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By (author) Philip Briggs

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  • Format: Paperback | 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 216mm x 24mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841624780
  • ISBN 13: 9781841624785
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 16pp colour photos & 61 maps
  • Sales rank: 159,431

Product description

Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This sixth edition is the first time the book has been updated by the original author since the 3rd edition. Philip has more than 20 years experience writing travel guides to Africa, and has overhauled the content to reflect broader changes in the Ghana travel scene over the past six years or so. This has resulted in a new look guide, with better maps, revised structure, along with the usual routine updating of all locations covered.

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Author information

Philip Briggs has been exploring Africa since 1986. 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 the rest of his time in the sleepy village of Bergville, in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg region of South Africa.

Review quote

Reviews of previous edition Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.' - Traveller Magazine 'Highly informative and rich in local detail' - Wanderlust 'The best guidebook to the country.' - The Sunday Times 'One of the few comprehensive guides available.' - Time Out 'The best guide to Ghana.' - Elle 'Contains a wealth of information for travellers of all budgets.' - Footloose

Table of contents

Part One: General Information Chapter 1: Background Chapter 2: Natural History Chapter 3: Practical info Chapter 4: Health PART TWO ACCRA Chapter 5 Accra PART THREE THE COAST WEST OF ACCRA Chapter 6 Towards Cape Coast Chapter 7 Cape Coast, Elmina and Surrounds Chapter 8 Sekondi-Takoradi and the West Coast PART FOUR EASTERN GHANA Chapter 9 The East Coast Chapter 10 Inland of Accra Chapter 11 East of Lake Volta PART FIVE CENTRAL GHANA Chapter 12 Between the Coast and Kumasi Chapter 13 Kumasi Chapter 14 Greater Ashanti Chapter 15 From Kumasi to Tamale PART SIX NORTHERN GHANA Chapter 16 Tamale and Mole National Park Chapter 17 Bolgatanga and the Upper East Chapter 18 Wa and the Upper West Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Further Information Index