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Lonely Planet West Africa 5TH Editionby Mary Fitzpatrick
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Salt caravans in the Sahara, imposing forts on the Ghanaian coast, urban buzz in Lagos, the steamy lushness of Casamance- West Africa's attractions are as diverse as they are intriguing. Whether you want to set out for Timbuktu, laze on a sandy beach or overland it from desert to jungle, Lonely Planet shows you the what, where and how.
Move To The Groove - our expert music chapter tell who's who, where it's happening and what's hot.
Be Inspired - highlights, itineraries and planning sections help you plot your path.
Get The Background with in-depth discussion of West Africa's history, manifold cultures and distinctive arts and crafts.
Talk The Talk - our language chapter will have you greeting locals in 25 regional languages.
Go Your Own Way with detailed transport information and 150 user-friendly maps.
Discover the diverse attractions of West Africa and have the adventure of your lifetime with this thoroughly revised guide. Vibrant art and music, warm and friendly people, fascinating cultures and traditional religions, stunning natural features and intriguing architecture — West Africa enables you to experience it all.
-- over 150 detailed maps, including full-colour map of the region
-- illustrated features on the region's people, arts, music and birds
-- detailed historical overview, including the precolonial period
-- practical notes on hiking and climbing throughout the region
-- loads of accommodation and eating options for all budgets and tastes
-- tips for safe and healthy travel, and up-to-date visa information
-- expanded practical language guide
This guide to West Africa has sections capturing the region's vibrant arts and people, an introduction to the sounds and rhythms of West Africa's music, and a guide to the region's main languages.
-- provides reliable information on safety, accommodation and transport
-- includes special sections on arts and craftwork, music and peoples of the region
-- new chapter dedicated to Cameroon unveils the wonders of one of Africa's most diverse countries
-- includes a full colour map of the region
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