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East Africa Private Journey

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.
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Essential Reading Package-EXEAF410

Item EXEAF410. Buy these 5 items as a set for $98 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania

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

Wildlife of East Africa

EAF108
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2002
256
0691007373
PAPER
Field Guide
0
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

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

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

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Map

EAF35
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2014
1
3707913880
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded relief map at a scale of 1:2,000,000, with parks and reserves clearly marked.
$14.95

Zanzibar Map

EAF114
Ma Company (Tanzania)
MapLink
2008
2
3927468185
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This colorful traveler's map to Zanzibar at a scale of 1:100,000 shows Stone Town on the reverse.
$11.95

Bradt Guide Zanzibar

EAF33
David Else, Sarah Chanter
Bradt Publications
2013
352
1841624586
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personal, detailed guide to Zanzibar, its history, culture, attractions and natural history. With color photographs and maps.
$24.99

Culture Smart! Tanzania

EAF208
Quintin Winks
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334833
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket guide introduces local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

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

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

The Scramble for Africa

AFR26
Thomas Pakenham
Avon Books
1992
738
0380719991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

EAF180
Elizabeth Gilbert
Harry N. Abrams
2007
272
0810994119
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A photojournalist based in East Africa since 1991, Gilbert (Broken Spears) turns her attention on the traditional peoples of Eritrea, the Ethiopian highlands, and plains of Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi in this collection of striking black-and-white photographs.
$75.00

From Lucy to Language

EAF85
Donald Johanson, Blake Edgar
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
288
0743280644
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This strikingly illustrated survey features 200 color photographs of nearly all the early hominid remains, mostly at actual size. With concise and clear accompanying essays by Johanson.
$65.00

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

EAF44
Emily Ruete
Dover Publications
2009
244
0486471217
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born Princess Salme in the Sultan's court on Zanzibar, the author wrote this book for her children in the 1800s as a tribute to the island. It is rich in details of a long-lost way of life, recalling the time when the sultans reigned on Zanzibar.
$10.95

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 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.
$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

Unbowed, A Memoir

EAF167
Wangari Maathai
Doubleday
2007
368
0307275205
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The remarkable life story of Nobel Prize-winning Wangari, the founder Kenya's Green Belt Movement who has spent a lifetime fighting for women's rights and the environment. Forty million trees have been planted in Kenya.
$17.00

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

Ngorongoro

EAF165
Reinhard Kunkel
Welcome Books
2006
336
1599620189
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Kunkel's three hundred stunning photographs celebrate the abundant wildlife of the crater and surrounding conservation area. Kunkel has been traveling and photographing in the region since 1973.
$75.00

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

Wild Safari Scratch and Sketch

EAF155
Heather Zschock, Kerren Barbas (Illustrator)
Peter Pauper Press
2005
64
1593599714
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Reveal the wildlife of Africa as you copy simple sketches of 20 amazing animals in this fun activity book. The bright colors and fascinating facts are enough to entice any youngster.
$12.99

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

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