Lonely Planet Africa (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Africa (Travel Guide)

孤独星球:非洲(旅游指南)

by Stuart Butler,Jessica Lee,Paul Clammer,Lonely Planet,Lucy Corne,Simon Richmond,Trent Holden,Mary Fitzpatrick,Donna Wheeler,Helena Smith,

Product Details 商品信息

Publisher 出版社 :Lonely Planet; 13(2013-11-01)
Format 装订 : Paperback 平装
Pages 页数 : 1128页
Language 语种 : English 英语
Age Range 适读年龄 :
ISBN-13 条形码 : 9781741798968
Product Dimensions 商品尺寸 : 12.8 x 4.3 x 19.7 cm
Shipping Weight 商品重量 :907 g

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$39.99

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About the Book 内容简介

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a refreshing dip at Victoria Falls, explore the ancient pyramids of Egypt, or take a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout

  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your  trip to your own personal needs and interests

  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like  a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation,  phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices

  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping,  sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel  experience - including history, local customs, music and wildlife

  • Over 235 maps

  • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival  calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise your time and  money), and Planning Safaris

  • Coverage of Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, the Gambia,  Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal,  Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and  more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Africa, our most comprehensive guide to Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check  out the relevant Lonely Planet Country Guides or Regional Guides,  such as Lonely Planet Morocco or Lonely Planet Southern Africa.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, Kate Armstrong, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, Lucy Corne, Jane Cornwell, Emilie Filou, Mary Fitzpatrick, Michael Grosberg, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, Jessica Lee, Nana Luckham, Tom Masters, Alan Murphy, Anja Mutic, Nick Ray, Caroline Sieg, Helena Smith, Dean Starnes, Kate Thomas, Richard Waters, Donna Wheeler and Vanessa Wruble.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)


About the Author 作者简介

Stuart Butler:  
Jessica Lee:

Jessica Lee is a travel writer and guidebook author who specialises in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

She likes mountains and deserts and is on a constant quest to find the perfect hummus.

  
Paul Clammer:  
Lonely Planet:

Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.


《孤独星球》是世界最大的私人旅行指南出版商,由托尼·惠勒和莫琳·惠勒1972年在澳大利亚维多利亚州墨尔本西郊的富兹克雷区创立。在伦敦、奥克兰、新德里和北京设有办公室,其旅行指南就称为《孤独星球》系列,历史相当悠久,是第一个针对背包客撰写的旅行系列丛书,受到背包客及其他低开销旅游者广大的推崇。


  
Lucy Corne:

Lucy Corne is an avid traveller, freelance writer, craft beer enthusiast and food fanatic hailing from the UK. Her travels have taken her to 49 countries across six continents so far, though she's never quite grasped the knack of travelling and can often be found in a state of panic after leaving her camera on a bus, her money belt under a hostel pillow or her passport at home.

Lucy regularly writes for newspapers, magazines and websites around the world, including BBC Travel, LP.com, Getaway, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, Country Life, Reader's Digest and a range of in-flight magazines. She currently lives in Cape Town, where she blogs on South Africa's craft beer scene under the moniker of The Brewmistress.                

  
Simon Richmond:

Writer and photographer, Simon Richmond specialises in travel, food and popular culture. He's the author and co-author of guidebooks on destinations as diverse as Cape Town and Russia for Lonely Planet, as well as titles for Rough Guides, Insight, Thames & Hudson, Time Out and Frommers.

Simon honed his skills as a young journalist with the UK consumer magazine Which? before heading east to Tokyo in 1991. He spent two and a half years in Japan learning the language and working as an editor and writer for a major financial news organization. At the same time he travelled Japan, Asia and Australia, scribbling notes and writing travel features. All this paid off when he was hired by Rough Guides for his first gig updating peninsular Malaysia on their Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei book. Next came the first editions of Japan and Tokyo.

In 2000, the Rough Guide to Japan won the Travellex Travel Guidebook of the Year award and a Japan Foundation award.  Since then Simon has written four more editions of the Japan guides the most recent published in Feb/March 2011. He's also the author of the Rough Guide to Anime and a contributor to the Rough Guide to Manga.

He's also written guidebooks to a host of other countries (Russia, South Africa, Chile, Myanmar, Korea, Brazil, Bolivia, Australia, India, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iran) and cities (Cape Town, Sydney, Lisbon, Brussels and Antwerp), for all major travel publishers including Lonely Planet, Time Out, Frommer's and Thames & Hudson.

