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African Splendour

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXAFR209

Item EXAFR209. Buy these 5 items as a set for $79 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

AFR25
Bunny McBride, Duane Schlitter, Richard Estes, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1995
988
0679432345
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

My Traitor's Heart

SAF19
Rian Malan
Grove Press
2000
425
0802136842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Afrikaner journalist Malan recounts his journey back to his homeland just before the collapse of apartheid. He grapples with the black and white heart of South Africa, drawing on the 300-year history of his family in Africa and legends of the Zulu nation, in this beautifully written and brutally honest story of return.
$16.00

The Tree Where Man Was Born

EAF27
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2010
368
0143106244
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Matthiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
$18.00

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana Map

SAF63
Hallwag
Hallwag
2015
1
3828308457
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Southern Africa -- including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana -- is ideal for route planning.
$11.95

Kenya & Serengeti (Tanzania) Map

EAF07
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865742882
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map (1:1,100,000) with inset maps of Lamu, Nairobi and Mombasa.
$13.95

Cape Town and Region Adventure Map

SAF161
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951658
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map for exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Full-color, double-sided. Scales vary. Includes Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park and other reserves south to Cape of Good Hope.
$11.95

Serengeti National Park Map

EAF130
Ma Company (Tanzania)
MapLink
2014
2
0783424442
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed, full-color sketch map of the Serengeti ecosystem includes camps, lodges, watercourses, habitat and topography.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Cape Town & the Garden Route

SAF27
Simon Richmond
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
288
1743210116
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Geared for independent travelers, this savvy and comprehensive guide features color photographs and dozens of excellent maps. This seventh edition also covers the garden route in detail.
$21.99

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.00

Tomorrow is Another Country, The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change

SAF31
Allister Sparks
University of Chicago Press
1996
254
0226768554
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Sparks explores the extraordinary developments that led to multiracial democracy in South Africa, an essential key to understanding the country today.
$31.00

Long Walk to Freedom

SAF15
Nelson Mandela
Little Brown and Company
1995
640
0316548189
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An unpretentious tale of an extraordinary life, Mandela's autobiography is essential reading for an understanding of South Africa. His grace and his love for his country shine throughout.
$18.00

North of South, An African Journey

EAF28
Shiva Naipaul
Penguin
1979
349
0140188266
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior

EAF29
Ole Saitoti
University of California Press
1988
144
0520063252
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

West with the Night

EAF10
Beryl Markham
North Point Press
2013
294
0865471185
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.00

Cry, The Beloved Country

SAF30
Alan Paton
Scribner
2003
317
0743262174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The deeply moving story of Reverend Kumalo's quest for justice. First published in 1948, it is a striking, poetic tribute to the power of the individual and a trenchant indictment of apartheid.
$16.00

Green Hills of Africa

EAF25
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
304
0684801299
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

African Wildlife

AFR109
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550321
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
$7.95

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara

SAF143
Ian Sinclair, Peter Ryan
Struik
2010
760
1770076239
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact field guide, the first to describe and illustrate all of the birds of sub-Saharan Africa, features 359 color plates and 2,100 range maps. Especially useful for those southern African countries without their own field guides.
$49.50

East African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

EAF175
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2016
288
1841629200
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the birds and mammals, reptiles, insects and plants of East Africa, the Bradt field guide features a great selection of large color photographs, recommendations and detailed species profiles.
$28.99

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

EAF128
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2004
272
0691122393
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's celebrated guide, that includes information on distribution, ecology and conservation status, with 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
$29.95

The Safari Companion

AFR06
Richard Estes
Chelsea Green Publishing
1999
459
1890132446
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

The Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF59
Vincent Carruthers (Editor), Kenneth Newman (Illustrator)
Struik
2017
320
177584353X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 1,200 color illustrations by a range of experts, this compact field guide includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that a traveler is likely to encounter in southern Africa.
$23.00

Wildlife of East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
1
0
0
0
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
$19.95

More Books

Life & Times of Michael K

SAF17
J.M. Coetzee
Viking
1995
184
0140074481
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Coetzee sets this short, hallucinatory novel, the powerful tale of a troubled boy, in South Africa in the midst of civil war.
$15.00

Kenya & Serengeti (Tanzania) Map

EAF07
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865742882
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map (1:1,100,000) with inset maps of Lamu, Nairobi and Mombasa.
$13.95

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa

SAF29
Kenneth Newman
Struik
2010
538
1770078762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This commemorative 10th edition celebrates the late author with a fully revised and updated version. Edits were done by his daughter, Vanessa Newman, to reflect the latest research, taxonomy and common names.
$26.00

Africa Map, Central and South, Madagascar 746

AFR36
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2007
1
2061002927
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fine folded map covers the continent south of Gabon, Congo, Uganda and Kenya at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

The Harmless People

SAF60
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Vintage Books
1989
303
067972446X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic study of the Bushmen of the Kalahari, novelistic in its detail. Based on the author's fieldwork, the account is direct, informative, and strong on the character of the people and land.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Southern Africa

