This indispensable guide offers all the information you need to get the most out of wildlife watching in East Africa. Accessible and beautifully illustrated, this revised second edition of Bradt's much praised guide to East African Wildlife will appeal to both the first-time visitor and to the serious naturalist seeking a compact volume to carry around. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, this 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. It also makes a great souvenir. 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.
Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the world particularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. With spectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, each visitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora and fauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on when to go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engaging way, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal to the interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweight companion to any wildlife trip.
Johannesburg resident Philip Briggs has travelled extensively throughout Africa and is author of Bradt's Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Northern Tanzania, Tanzania, and co-author of Mozambique and Rwanda.
Introduction About this book The Lie of the Land Geography Climate The human landscape Habitats What is a habitat? Savannah Woodland Forest Highlands Semi-desert Wetlands and waterways Artificial habitats Mammals Primates Carnivores Elephants Odd-toed ungulates Even-toed ungulates Small mammals Birds Waterbirds Raptors Ground birds Near-passerines Passerines Reptiles and Amphibians Reptiles Amphibians Invertebrates Millipedes and centipedes Arachnids Insects Finding Wildlife Game drives Guided walks Boat trips Camps and lodges Urban habitats On Safari What to take Where to go Further reading Appendix: Introduction to Taxonomy Index