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Uganda

8e édition

The Bradt Guide to Uganda, now more than 500-pages long, is the definitive travel handbook to this wonderful but oft-neglected destination, not only providing comprehensive background information to its varied national parks, towns and other cultural attractions, but also including detailed reviews of the ever-growing selection of world-class lodges and budget hotels that service them. Uganda boasts the most varied - and arguably the most exciting - safari circuit in Africa. The lush montane forests of Bwindi protect the world's largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists and can be tracked to within a few metres on foot. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park, set below the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant buffaloes. Elephants abound in Murchison Falls National Park, coursed through by a dramatic stretch of the White Nile dense with hippos, crocodiles and waterfowl, while Kibale Forest offers superb chimpanzee tracking as well as the opportunity to see ten other monkey species in their natural jungle habitat. For birders, an astonishing checklist of more than 1,000 species - in a country similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon ¬- includes dozens of Western rainforest specials difficult to see elsewhere, as well as the iconic great blue turaco and shoebill.
Philip Briggs is the world's foremost writer of guidebooks to Africa. He has been exploring the continent's highways, byways and backwaters for over 30 years.
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Philip Briggs first backpacked around Uganda in 1988, two years after the end of the civil war, when access to the Impenetrable Forest (now Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) was limited to a twice-weekly tractor-and-trailer, and gorilla tracking cost the princely sum of US$1. He returned to the country in 1992 to research the first edition of the Bradt Guide to Uganda and has since revisited it on numerous occasions, both to update the Bradt Guide and as a tour leader. Uganda aside, Philip has written and co-authored numerous Bradt guides to other African destinations, and he has contributed to many other books, travel and wildlife magazines. Contributor to this edition
Andrew Roberts has lived and worked in Uganda since 1993. He has worked with Uganda Wildlife Authority on tourism and conservation projects in all ten of the country¿s national parks. As the creator of the Uganda Maps series that shows the parks, reserves and other tourism sites, Andrew is constantly up to date with tourism developments in Uganda.
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  • Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 History and background History, Government, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education
    Chapter 2 Natural History
    Geography, Climate, Conservation areas, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
    Chapter 3 Practical Information
    When and where to visit, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Media and communications, Crime and security, Cultural etiquette, Getting involved Chapter 4 Health
    Preparations, Common medical problems, Unusual medical problems, Other safety concerns
    PART TWO ENTEBBE, KAMPALA AND THE SOUTHEAST
    Overview, Highlights
    Chapter 5 Entebbe
    History, Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Other practicalities, What to see and do, The Kampala Road and Murchison Bay
    Chapter 6 Kampala
    Getting there and away, Getting around, Embassies, Tourist information, Tours and tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife and entertainment, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Day trips out of Kampala
    Chapter 7 Around Entebbe and Kampala
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, West towards Fort Portal, North towards Masindi and Gulu, East towards Jinja, Southwest towards Masaka
    Chapter 8 Masaka, Ssese Islands and Environs
    Masaka, Lake Nabugabo, The Ssese Islands Chapter 9 Jinja and the Upper Nile
    Jinja, Bujagali and the Upper Nile
    Chapter 10 Mbale and the Mount Elgon Region
    Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Mount Elgon, Kumi, Soroti, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve
    PART THREE NORTHERN UGANDA
    Overview, Highlights
    Chapter 11 Gulu and the Northeast
    History, Gulu, Lira, Kitgum, Karamoja, Kidepo Valley National Park
    Chapter 12 Pakwach and West Nile
    History, Pakwach, Panyimur, Arua,
    Arua to Gulu via the Laropi-Umi ferry Chapter 13 Bunyoro
    Hoima, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, Masindi, Budongo Forest Reserve, Masindi to Wanseko via
    Lake Albert
    Chapter 14 Murchison Falls Conservation Area
    General information, Getting there and away, Where to stay and eat, What to see and do
    PART FOUR SOUTHWEST UGANDA
    Overview, Highlights Chapter 15 Fort Portal, Kibale National Park and the Toro Crater Lakes
    Fort Portal, Toro Crater Lakes, Kibale National Park
    Chapter 16 The Semliki Valley
    Further information, Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Semliki National Park, Bundibugyo
    Chapter 17 The Rwenzori Mountains and Kasese
    Kasese, Rwenzori Mountains National Park Chapter 18 Queen Elizabeth National Park
    General information, North-Central QENP and the Kasese-Ishaka Road, Ishasha Sector
    Chapter 19 Kabale and Kisoro Districts
    Further information, Kabale, Lake Bunyonyi, Kisoro, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    Chapter 20 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    General information, Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo
    Chapter 21 Ankole and Lake Mburo History, Mbarara, Igongo Cultural Centre, Lake Mburo National Park
    Appendix 1 Language
    Appendix 2 Glossary
    Appendix 3 Further Information
    Index
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 560
Erscheinungsdatum 05.11.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78477-022-8
Verlag Bradt Travel Guides
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/13.6/3 cm
Gewicht 595 g
Auflage 8th rev. ed.
Verkaufsrang 7100
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