Lonely Planet Publications. 656 pages. Includes Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, Uganda, and eastern Zaire. Multi-country guide. Excitement, tranquility, adventure: create your own East African odyssey with Lonely Planet. Feel the thunder of wildebeest hooves on the savanna and the disco beat of Nairobi nightspots. This guide covers: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. GET A GLIMPSE of wonderous wildlife with our 16-page colour animal-spotting guide and dedicated Safaris and Mountain Gorillas chapters. GO YOUR OWN WAY with our coverage of Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. GET ACTIVE - detailed information on activities airborne, on-ground or underwater. GET THE BACKGROUND - in-depth discussion of East Africa's poignant history, cultures and environment. HIT THE ROAD - detailed transport information and 120 user-friendly maps shows you where to go.
Bradt Publications. 282 pages. The wildlife of east Africa is the major attraction for visitors to this region, with the legendary game reserves of Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. This new visitor's guide provides a colorful overview of the region's variety of large mammals together with an insight into their habits and habitats. The book also provides an excellent introduction to the region's less heralded variety of `small stuff' - including1,500 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. It will also make a great souvenir after the trip.
Footprint Books. 864 pages. Size 4?"x8?". Includes color photos and 182 maps. Totally packed with up-to-date information including highlights of virtually every town and site. Also includes money-saving tips, advice on staying healthy, and anecdotes on local history, culture, customs, and etiquette. Indispensable!