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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania

Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania

by Chris McIntyre | Philip Briggs

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 430 PAGES

A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar. (EAF143, $24.99)

Kilimanjaro, A Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain

Kilimanjaro, A Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain

by Henry Stedman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

This indispensable guide includes practical information, an overview of history, nature and people of the region and chapters on preparation, perils and pleasures of the trek. (EAF107, $22.95)

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

by Felice Benuzzi

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

This daring tale of the author's escape from a prisoner of war camp to climb Mount Kenya is not just great reading. Benuzzi's account of landscapes, animals and habitats encountered on his way could also be of interest to anyone contemplating scaling the peak. (EAF59, $16.95)

Kilimanjaro & Tanzania North Map

Kilimanjaro & Tanzania North Map

by ITMB

  • 2013
  • MAP

A full-color topographic map of the great mountain at a scale of 1:62,500 with routes clearly indicated. (EAF69, $12.95)

 
Kilimanjaro National Park Map

Kilimanjaro National Park Map


by Ma Company (Tanzania)

  • 2010
  • MAP

This sketch map of Kilimanjaro, at a scale of 1:59,000, isn't just a handsome souvenir, it shows trekking routes, camps, geographic features and topography in detail. (EAF104, $14.95)

Serengeti National Park Map

Serengeti National Park Map


by Ma Company (Tanzania)

  • MAP

This detailed, full-color sketch map of the Serengeti ecosystem includes camps, lodges, watercourses, habitat and topography. (EAF130, $14.95)

Tanzania Map

Tanzania Map


by Nelles

  • 2009
  • MAP

A double-sided map with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi. (EAF08, $13.95)

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • REFERENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide. (REF02, $8.95)

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro


by Jacquetta Megarry

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

An ingenious, water resistant, spiral-bound guide to the Marunga, Machame and Rongai trekking routes with foldout, color maps. (EAF102, $17.95)

Kilimanjaro, A Complete Trekker's Guide

Kilimanjaro, A Complete Trekker's Guide


by Alexander Stewart

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

A compact, comprehensive overview of the mountain and practical guide to Kilimanjaro treks. The section on climbing covers all the popular routes. (EAF134, $22.95)

Say it in Swahili

Say it in Swahili


by Sharifa Zawawi

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1972
  • PAPER
  • 205 PAGES

A palm-size pocket guide to common phrases and expressions. (EAF46, $5.95)

The Cadogan Guide to Travel Health

The Cadogan Guide to Travel Health


by Jane Wilson-Howarth

  • REFERENCE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

The fifth, exapnded edition of Dr. Wilson-Howarth's authoritative and entertaining guide, originally published as Bugs, Bites & Bowels. (GEN68, $14.95)

The Fate of Africa

The Fate of Africa


by Martin Meredith

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 792 PAGES

Ambitious in scope, immensely readable -- and as big as a doorstop -- Martin Meredith's blockbuster country-by-country overview of the tumult in Africa since independence is now revised and updated to reflect recent events. (AFR154, $22.99)

Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape

Exploration of Africa, From Cairo to the Cape


by Ann Hugon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 173 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

This jewel of a book chronicles the 19th-century exploration of Africa with hundreds of contemporary paintings and prints, brief chapters on the expeditions, and a very useful chronology. Livingstone, Burton and others are featured in a series of journal excerpts. (AFR03, $15.95)

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone


by Martin Dugard

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 340 PAGES

A nicely paced tale of the Scottish explorer and Stanley's headline-grabbing efforts to locate him. Dugard has done his homework well, drawing on a wide variety of sources to paint a lively and nuanced portrait of the two men. (AFR130, $16.00)

Kilimanjaro, To the Roof of Africa

Kilimanjaro, To the Roof of Africa


by David Breashears

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • DVD

This strikingly beautiful celebration of Kilimanjaro, originally presented in IMAX theatres, focuses on the history, nature and beauty of the mountain along with the experiences of the trekkers. (EAF112, $19.99)

The Flame Trees of Thika

The Flame Trees of Thika


by Elsbeth Huxley

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

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 Shadow of Kilimanjaro

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro


by Rick Ridgeway

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Ridgeway recounts his walk from Mount Kilimanjaro across Tsavo National Park to the Indian Ocean in the company of Iain Allan (and an armed guard). It's a perceptive overview of Kenya, its wildlife and conservation by an appreciative observer. (EAF61, $19.99)

The Tree Where Man Was Born

The Tree Where Man Was Born


by Peter Matthiessen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

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

The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior


by Ole Saitoti

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

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)

West with the Night

West with the Night


by Beryl Markham

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Beryl Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engrossing detail in this classic memoir of amazing adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya, a favorite. (EAF10, $16.00)

Antonia Saw the Oryx First

Antonia Saw the Oryx First


by Maria Thomas

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

This beloved novel set at a medical clinic in Tanzania tells the tale of two women, a local healer and Western doctor, and their growing friendship. 20th anniversary edition. (EAF148, $12.00)

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

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. Originally published in 1935. (EAF25, $16.00)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 156 PAGES

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)

Africa, The Serengeti

Africa, The Serengeti


by George Casey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • DVD
  • OUT OF PRINT

James Earl Jones narrates this dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti and Masai Mara. (EAF120, $19.99)

Into Africa, With a New Postscript

Into Africa, With a New Postscript


by Craig Packer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 292 PAGES

Packer writes of a year in the field, from studying primates at Gombe to the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. (EAF77, $27.50)

The Myth of Wild Africa

The Myth of Wild Africa


by Jonathan Adams | Thomas McShane

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 290 PAGES

The authors, associated with the World Wildlife Fund, demolish the romantic fallacy of an untouched continent where animals roam freely in sanctuaries. It's a no-holds-barred critique of old-style conservation in Africa. (AFR15, $29.95)

The Serengeti Lion, A Study of Predator-Prey Relations

The Serengeti Lion, A Study of Predator-Prey Relations


by George Schaller

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 494 PAGES

A classic study in field biology and winner of the National Book Award, this book is the result of Schaller's long-term study of the ecology of the Serengeti lion. (EAF13, $32.50)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of East Africa

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of East Africa


by David Richards

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A handy pocket field guide to 350 species. (EAF17, $19.95)

Birds of East Africa

Birds of East Africa


by Terry Stevenson | John Fanshawe

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 602 PAGES

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 Eastern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

Birds of Eastern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

This handy guide illustrates and briefly describes most East African birds. A remarkably small book, it features 96 color plates, 1,487 species and essential information for quick reference in the field. (EAF40, $29.95)

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania


by Dale Zimmerman | Donald Turner | David Pearson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

Ideal for the Serengeti, this field guide features 124 stunning color plates. (FG39, $35.00)

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals


by Jonathan Kingdon

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. The guide 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

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


by Bunny McBride | Duane Schlitter | Richard Estes | Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 988 PAGES

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)

The Safari Companion

The Safari Companion


by Richard Estes

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 459 PAGES

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)

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