EAST AFRICA
East Africa   |   READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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Essential Books These 4 items are available for $75, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXEAF465)
 
Wildlife of East Africa  •  Martin B. Withers
FIELD GUIDE •  2002 •  PAPER  • 256 PAGES • BEST SELLER
A compact, take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa. Designed for the field, the guide features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions of each species on facing pages. With a map covering parks and reserves of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and an introductory chapter with Safari information. (EAF108, $19.95)
  Wildlife of East Africa
The Safari Companion  •  Richard Estes
FIELD GUIDE •  1999 •  PAPER  • 459 PAGES • BEST SELLER
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind. (AFR06, $30.00)
  The Safari Companion
West with the Night  •  Beryl Markham
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR •  2013 •  PAPER  • 294 PAGES • FAVORITE
A direct, stylish, and engrossing story of a marvelous life well-lived. Markham describes her childhood in Kenya and her experiences as a bush pilot in the 1930s, evoking the landscapes, people, and wildlife of East Africa in rich detail. (EAF10, $16.00)
  West with the Night
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Map  •  Freytag & Berndt
MAP
For an overview, we recommend this practical, clear and colorful shaded relief map of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda at a scale of 1:2,000,000, with parks and reserves clearly marked. (More detailed maps of Kenya and Tanzania are availible, item numbers EAF07 and EAF08 respectively) One Side. 49x34 inches. (EAF35, $14.95)
  Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Map



Also Recommended

Kenya & Northern Tanzania (Serengeti) Map  •  Nelles    •  A detailed map (1:1,100,000) with inset maps of Lamu, Nairobi and Mombasa. (EAF07, $13.95)
 
 
Safari Planning Map, East & Southern Africa  •  The Africa Adventure Company    •  This large-scale colorful map covers the top safari countries and important wildlife reserves of East and Southern Africa. With enlargements of key regions like Northern Tanzania, Southern Kenya and Northern Botswana to Victoria Falls, the map includes information on planning your safari and climate graphs. (SAF340, $11.95)
 
 
Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania  •  Chris McIntyre  •  Philip Briggs   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar. (EAF143, $24.99)
 
 
Culture Smart! Tanzania  •  Quintin Winks   • GUIDEBOOK  •  This pocket guide introduces local customs, etiquette and culture. (EAF208, $9.95)
 
 
Lonely Planet East Africa  •  Hugh Finlay   • GUIDEBOOK  •  This practical guide to East Africa features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature. Covers Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. (EAF81, $32.99)
 
 
Say it in Swahili  •  Sharifa Zawawi   • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS  •  A palm-size pocket guide to common phrases and expressions. (EAF46, $5.95)
 
 
The Reef Guide, Southern Africa's East and South Coasts  •  Dennis King   • REFERENCE  •  For explorers of Africa's coastlines, this is a convenient identification guide to carry. Includes over 600 full-color photographs and essential information. (SAF338, $28.95)
 
 
Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR  •  Uwe Skrzypczak   • GUIDEBOOK  •  Skrzypczak includes chapters on equipment, technique, composition and wildlife in this practical, beautifully illustrated guide, loaded with striking images of the wildlife of Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. (EAF379, $39.95)
 
 
Africa, a Biography of the Continent  •  John Reader   • HISTORY  •  With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa. (AFR49, $20.00)
 
 
African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai  •  Matteo Guzzini   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land. (EAF415, $55.00)
 
 
The Scramble for Africa  •  Thomas Pakenham   • HISTORY  •  Absorbing and meticulously researched, this in-depth history of the Victorian land grab in 19th century Africa includes excellent portraits of the egomaniacal personalities who overran the continent. (AFR26, $23.99)
 
 
North of South, An African Journey  •  Shiva Naipaul   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE • FAVORITE  •  A sharp portrait of Africa, circa 1979. A brilliant and provocative observer, Naipaul meditates on the various peoples he encounters in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The best, most insightful thing we've read about race relations in Africa. (EAF28, $17.00)
 
 
Out of Africa  •  Isak Dinesen   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR • FAVORITE  •  The perennially best-selling tale of a naive young woman who leaves Denmark for East Africa, Dinesen's (AKA Karen Blixen) autobiography draws us into life on a struggling coffee plantation. It's a moving story inspired by a love for Kenya and its people. Includes the novella Shadows on the Grass. (EAF22, $15.00)
 
