Uganda

Uganda

By (author) Philip Briggs , By (author) Dr. Andrew Roberts

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Somebody once said that if you planted a walking stick overnight in the soil of Uganda, it would take root before morning dawned. Of all Africa's safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It's also the best destination in Africa for seeing a variety of primate species - visitors can spot more than ten types of monkey including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. And if primate enthusiasts are found wandering round with imbecile grins, Uganda's birds have ornithologists doing cartwheels: more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded here making Uganda, in practical terms, the finest birdwatching destination in Africa. Moreover, in Uganda's premier savanna reserves, one can be almost certain of encountering lions, elephants and buffaloes. Whether visitors want to climb to the snows of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, raft the headwaters of the mighty Nile, or marvel at the legendary tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, this sixth edition of Philip Briggs' much-praised guide is the most comprehensive resource available.

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 28mm | 557.92g
  • 18 May 2010
  • BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
  • Buckinghamshire
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 16pp colour photos & 47 maps
  • 1841623091
  • 9781841623092
  • 98,779

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'Formidable in-depth information on native mammals and birds.' The Times 'Whatever corner of Uganda your next trip takes you to, this new guide will provide perfect company.' Travel Africa 'Bradt's Uganda guidebook has the most up-to-date information on trekking companies and basic travel resources, as well as some trekking route information.' Travel Africa 'If seeing gorillas in the mist appeals, this is the book for you. Primarily concerned with wildlife viewing opportunities, it gives formidable in-depth information on native mammals and birds.' The Times 'We had a successful filming trip, and the guide was great. I found it full of useful information, it was relevant, up to date and comprehensive. A good reference for anyone visiting Uganda with loads of interesting background information and tips.' Emma Richards, Smith & Watson Productions, UK 'Bradt's Uganda by Philip Briggs is a comprehensive guide to Uganda, complete with excellent background reading on both the mountain gorillas and the Batwa. Travel Africa "Having just got back from our first visit to Uganda for 15 years, I would like to thank you for your brilliant revision of the Bradt Guide. We have found the new edition a mine of information and interest all written with a delightful lightness of touch and real insight into each area." John Haden

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