Tanzania is one of Africa's greatest safari destinations, home to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the 'spice island' of Zanzibar and lesser known gems such as the vast Selous Game Reserve and habituated chimpanzees of Gombe Stream. This fully revised edition of the guide covers every accessible national park and reserve, as well as many top non-wildlife attractions and the best accommodation in every price bracket. It includes in-depth coverage of wildlife and natural history, background information on the Maasai and other tribes, archaeological points of interest such as rock art and mediaeval Swahili ruins and an introduction to the Swahili language.
"The best travel guide to Tanzania [...] concise, well-informed and entertaining."
- Weekly Mail, South Africa
"Thoroughly researched, with wide appeal to upmarket and budget travellers, the text combines practical advice with extensive background information."
- Travel Africa
- The Sunday Times
"Philip Briggs' Tanzania belongs firmly in the 'don't leave home without it' category."
- Africa Geographic
"An interesting and well-written book, providing a great deal of information on where to visit, places to stay and how to get around."
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Chapter 2 Natural History
Chapter 3 Practical Information
Chapter 4 Health
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 5 Arusha
Chapter 6 The Northern Safari Circuit
Chapter 7 Moshi and Kilimanjaro
Chapter 8 The Usambara Mountains
Chapter 9 The North Coast
Chapter 10 Dar es Salaam
Chapter 11 Zanzibar
Chapter 12 Mafia Archipelago
Chapter 13 Dodoma and the Central Rift Valley
Chapter 14 Lake Victoria
Chapter 15 Lake Tamganyika and the Western Safari Circuit
Chapter 16 The Tanzam Highway and Southern Safari Circuit
Chapter 17 The Southern Highlands and Lake Nyasa
Chapter 18 The South Coast
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Further Information
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Philip Briggs has been exploring Africa since 1986, when he spent several months backpacking on a shoestring from Nairobi to Cape Town. He has returned several times, researching and authoring the first Bradt Guide to Tanzania, and working on all subsequent editions. He has visited more than two dozen African countries and written about most of them for specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust. He still spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends his rest of the time in the sleepy village of Bergville, in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg region of South Africa.