Swimming with Dolphins, Tracking Gorillas

Author: Ian Wood

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624044

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 465

A guide to how, when, and where to ethically view wildlife up close in the wild offers the author's favorite spots, from tracking mountain gorillas and encountering pandas to meeting elephants on a walking safari and climbing in search of condors.

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621807

Category: Travel

Page: 350

View: 144

Tourism in Rwanda--"Land of a Thousand Hills"--is developing rapidly, and this updated edition lists the newest hotels, tours, activities, tour operators and all other travel practicalities. Whether you want to explore Rwanda's ancient and modern history, watch performances of traditional dance and drumming, or climb a volcano, this guide is an essential part of your trip. Visit the three National Parks with their varied wildlife, track chimps in Nyungwe Forest, and, of course, visit the world-famous gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. With 50 extra pages this guide reflects rapid changes and improvements to the tourist infrastructure of an emerging tourist destination. This guide features: *The very latest updates on hotels, tours, and transport*Twice as many maps--all updated*Conservation areas and national parks in detail*What to see and do in and around Kigali, including local markets, handicrafts, restaurants, and memorials*"Giving something back"--development projects
Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

Author: Chris McIntyre

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624587

Category: Mafia Island (Tanzania)

Page: 430

View: 868

"Both evocative and magical, "Zanzibar" offers travellers the quintessential Indian Ocean experience; palm fringed coastlines, powder- white sand, and colourful aquatic life. Passionate about detail, Chris and Susan McIntyre have carried out extensive on-the-ground research in producing this updated edition. There has been significant growth in the number of hotels, lodges and guesthouses on all three main islands since the last edition and, consequently, the accommodation listings have increased significantly: notably in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), Matemwe, Michamvi Peninsula, and Mafia island. They visited all the accommodation listed. With almost 300 properties featured, many are newly built and the vast majority (spanning all budget levels) do not feature in any other guide on the market. Each entry has a detailed description with a strong emphasis on guiding readers to the most ethical options. "Zanzibar" goes into far greater depth than its competitors on the natural environment, history, culture, and sights. Few other guide books cover the islands of Pemba and Mafia in any detail and yet they are easily combined in a trip. With a focus on the environment, visitors are directed towards fair-trade shopping opportunities and sustainable marine parks. This new edition also includes a dedicated section on southern Tanzanian safaris, making this guide excellent for readers looking for a bush and beach combination. Advice is given on how to be sensitive to the local Muslim culture. Bradt's guide is the most frequently and scrupulously updated guide available, vital for a destination with tourism growing and changing so rapidly" -- Publisher description.
South Sudan

Author: Sophie Lovell-Hoare

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624662

Category: Travel

Page: 191

View: 480

Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.
Sierra Leone

Author: Katrina Manson

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624129

Category: Sierra Leone

Page: 380

View: 233

This is the only English-language guide on the market dedicated exclusively to Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is about the size of Wales and manages to squeeze beaches, rainforests, mountains, savannah grasslands, marshes, mangrove swamps and rivers into its relatively small size. Written for intrepid travellers looking to explore this scarred but vibrant nation, this brand new edition of Sierra Leone invites you to discover the hidden beaches on the country's Atlantic coast, climb to the top of Mount Bintumani, west Africa's highest peak, learn about magical customs, and experience world-class bird-watching.
Nova Scotia

Author: David Orkin

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 9781841624549

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 996

Virtually surrounded by the sea, the ocean's salty waters pulse through Nova Scotia's historic veins. Nova Scotia's rich folklore is steeped in sea-related superstitions together with fables, myths, Scottish legends and ghost stories. Here fishermen have cast their nets for centuries and the abundance of contemporary seafood restaurants and historic lighthouses breathe life into their traditions. It includes detailed sections on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, sights and cuisine. Resident in the province David Orkin's insider knowledge provides in-depth insight into the best B & Bs, wineries, beaches, remote villages and top spots to see moose and seals while cycling and walking. Interviews with locals bring the destination to life. For everyone from the first time visitor to the most seasoned traveller, this guide delves deeper than any other guide to reveal the best of this fascinating province both on and off the beaten track.
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Author: Tim Clancy

