This colourful guide to East African Wildife by Philip Briggs covers much that one needs to know about the key animal species in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. There are chapters and sections on Habitats, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Invertebrates and a very useful "On Safari". This 382-page colourful book in the Bradt series is a general wildlife guidebook which is well-worth getting hold of in advance of any trip to the region. There are some superb photographs and many insights into the wildlife and insider's tips on travel in the region.
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