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The Travelers' Guide to African Customs & Manners: How to converse,…

by Elizabeth Devine

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312119097, Paperback)

Business travelers and vacationers alike are heading to the burgeoning continent of Africa in ever-increasing numbers. But, for the American traveler, there are few places on the earth that present more cultural difference than Africa. For example, how do you know which countries will consider it perfectly sensible for you to wear a safari outfit--and which will take it as an insult? How do you know which countries are strict in observing Muslim or Jewish or tribal holidays, during which time no business appointments are possible? How should you behave when invited into a tribal home? Will they give you utensils, or should you eat with your fingers like everyone else--and do you eat with your right or left hand? What's the proper amount to tip your safari guide?

This well-researched and fascinating guide provides all the dos and taboos for travelers venturing into Botswana, Cameroon, Conte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganada, and Zimbabwe. Topics covers includes: conversations, telephones, currency, transportation, meals, hotels, business, private homes, holidays, legal matters, key phrases. This fascinating and invaluable guide will lessen the stress and heighten the enjoyment of anyone's trip to Africa.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:02 -0400)

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