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Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

Program Number: 3716RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/23/2014 - 7/5/2014; 3/7/2016 - 3/19/2016; 5/16/2016 - 5/28/2016; 6/13/2016 - 6/25/2016; 7/11/2016 - 7/23/2016; 8/1/2016 - 8/13/2016; 8/15/2016 - 8/27/2016; 9/1/2016 - 9/13/2016; 9/16/2016 - 9/28/2016; 10/3/2016 - 10/15/2016; 10/17/2016 - 10/29/2016; 11/3/2016 - 11/15/2016; 12/1/2016 - 12/13/2016; 1/12/2017 - 1/24/2017; 1/26/2017 - 2/7/2017; 2/9/2017 - 2/21/2017; 2/16/2017 - 2/28/2017; 2/23/2017 - 3/7/2017; 3/9/2017 - 3/21/2017; 4/17/2017 - 4/29/2017; 4/24/2017 - 5/6/2017; 5/4/2017 - 5/16/2017; 5/18/2017 - 5/30/2017;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Tanzania
Price starting at: $5,195.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Natural History Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 29; 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Each year 2 million animals migrate between the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, a journey of 800 miles. The migration is dramatic — considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth. Witness the highlights of the migration from strategically placed mobile tented camps and study this phenomena and its impact on the land, the animals and the people living on the periphery of the migration route. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge — the Cradle of Mankind — as we follow in the hoof prints of the migrating animals.


• Look for the “Big Five” while following the animals of the Great Migration.
• Learn about the contribution of Louis and Mary Leakey during a field trip to Olduvai Gorge.
• At a Maasai village and a rural community, learn how the migration impacts the lives of the indigenous people.

Activity Particulars

Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles on unpaved, bumpy, dusty roads in parks. Outside of game parks travel on paved roads.

Check the daily schedule on the website or contact the Program Provider if you plan on making your own flights for correct arrival and departure dates.

Group sizes limited to 12. Guaranteed window seats in safari vehicles.

We follow the path of the yearlong migration; dividing time between two adjoining Serengeti regions for optimum game viewing. The event takes place in a circular pattern in the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem and annual rainfall dictates the timing and course of migration.

Date Specific Information


This date has four nights at Central Serengeti

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Arusha, 1 night; drive to Tarangire National Park, 2 nights; drive to Lake Manyara, 1 night; drive to Central Serengeti, 2 nights; drive to Southern, Western or Northern Serengeti, 2 nights; drive to Ngorongoro Conservancy, 2 nights; coach to Arusha for overnight departure.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Arrival Arusha
1 night
Coach to Tarangire National Park
2 nights

A lecture on the political, economic and social issues of Tanzania provides a solid introduction to the country. Journey to one of the country’s largest protected areas — the Tarangire National Park. Lectures and game drives focus on the large population of elephants that inhabit the park; though ample birding and additional game-viewing opportunities are also expected.

Coach to Lake Manyara
1 night
Coach to Central Serengeti 2 nights

Visits to a local community, school and a Maasai village offer opportunities for authentic cultural interaction in and around Lake Manyara. Continue to Central Serengeti where wildebeest can be seen crossing the open plains, evidence of the ongoing migration. Look for lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena in close attendance as the migrating animals continue their journey in search of food and water.

Coach to South, West or North Serengeti
2 nights

Continue from Central Serengeti to our seasonal campsite; a continuous game drive only interrupted by a field trip to the Serengeti Wildlife Headquarters and Education Center. A representative from the Wildlife Service will address the group on the work being done to counter poaching associated with the migration.

Coach to Ngorongoro Crater
2 nights
Coach to Arusha
Departure on overnight flight to the U.S.A.
1 night

A field trip takes you to the historic Olduvai Gorge where an expert tells the story of Louis and Mary Leakey, who in the 1950s pioneered the excavation work carried on by their family here today. Game drives within Ngorongoro’s 100 square mile caldera reveal tens of thousands of resident and migrating wildlife.


Much of the 23,000-square-mile Serengeti plain lies within the borders of Tanzania. This vast expanse of savanna is the site of the largest and longest overland migration in the world. In a biannual event, more than 2 million herbivores, including more than 1 million blue wildebeest traveling in herds of thousands, follow the autumn rains 500 miles south across the Mara River to Tanzania, where they remain until the return journey in the spring.

