Guidebooks for Africa

Guidebooks for Africa from all the major travel publishers are listed below. Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles). Before choosing your title, check our buying guide to see the types of guidebooks available or click on the publisher logos below.

Africa - East Africa - Southern Africa - West Africa - Phrasebooks

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Guidebooks for Africa

Lonely_Planet Africa

Multi-country Guides

Multi-country guides are ideal for travellers who are looking for an adventure that spans a clutch of connected countries. Multi-country guides feature detailed maps, lush full-colour images, plenty of pre-planning info, itineraries to match your timeframe and recommendations to get you straight to the best.

Africa

Nov 2013 (13th ed.)
1128 pages

Author(s): Simon Richmond, Stuart Butler et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Bradt Africa Overland

Country & Regional

Bradt's flagship series focuses on the great adventure travel destinations, many of which are well off the beaten track and ignored by other publishers. Titles of note include Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Borneo, Iran and Colombia.

Africa Overland

May 2014 (6th ed.)

Author(s): Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons


Guidebooks for East Africa

Lonely_Planet East Africa

Multi-country Guides

Multi-country guides are ideal for travellers who are looking for an adventure that spans a clutch of connected countries. Multi-country guides feature detailed maps, lush full-colour images, plenty of pre-planning info, itineraries to match your timeframe and recommendations to get you straight to the best.

East Africa

Jul 2012 (9th ed.)
688 pages

Author(s): Mary Fitzpatrick, Anthony Ham et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Bradt East African Wildlife

Wildlife Guides

These guides are detailed and dedicated companions for your wildlife holidays, from classic African safaris to the Galapagos, Pantanal, Antarctic and more.

East African Wildlife

Jan 2008 (1st ed.)
288 pages

Author(s): Philip Briggs


Lonely_Planet Watching Wildlife East Africa

Activity Guides

Don't think about it - do it! We'll get you trekking, hiking, walking, cycling, diving, snorkelling, watching wildlife and exploring national parks, with expert advice and local recommendations. Our Activity guides will inspire you to be more than just a spectator.

Watching Wildlife East Africa

Sep 2009 (2nd ed.)

Author(s): Matthew D. Firestone, Kate Thomas et al.


Guidebooks for Southern Africa

Lonely_Planet Southern Africa

Multi-country Guides

Multi-country guides are ideal for travellers who are looking for an adventure that spans a clutch of connected countries. Multi-country guides feature detailed maps, lush full-colour images, plenty of pre-planning info, itineraries to match your timeframe and recommendations to get you straight to the best.

Southern Africa

Aug 2013 (6th ed.)
760 pages

Author(s): Alan Murphy, Anthony Ham et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Bradt Southern African Wildlife

Wildlife Guides

These guides are detailed and dedicated companions for your wildlife holidays, from classic African safaris to the Galapagos, Pantanal, Antarctic and more.

Southern African Wildlife

Jul 2011 (2nd ed.)
288 pages

Author(s): Mike Unwin


Lonely_Planet Watching Wildlife Southern Africa

Activity Guides

Don't think about it - do it! We'll get you trekking, hiking, walking, cycling, diving, snorkelling, watching wildlife and exploring national parks, with expert advice and local recommendations. Our Activity guides will inspire you to be more than just a spectator.

Watching Wildlife Southern Africa

Sep 2009 (2nd ed.)

Author(s): Matthew D. Firestone, Kate Thomas et al.


Guidebooks for West Africa

Rough_Guide West Africa

RG to... Countries

For independent-minded travellers, keen to get off the beaten track and explore to the heart of a country and its people. In-depth coverage, including highlights and recommendations for each region. Things not to miss, itineraries, author picks and more, plus all the essential practical details. Listings and recommendations to suit all budgets, from shoestring to splurge. Inspiring photos and crystal-clear maps. Background historical, cultural and environmental information.

West Africa

Jun 2008 (5th ed.)
1384 pages

Author(s): Richard Trillo


Lonely_Planet West Africa

Multi-country Guides

Multi-country guides are ideal for travellers who are looking for an adventure that spans a clutch of connected countries. Multi-country guides feature detailed maps, lush full-colour images, plenty of pre-planning info, itineraries to match your timeframe and recommendations to get you straight to the best.

West Africa

Sep 2013 (8th ed.)
520 pages

Author(s): Anthony Ham, Kate Thomas et al.



Download Individual Chapter PDFs (2.99) - Click here to view chapters.
Trailblazer Sahara Overland - a route and planning guide

Trailblazer Travel

Guidebooks for some of the great travel experiences and remotest destinations in the world, from the Arctic Highway to the Sahara Desert.

Sahara Overland - a route and planning guide

2nd ed.
672 pages

Author(s): Chris Scott


Multi-language Phrasebooks for Africa

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Africa Phrasebook

Jun 2013 (2nd ed.), 256 pages

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