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Angola: 4x4 Travel Guides free pdf Angola - a destination undiscovered. This beautiful country, where the "war for Africa" was fought, was almost inaccessible for tourists for more than 30 years. Less than ten years have passed since it emerged from three decades of armed struggle- the country is littered with unexploded landmines and there are few tourist facilities. Fortunately, Angola is fast changing face as the country lifts itself out of the ashes of war. For the adventurous, this vast country offers thousands of kilometres of exploration travel opportunities, unspoilt beaches, excellent fishing and surfing, tropical forests and magnificent bird life. Angola is the first-ever, comprehensive 4x4 guidebook (in English) to its namesake country. Sarien Lategan and her team will lead you to the best attractions that this fascinating country has to offer. Whether you are looking for archaeological sites linked with the once mighty Kongo Kingdom, colonial architecture, Dutch forts or fossil sites, caves, the second largest waterfall in Africa, unexplored national parks, the mystical giant sable or manatee, which can be called Africa's lochness monster, this guide is the perfect travel-sized companion. The up-to-date information gathered while travelling the country, provides with vital insider knowledge that every visitor needs. The team's extensive travel experience rectifies many misconceptions and incorrect information which developed due to the isolation of the country for decades. Unearth the real soul of Angola, relying on all the practical information you could need, from planning your trip, negotiating through border posts, police checkpoints, road conditions, the art of getting fuel, avoiding landmines, camping, understanding the landscapes you travel through, information on geology, fauna and flora of the country. Full-colour throughout, the book includes an almost indestructible pull-out map of the entire country, making for easy navigation and durability. Most current maps pre-date the war and, as many roads and bridges were destroyed during the war, are seriously out-of-date. Angola's map provides the latest information on the status of roads. All GPS/SatNav information is included for easy reference. Linking with their website, Angola provides a living record of the rebuilding of this breathtaking country. The guide is presented in a handy Travel Folder, catering for on-the-road use with several storage pockets for camera cards, pens, additional documents, chargers, etc. As the country is again fast developing the guide provide the traveller with standard logs to update the information and as such become their own travel journal. Angola is essential reading and the ultimate travel companion for pioneering adventurers.

About Sarien Lategan

Sarien Lategan is a geographer and registered Town and Regional Planner, practicing in Strand, South Africa. Her love for the outdoors and travelling inspired her to resign her office job at a local government in 1997 and join the Meteorological expedition to Gough Island. After her return, she joined South African National Parks as project manager for various tourist and educational facilities in the Table Mountain National Park. She then pursued her ambition and established a successful consultancy (Geostratics), which specialises in townplanning, environmental assessment and geo-spatial services. In her spare time she travels into Africa by 4x4 to explore the richness this continent has to offer. As geographer she is intrigued by landscapes and has an everlasting mission to understand the countries she travels through. Although the trip through Angola in 2010 had an objective to assist with data collection for conservation institutions and collection of information for the DeLorme GPS (for which Geostratics are the Southern African agents), it also left such and impression on her that she realised that this journey will only be completed once recorded in a travel guide. Angola was thus the inspiration for the team to put pen to paper. Chris Lategan graduated with an Honours in Geography and started writing South African travel information clips for a travel agency website. When Geostratics obtained the Delorme GPS-GIS agency, Chris focused on this component of the business. His keen interest in seemingly "useless information" makes Chris a great travel companion as he uncannily uncovers the unlikely gems of a destination. His love for cars and restoring them also adds a highly practical element to travelling in Africa, and understanding that your vehicle should be treated as your most valuable travel companion. Other members to the writing team: Glen Roberts is a meteorologist and owner of a business supplying meteorological instrumentation across Africa. Glen's keen interest in nature and love for travelling, especially with his 4x4, provides the logistical backing for our travels and keeps the dreamers on the practical track. In his spare time he also assists Cederberg4x4 as 4x4- and overland guide. Pieter van Wyk (MSc. Pr. Sci. Nat,) born in Zambia, is responsible for the background on geological information in the publication and highlighting intriguing landmarks such as Pedras Negras and Queen Nzinga's footprints. Pieter spent many years consulting to mining companies across Africa and specifically in Angola. He has a very good understanding of the African geological landscape.

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Author : Sarien Lategan
Publisher : Cheviot Publishing
Data Published : 28 May 2014
ISBN : 0980274265
EAN : 9780980274264
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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