Kenya Highlights (Bradt Travel Guides (Highlights Guides))

Kenya Highlights (Bradt Travel Guides (Highlights Guides))

By: Philip Briggs (author)Paperback

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Kenya Highlights, first in a new series of colourful Highlights Guides published by Bradt, hones in on the best of this magnificent country and condenses it into a portable but informative guidebook aimed at first time visitors planning or joining an organised safari. Renowned Africa expert, Philip Briggs - author of ten Bradt guides, and arguably the most highly-respected guidebook writer on the region - describes and provides full background information to the country's highlights, with emphasis on the superlative game reserves and sparkling Indian Ocean coastline that have made Kenya one of Africa's premier holiday destinations. There's a chapter offering advice on safari planning, plus detailed sections on wildlife, history and people, and select lodge accommodation (chosen in conjunction with several leading tour operators to Kenya). Featuring beautiful full-colour photos throughout, this book serves equally as a holiday planner, a travel companion and a memento of your trip.

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Philip Briggs is an expert on African travel and author of ten Bradt Guides, including Tanzania, Ethopia, Uganda and Malawi.


Introduction vii Introducing Kenya 1 1History and People 3 History 5, People 15 2The Natural World 29 Geography and climate 30, Habitats and vegetation 32, Wildlife 38 3Planning a Safari 59 When to visit 60, Types of safari 61, Your itinerary: 15 top attractions 66, Red tape 72, Getting there 72, Health and safety 73, What to take 76, Organising your finances 78 4On the Ground 81 Health and safety in Kenya 82, Banking and foreign exchange 85, On safari: locating wildlife 86, Eating and drinking 94, Shopping 96, Media and communications 98, Business and time 99, Cultural etiquette 100 Kenya Highlights 101 5Nairobi and Surrounds 103 History 104, Nairobi highlights 105 6Southwest Safari Circuit 117 Masai Mara National Reserve 119, Lake Naivasha 131, Lake Nakuru National Park 141, Lakes Bogoria and Baringo 145, West of the Rift Valley 149 7Southeast Safari Circuit 153 Amboseli National Park 154, Tsavo West National Park 162, Tsavo East National Park 166, Voi, Taveta and surrounds 172 8The Coast 177 Choosing an itinerary 178, Mombasa and the south coast 179, Malindi and Watamu 190, The Lamu Archipelago 200 9Central and Northern Safari Circuits 209 Central highlands 210, Laikipia Plateau 220, Meru National Park 229, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba national reserves 234, North of Samburu 242 Language 249 Further reading 255 Index 259

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781841622675
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781841622675
  • weight: 30
  • ISBN10: 1841622672

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