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Good books on safaris?

Old Dec 17th 2004, 9:19 pm
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Bobby
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Can anyone recommend a good book for my forthcoming safari in Kenya?

Cheers.

Bobby
 
Old Dec 18th 2004, 12:25 am
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Eben Schoeman
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Bobby

The excellent Africa board of Fodors.com just had a long discussion
about books with some excellent choices.

Fodors.com > Travel Talk > Africa & the Middle East > Need some good
books regarding Africa...

BTW, IMO the Fodors board has the most knowledgeable posts about Africa
in general.
 
Old Dec 18th 2004, 3:23 am
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"Bobby" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Can anyone recommend a good book for my forthcoming safari in Kenya?

Best of those I have are listed at:
http://www.v-liz.com/safari/hints/books.htm

Of course, there must be plenty I haven't read, and it depends on what your
personal interests are. For example, if you're a birder you wouldn't dream
of going without the Zimmerman et al book, but if you're not, it would be a
lot of dead weight in your suitcase.

If only getting one book, I'd recommend the Insight "East African Wildlife"
one, with the Ernest Neal book, if you can get it, as runner-up (it was out of
print a couple of years back).
For general background, the Insight Guide to Kenya is nice.

However, if you live near a city with a good bookshop, you should try to
have a look and see which matches best with your style and what you want to
know.

When you're in Kenya, consider getting the individual booklets about the
reserves which are produced by Friends of Conservation: they are usually on
sale in the Lodge shops.

Slainte

Liz

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Old Dec 18th 2004, 3:42 am
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Dave Patterson
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I suggest (always) The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes.
 
Old Dec 19th 2004, 2:14 am
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A very interesting book you might like to read is "A Guides guide to
guiding" by Garth Thompson.


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Old Dec 20th 2004, 6:12 am
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On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 10:19:03 -0000, "Bobby" <[email protected]>
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    >Can anyone recommend a good book for my forthcoming safari in Kenya?

Bobby,

I don't know a book, but perhaps you want to look at
http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm , at least for the checklist on
what to take along and some other general information.

Hans-Georg

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Old Dec 21st 2004, 6:16 pm
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Nice books...


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