 
The Flame Trees of Thika  •  Elsbeth Huxley   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  The classic account of a young woman's life as a pioneering settler in Thika, Kenya. Huxley looks back at her intrepid parents and the home they made together in Kenya's Highlands. (EAF24, $17.00)
 
 
The Marsh Lions, The Story of an African Pride  •  Brian Jackman   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  IlLustrated with photographs and drawings by Jonathan and Angela Scott, this new edition of the tale of a pride of lions in the Masai Mara includes a chapter bringing the story up to date. (EAF389, $16.99)
 
 
The Tree Where Man Was Born  •  Peter Matthiessen   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti. (EAF27, $17.00)
 
 
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior  •  Ole Saitoti   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides. (EAF29, $27.95)
 
 
Too Close to the Sun  •  Sara Wheeler   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  Sara Wheeler captures the romance and adventure of 1920s-era East Africa in this winning biography of Denys Finch Hatton, the handsome gadabout, daring bush pilot and companion of Baroness Blixen and Beryl Markham. (EAF172, $18.00)
 
 
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, A Novel  •  Nicholas Drayson   • LITERATURE  •  Drayson draws on his time in Nairobi for this sweet novel about East Africa society -- revolving, naturally, around birding and the Hunt Ball at the Asadi Club. Reality intervenes in the shape of renegade Somalis. (EAF195, $14.95)
 
 
Green Hills of Africa  •  Ernest Hemingway   • LITERATURE  •  Hemingway paints the true story of his ramblings on safari in this classic, exquisitely written tale of hunting around Lake Manyara, which includes some of the best writing on the land itself and original pencil drawings. (EAF25, $16.00)
 
 
The Snows of Kilimanjaro  •  Ernest Hemingway   • LITERATURE  •  Set in Africa, this collection of 10 prime Hemingway stories includes not just the famous title story but also The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, a chilling masterpiece about an American couple on a big game safari. (EAF26, $14.00)
 
 
Safari, A Photicular Book  •  Dan Kainen   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  As if on safari, readers encounter eight wild animals in this mesmerizing book which uses clever sliding lenses so that the cheetah bounds, the gazelle leaps, the African elephant snaps its ears and the gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. With a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. (EAF397, $24.95)
 
 
Serengeti Spy  •  Anup Shah   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  A hoof-level view of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Photographer Anup Shah lets the wildlife reveal themselves, placing small remote cameras at watering holes, outcrops and other strategic spots. The ground-level perspective is as surprising as it is clever, putting you face-to-face with lion and cheetah and wildebeest and all the creatures in action across the plains. (EAF396, $40.00)
 
 
Serengeti Story  •  Anthony Sinclair   • SCIENCE  •  Sinclair looks back at 50 years of science, nature, politics and history of the great reserve in this personable overview of the Serengeti ecosystem. (EAF412, $34.99)
 
 
Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning  •  Boyd Norton   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career. (EAF378, $35.00)
 
 
African Wildlife  •  James Kavanaugh   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Slip this laminated foldout guide in your pocket for quick reference in the field. (AFR109, $6.95)
 
 
Animals of the Masai Mara  •  Adam Scott Kennedy   • FIELD GUIDE  •  This photo guide by two safari guides focuses on the lions, cheetah, leopards, zebra, giraffe and other celebrated wildlife. (EAF394, $27.95)
 
 
Birds of East Africa  •  Terry Stevenson  •  John Fanshawe   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Compact and comprehensive, this guide to 1,388 species of birds in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi features 286 excellent color plates, range maps and notes on habitats and conservation. A veteran tour leader, co-author Stevenson lives in Kenya. (EAF92, $39.50)
 
 
Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania  •  Dale Zimmerman  •  Donald Turner  •  David Pearson   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Ideal for the Serengeti, this field guide features 124 stunning color plates. (FG39, $35.00)
 
 
Birds of the Masai Mara  •  Adam Scott Kennedy   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Kennedy's compact guide, full of local knowledge on habitats and birding spots, features 300 color photographs. (EAF395, $27.95)
 
 
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area  •  Adam Scott Kennedy   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Featuring a habitat-based approach to more than 270 bird species, this handy guide to fowl in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Speke Gulf includes 480 color photos and accessible text. (EAF417, $27.95)
 
 
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals  •  Jonathan Kingdon   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. Includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps. (EAF128, $25.95)
 
 
National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife  •  Bunny McBride  •  Duane Schlitter  •  Richard Estes  •  Peter Alden   • FIELD GUIDE  •  This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks. (AFR25, $24.95)
 
 
 
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