Wildlife of East Africa
Martin B. Withers
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.
The Safari Companion
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.
A laminated foldout guide illustrating almost 150 species of African animals, designed for quick reference in the field.
Animals of the Masai Mara
Adam Scott Kennedy
This photo guide by two safari guides focuses on the lions, cheetah, leopards, zebra, giraffe and other celebrated wildlife.
Animals of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Vicki Kennedy & Adam Scott Kennedy
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. Featuring 146 stunning color photos, insights into behavioral habits and tips on how to locate specific animals.
Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania
Dale Zimmerman, Donald Turner & David Pearson
Ideal for the Serengeti, this field guide features 124 stunning color plates.
Birds of the Masai Mara
Adam Scott Kennedy
Kennedy's compact guide, full of local knowledge on habitats and birding spots, features 300 color photographs.
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
Adam Scott Kennedy
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.
East Africa Birds
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 120 birds often seen in East Africa's forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines.
East Africa Wildlife
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features the creatures often seen in the legendary Serengeti and Maasai Mara reserves and beyond.
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. The guide includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
This stunningly-illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
Kenya & Northern Tanzania (Serengeti) Map
A detailed map (1:1,100,000) with inset maps of Lamu, Nairobi and Mombasa.
Kenya Adventure Map
National Geographic Society
This double-sided, water- and tear-resistant map in the growing series shows Kenya at a scale of 1:1,040,000.
Safari Planning Map, East & Southern Africa
The Africa Adventure Company
This large-scale colorful map covers the top safari countries and important wildlife reserves of East and Southern Africa. With enlargements of key regions like Northern Tanzania, Southern Kenya and Northern Botswana to Victoria Falls, the map includes information on planning your safari and climate graphs.
Eyewitness Guide Kenya
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.
Swahili, A Language Map
Kristine K. Kershul
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
Culture Smart! Kenya
A concise guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Insight Guide Kenya
A thoroughly illustrated survey of the country, its people, history and wildlife. It includes an overview of individual national parks and conservation areas, as well as excellent maps.
Lonely Planet Kenya
A practical guide in the popular series, featuring plenty of maps, tips and basic sightseeing information.
Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.
Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning
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.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Africa, a Biography of the Continent
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.
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.
Alternating aerial shots with dramatic landscapes, vivid animal studies and portraits of the Maasai, Poliza's latest stunning book captures the spirit of Kenya and its people.
The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor
Covering the epic story of colonialism in Africa, Meredith's magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read.
The Scramble for Africa
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.
Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa
This gorgeously photographed tribute to the animals of Eastern Africa captures the region's wild creatures at their most dramatic. Veronesi brings his camera into tumultuous weather -- literally following animals' footsteps -- into mists, dust storms and heavy rains.