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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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Highlights
Tunes from Africa!

 
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Scenes from a Kenya Safari

 
Photo: Maasai men

Staff writer George W. Stone shares photos and more from his Africa adventure.
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WorldWise Trivia Quiz

 
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Africa Travel Planner

Learning Local Languages


More than 1,000 languages are spoken in Africa, including English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese. Lonely Planet offers several pocket-size language guides, including phrasebooks for the relevant Swahili, Portuguese, and French languages. Before you go, visit these websites below for the basics.


Related Web Resources:


Travlang
Basic instruction in common words and phrases in over 150 different languages—plus, pronunciation guides and chat rooms so you can try out your new language skills.

Africa: Languages and Software
Links to language programs and teaching software designed to teach at least one language spoken in nearly every African country.



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