Arusha: Modern hotel. Tarangire National Park: Hotel with views of Mount Meru. Lake Manyara: Lodge on ridge above Lake Manyara. Ngorongoro Conservancy: Wildlife lodge on rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Central Serengeti: Tented camp. Southern Serengeti: Mobile tented camp.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Lucas Mhina

Lucas John Mhina was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents are from two different tribes in coastal Tanzania and from the Mount Kilimanjaro region. He studied in England at East London University, in Kenya at Nairobi's Strathmore College, and received further training in educational excursion leading and first aid while in South Africa. Lucas has a keen interest in ecology and truly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa.
Meals and Lodgings
   Mt. Meru Hotel
  Kilimanjaro/Arusha, Tanzania 1 night
   Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
  Tarangire National Park, Tanzania 2 nights
   Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
  Lake Manyara, Tanzania 1 night
   Ang'ata Serengeti
  Central Serengeti, Tanzania 2 nights
   Mbugani Tented Camp
  Western Serengeti, Tanzania 2 nights
   Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
  Ngorongoro, Tanzania 2 nights
 Mt. Meru Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: This attractive, modern hotel sits on 9 acres of landscaped grounds in the town of Arusha. The international airport, located on the outskirts of the city, is approximately 30 miles away.
  Contact info: Arusha-Moshi Rd
Arusha,   Tanzania
phone: +255-27-2545111
  Room amenities: Private baths, air conditioning, direct-dial phone, mini bar, WiFi, satelite TV, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facility.
  Facility amenities: Golf course, business center, conference rooms, pool, restaurants, 24 hour security, and shops.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Subject to availability. Room type and prices are subject to availability. Please call the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 for more information.

 Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: The lodge is located less than 5 miles outside the main gate to Tarangire National Park.
  Contact info: Tarangire National Park
Tarangire,   Tanzania
phone: +255-27-2545318
  Room amenities: The lodge's ten spacious air-conditioned rooms have private baths, 220V outlets and hair dryers. Rooms have two balconies with seating areas, one in the front and one in the back, so that guests can enjoy the beautiful African sunsets and sunrises. Guests can request wake-up call service with hot and cold beverages.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, small lounge with library, Tembo Bush Spa, and swimming pool.
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Type: Tents
  Description: This attractive African camp is well-situated near the main gate to Manyara National Park. Camp grounds face Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley escarpment.
  Contact info: Near the main gate to Manyara National Park
Manyara,   Tanzania
phone: +255-712-332211
  Room amenities: Accommodations are provided in tented chalets and cottages. All have private bathrooms with hot/cold shower, bedside tables with reading lamps, mosquito nets, and a private deck.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, lounge with bar, and swimming pool.
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Ang'ata Serengeti
Type: Tents
  Description: Ang'ata Serengeti Camp is located in Central Serengeti, in the Seronera area. The camp offers a comfortable base for year-around game drive explorations in the Serengeti.
  Contact info: Central Serengeti
Serengeti,   Tanzania
phone: +255-786025352
  Room amenities: Tents have private bathrooms with bush showers and bush toilets. Each tent has reading lamps, a luggage rack and camp chairs. A covered porch area with seating area provides a nice place in which to sit down and relax after a full day of game drives.
  Facility amenities: Dining tent with bar and a covered veranda around the tent.
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Mbugani Tented Camp
Type: Tents
  Description: The Mbugani Tented Camp is located near the Grumeti River in the western region of the Serengeti National Park. The camp is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Grumeti airstrip.
  Contact info: Western Serengeti
Serengeti,   Tanzania
phone: +00000000000000000
  Room amenities: Spacious canvas tents have sisal floor rugs, hardwood and wicker furniture, reading lamps, and private bathrooms with showers, sinks, and flush toilets. Tents also have a covered veranda with camp chairs where guests can enjoy some quiet time.
  Facility amenities: Dining tent with the option for al fresco dining if weather permits, a full bar, and a nightly-lit camp fire with sitting area. Solar power and a back-up generator provide limited electrical power and hot water for tents.
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: The lodge is strategically built on the rim of Ngogorongoro's large crater, affording amazing views of the crater floor and its diverse wildlife. Buildings were constructed out of mostly local materials, including stone and wood. Rooms have large windows facing the crater.
  Contact info: Ngorongoro Crater rim
Ngorongoro,   Tanzania
phone: +00000000000000
  Room amenities: The double occupancy rooms have private bathrooms and central heating.
  Facility amenities: A panoramic restaurant, lounge and bar, gift shop, library, laundry services, currency exchange, professional nurse, and telephone/radio communications.
  Smoking allowed: No

