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By Bill Bryson

ISBN-10: 0385605145

ISBN-13: 9780385605144

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Bill Bryson is going to Kenya on the invitation of CARE foreign, the charity devoted to operating with neighborhood groups to remove poverty world wide. Kenya, in most cases considered as the cradle of mankind, is a land of contrasts, with recognized online game reserves, wonderful landscapes, and a colourful cultural culture. It additionally presents lots to fret a visitor like invoice Bryson, fixated as he's at the hazards posed by means of snakes, bugs and massive predators. yet on a extra sober be aware, it's a kingdom that stocks many critical human and environmental issues of the remainder of Africa: refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. vacationing round the state, Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the ensuing diary, although brief in size, includes the trademark Bryson stamp of wry statement and curious perception. all of the author's royalties from "Bill Bryson's African Diary", in addition to all earnings, will visit CARE foreign.

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Bontebok This beautifully marked antelope was on the verge of extinction in the 20th century. Dwarf ^ Cape Chameleon The most readily observed of four chameleon species from the Western Cape mountains. Cape Town & the Winelands’ Top 10 salmon­pink bloom is South Africa’s national flower. Mountain Zebra & Cape Rescued from extinction, the Cape Mountain Zebra has fared better than its close relative, the quagga, hunted out in the 19th century. Sugarbird * Cape This long­tailed fynbos dweller belongs to a family whose range is limited to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Now a Red Shed Craft Workshop museum, it charts the local and This cavernous workshop international history of the slave has potters, candlemakers and trade through a series of other artisans at work. You can multimedia displays (see pp8–9). buy individualized handmade souvenirs or with enough notice, Rock Art Gallery, South have special orders fulfilled. ^ £ African Museum South Africa is one of the world’s most important repositories of rock art, with several sites dating back 10,000 years scattered through the country.

Fine Arts ) African Many shops sell fine African masks, carvings and batiks, mostly from north of the Limpopo. 55 Central Cape Town 58–69 Southern Suburbs 72–75 The Cape Peninsula 76–81 The Winelands 82–91 Beyond the Winelands 94–99 Cape Town & The winelands’ Top 10 around town Central Cape Town T he historic heart of south africa’s oldest city is bound by Table Bay to the north and Table Mountain to the south. Signal Hill forms an imposing barrier between the City Bowl’s inner city suburbs and those along the Atlantic seaboard.

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