The Eyewitness formula of photographs, bird's eye view graphics, excellent mapping and pithy description works particularly well with Egypt. It gives an overview of remarkable clarity that is highly recommended for planning. Those who value greater depth should look also to the Cadogan and Rough guides.
A vibrant, photographic guide to the Nile with good cultural and historical information and one of the only ones available to focus specifically on the river. More useful as a sightseer's companion than as a practical and logistical guide.
A comprehensive guide to this Creole archipelago; exactly what you need to explore the volcanic slopes, musical culture and Caribbean-style sandy beaches. As with all Bradt guides there is an attention to detail that makes it stand out from the rest.
A comprehensive guide to western Africa includes a basic introduction to health, getting there and visas with a section on each country. Less detailed on regional culture and history than the single country guides but a cheaper, more compact alternative for the backpacker.
Reliably practical information on everything from the best hotels, restaurants and pharmacies, to how to avoid being scammed, combined with the best in-depth cultural and historical information. The only English-language guide to Nigeria on the market.
The only English-language guide to this land locked West African country. The good news is that it's a Bradt guide: unfailingly reliable on practical information as well as often the most in-depth on cultural and historical background.
Yet again Bradt is the only publisher to have released a guide to this lesser known West African country. As usual it is reliable and informative with a good mix of cultural, historical and practical information.
The 8th edition of this reliable and broad-ranging guide includes information on Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. With 132 detailed maps and plenty of information on safari planning this is a handy and comprehensive guidebook.
A good practical guide for backpackers covering the essentials of the Masai Mara, Central Highlands, Mt Kenya and safari suggestions, this edition includes 85 maps and a fairly strong section on cultural context.