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East Africa (Lonely Planet Guide)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  104 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Complete, practical country guide for independent travellers. Includes dedicated safaris chapter, offering expert advice on car, boat, walking, balloon and canoe safaris. Special section coverage on gorilla trek. 16 page colour wildlife guide and thorough coverage of cultures and peoples.
Paperback, 7th edition, 672 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published 1987)
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Kim Lanza
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Lonely Planet continues to be my favorite guide book - Tanzania here I come!
heidi
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full of useful information but the layout is a mess. Make it easier for your readers to find info, LP editors!
Jacqueline
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
First off, I love Lonely Planet guides! Secondly, I'd love to say that I actually read this book cover-to-cover but I used it to plan a trip through Rwanda and Tanzania. I agree with other ratings, however; this region is currently changing so fast that you can really only get up-to-date information online (or on the phone, if you ever reach anyone... so really, in person only!)

History/culture/language sections remain helpful, however, with nice sprinklings of humor from witty Brits :) (check ou
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Grace
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an okay read, nothing super interesting though. Lonely Planet tries too hard to be cool while leaving out important facts and some mistakes are kind of embarrassing from such an established publisher. I've for a long time seen Lonely Planet as inferior to the Rough Guides who always seem to hit the mark.

Fine for a very general overview of East Africa.
Sancho
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Lonely Planet and can say that I have been always safe following its advice. In this case, unfortunately, I realized I could not do this trip, at least not yet... I have to save A LOT first!

But WOW, how much I would like to do it... maybe one day!
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Like this series, but less useful in a place like East Africa, where things are on constant flux and it is better to be managed in a group
Nard
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
time to start planning the road trip..
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