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By Richard Dowden

ISBN-10: 1586488163

ISBN-13: 9781586488161

After a lifetime’s shut commentary of the continent, one of many world’s most interesting Africa correspondents has penned a landmark publication on existence and dying in sleek Africa. It takes a consultant as observant, skilled, and sufferer as Richard Dowden to bare its truths. Dowden combines a novelist’s reward for surroundings with the scholar’s seize of old switch as he spins stories of cults and trade in Senegal and conventional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the effect of oil and the web on Nigeria and reduction on Sudan; and examines what has long gone so badly flawed in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden’s grasp paintings is an try to clarify why Africa is how it is, and permits its readers to work out and comprehend this excellent continent as a spot of concept and large humanity.

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Bird-watchers will want to visit in the winter months from October to April, when many birds migrate to East Africa from Europe. Calving season usually occurs January to March in Tanzania’s southern plains. This is an incredible time to be in the Serengeti, with thousands of calves being born every day, and—thanks to the shortgrass plains—the riveting predator action in clear view. Kenya and Tanzania’s coasts and Zanzibar can be visited at any time of year, although again the rainy seasons may hamper beach time.

This means that Tanzania, with the exception of Zanzibar and the coast, is not a budget destination, and from park fees to lodgings, you’ll need to prepare yourself for a relatively hefty price tag. It’s also worth being forewarned that unless you are traveling at the very top end of the market (which companies such as &Beyond and Singita typify), the facilities, infrastructure, and service levels seldom measure up to the rates charged (then again, the untouched beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes, the most aweinspiring on the continent, more than make up for this).

Though some lodges supply insect repellent, pack your own, as well as every other malaria precaution. If you take any special medication or prescription drugs, bring them along with you, as you’re unlikely to find exact matches, even in the city pharmacies. Dust can affect the durability of contact lenses, so bring a pair of glasses as a backup, as well as sufficient cleaning solution for your lenses. ) A fly swatter, kept in your vehicle, is useful for dealing with the tsetse flies. P L A N N I N G YO U R S A FA R I Electricity is best when it’s 100% solar generated; many camps, however, still rely on oil-fueled generators, which are buried and located far away.

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