The wildlife of east Africa is the major visitor attraction of this region, thanks to the legendary game reserves of Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. This new guide provides a colourful overview of the region's variety of large animals together with information on their habits and habitats. The book also provides an excellent introduction to the region's less heralded variety of smaller creatures including 1,500 bird species and butterflies.
Accessible and beautifully illustrated, the guide will appeal both to the first-time visitor and to the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume to carry around.
2) The Lie of the Land
6) Reptiles and Amphibians
8) Finding Wildlife
9) On Safari
10) Further Reading
11) Appendix: Introdution to Taxonomy
Johannesburg resident Philip Briggs is a travel writer and tour leader specialising in East and southern Africa. Born in Britain and raised in South Africa, he started travelling in East Africa in 1986, and his first book, Guide to South Africa, was published by Bradt in 1991. Since then Philip has written or co-written numerous books on the African continent including Bradt travel guides to Northern Tanzania, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and East & Southern Africa, as well as Bradt's East African Wildlife Guide. He also writes regularly for magazines including Africa Geographic, Travel Africa and Africa Birds & Birding.
A handy beginner's manual to the region's varied creatures. Wanderlust 'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.' BBC Wildlife