Catering to both the backpacker and upmarket tourist, this guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections plus accommodations and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information....
|Title||:||Ghana, 3rd: The Bradt Travel Guide|
|Publisher||:||Bradt Travel Guides 3rd edition August 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||424 pages|
|File Size||:||984 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ghana, 3rd: The Bradt Travel Guide Reviews
On the whole I was underwhelmed by this guidebook (this was my first Bradt purchase, I usually stick to Lonely Planet or Rough Guides) It has some good basics and background information, and does cover much of the country. The first person writing style is a bit much but that is a personal preference.
This book came in handy all the time when I spent a month in Ghana. It has information about every place you could possibly visit. It's current (last published in 2010) and when you are in a foreign town and need to find a place to eat or stay the night, this book is a life saver! The maps are also very accurate and can help you (and the taxi driver!) navigate your way around. There is also history and information about culture and customs in the beginning of this book, so it's very comprehensive for an obruni! Attractions and must see places and things are very well documented and can sometimes be more informative than a local! The only minor problem I had with this book was that the price estimation for lodging and/or admissions to attractions was not accurate. I realize that pricing can change a lot since I am a tourist and the economy can vary, but the differences were almost always double what was mentioned in the book.
My family and I just returned from a five-week tour of natural areas in Ghana (read "remote, rural, inconvenient"). This guide was invaluable, providing practical information on lodging, transport, and destinations in every part of the country (e.g. "it's late in the evening - where can we find decent lodging near the bus station?" or "which guest house is going to be easier with the kids?"). Each section has a map of the region with enough detail to be genuinely useful - a real advantage since there are no good folding maps available. Early pages have helpful summaries of history, culture, and natural history. As some of the other reviewers have pointed out, the guide does contain occasional misinformation on prices, services, etc.. However, this is to be expected - businesses come and go, and the editorial team cannot keep tabs on every establishment in the whole country on a weekly basis. In the acid test, we found these inaccuracies to be infrequent and unimportant. When it counted, the guide was consistently reliable and accurate in its assessments (when we got into difficulty, re-reading the guide usually showed that we had been warned!).
Nice book though it was not updated when I was reading it.
Excellent resource. Worth noting that the restaurant and hotel scene in Ghana changes pretty quickly, as the country has a pretty dynamic, growing economy, so a guide like this really needs to be updated annually. But 99 times out of 100, the info is very accurate indeed, offering far more ideas than the average visitor will be able to use in a short visit.
well illustrated ,best buy
The information in this book was helpful. However, I would have appreciated cross-references from one map to the map that showed adjacent areas. I saw this book in the hands of almost every tourist I saw there, and it is widely used by foreign volunteers in this country, including US Peace Corps volunteers.
My boss was traveling to Ghana so it was helpful. There was a lot of information in the book and I felt it wasn't formatted for "easy" reading.