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New Publication - 'Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility' Published by Bradt Travel Guides

16/07/2009 | 0 comments

Access Africa cover photo

Book Cover, Gordon Rattray

This guidebook is the first to explore the five major safari countries – Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, plus Victoria Falls in Zambia – specifically with limited mobility in mind.

It examines the services offered by African operators catering to disabled travellers, enabling easy comparisons and informed choices.

It reveals accessible accommodation in world-famous locations such as the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem in East Africa, Namibia's Etosha National Park and Botswana's elephant paradise, Chobe. With explanations of flight and airport procedure, travel insurance and health concerns, and suggestions for the best itineraries for each region, it opens the doors of Africa to those with limited mobility.

  • This guide is the first of its kind
  • It describes access in hotels, lodges and tented camps, allowing readers to decide if it suits their particular needs
  • It gives information on specialist operators and equipment.

Publication date: July / August 2009.

Comment: “An excellent guidebook offering practical and comprehensive advice to the less mobile traveller. It is not uncommon to find journals offering this level of detail and advice to able bodied travellers, but regrettably, it is a rarity to find such wide ranging, first-hand knowledge and experience, offered in a well-respected publication, for the disabled traveller. Let's hope that there are more to come!”
-  Andy Wright, MD of Accessible Travel

About the author

Gordon Rattray worked in Africa as an overland driver until his adventure was cut short by an accident which resulted in quadriplegia. He runs the disability travel advice website,, and still travels regularly.

Further information

Visit the website which accompanies the book at

To pre-order your copy
Visit the website of the publisher, Bradt Travel Guides.

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Gordon Rattray
Language(s): EN


Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Date published on the web: 01/07/2009


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