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Climb Kilimanjaro!

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-EXEAF559

Item EXEAF559. Buy these 4 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Kilimanjaro, A Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain

EAF107
Henry Stedman
Trailblazer
2014
368
190586454X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

Kilimanjaro, A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa

AFR239
Hiltrud Schulz (Photographer), Michel Moushabeck
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
160
1566567815
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this spirited account, featuring 200 color photographs, Moushabeck and Schulz weave stories of their own trek on Kilimanjaro's scenic and less-visited Lemosho route with the history and nature of Africa's greatest mountain.
$30.00

Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania

EAF143
Chris McIntyre, Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2013
430
1841624578
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar.
$25.99

Kilimanjaro & Tanzania North Map

EAF69
ITMB
ITMB
2013
1
1553414721
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of the great mountain at a scale of 1:62,500 with routes clearly indicated.
$12.95

Kilimanjaro National Park Map

EAF104
Ma Company (Tanzania)
MapLink
2010
2
0783424434
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

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

Tanzania Map

EAF08
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2017
2
3865741177
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.
$13.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro

EAF102
Jacquetta Megarry
Interlink Publishing Group
2013
96
1898481237
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An ingenious, water resistant, spiral-bound guide to the Marunga, Machame and Rongai trekking routes with foldout, color maps.
$17.95

Kilimanjaro, A Complete Trekker's Guide

EAF134
Alexander Stewart
Cicerone
2004
255
1852844132
PAPER
Guidebook
3/25/2012
0
0
0
0
A compact, comprehensive overview of the mountain and practical guide to Kilimanjaro treks. The section on climbing covers all the popular routes.
$22.95

Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook

EAF96
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211961
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.
$9.99

The Cadogan Guide to Travel Health

GEN68
Jane Wilson-Howarth
Cadogan Books
2009
312
1860114245
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The fifth, exapnded edition of Dr. Wilson-Howarth's authoritative and entertaining guide, originally published as Bugs, Bites & Bowels.
$14.95

The Fate of Africa

AFR154
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2011
792
1610390717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

Into Africa, The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

AFR130
Martin Dugard
Broadway Books
2004
340
0767910745
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Flame Trees of Thika

EAF24
Elsbeth Huxley
Penguin
2000
280
0141183780
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro

EAF61
Rick Ridgeway
Henry Holt and Company
1999
288
0805053905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.99

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

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

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

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

EAF26
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
156
0684804441
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Into Africa, With a New Postscript

EAF77
Craig Packer
University of Chicago Press
1996
292
0226644308
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Packer writes of a year in the field, from studying primates at Gombe to the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
$32.00

The Myth of Wild Africa

AFR15
Jonathan Adams, Thomas McShane
University of California Press
1996
290
0520206711
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

The Serengeti Lion, A Study of Predator-Prey Relations

EAF13
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
2009
494
0226736407
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$38.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of East Africa

EAF17
David Richards
Gardners Books
2000
144
0883590549
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket field guide to 350 species.
$19.95

Birds of East Africa

EAF92
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
Princeton University Press
2006
602
0691126658
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.50

Birds of Eastern Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

EAF40
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2009
302
0691090335
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

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

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

Kilimanjaro, To the Roof of Africa

EAF112
David Breashears (Director)
Slingshot
2002
1584483091
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This strikingly beautiful celebration of Kilimanjaro, originally presented in IMAX theaters, focuses on the history, nature and beauty of the mountain along with the experiences of the trekkers.
$19.99

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

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