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by Trevor Jenner
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
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“Your absolutely stunning book has made me think of all I missed and reinforced my determination to return to Ethiopia. The book is a masterpiece, a masterclass on what every handbook should be.”
"Two decades of interest and multiple trips to Ethiopia are the backbone to Jenner's great new guidebook - and it shows. Jam-packed with itineraries, ideas and concise accounts of the country's history, flora and fauna, it tells you everything you need to know. Informative, inspiring and comprehensive."
"Trevor Jenner’s book is a well-researched and comprehensive guide for anyone travelling to Ethiopia with valuable insights into the wildlife, culture and history of this fascinating and welcoming country."

A corker, my dictionary says, "A person or thing excellent of its kind". While there are serviceable guides to Ethiopia from Spectrum, Lonely Planet and Bradt this new one by Trevor Jenner from Meru Publishing is an absolute
corker.

It has the dual merit of offering basic information in a clear, assimilable way to those of us who know little of Ethiopia's story while at the same time adding a few new gems of information to those who know the country well.
Wisely Jenner gives prominence in the forefront of the guide to the northern, highland part of Ethiopia, the famous "historic route".  It also, more than other handbooks shines a wealth of light, with some stunning illustrations, on the lesser known and nowadays reasonably safely visited southern tribal areas around the lower Omo river. It includes information which, I feel sure, appears in few if any other guides - Things to Do, See or Buy, the Ethiopian Orthodox church's Saints' Days, birds and trees found in all the national parks, a good, solid 20 pages of history, an analysis of the myths surrounding the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant and much more.

The handbook is intensely detailed - which I applaud.  No gushy generalisations here, just fact, fact, fact, advice, advice, advice. And all made very accessible by being presented in attractive boxes or in succinct tranches of text.  The pictures are beautiful and it has one good map at the front, another at the back with plenty of miniature maps scattered throughout the text. Ethiopia is now to be reckoned with as one of the most progressive in Africa, good to invest in and a pleasure to visit. It would be surprising if this guide did not cause potential travellers to set aside their
preconceptions of Ethiopia as a land of drought, famine and emaciated children. They do have droughts, one quite recently,  but they are now better prepared to deal with them. It is a safe venue and more than just that, it is an enchanting, different and magical land that has a way of hooking the first-time visitor.

Ethiopia - Travellers’ Handbook clearly and comprehensively describes all there is to see and do in glorious colour.”
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
 
Ethiopia, travel, guide, book, guidebook, handbook, Africa, Trevor Jenner, travellers, tour, tourist, holiday, vacation, historical, north, reference, information, maps, history, birds, mammals, Meru, publishing, pub, publish
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