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Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar

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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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Reef Guide, Southern Africa's East and South Coasts

SAF338
Dennis King
Struik
2014
336
1775840182
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
For explorers of Africa's coastlines, this is a convenient identification guide to carry. Includes over 600 full-color photographs and essential information.
$28.95

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

Born in Africa

AFR286
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2012
336
1610391055
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Martin Meredith (The Fate of Africa) turns to human origins and the riveting tale of rival anthropologists, archaeologists and scientists who have struggled to unravel the story of the evolution of humankind on the plains of Africa.
$15.99

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

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

The White Nile

EGY79
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins
2000
431
0060956399
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively history of the Victorian search for the source of the Nile includes the extraordinary tales of Burton and Speke, not to mention the famous meeting of Livingstone and Stanley. The narrative includes vivid descriptions of Zanzibar, the last days
$14.99

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

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.
$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

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

The Book of Secrets

EAF65
M.G. Vassanjii
Picador USA
1997
337
0312150687
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Intrigue, history and politics along East Africa's Swahili Coast. The many machinations of this prize-winning novel revolve around the discovery of a 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator in Dar es Salaam.
$22.00

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

Great Migrations

BST162
K.M. Kostyal
National Geographic
2010
304
1426206445
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This companion book to the National Geographic series captures the drama of not just the Africa plains but of diverse creatures from butterflies and crabs to penguins and whales on the move across land and sea.
$35.00

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

No Way Home, The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations

CON41
David Wilcove
Island Press
2010
256
1597268232
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A conservation biologist at Princeton, Wilcove argues powerfully that we must protect the habitats and byways of the grand migratory assemblages on the ground, in the air and on the water
$25.00

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, 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
0
0
0
0
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
$7.95

Animals of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

EAF419
Vicki Kennedy, Adam Scott Kennedy
Princeton University Press
2014
152
0691159084
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide compiled by safari guides Adam and Vicki Kennedy and local experts, features 89 species of mammal and reptile the traveler is likely to find. With 146 stunning color photos, insights into behavioral habits and tips on how to locate specific ani
$27.95

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 Keny
$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

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

More Books

Africa's Turn?

AFR240
Edward Miguel (Editor)
MIT Press
2009
144
0262012898
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Refreshingly optimistic, Berkeley economist Edward Miguel brings together nine experts on Africa and international development to respond to his observation that African nations are making modest but genuine recent gains in the standard of living and bett
$16.95

For Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tanzania

EAF350
Patricia J. Murphy
Capstone
2002
24
073681373X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This slim illustrated primer in the Capstone Countries of the World series covers the geography, people, social life, customs, education, basic facts, animals, and sports.
$21.32

The Watcher, Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

BST197
Jeanette Winter
2011
42
0375867740
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With captivating bold color images and simple text, this read-aloud biography of the conservation icon and primatologist Goodall for youngsters focuses on the power of patience.
$17.99

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

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

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

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

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

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
$8.99

Tanzania in Pictures

EAF347
Bev Pritchett
Lerner Publishing Group
2007
80
0822585715
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to the geography, history, government, people and economy of Tanzania, geared for middle schoolers.
$31.99

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
$13.95

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

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

Worth Looking For

Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning

EAF378
Boyd Norton
2011
288
1555915930
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career.
$35.00

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

Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning

EAF378
Boyd Norton
2011
288
1555915930
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career.
$35.00