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
All-day arrivals at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. You will be staying at Mt. Meru Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Departures from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Day room check-out by 6 p.m. You will be staying at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required. Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination from all travelers arriving from yellow fever endemic countries. For more information contact the program provider or the Tanzanian Embassy in Washington DC 2139 R Street NW Washington D.C. 20008 Tel: 202-939-6123/5/7at
  Required innoculations:
Yes: Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination from all travelers arriving from yellow fever endemic countries. Please review the Center for Disease Control's list of travel recommendations with a personal physician no later than 6 weeks prior to travel. Their information can be accessed by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or on their website
  Parking availability:
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
To Start of Program
  Location:  Kilimanjaro/Arusha
  Nearest airport:  Kilimanjaro International Airport
  Transportation to site: Taxis are available at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. If you choose to use this service, please negotiate a price with the driver beforehand.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Ngorongoro
  Transportation from site: The hotel can assist with transportation arrangements to the airport (additional charges might apply).

Required innoculations:

Yes: Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination from all travelers arriving from yellow fever endemic countries. Please review the Center for Disease Control's list of travel recommendations with a personal physician no later than 6 weeks prior to travel. Their information can be accessed by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or on their website

Elevation Note: Elevations of up to 8,000 feet at Ngorongoro Crater.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Africa - Overnight flight.
(Monday, June 23)
 In Transit: Board your overnight flight to Africa.

Day 2: Arrive to Kilimanjaro Airport -
Transfer to Arusha.

(Tuesday, June 24)
 Evening: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. After clearing Immigrations and Customs, please look for the Road Scholar representative who will be waiting outside the secured arrivals area with an Road Scholar sign (applies to group flights).

Transfer to Arusha.
Arrive at the lodge and check-in.
Accommodations: Mt. Meru Hotel

Day 3: Program Orientation/Excursion to Shanga Beads/Transfer to Tarangire National Park.
(Wednesday, June 25)
 Breakfast: At the lodge.
 Morning: Program Orientation.

Get to know your group leader and fellow Road Scholar participants during a welcome and introduction session at the hotel. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lecture: Tanzania's Unique Role in East Africa. An introduction to Tanzanian history and current events.

Excursion to Shanga Beads: learn about their mission and visit their gallery.
 Lunch: At Shanga Beads.
 Afternoon: Depart Arusha and journey southwest to Tarangire National Park.

Arrive at the lodge and check-in.
Orientation to the property.

Lecture: The Elephants of Tarangire National Park and an Introduction to Local Conservation Efforts.
 Dinner: At the lodge.
 Evening: Time at leisure.
Accommodations: Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tarangire National Park -
Target Species Game Drive.

(Thursday, June 26)
 Breakfast: Early morning target species game drive in the national park. Our focus today will be on the elephants of Tarangire and the seemingly inverted baobab trees that dot the landscape.

Tarangire has one of the highest elephant population densities in Tanzania, making this a prime location for observing these social pachyderms.

Return to the lodge for a late breakfast.
 Morning: Time at leisure to rest and enjoy the lodge's amenities.

Take the opportunity to recharge your batteries after today's early start and ready yourself for the afternoon activities.
 Lunch: At the lodge.
 Afternoon: Afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park.

The Tarangire River snakes through the national park that bears its name. Wildlife travel long distances; drawn to the area's only permanent river. The 1,096 square miles of protected lands are home to a large variety of game such as: wildebeests, elephants, zebras, gazelles, elands, gerenuks, lions and leopards. Extensive grasslands, dusted with the occasional acacia or baobab tree, provide the optimum conditions for viewing wild animals. Bird lovers will not be disappointed-- there are more than 500 avian species found at this park including: Yellow-collared Lovebirds, Rufous-tailed Weavers, Ashy Starlings, Stocking-thighed Ostriches, and Kori Bustards.

Return to the lodge.
 Dinner: At the lodge.
 Evening: Time at leisure.
Accommodations: Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lake Manyara -
Village Visits/Cultural Interaction.

(Friday, June 27)
 Breakfast: At the lodge.
 Morning: Begin transfer to Lake Manyara.

Visit to a local school* (if in session) for interaction with the students, followed by walking orientation of Mto Wa Mbu Village to meet a variety of the village folk as they go about their daily tasks.

*Note: Although not required, previous participants have enjoyed taking coloring pencils/pens and other basic supplies to donate to the local school.
 Lunch: In the village with a local family.
 Afternoon: After lunch, visit a local Maasai market to purchase supplies for tomorrow morning's village visit.