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624495

Category: Travel

Page: 340

View: 875

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.Still the only standalone guidebook to the country in English, Bradt's Bosnia & Herzegovina is packed with practical information and insider tips on how to make the most of your trip to the land where East meets West.Explore Sarajevo on foot with our extensive walking toursGo skiing on the world-class slopes of Jahorina and BjelanicaVisit the mysterious pilgrimage site of MedugorjeLearn your kupus from your kolac with our language guideDiscover the imposing hilltop towns of Pocitelj and Travnik
Malta and Gozo

Author: Juliet Rix

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624525

Category: Travel

Page: 372

View: 782

Malta has long been known for package holidays but this island nation has 7,000 years of fascinating and visible history. Updated throughout, this new edition delves into Malta's temples and archaeology more comprehensively than any other guidebook. Packed with historical and archaeological facts it also showcases bird-watching and wildlife opportunities, summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino. With new hotels opening in Birgu and across the islands the guide includes greater coverage of accommodation and restaurants. There is more to the island than sun and sea and this guide will help readers to discover the Malta beyond the tourist resorts.
Bradt: Liguria

Author: Rosie Whitehouse

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN: 9781841624730

Category: Travel

Page: 242

View: 110

The only in-depth guide to Liguria, a mountainous region of dizzy passes and breath-taking views where mountains plunge down into the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. Liguria will leave you awestruck by its beauty. The narrow strip of coast includes the gems of the world famous Italian Riviera, the great port city of Genoa, the glitzy resort of Portofino and the charms of the Cinque Terre. Yet in the hinterland there are many beautiful villages and mountain walks that have yet to be discovered by tourists. The walks vary in difficulty so are accessible to all. Many of the walks and cycle routes featured in the book are through beautiful wilderness.Unlike other guides to the region, Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages. With a strong regional identity all of its own, Liguria is almost a country within a country. The spectacular scenery, the mediaeval towns, quaint fishing ports and the wonderful food have attracted some of the world's most famous writers among them Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, Henry James, Dickens, Maupassant, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Dylan Thomas. Tourists flock to the Cinque Terre and Portofino but many of the other resorts have few foreign visitors so Liguria has the best of both world's to offer the visitor the big names on the Mediterranean destination list and mountain villages and small fishing ports which are almost exclusively Italian.
Bradt Seychelles

Author: Lyn Mair

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624068

Category: Travel

Page: 202

View: 891

Palm-fringed silvery sands, turquoise seas, misty mountain peaks and coral reefs coupled with tropical sun and starry skies make the Seychelles an idyllic escape for discerning travellers. With plants and animals historically linked to Africa, Madagascar and Asia, and marine life native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region, the Seychelles is a haven for those interested in natural history and this is the only travel guide to the Seychelles with a comprehensive account of the flora and fauna. The authors provide fascinating coverage of the islands' biodiversity, from mangroves, turtles and birds to nature reserves. Updated throughout, they reveal the islands many secrets from coco de mer palm forests and bird sanctuaries to local markets and Creole cuisine.

Author: Thammy Evans

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624457

Category: Travel

Page: 216

View: 595

Located at the head of the Adriatic, the Istrian peninsula is host to some of Croatia's most famous sites, including Pula's Roman amphitheatre, UNESCO protected Byzantine mosaics in Porec, picturesque medieval hill towns and frescoes, and the Brijuni Islands national park, home to Tito's former summer residence. Istria has much to offer the gourmand, the nature lover, the history buff, the water sports enthusiast and adventurer. Long overdue, this in-depth guide steers the enthusiastic traveller through its outdoor sports scene and fascinating hinterland with beautiful old hill towns, little-known villages, medieval frescoes, truffles, and festivals.

Author: Mikey Leung

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841624099

Category: Travel

Page: 418

View: 463

This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts where 13 different ethnic groups live, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights and anecdotes guide trailblazing travellers to those aspects of the country that are almost unknown to visitors - dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching in the northern wetlands and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.