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Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari

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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Item EXEAF539. Buy these 5 items as a set for $97 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

Culture Smart! Kenya

EAF177
Jane Barsby
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338588
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

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

Eyewitness Guide Kenya

EAF356
Philip Briggs
DK Publishing
2015
440
1465428321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Another gem in the Eyewitness series, this superb guide is handsome, convenient and up-to-date; it's the guide to carry. Featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions, it also has an overview of parks and habitats and a 50-page field guide.
$25.00

Wildlife Photography, On Safari With Your DSLR

EAF379
Uwe Skrzypczak
Lightning Source
2010
240
1933952563
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

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

African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai

EAF415
Matteo Guzzini (Photographer)
Random House
2014
176
8857219062
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$55.00

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

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

Out of Africa

EAF22
Isak Dinesen
Vintage Books
1985
466
0679724753
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
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.
$15.95

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

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, A Novel

EAF195
Nicholas Drayson
Lightning Source
2009
192
0547247958
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

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

Big Five of Africa

AFR241
Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Struik
2009
143
1770071571
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Brief but informative text introduces each animal but the photographs (rightly) are the main focus. Size: 8 x 8 inches.
$20.00

A Photographic Guide, Southern, Central and East African Mammals

EAF16
Chris Stuart, Tilde Stuart
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2001
144
0883590603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide, designed for the field, including almost all of the conspicuous species and a good sampling of the smaller or more secretive animals.
$15.95

African Wildlife

AFR109
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550321
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
1
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 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 the Serengeti and Ngorongoro

EAF417
Adam Scott Kennedy
Princeton University Press
2014
224
0691159106
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.95

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

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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

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

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

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

Arusha National Park Map

EAF106
Ma Company (Tanzania)
MapLink
1997
2
0783425163
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full color handsome topographic map and souvenir of Mt. Meru and Arusha National Park
$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

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

Too Close to the Sun

EAF172
Sara Wheeler
Random House
2009
292
0812968921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Mark of the Lion

EAF342
Suzanne Arruda
New American Library
2007
336
0451219589
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Killer lions, hyenas and African sorcerers are only a few of the problems that intrepid photojournalist Jade Del Cameron faces in the land of the man-eaters of Tsavo. The thrilling debut of the series is rich in history, mystery and adventure. The series continues with five more books, marvelously set in Kenya.
$15.00

The Clouds Beneath the Sun

EAF367
Mackenzie Ford
Doubleday
2012
464
0307456161
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rousing good read, authentic setting and morally ambiguous plot make this latest novel by Mackenzie Ford, nom de plume of historian Peter Watson, a winner. Mackenzie brings real depth and authority to this novel of a young archaeologist in Kenya in the turbulent 1960s.
$16.95

For Kids

How It Was With Dooms, A True Story from Africa

EAF37
Xan Hopcraft
Simon & Schuster
2000
64
0689835396
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This moving story explores the love between a boy and his pet cheetah. A pleasure for ages 4-8.
$18.99

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

A Girl Named Disaster

ZIM09
Nancy Farmer
Scholastic Inc.
2012
309
0545356628
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An 11-year-old girl embarks on a year-long odyssey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe in this gripping introduction to Southern Africa, the Shona and their ideas about the spirit world. The young adult book won the Newbery.
$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

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

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

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
6/1/2017
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Full of facts and fun, this primer on the insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds of Africa contains eye-catching illustrations and information on African geography--a great introduction for kids and their parents.
$12.95

My Life with the Chimpanzees

EAF343
Jane Goodall
Aladdin Books
1996
156
0671562711
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Goodall recounts with affection her childhood dream of working with animals, her first trip to Africa as a young woman and her now decades-long work at Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania in this account of her life for kids ages 9-12. Includes Goodall's own photographs.
$8.99

Face to Face With Leopards

BST139
Dereck & Beverly Joubert
2009
32
1426306369
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
You're crouched in hiding, camera at the ready, waiting for one of nature's loners. It's dark. It's scary. The wildlife photographers introduce youngsters to the mysterious leopard -- and the thrill of their work in the African bush -- in this informative, easy-to-read book in the National Geographic series, which also includes Face to Face with Elephants (AFR221, $16.95) and Face to Face with Lions (BST115, $16.95).
$16.95

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, A Nandi Tale

EAF360
Verna Aardema
Puffin
1983
0140546162
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
One in a series of brightly illustrated, rhyming tales for young children set in Africa.
$7.99

Lala Salama, A Tanzanian Lullaby

EAF381
Patricia MacLachlan
Candlewick Press
2011
40
0763647470
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this sweet, bilingual book (in English and Swahili) a young Masai boy leads his flock of goats, singing Lala Salama, an African lullaby, to the animals he encounters as he walks home.
$16.99

Me... Jane

EAF385
Patrick McDonnell
Little Brown and Company
2011
40
0316045462
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written with the cooperation of the great naturalist, young Jane Goodall's formative years are re-imagined in this captivating picture book by Patrick McDonnell. Dreams, as it turns our, do come true; the book end with a photograph of the adult Goodall in the field.
$17.00

Worth Looking For

Say it in Swahili

EAF46
Sharifa Zawawi
Dover Publications
1972
205
0486227928
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
1
A palm-size pocket guide to common phrases and expressions.
$5.95