Arrive at the lodge, built in a style reminiscent of a Maasai village, situated on a high ridge with beautiful views of Lake Manyara.
 Dinner: At the lodge.
 Evening: Optional visit to Mto Wa Mbu Village to enjoy some drinks at the local bar.
Accommodations: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Central Serengeti -
Maasai Village Visit/Transfer to Central Serengeti/Game Drive.

(Saturday, June 28)
 Breakfast: At the lodge.
 Morning: Early morning visit to a Maasai village to experience the simple and uncluttered lifestyle of the Maasai.

Begin transfer to the Central Serengeti region.
 Lunch: Boxed lunch en route.
 Afternoon: Continue with transfer to the Serengeti National Park.

After going through the park gates, enjoy your first game drive in Central Serengeti.

Here, the open grasslands are interspersed with small rocky outcrops, home to small mammals and reptiles that are not touched by the migration. This is also hyena country which brings into focus the scavengers of the migration and their role as the "waste management specialists" of the migration.

Arrive at the camp and check-in, followed by a camp orientation.
 Dinner: At the camp.
 Evening: Lecture: The Great Migration, Points to Ponder.
Accommodations: Ang'ata Serengeti
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Central Serengeti -
Game Drives/Searching for Big Cats.

(Sunday, June 29)
 Breakfast: Early morning breakfast at the camp.
 Morning: Game drive in search of the big cats (lion and cheetah,) with site lecture, ‘Do the lions follow the migration, fact or fiction?’

Return to the camp.
 Lunch: At the camp.
 Afternoon: Time at leisure.

Game drive in search of the unsung little creatures of the Serengeti (for example the dung beetle) and the vital role they play the overall ecology of the migration.

Return to the camp.
 Dinner: At the camp.
 Evening: Presentation: Is the Future of the Migration in Jeopardy?
Accommodations: Ang'ata Serengeti
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Western Serengeti -
Game Drives/Monitoring and Protecting Wildlife.

(Monday, June 30)
 Breakfast: At the camp.
 Morning: Transfer to Western Serengeti.

En route, enjoy a game drive and a visit to the Serengeti Park Headquarters. Lecture: The Role of the Rangers and Staff of the Serengeti National Park in Monitoring and Protecting the Wildlife of the Park.
 Lunch: At the Serengeti Park Headquarters.
 Afternoon: Continue with transfer to Western Serengeti with en route game viewing.

During June and July the lush grass plains of the Western Serengeti will quickly become denuded as the Western flank of the migration moves through this area. The concentration of both adult and juvenile wildebeest, zebra and gazelle is a breathtaking sight. For the wildebeest this is the end of their mating season and the loud roar of the male lions adds to the excitement of the game drives in this region in what is known as a migration hotspot.

Arrive at the camp and check-in, followed by free time to rest and freshen-up.

Pre-dinner discussion about wildebeests and their adaptation mechanisms.
 Dinner: At the camp.
 Evening: Time at leisure at the camp.
Accommodations: Mbugani Tented Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Western Serengeti -
Game Drives/The Grumeti River/Hippos and Crocodiles.

(Tuesday, July 1)
 Breakfast: Early morning breakfast at the camp.
 Morning: After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in the park.

The Grumeti River cuts across the northern boundary of the Western Serengeti and is the first major obstacle facing the animals as they make their way to the promised land of the Masai Mara. With good rains, crossing of the Grumeti River becomes a risky business with large Nile crocodiles submerged in the murky waters. To experience the frenzy of a crossing is one of nature’s rare events and should be celebrated if you are fortunate enough to be at the right place, at the right time to witness this spectacle.

Return to the camp.
 Lunch: At the camp.
 Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some free time to relax at the camp.

Today's afternoon game drive will focus on the resident hippos and crocodiles that frequent the two rivers and the pools in this region. Birds are attracted to the riverine areas and offer a welcome respite from the concentration of large animals of the migration.

Return to the camp.

Sundowner discussion: The Significance of the Migration on the Two Million People that Live on the Periphery of the Serengeti.
 Dinner: Farewell to the Serengeti. Dinner at the camp.
 Evening: Time at leisure at the camp.
Accommodations: Mbugani Tented Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Ngorongoro -
Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Site.

(Wednesday, July 2)
 Breakfast: At the lodge.
 Morning: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge.

Stop at the "Cradle of Mankind" for a field trip to Olduvai Gorge's famous archeological site. Site lecture: Louis and Mary Leakey and the Discovery of Homo Habilis.
 Lunch: Boxed lunch at Olduvai Gorge.
 Afternoon: Continue with your transfer to Ngorongoro. Take a moment to enjoy your first view of the Ngorongoro Crater!

