featured (including how Twerking originated from the Ivorian mapouka, which was deemed so raunchy in the 1970s that the government temporarily banned it from television.) Packed with vivid descriptions, detailed maps and essential practical advice, this book is invaluable to any visitor, whatever your purpose. The guide organises the country into ten regions and includes western Dix-Huit Montagnes and northern Savanes and Deguél, previously omitted from other, wider-ranging guides. It also includes meticulous maps and suggested itineraries for different timescales. Wide-ranging information on food and accommodation is given for each region. Ivory Coast's nature is as alluring as its culture, whether you want to surf off beaches of Assinie, trek through the savannahs of the north or scale Mount Tonkoui for panoramic views of Liberia and Guinea. In the Comoé, Tai and Marahoué national parks, it's possible to glimpse leopards, lions, chimpanzees, aardvarks, antelopes and 500 bird species. The guide includes sections offering advice on hiking and trekking the northern alpine regions and on birdwatching and wildlife-spotting in the various national parks. There is a section devoted to Ivory Coast's artistic and cultural assets which includes accurate prices for tribal arts and crafts. Distributed throughout the book are fact boxes containing anecdotes about notable Ivorians (such as the dramatic rags-to-riches-back-to-rags story of the singer Francois Lougah) as well as vox pops of average citizens (taxi drivers, shopkeepers, bar staff) expressing their thoughts about Ivorian life, society and culture.

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      December 2016

      Bosnia & Herzegovina 5

      by Bradt Guides

      From an expert author who has lived and worked in the region for over two decades, Bradt’s Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most comprehensive English-language guidebook available to the mountainous heart of the Western Balkans. It covers the country's diverse Mediterranean landscapes, from the southern Herzegovina cities of Mostar and Trebinje to the lush and green Alpine regions of Sarajevo and Banja Luka, plus second-to-none coverage of the capital city Sarajevo. Now in its fifth edition, not only does the guide feature smaller towns and villages off the beaten track, but it also goes into greater depth than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants. For this new updated edition the Sarajevo chapter has been fully overhauled and a complete run-down of all of the Herzegovina wineries has been included. There is also new coverage on the Via Dinarica regional mega trail that carves its way through the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Dinaric Alps and is chock full of activities and adventure for families and pros alike. New maps for the country’s national parks are included, plus walking routes that you’ll find in no other book. Also included are details of rural accommodation and farm stays within reach of some of the major hubs, plus an expanded chapter on Mostar and Trebinje. Two decades after the conflict that ravaged the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged as a unique, dynamic tourism destination. Whether you go in search of bears in the primeval Sutjeska National Park, wander the winding streets of Sarajevo’s Turkish quarter or put your feet up in Mostar with a glass of chilled ilavka, you are guaranteed to be charmed by the country’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

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      August 2016

      Malawi 7

      by Bradt Guides

      Bradt’s Malawi by Africa expert Philip Briggs is the only standalone practical guide to ‘Africa’s best kept secret’ and offers detailed, comprehensive information to suit the needs of every wanderer. This fully revised and updated 7th edition offers extensive practical information, all the latest cultural and political developments, plus a 19-chapter, in-depth breakdown and coverage of the country to cater for all interests and budgets. Malawi is increasingly covered in the media as a holiday destination and this guide reflects its position as an up-and-coming destination for bird watchers, safari enthusiasts, trekkers, beach seekers, kayakers, rock climbers, scuba divers, families, and backpackers alike. As ‘the Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi is noted for the welcoming, friendly demeanour and colourful culture of its people which makes a ‘Big 5’ safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve and kayaking the palm-fringed Likoma Island magnificent footnotes to a Malawian adventure. From trekking the rugged, rural wilderness of Mount Mulanje to relaxing at Lake Malawi’s beachside luxury resorts, Malawi is the textbook destination for those seeking an exotic African experience without the crowds.

