Access Africa: Safaris for people with limited mobility
Gordon's motto is that "true experience begins when we break out of our routines". An avid adventure traveller himself, he has visited and documented his journeys and travel itineries on his web site at Able Travel, as a resource for other people with spinal cord injuries.
Over the years he realised that an African safari is many people's ultimate holiday and one that's increasingly suited to people with limited mobility.
"The most popular safari parks all have some accommodation that is designed to be accessible and these are covered by operators that are specialised in catering to travellers with a disability."
Last year he brought together his personal experience and many hours of research in a new Bradt travel guide "Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility" published September 2009.
The Access Africa guide book covers Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa as well as a wealth of general information on accessible travel.
"It describes access in hotels, lodges and tented camps. Tips are given about everything from itinerary planning and preparation to coping with temperature differences and making the most of interactions with the local people. Procedures in airports and during the flight are thoroughly explained and the different methods of transport available in Africa are explored, with emphasis on their suitability to less mobile travellers."
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