The view of the crater from the rim is truly one of nature's great spectacles -- thousands of animals choreographed on a 360 degree "stage" 12 miles in diameter that is the crater floor.

Arrive at the lodge and check-in.

Pre-dinner presentation on the Ngorongoro Conservation area and the formation of the crater.
 Dinner: At the lodge.
 Evening: Free time at the lodge.
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Ngorongoro-
Game Drives in the Ngorongoro Crater.

(Thursday, July 3)
 Breakfast: Early breakfast at the lodge.
 Morning: Descend into the crater in 4x4 vehicles for a full morning game drive among one of the most unique concentrations of wildlife on earth. Viewing animals from so close, with a backdrop of the wall of the crater, provides outstanding photo opportunities.
 Lunch: Boxed lunch at the Crater.
 Afternoon: Continue with game drive activities in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Return to the lodge and freshen-up before dinner.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner at the lodge.
 Evening: Enjoy your last night in Tanzania with your newfound Road Scholar friends.
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Depart to U.S. -
Transfer to Arusha/Cultural Heritage Center/Day Room in Arusha.

(Friday, July 4)
 Breakfast: At the lodge.
 Morning: Begin transfer to Arusha.

Begin transfer to Arusha.

Before reaching Arusha, we will enjoy a visit to the Cultural Heritage Center, located outside the city.
 Lunch: At a local restaurant en route.
 Afternoon: Transfer to the Mt. Meru Hotel for day room accommodations. Participants will be able to rest, finish packing luggage, or freshen-up before catching a night flight to the U.S.

Before leaving for the airport, enjoy a light snack at the hotel. Check-out at 6 p.m.
 Evening: Transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport and check-in for overnight flight to the U.S.

This concludes the program. We hope you enjoyed your Road Scholar adventure! When you get home, remember to stay in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network; share memories, pictures, and comments about your recent travels.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Arrive to the U.S.
(Saturday, July 5)
 Arrive To: Arrive to the U.S.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List

Africa, The Serengeti

Author: George Casey (Director), James Earl Jones (Narrator)

Description: A dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the wildebeests' year-long migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

African Wildlife

Author: Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh

Description: Slip this laminated foldout guide in your pocket for quick reference in the field.

Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Author: Dale Zimmerman, Donald Turner, David Pearson

Description: Ideal for the Serengeti, this field guide features 124 stunning color plates.

Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

Author: Philip Briggs

Description: A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of northern Tanzania, including the Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Olduvai, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

Culture Smart, Tanzania

Author: Quintin Winks

Description: This pocket guide introduces local local customs, etiquette and culture.

Green Hills of Africa

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Description: Hemingway and his wife set out on a two-month East African safari. This classic brings culture, customs and natural beauty of the area to life in beautiful, descriptive personal prose.

Into Africa, With a New Postcript

Author: Craig Packer

Description: Packer writes of a year in the field, from studying primates at Gombe to the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals

Author: Jonathan Kingdon

Description: An artist and biologist, Kingdon provides both delightful full-color illustra-tions and informative text for this great guide.


Author: Reinhard Kunkel

Description: 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.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tourist Map and Guide

Author: Harms IC Verlag

Description: The entire conservation area at a scale of 1:230,000, with a nicely detailed topographic map of the crater itself on the reverse.

Say it in Swahili

Author: Sharifa Zawawi

Description: A palm-size pocket guide to common phrases and expressions.

Serengeti National Park Map

Author: Ma Company (Tanzania)

Description: This detailed, full-color sketch map of the Serengeti ecosystem includes camps, lodges, watercourses, habitat and topography.

Tanzania Map

Author: Nelles

Description: A clear, double-sided map of Tanzania, with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi, at a scale of 1:1,500,000.

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals

Author: Richard Estes

Description: Specifically written for those interested in understanding behavior of the animals they see on safari. This text includes icons, tables and a thorough glossary.

The Tree Where Man Was Born

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Description: This classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life, takes in the Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathies-sen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.

The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior, An Autobiography

Author: Ole Saitoti

Description: aitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai as spokesperson for the tribe and one of their first safari guides, bridging several worlds with tremendous grace.

West with the Night

Author: Beryl Markham

Description: Markham evokes the landscapes, people and wildlife of East Africa in engross-ing detail in this memoir of adventures as a bush pilot in 1930s Kenya, a Lon-gitude favorite.

Wildlife of East Africa

Author: Martin B. Withers, David Hosking

Description: This compact 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.

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