SAF121
Alan Murphy
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
808
1741798892
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This hefty practical guide to the nine nations of southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and Lesotho, is ideal for independent travelers on a multi-country tour.
$34.99

Southern African Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SAF131
Mike Unwin
Bradt Publications
2011
234
1841623474
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular photographic guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles and habitats south of the Zambezi. With 300 color photographs and illuminating text.
$26.99

The Old Way, A Story of the First People

SAF183
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Picador USA
2007
384
031242728X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Marshall (Harmless People) returns after 50 years to southwest Africa and the land of her youth in this beautifully observed reprise of her classic account of the Bushmen of the Kalahari.
$18.00

For Kids

Africa, Cultural Atlas for Young People

AFR58
Jocelyn Murray
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068267
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Anthropologist Jocelyn Murray provides an illustrated overview of African cultures and history, including an introduction to the landscape and a two-page spread on each nation.
$35.00

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions

AFR73
Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Margaret Musgrove
Penguin Putnam
1976
32
0140546049
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color introduction to 26 different African cultures, arranged from A to Z. Intended for kids ages 9-12, this classic won the Dillons their second Caldecott Medal for best illustration in a children's book.
$6.99

Going Solo

EAF78
Roald Dahl
Puffin
2009
224
0142413836
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
With its large print and album-like photographs, both young and old will delight in Dahl's recollections of his adventures as a WWII-era Royal Air Force pilot in Tanzania and Greece.
$7.99

Moja Means One, Swahili Counting Book

EAF99
Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
Puffin
1992
56
0140546626
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Tom provides richly detailed illustrations to accompany Muriel's presentation of the numbers one to ten in Swahili. Intended for children ages 4-8, this Caldecott Honor book is packed with the sights and sounds of East Africa.
$6.99

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book

EAF100
Muriel Feelings, Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
Puffin
1995
56
0140546529
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Young travelers and their parents will delight in this memorably illustrated introduction to the people and culture of East Africa, which presents a word, with its English translation, for each of the 24 letters in the Swahili alphabet.
$6.99

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

AFR135
Nelson Mandela
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
144
0393329909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A team of folklorists, poets and authors present these wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated tales from all over the continent, including many traditional stories from Nelson Mandela's youth.
$17.99

Facing the Lion, Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

EAF127
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
2003
127
0792251253
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A memoir for young readers about a boy growing up in a nomadic tribe in Kenya and moving to the United States to attend boarding school.
$15.95

Serengeti Journey, On Safari in Africa

EAF150
Gare Thompson
2006
48
0792259521
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun and informative overview of the Serengeti and its wildlife for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.90

Elephant Tears, Mask of the Elephant

EAF151
Richard Trout
Pelican Publishing Company
2006
241
1589803531
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The second novel in the action-packed, fact-filled, techno-thriller MacGregor Family Adventure Series. Zoologist Dr. Jack MacGregor, his paleontologist wife Mavis and their three teens team up against poachers in Kenya to save endangered animals.
$16.99

The White Giraffe

SAF182
Lauren St. John
Penguin Putnam
2007
192
0803732112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Myth mixes with reality on a South African wildlife preserve when young Martine discovers a white giraffe and the dangers which threaten both the animal and her new home.
$7.99

African Plains Coloring Book

EAF164
Dianne Gaspas-Ettl
Dover Publications
1996
48
0486292304
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
These 41 charming illustrations introduce diverse East African wildlife and habitats, from gamboling rock hyraxes to herds of hippo and zebras, roosting guineafowl and the aardvark.
$4.99

The Place of Lions

EAF168
Eric Campbell
Harcourt Books
1995
208
0152003711
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Stranded on the Serengeti after a plane crash, 14-year old Chris goes for help -- and befriends an aging lion along the way -- in this young adult thriller. With a glossary of Kiswahaili words and a strong sense of both the culture and landscapes of East Africa.
$13.95

Listening For Lions

EAF179
Gloria Whelan
HarperCollins
2007
194
006058176X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Plucked from her life among the Maasai and Kikuyu people in East Africa after the Great War, young Rachel fights for her family and the life she had in rural Africa in this absorbing novel for middle-schoolers.
$6.99

The Day Gogo Went to Vote

SAF212
Elinor Batezat Sisulu
Little Brown and Company
1999
32
0316702714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A richly illustrated, inspiring book. When black South Africans are finally given the right to vote, Thembi goes with his great-grandmother Gogo to vote for the first time in her life.
$7.00

Here Is the African Savanna

EAF186
Tom Leonard (Illustrator), Madeleine Dunphy
Perseus
2006
0977379523
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Rhyming verse and colorful illustrations introduce young readers to the animals, habitat and ecosystem of the African savanna.
$9.95

Wangari's Trees of Peace, A True Story from Africa

EAF188
Jeanette Winter
Harcourt Books
2008
32
0152065458
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated biography of Wangari Mathaai, founder of the Kenyan Green Belt Movement and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Kenya.
$17.99

Planting the Trees of Kenya, The Story of Wangari Maathai

EAF189
Claire A. Nivola
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
32
0374399182
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it.
$18.99