The game: Embark on a fun-filled tour through the vast African countryside. Plan your adventure from start to finish using destination and transportation tiles. With careful planning (and a little luck), you just might outsmart your fellow travelers, make your connections first and win the game. A fun way to learn some geography! Recommended for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up. Winner of the National Parenting Seal of Approval, Parents Choice Gold Award, Major Fun Award, Doctor Toy- Smart Play Smart Toy and Mensa Select Award.
The book: Learn how to bargain in an African market, read about the roles women play in Moslem societies and experience vicariously the nasty smell of a camel's breath! The next best thing to being there, 52 Days by Camel introduces the intriguing culture and breathtaking landscapes of the Sahara. A lifelong fascination led Lawrie Raskin to undertake a remarkable trek to the fabled ancient city of Timbuktu. Evocative photographs reflect the many faces of Africa and chronicle his journey.