For its size, Kenya probably has the most diverse range of habitats of any country in Africa, if not the world. Within its borders there are alpine peaks, montane forests, high plateaux, savannas, lowland forests, coastal woodlands and wetlands, and a string of varied lakes in the Great Rift Valley. The range of wildlife to be found in the region is correspondingly diverse. this book explores the wildlife and habitats in great detail and gives a thorough overview of Kenya's natural history.
Steve Spawls is a herpetologist who has lived and worked in Kenya for many years. He is the senior author of A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa. Glenn Mathews has lived all his life in Kenya where he operates safaris.