Benin - Bradt útikönyv

Benin - Bradt útikönyv

Bradt
770600
Beszerzési idő 5-28 nap
9 950 Ft
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Since Bradt first published a guide to Benin over 10 years ago, the country has become more popular with visitors to West Africa. Bradt's Benin remains the original and one of the only comprehensive guides in English to this French-speaking country, arguably the region's best wildlife destination and the birthplace of the much maligned and little understood religion of Vodou (voodoo).

This new edition includes coverage of the growing range of eco-travel and community based tourism options that have sprung up in recent years. Also included is more information on the wildlife and national parks of the north which are becoming more popular with general safari tourists, including the Parc National de la Pendjari (now under African Parks Management), increasingly recognised as the closest place to Europe easily to see lions and elephants. A dedicated chapter on Cotonou ensures the capital is covered in full detail, including up-to-date recommendations for places to eat and stay, while the rest of the country is divided into five easy-to-follow chapters, each replete with listings, hotels and restaurants, background and historical text, as well as recommendations on what to see and entertainment.
Bradt's Benin also includes a field guide to gods, ghosts and dead people: after all, it's easy here to arrange to have a cup of tea with a wizard and buy spells to make someone love you. And what makes Benin so special from a visitor's perspective is that such characters are a visible part of day-to-day life and encounters with them may well form the backbone of a Benin adventure.
But there is more than just storybook magic to this country. It has a huge and varied array of birdlife and two of the finest parks this side of the continent and it is a place in which heart-in-the-mouth encounters with buffalo, elephant and lion are day-to-day events.
Whatever your interest, whether it's wildlife, culture, golden sand beaches or tracing your ancestral roots, Bradt's Benin offers comprehensive and extensive travel information for all price bands and is the perfect companion for a successful visit.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1 Background Information

Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Education, Voodoo and Beninese culture

Chapter 2 Practical Information

When to visit, Where to go: highlights and suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting

there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around,

Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Media and communications, Business, Cultural guidelines, Travelling positively

PART TWO THE GUIDE

Chapter 3 Cotonou

History, Highlights, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information and local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife,

Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursions from Cotonou

Chapter 4 Southwest Benin

Abomey-Calavi, Ganvié, Allada, Ouidah, Possotomè and Lac Ahémè, Comè and Lokossa, Grand-Popo, Hilakondji

Chapter 5 Southeast Benin

Porto-Novo, Kraké, Sakéte

Chapter 6 Central Benin

Abomey, Bohicon, Ketou, Dassa-Zoume, Save, Savalou, Bassila

Chapter 7 Northwest Benin

Djougou, Natitingou, Boukoumbe and the Tata Somba, Tanguieta, Parc National de la Pendjari

Chapter 8 Northeast Benin

Parakou, N’Dali, Nikki, Kandi, Malanville, Parc National du W

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Further Information

Index

Kiadás Éve
2019
Nyelv
angol
Sorszám vagy szelvényszám
2
Szerző
Stuart Butler
EAN
9781784770600
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