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Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania
A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar.
African Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
Ideal pocket-sized, folding guides for reference while on safari. This beautiful guide highlights over 140 unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and includes a map of the continent's vegetation zones. This laminated foldout guide serves as an excellent resource for portable safari information.
Origins Reconsidered, In Search of What Makes Us Human
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.
Out of Africa
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.
Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
This pocket guide provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in Tanzania to ensure you arrive with an awareness of basic manners, courtesies and sensitive issues. This guide is an excellent reference for what to expect, how to behave and how to interact to help steer clear of embarrassing cultural misunderstandings and to help feel confident in situations that may be outside of your comfort zone. Content includes discussions on: customs, values, traditions, history, politics, religion, home life, leisure, eating and drinking, as well as, cultural taboos and spoken and unspoken rules of communication.
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai Mara, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
The Tree Where Man Was Born
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai
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.
Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning
Stunning photo anthology featuring 250 gorgeous color photographs with firsthand travel accounts on the Serengeti, Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Crater by author/photographer Boyd Norton. Norton's visual opus beautifully captures the history, animals and the Great Migration that make this region one of the most amazing places on Earth.
Wildlife of East Africa
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.
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
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.
Green Hills of Africa
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.
Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.