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Who would write a travel guidebook in a pandemic? Lockdown in Tunisia

For Oscar Scafidi, the Bradt Guide to Tunisia has been no easy feat.

Road trips from Tunis: south into the Sahara

Join Oscar Scafidi on a journey through this lunar landscape while researching our first ever guidebook to the country.
Oscar Scafidi has lived, worked and travelled through over thirty countries in Africa. Originally from the UK and Italy, he spent five years living and working in Luanda, Angola as a history teacher. Before this he was based in Khartoum, Sudan. When not teaching, Oscar also writes travel journalism focusing on difficult destinations, such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Liberia and Timor-Leste. In 2016 Oscar wrote the first English language guidebook to Equatorial Guinea, as well as completing the first ever source to sea navigation of Angola's River Kwanza. Details of the expedition, including a documentary film of the 32 day journey, can be found on his website www.kayakthekwanza.com. Oscar is currently based in Tunis, writing the first ever Bradt Travel Guide to Tunisia, which is due for release in 2022. You can follow his travel writing adventures via his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/ScafidiTravels.

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Kwanza river expedition

We chat to Oscar Scafidi, author of our Equatorial Guinea guidebook, about his upcoming expedition along Angola’s longest river.

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