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Africa Travel Planner Intro
North Africa
West Africa
East Africa
South and South-Central Africa
Deciding When to Go
Calculating Currency Exchange
Learning Local Languages
Determining Time Differences
Making Telephone Calls
Planning Your Safari
Taking Public Transportation
Packing Your Suitcase
Clearing Customs
Dining Out
Finding a Place to Stay
Staying Healthy
Staying Safe
Saving Money
Photographing Africa
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Africa Travel Planner

Finding a Place to Stay

Accommodations in Africa range from spartan youth hostels to ultra-luxurious beachside resorts. Narrow the scope by researching online. Before you book a room, however, always get a recommendation from a friend, publication, or agent. (Another good source is Epinions.) Images online can be suspect, because many are taken by professional photographers paid to capture an establishment in a positive light—which may not be a true representation of the actual property.

Related Web Resources:

Africa Point
Links to information on Africa hotels.

World Executive Hotel Directory
Links to hotels in 32 different countries.—Africa Hotels for Honeymooners
Links to hotels throughout Africa that cater to honeymooners.

First Global Hotel Reservation Service
Links to hotels in major African cities.

Eco Resorts
Environmentally conscious resorts throughout East Africa.

Global Resorts
A network of resorts in South Africa, with photographs and overviews.

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