In particular he's done a lot of adventure travel writing (a series of four books for the AA Adventure Travellers series on Australia, India, South America and Southeast Asia) and writing about food including contributions to restaurant guides to Sydney and London, including Time Out's annual London restaurant guide.

His travel features have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world, including in the UK's Independent, Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph and Royal Geographical Society Magazine; and Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Australian Financial Review Magazine and Vogue Entertaining and Travel. He's also presented a travel documentary on Japan for BBC's Radio 4.

Simon is currently based in London.

  
Trent Holden:  
Mary Fitzpatrick:

Mary Fitzpatrick teaches composition at the College of Marin in California. She has also taught with the San Francisco Community College District and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Her specialty is teaching writing to English Language Learners.

  
Donna Wheeler:  
Helena Smith:  

Critical Praise 推荐评价

Scores 八月向日葵评分

6.6

Reviews 相关评论5条评论
  • It is too heavy for me to take on the trip but I needed an introduction to these countrys and it is a good reference for future
    It is too heavy for me to take on the trip but I needed an introduction to these countrys and it is a good reference for future

    2016-06-28

    This was a brand new library book. I think I was the first to crack it open and the details are just what I was looking for prior to a safari to five of the countries I will visit. It is too heavy for me to take on the trip but I needed an introduction to these countrys and it is a good reference for future trips. It arrived promptly.

  • It's a good book, but it lacks information of many countries
    It's a good book, but it lacks information of many countries

    2017-01-24

    It's a good book, but it lacks information of many countries.
    It is not as complete as other Lonely Planet

  • Long-Term Backpacker and LP Devotee is Horrified!
    Long-Term Backpacker and LP Devotee is Horrified!

    2014-07-14

    I have traveled with Lonely Planet guidebooks for over a decade and I understand and accept the normal guidebook issues such as information that is not up to date or maps that aren't quite accurate, but this book is unbelievable!

    First of all, the book does not include BASIC information for each country that every Lonely Planet I have ever owned does. Pretty common questions like 'What type of currency is used?' or 'What language do they speak?' are not addressed for some of the countries, much less more complicated questions about an approximate exchange rate or perhaps what type of budget a traveler might need. Each country's section is set up completely differently to the point where I am not convinced that any single editor went through the entire book before it was published.

    Secondly, and most importantly, the book omits ELEVEN countries!!! I have NEVER seen a Lonely Planet book do that before. There are notes on the pages of the omitted countries that explain:
    "At the time of research, very few travelers were heading to _____ so we're providing historical and cultural information rather than reviews and listings."
    For some of these omitted countries, LP goes on to tell readers of the joys of travel to that place and how beautiful the country is, but refrain from offering ANY further information...I seriously can't believe this, are they kidding?!?!

    I have owned dozens of LP books and am a long term traveler who has backpacked through over 50 countries. I have always used and really loved every LP book I have owned despite the inevitable flaws that they include. I am well aware that by the time any book goes to print (much less by the time it is bought and used) there are an infinite number of changes that have taken place that make a good deal of the book inaccurate. Still, to omit things like 'language spoken' and I don't know, a full FIFTH of the nations in the region is inexcusable. I head out for a year-long budget backpacking trip this January and when I go, I will be taking my previous edition with me because while much may have changed on the continent since my well-worn 2010 edition was printed, old maps and old hotel listings are better than none at all!


  • Very poorly researched and poorly edited
    Very poorly researched and poorly edited

    2013-11-30

    Although it has some useful information, on my recent trip to central Africa this guide disappointed over and over again. From simply lazy editing to blatantly wrong information, it comes up short and should not have been published as it is. The previous edition (we traveled with digital editions of both) is superior in every way, yet it also has more than its fair share of problems. We visited some countries not very popular with tourists, so guide book choices were limited. This is why we had to go with the generic Africa book. Some problems include: every phone number provided for one country is wrong (not enough digits), one national park listed as a highlight for its country is not open to tourists, and a border crossing suggested in the book led to us being detained and forced to fly to another part of the country (and no, it was not a visa-related issue). By the end of the trip I did not trust anything the book said.

  • Scanty information on 11 countries
    Scanty information on 11 countries

    2013-11-24

    Before ordering this book you should be aware of what is not included. In this 2013 edition the coverage of 11 lightly-visited African countries has been cut to four pages of Wikipedia-style background information on each. This applies to Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Niger, Sao Tome, and South Sudan. For hotel and transportation listings and even sightseeing details on any of those you'll need to turn to the 2010 edition of this book.

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