East African Wildlife

Book Description

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 secondedition of Bradt's much praised guide to East African Wildlife will appeal toboth the first-time visitor and to the serious naturalist seeking a compactvolume to carry around. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, this guide provides a colourful overview of theregion's variety of large animals together with information on their habits andhabitats. The book also provides an excellent introduction to the region's lessheralded variety of smaller creatures including 1,500 bird species andbutterflies. It also makes a great souvenir. The wildlife of east Africa is themajor visitor attraction of this region, thanks to the legendary game reservesof Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.

Bradt's fully illustrated wildlife guides focus on regions of the worldparticularly celebrated for their amazing and often unique species. Withspectacular photography or exclusive watercolour drawings throughout, eachvisitors' guide provides an introduction to the region's principal flora andfauna alongside suggested wildlife itineraries, practical information on whento go and what to take and photography tips. Written in a deliberately engagingway, they offer something different from dry field guides, and will appeal tothe interested layman as much as the wildlife devotee. Ideal as a lightweightcompanion to any wildlife trip.

About Briggs, Philip

Philip Briggs is the world's leading writer of travel guides to Africa and an environmental writer specialising in Africa. Born in Britain and raised in South Africa, he started travelling in East Africa in 1986, and his first book, Guide to South Africa, was published by Bradt in 1991. Since then he has divided his time between exploring and writing about the highways and byways of Atrica. He is the author or co-author of many Bradt guides and has contributed to numerous other books and magazines.