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      July 2016

      Zambia 6

      by Bradt Guides

      For some 20 years, Bradt’s Zambia has been widely acknowledged as the best guidebook on the market, with superior coverage in almost every field. In this new sixth edition, background information - history, culture and natural history - remains as comprehensive as ever, while practical guidance, including in-depth reviews of lodges, hotels and campsites, is now stronger than ever for Victoria Falls and Zambia’s top national parks and wildlife areas. This new edition, whilst still providing full coverage of the country, concentrates on the places that people really want to visit in Zambia: Zambia’s game-rich safari regions and wildlife areas, along with the Victoria Falls. Also included are GPS coordinates for the small but growing number of self-drive visitors to Zambia, plus information on walking safaris and activities at Victoria Falls and on the Zambezi.

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      September 2016

      Zimbabwe 3

      by Bradt Guides

      This new third edition of Bradt’s Zimbabwe remains the most authoritative and trusted guide available, written in an engaging and entertaining style by an expert author who has been visitng Zimbabwe annually for nearly 30 years and now spends six months of each year there. In this new thoroughly revised edition, Paul Murray brings a particular focus for those wanting to travel independently as well as visitors on organised tours. Game viewing in some of Africa's greatest national parks is a rewarding experience and this guide offers in-depth information on the facilities, advice on itinerary planning as well as how to select a safari. Accommodation is covered with up-to-date information on everything from luxury safari camps to budget stays for younger travellers who arrive overland, heading for the fast flowing waters of the Zambezi gorge. There are also details of en-route accommodation not found in other guides following a complete countrywide review of all destinations that are key to independent travellers, making this by far the most up-to-date guidebook to Zimbabwe on the market. As political tension relaxes, wildlife enthusiasts and curious tourists are returning to Zimbabwe, a country which not so long ago was southern Africa’s premier tourist destination, with some of the finest national parks in Africa, stunning landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. The mighty Zambezi River offers adventure holidays, and Victoria Falls will leave visitors breathless, while the range of birdlife draws enthusiasts year-round.

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      November 2016

      Oman 4

      by Bradt Guides

      Bradt’s is the most up-to-date and informative guide to Oman, the Arabian peninsula’s most welcoming destination, fully revised and updated by an author who has been living in Oman and Arabia since 1986. Oman is finally reaping the economic benefit of its location between Europe, Africa and Asia with substantial investment in major shipping ports and significant expansion of the national airline with new routes to Western Europe and East Asia. Despite being at the crossroads of great trade routes and empires, Oman has remained an independent country through much of its long history, and today tourism and travel are a major focus for Oman’s government. This new edition covers the recent substantial investment in new airport facilities and upmarket accommodation and also features the historic UNESCO towns of Sumhuram and Al Balid. If you want to live like a local, the guide also tells you how to slow cook the traditional spiced meat ‘Shuwa’ and how to be a perfect guest if invited into an Omani home. Oman is not merely a desert. While it has the classic sand seas – Wahiba Sands – home to the nomadic Bedouin and their camels, this sultanate also boasts lush monsoon-soaked valleys near Salalah, mountain villages surrounded by green terraced fields of fruit trees and rose bushes, and the reef-fringed Daymaniyat Islands. With such a varied wilderness there is huge scope for adventure. Oman is increasingly perceived as a high-end cultural destination. The new Opera House has opened, directly supported by the Sultan, with top-notch international performers like Placido Domingo. The guide includes advice on property buying, since Omani law changed to allow expatriates to buy, explaining the rules and regulations. There is also a detailed overview of language schools teaching Arabic, not found in other guides. With advice on cultural etiquette, basic Arabic phrases and political history – as well as full practical information on where to stay and eat, and what to see and do – this fully updated edition remains the essential guide for travellers looking to discover the real Oman.

