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Gambia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Briggs, Philip

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With 16 well-researched chapters and 26 useful maps, this new thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's The Gambia remains the most comprehensive guide available in any language to what is the smallest country on mainland Africa. Significant development has taken place in rece...nt years and this new edition offers all the latest updates, including new restaurants and hotels, detailed coverage of the many new eco lodges and camps that have sprung up, information on festivals, music workshops and opportunities to experience the unique local culture, and informed advice about birdwatching possibilities in a country very popular with first-time birders to Africa. As well as encompassing the popular coastal resorts, the guide also provides all the detailed information required to explore the relatively undeveloped interior, making it ideal for both visitors on organised packaged holidays and independent travellers alike. Bradt's The Gambia reveals all the background and practical information needed to explore arguably Africa's most welcoming and safest country with its plethora of beach resorts - catering to all tastes and budgets - that line the 80km stretch of tropical coastline running from the capital Banjul to the remote southern border. Small in size but rich in African character, The Gambia offers perhaps the closest English-speaking 'winter sun' destination from Europe and is also an emerging destination for adventure activities such as kayaking, mountain bike tours, quad biking and parachuting. Justifiably popular with birdwatchers, the lush mangrove- and jungle-fringed river is also home to crocodiles, hippos, chimpanzees and a variety of monkeys. Historic attractions include the mysterious megalithic stone circles at Wassu and Ker Batch, and the fortified James Island and former slave-trading village of Juffureh (to where Alex Haley traced his ancestry in the book and TV programme Roots) - all of which form part of the country's two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer rich pickings to moderately adventurous travellers. All in all, Bradt's The Gambia is the perfect companion for discovering this safe, welcoming and decidedly tourist-friendly English-speaking country which makes for an ideal short-stay introduction to the unique atmosphere of Africa.
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ISBN 9781784770648
Released NZ 1 Apr 2018
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Series Bradt Travel Guides
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ISBN-13 9781784770648
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Imprint Bradt Travel Guides
Released 1 Apr 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Briggs, Philip
Series Bradt Travel Guides
Category Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 916.6510432
Weight 330g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gambia - Guidebooks
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade