Who: Another perennial favourite, Bradt guides are pretty much the gold standard when it comes to independent travel guides.
Founded by Hilary Bradt in 1974, the pioneering brand is one of your favourites, having taken the top spot at the Reader Travel Awards many times in recent years.
Delving deep beneath the surface, Bradt's guides are always packed with high quality content, while advocating for sustainable and slow travel. Best known for covering off the beaten track destinations, they are also loved for their guides to the UK.
What to read: If you're looking for a new insight into Africa, take a look at the recently published guides on Gabon and Zimbabwe.
After the significant political upheaval of recent years, Zimbabwe is an excellent guide for travellers wanting to dip their toes into the country's attractions, covering everywhere from Victoria Falls to the Zambezi River.
For more off-the-beaten-track destinations, dive into Bradt's online shop here – there's currently 50% off for shoppers who use the code DREAM50. What are you waiting for?