Safari Reading List

General travel guides for Tanzania:

Tanzania, 4th: The Bradt Travel Guide – Recommended!

Tanzania – The Rough Guide

Lonely Planet Tanzania, Zanzibar & Pemba, by Mary Fitzpatrick

Spectrum Guide to Tanzania, by Camerapix


General natural history guides:

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife – Recommended!

Lonely Planet- watching wildlife guide to East Africa – Recommended!


Wildlife guides:

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates, by Richard D. Estes, et al – Recommended!

Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, by Jonathan Kingdon

Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi , by Stevenson & Fanshawe.

Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa, by Stephen Spawls.

Pyramids of Life, by Harvey Croze – Recommended!


On Mount Kilimanjaro:

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, by Susan Stoddard, Stephen Carmichael,

Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide, by Cameron M. Burns


Origins of humanity:

The Hominid Gang, Behind the Scenes in the Search for Human Origins, by Delta Willis

Origins Reconsidered: In Search of What Makes Us Human, by Richard E. Leakey


General African History:

We must run while they walk; a portrait of AfricaJulius Nyerere, by William Edgett Smith


Photo Albums:

Natural Order on the African Plain, by Mitsuaki Iwago – Recommended!

Nomads of the Serengeti, by Robyn Stewart.

Tanzania – A natural Eden, by Javed Jaferji.



Snows of Kilimanjaro,  by Ernest Hemingway.

The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, by Aidan Hartley.