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      November 2016

      Uganda 8

      by Bradt Guides

      The Bradt Guide to Uganda, now more than 500-pages long, is the definitive travel handbook to this wonderful but oft-neglected destination, not only providing comprehensive background information to its varied national parks, towns and other cultural attractions, but also including detailed reviews of the ever-growing selection of world-class lodges and budget hotels that service them. Uganda boasts the most varied – and arguably the most exciting – safari circuit in Africa. The lush montane forests of Bwindi protect the world’s largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists and can be tracked to within a few metres on foot. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park, set below the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant buffaloes. Elephants abound in Murchison Falls National Park, coursed through by a dramatic stretch of the White Nile dense with hippos, crocodiles and waterfowl, while Kibale Forest offers superb chimpanzee tracking as well as the opportunity to see ten other monkey species in their natural jungle habitat. For birders, an astonishing checklist of more than 1,000 species – in a country similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon ¬– includes dozens of Western rainforest specials difficult to see elsewhere, as well as the iconic great blue turaco and shoebill. Philip Briggs is the world’s foremost writer of guidebooks to Africa. He has been exploring the continent’s highways, byways and backwaters for over 30 years.

    • Travel & holiday guides
      November 2016

      Azores 6

      by Bradt Guides

      Bradt’s Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers’ wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for whale watching. This new edition continues to provide the strong geological and botanical information that is so integral to the islands and essential for all nature lovers, but it also has an expanded focus taking in the land- and sea-based activities which have become a significant part of the Azores tourism offering in the past few years. Also included is all of the practical information needed to make the most of these new opportunities, plus a full update on the accommodation upgrades that have taken place in recent times to cater for the influx of new visitors. Green, and with a mild climate throughout the year thanks to the Gulf Stream, each island has its own attractions and identity. Safe and welcoming, the islands are drawing in a whole new group of visitors, mainly from Europe and the USA, attracted by the diversity of outdoor activities, easier accessibility and improvements to the visitor infrastructure. The Azores volcanic origin make for a rugged, diverse landscape, a suitable backdrop for excellent walking, mountain-biking and canyoning, while whale-watching, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing provide off-shore opportunities for independent travellers and adventurous families alike. The islands’ 500 year history is well-documented in a host of museums, allowing visitors to learn about the fluctuating fortunes and strategic importance of the archipelago across the centuries. Attractive architecture, carefully preserved festivals, three islands with UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, an interesting range of flora and many botanical gardens are all covered in this guide.

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      August 2016

      Uzbekistan 2

      by Bradt Guides

      This new edition of Bradt’s Uzbekistan continues to offer more practical detail for independent travelers than any other guidebook to that country, written by expert authors who have lived and worked in Central Asia since 2008. With first-hand descriptions of everything from UNESCO world heritage sites and the world’s best collection of Russian avant-garde art, to riding across deserts by camel and cooking plov, Uzbekistan’s authors bring the country alive in this fully updated 2nd edition. Comprehensive details of accommodation, restaurants and public transport options are included, along with an increased number of detailed maps, more trekking and hiking routes and off the beaten track locations, as well as full information on how to travel around the country by bus, train and shared taxi. There’s a new section on Uzbekistan by bike, much more on the country’s flora and fauna, and detailed, hard-hitting information on the current state of the economy, domestic politics and foreign affairs. All listings have been thoroughly updated and the latest highlights brought to the fore. Uzbekistan is famed for the golden road to Samarkand and the equally famous Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Khiva. Beyond these indisputable highlights, however, lies a country rich in history but with a complex and intriguing modern streak. Striking medieval and contemporary architecture battles for your attention, standing in sharp contrast to the empty, endless deserts and the majestic mountainscapes of the Tien Shan range. The authors’ use of historical anecdotes and high quality photographs, as well as their amusing travel stories, make Uzbekistan an enjoyable read and the perfect companion both before and during a trip to Central Asia’s most populous country and the heart of the historic Silk Road.

