1) Kennedy, Adam Scott and Vicki Kennedy. Animals of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 2014. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 152 and 224 pages respectively. Price: $27.95 U.S. each.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Containing 146 stunning color photos, Animals of the Serengeti is a remarkable book that covers the mammals and reptiles most likely to be encountered in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which includes the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. With an eye-catching design, accessible text, and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide features 89 species of mammal and reptile. Useful "Top Tips"--shared by local Tanzanian guides who work in the region--provide visitors with insights into behavioral habits and help to locate specific animals. Filled with vivid anecdotes, Animals of the Serengeti will enable any safari traveler to identify the mammals and reptiles of the area with ease. This book features:
- Covers the 89 species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Fascinating insights into behavior and ecology
- Accessible text aimed at safari visitors of all levels
Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the most famous areas for wildlife in the world. Birds of the Serengeti is a groundbreaking and essential photographic guide, featuring more than 270 bird species--those most likely to be encountered in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This easy-to-use guide contains over 480 dazzling color photos, has an attractive design, and includes accessible text that provides interesting information about the ecology and behaviors of each species. Rich in detail, this indispensable book follows a habitat-based approach, making it simple for everyone--from the novice to experienced birdwatcher--to put a name quickly to the birds they see in this fascinating part of the world. This book features:
- Covers more than 270 bird species most likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Lake Victoria's Speke Gulf
- Highlights the major plumage variations of each species
- Adopts a habitat-based approach
- Contains informative and accessible text
RECOMMENDATION: Two good general introductions to the wildlife of the region.