Bradt Gabon (Bradt Travel Guides) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/12/16
Annelies Hickendorff first set foot in Gabon in 2006 during a 25,000km overland journey. Entranced by the country’s exceptional natural beauty she has been returning ever since.
Annelies Hickendorff first set foot in Gabon in 2006 during a 25,000km overland journey. Entranced by the countrys exceptional natural beauty she has been returning ever since.
Some of the information is so incorrect that it is obvious that the author has not even been to some of the places she describes and has just copied them from the previous edition (the author of which had also clearly not been to many of the places described) - for example, the author describes being able to see the Kongou falls & Langoué Baï on the same 3-day trip, but in reality, it's a 12-20 day hike through wild jungle from one to the other - we found this out to our cost as soon as we arrived in Makokou; in the Libreville section, the map for Quartier Louis was again copied from the previous edition and does not take into account any of the extensive re-development of the area, so the road plans are completely wrong - this happened well before this new edition was released so there is no excuse for this laziness
If you understand French, go with the Petit Fute guide instead, or as well as - the maps are correct, as are the descriptions of places & how to get there
Overall, another very poor effort from Bradt - they really need to double check the input from their editors - avoid this and any other Bradt guides if possible (have also used the Bradt guides for Mozambique, Malawi & Ethiopia - all had similar issues; Madagascar was good, but was written by Hillary Bradt herself, so is the flagship one)
Ansonsten ist von Tipps über Krankheiten wirklich alles drin, was man wissen muss