Published Work

Philip Briggs has authored or coauthored more than 15 Bradt Guides, all current editions of which can be seen and bought here.

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South Africa (Bradt , 1991, 3rd ed 1997)

Tanzania (Bradt, 1993, 8th ed 2017)

Uganda (Bradt, 1994, 9th ed 2019)

Visitors Guide to Kenya (Southern Books, 1995)

Ethiopia (Bradt, 1995, 8th ed 2018)

Malawi (Bradt, 1996, 8th ed 2019)

Mozambique (Bradt 1997, 8th ed scheduled 2021)

Ghana (Bradt, 1998, 8th ed 2020)

Rwanda (Bradt, 2000, 7th ed 2017)

East & Southern Africa (Bradt, 1998, 2nd ed 2001)

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide (Bradt, 2005, 4th ed 2017)

Africa: Continent Of Contrasts (Struik Publishers, 2005)

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg WHS Guide (30 Degrees South, 2006)

St Lucia WHS Guide (30 Degrees South, 2006)

East African Wildlife (Bradt, 2008, 2nd edition 2016)

Eyewitness Top 10 Cape Town (Dorling Kindersley, 2008)

Eyewitness Kenya (Dorling Kindersley, 2009) – co-authored with Lizzie Williams, new edition scheduled 2021

Kenya Highlights (Bradt, 2010)

South Africa Highlights (Bradt, 2012)

Somaliland (Bradt, 2012, 2nd edition 2018)

Ethiopia Highlights  (Bradt, 2012)

The Gambia (Bradt, 2014, 2nd edition 2017)

Suriname (Bradt, 2015, 2nd edition 2020)

Sri Lanka (Bradt, rewritten 6th edition 2018)

Insight Guide to Madagascar (Insight Guides, 2018)

Rough Guide to the Game Parks of South Africa (Rough Guides, scheduled June 2020)



Backpackers Africa, 4th edition (Bradt, 1994)

Africa by Road, 2nd edition (Bradt, 1995)

Eclipse 2001/2 (Bradt, 2000)

Insight Discovery: Africa Safaris (Insight Guides, 2000)

AA Adventure Guide: Africa (AA/Frommers, 2001)

Which Holiday Destination (Which? 2001)

Insight Discovery: Rainforest (Insight Guides, 2001)

Insight Tanzania (Insight Guides, 2003)

This Way: South Africa (JPM, 2003 & 2008 editions)

East African Wildlife (Insight Guides, 2003)

Insight South Africa (Insight Guides, 2005, 2008 & 2012 editions)

Insight Cape Town (Insight Guides, 2005 & 2012 editions)

Zanzibar (Bradt, 6th edition 2006)

South Africa Pocket Guide (Berlitz 2005 & 2007 eds)

Cape Town Pocket Guide (Berlitz 2005 & 2008 eds)

Insight Namibia (Insight Guides, 2006)

When To Go Where (Dorling Kindersley, 2007)

Spiral Essential South Africa (AA 2007)

Journey Through Uganda (Camerapix, 2008)

Insight Senegal & Gambia (Insight Guides, 2009)

The Road Less Travelled (Dorling Kindersley, 2009)

Frommer’s South Africa (Frommer’s, 2009 edition)

Frommer’s East Africa (Frommer’s, 2010)

Spiral South Africa (AA 2011 edition)

World On A Plate (Dorling Kindersley, scheduled 2011)

Eyewitness South Africa (Dorling Kindersley, 2011, 2017 & 2019 edition)




Travel Africa Magazine

A respected British quarterly dedicated to African travel, this started out subscription only but is now sold in bookshops in several countries including UK and South Africa. Philip is probably the most prolific contributor to Travel Africa, having placed at least one feature or column in almost every issue from summer 1998 to the present.


This is a well-known British travel magazine aimed at independent travellers. Philip has contributed about ten features, most recently a 12-page article about South Africa for the September 2017 issue.

Other periodicals contributed to include:

Africa Geographic

African Birdlife

Africa Birds & Birding

BBC Wildlife



Mail & Guardian (South African edition of the Weekly Guardian)

New Encounters (Blue Train in-train magazine)

Saturday Star (South Africa’s biggest selling Saturday paper)

Sawubona (SAA in-flight magazine)

Silhouette (Air Seychelles in-flight magazine)

Wildside (KZN Parks periodical)

Msafiri (Kenya Airways In-flight magazine)

Food & Travel (leading UK upmarket travel magazine)

Selamta (Ethiopian Airlines In-flight magazine)