What can I read up on before my safari to learn more?

We recommend that tourists do some reading before embarking on an African safari, as this will help enrich your experience and gain some useful knowledge about the wildlife, cultures and history of Africa and the locations you intend to visit. While it is difficult to recommend a book that will cover everything, we have found that Bradt Travel Guides offer a comprehensive destination selection. Lonely Planet also offers an extensive range of African safari books, and you can also access useful resources on Africa on the Rough Guides website.

We’ve compiled a list of other African safari and travel books, which you may find interesting:

Beat about the Bush: Mammals – Trevor Carnaby

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals – Richard Estes

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals – Jonathon Kingdon

Birds of Africa South of the Sahara – Ian Sinclair

Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Around Africa on my Bicycle – Riaan Manser

White Mischief – James Fox

Out of Africa – Karen Blixen

My Pride and Joy – George Adamson

Born Free, Forever Free & Living Free – Joy Adamson

I Dreamed Of Africa – Kuki Gallman

The Ukimwi Road – Dervla Murphy

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