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      December 2016

      West Sweden 2

      by Bradt Guides

      This fully revised second edition of Bradt’s West Sweden remains the most comprehensive – and only standalone – guidebook to this enchanting region. In the first dedicated guidebook, Bradt’s West Sweden reveals the staggering variety of the area’s experiences, including a chapter on Gothenburg and a section on the region’s history and culture, and offers detailed maps of both the coastline and the cities. New for this edition are sections on Top 10 ‘must do’ and Top 5 Wild Swimming spots, new road trip suggestions and new coverage of Borås, thje region’s second largest municipality. The author, James Proctor, has written Bradt guides to Lapland and the Faroe Islands and has visited Scandinavia annually for over 30 years. Centrally located within Scandinavia, west Sweden is quickly developing as a vibrant tourist location and continues to attract an increasing number of visitors. With a bewildering array of over 8,000 islands, endless meadows of wild flowers and the lively and cosmopolitan coastal city of Gothenburg, west Sweden perfectly encapsulates both the rugged beauty and urban delights Scandinavia has to offer.

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      June 2016

      Tripping the Flight Fantastic

      by Bradt Guides

      Nabbing flights for less than a fiver, Andrew Fraser took off on a month long jaunt around ten European cities for £144. In this entertaining account of his trip, he not only describes what he saw, but also how he did it, coaching aspiring travellers in how to create their own dream travel itineraries on flights which cost less than an airport latte. Join him on a bargain journey to some of Europe's weirdest, least visited backwaters, while also learning how to plan a ten-city adventure of your own. Andrew Fraser travelled 6,928 miles at an average cost of 2p per mile. Now you can, too. This unique title – the only one available that explains how to travel so far for so little – takes in some of Europe’s least discovered cities, including Skopje, Girona, Thessaloniki, Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw, as well as giving an entertaining overview of some more familiar places, such as Barcelona, Rome and Brussels. It tells you how to book secret five star hotels for three star prices with no mystery about where you are going to stay, how to travel the world cheaply from your local airport, and how to save a fortune and create an adventure by abandoning the notion of the linear return flight. Uncovering the little known travel gems which you can fly to for under a tenner, it is also an often surreal, idiosyncratic and funny account of one man’s adventures on the move, from attending an octopus autopsy in Barcelona to unearthing uncomfortable secrets in Europe's new Capital of Culture and discovering hip Warsovian apartments which straddle the worlds of Molotov and Madonna. What’s more, it’s a cultural, gastronomic and historical tour of some of Europe's most thrilling but least known cities. Andrew Fraser is former Travel Editor and Deputy Editor of Attitude magazine, and former Chief Writer of OK! Magazine. He has had a love of the obscure, a love of bargains, and a love of travel since he was a strange eight year-old-boy locked in his bedroom obsessing over maps of Narnia-esque towns, cities and regions on the red side of the European map, which he was told he would never be able to visit. When the Berlin wall fell in 1989, he rushed to Prague, Bratislava and Budapest where he enjoyed the greatest adventure of his life so far, costing little more than pennies. Now in 2016, the internet and low cost airlines, have brought back those halcyon days of cheap travel bliss and Andrew Fraser’s mission in life is to transport you to places beyond your wildest dreams for less than the cost of your airport latte. Come join him.

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      October 2016

      Wild Times

      by Bradt Guides

      A unique title from a highly experienced author showcasing extraordinary experiences connecting to nature around Britain. From barefoot walking to forest skills, foraging to horse whispering, wild pottery to star-gazing in a Dark Sky park, rewilding to urban birding, prehistoric cookery to permaculture and much more, the book suggests both mainstream and more off-beat pursuits that can be tried on days out, weekends and short breaks. Eco-lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and nature novices alike will find heaps of inspiration and vital ‘how to’ information, as well as DIY tips from wild gurus on how to cultivate a connection with the natural world in meaningful, everyday ways. Colour photographs and a resource section provide further inspiration. Each chapter focuses on a particular activity or experience, followed by practical ‘how to get there and do it’ information, including accommodation where relevant. All of the experiences showcased are offered by exciting, small, responsible ventures in England, Scotland and Wales, led by passionate, personable and enthusiastic guides and practitioners.

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      December 2016

      Ghana 7

      by Bradt Guides

      Bradt’s Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana’s 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt’s Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country’s wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt’s Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt’s African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.

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