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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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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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

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

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

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

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

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

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 and Africans

AFR165
Paul Bohannan, Philip Curtin
Waveland Press
1995
301
0881338400
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This handy primer, geared for undergraduates, presents a notably clear, concise overview of African people, religion, history, art and culture with an eye towards debunking popular myths.
$29.95

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 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

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

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.
$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

African Wildlife Trivia

AFR227
Dawid van Lill
Struik
2008
128
1770075232
PAPER
Natural History
7/17/2017
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

Serengeti Spy

EAF396
Anup Shah
Harry N. Abrams
2012
204
1419702785
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A hoof-level view of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Photographer Anup Shah lets the wildlife reveal itself by placing small remote cameras at watering holes, outcrops and other strategic spots. The ground-level perspective is as surprising as it is clever, putting you face-to-face with lion and cheetah and wildebeest and all the creatures in action across the plains.
$42.00

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 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

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

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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

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

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

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

Bradt Guide Tanzania Safari

EAF39
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2013
588
1841624624
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Coast, this comprehensive guide covers all Tanzania from Arusha and the Serengeti to the Selous Game Reserve in the South. With maps, town plans and lots of practical travel information.
$26.99

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

Ancestral Passions, The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings

EAF76
Virginia Morell
Touchstone
1996
640
0684824701
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the Leakey family, documenting their discoveries and their vast contributions to the field of paleontology. The Leakeys have been instrumental in tracing human origins to East Africa.
$38.95

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

Origins Reconsidered, In Search of What Makes Us Human

ATP07
Richard Leakey, Roger Lewin
Doubleday
1993
400
0385467923
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A personal account of hominid evolution, looking back at the evidence and conclusions from the original 1977 book "Origins," augmented with a thoughtful consideration of what makes us human.
$20.00

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

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 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

Northern Tanzania Map

EAF154
Ma Company (Tanzania)
MapLink
2010
1
0783424418
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, hand-drawn map at a scale of 1:1.4 million shows popular game parks and reserves, including Tsavo, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngornongoro, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro.
$14.95

Tanzania, The Land and Its People

EAF184
John Ndembwike
Lightning Source
2006
164
0980253446
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A clear overview of the history, geography, people and life of Tanzania, East Africa's largest and most diverse nation.
$16.95

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

Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure, The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika

EAF190
Giles Foden
Vintage Books
2006
272
1400075262
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Foden (Last King of Scotland) recounts with color and drama the all-true tale that inspired The African Queen: the impossible gunboat raid against powerful German steamers on Lake Tanganyika by the boorish, incompetent minor Royal Navy lieutenant Geoffrey Spicer-Samson.
$16.00

Africans and Americans

AFR244
Joseph Mbele
Aa Balkema
2005
107
141162341X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A professor at St. Olaf's, originally from Tanzania, Mbele tackles the obstacles, tools and challenge of cross-cultural understanding in this personable guide.
$19.95

The Invisible Cure, Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa

AFR257
Helen Epstein
Picador USA
2008
324
0312427727
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Epstein describes how health experts, governments, and ordinary Africans have struggled to understand the rapid and devastating spread of the disease as well as new medical and political developments.
$17.00

Once Intrepid Warriors

EAF353
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Indiana University Press
2004
333
0253214513
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Gender, Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Maasai Development," this ethnography is based on 15 years of field work by the author in Tanzania.
$25.00

A Modern History of Tanganyika

EAF352
John Iliffe
Cambridge University Press
1979
636
0521296110
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The first fully documented history of mainland Tanzania, this work focuses on the colonial period and how the country's small societies were incorporated under European control.
$114.99

Africa, The Serengeti

EAF120
George Casey (Director)
Slingshot
1994
1584480122
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
James Earl Jones narrates this dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.
$19.99

For Kids

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

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

We All Went On Safari, A Counting Journey Through Tanzania

EAF183
Laurie Krebs
Barefoot Books
2004
32
184148119X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This lively, award-winning counting book also teaches youngsters about the Maasai and wildlife of Tanzania through simple text and colorful illustrations. Geared for ages 4 to 8.
$8.99