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Best Safari Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

There are countless Safari courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Fodor’s the Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, & Rwanda (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWritten by local experts, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best African safari destinations in both eastern and southern Africa. Travelers will be able to determine which African safari destination is best for them and plan their trip step by step starting months before departure up to the day of arrival. We cover the best local and international safari tour operators with information on how to create a dream safari, whether it’s a luxury, bespoke…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

2. The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals (1999)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfSince its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral…
Author(s): Richard D. Estes , Daniel Otte, et al.

3. Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide (2014)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the…
Author(s): Peter Allison

4. We All Went On Safari (English and Swahili Edition) (2004)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfJoin Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people….
Author(s): Laurie Krebs, Julia Cairns

5. Fodor’s Essential South Africa: with The Best Safari Destinations (Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWritten by local experts, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.Everything about Africa that stirs the imagination is concentrated in its southernmost country. Lions freely roam vast game reserves such as Kruger National Park; vineyards stretch across the Cape Winelands; and mountains cascade into the sea along miles of beaches. In addition to dream safaris and romantic honeymoons, South Africa offers modern cities with thriving arts and dining scenes. South Africans are…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

6. Primary Spelling by Pattern: A Safari Adventure to Better Spelling, Level 2 (student edition) (2011)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback: 189 pages Publisher: Cambium Learning Group; 1st edition (2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1606972073 ISBN-13: 978-1606972076 Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,125,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Betty Hooper, Louisa Moats

7. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown (2004)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and “a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that…
Author(s): Paul Theroux

8. Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer (2016)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“Since the beginning, my philosophy has been ‘shoot with a camera not with a gun.’”Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he pioneered the luxury tent safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today Kent takes thousands of adventurers, hungry for extraordinary and life-changing experiences, to the planet’s wildest frontiers.In his gripping memoir, this “Indiana Jones—meets—James Bond” entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent’s life reads like a work of fiction: growing up…
Author(s): Geoffrey Kent

9. Strategy Safari: The complete guide through the wilds of strategic management (2nd Edition) (2008)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer  “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful…
Author(s): Henry Mintzberg , Bruce Ahlstrand, et al.

10. The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series) (2011)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma…
Author(s): McCall Smith, Alexander

11. Safari (2017)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor Sydney Marlowe, getting a coveted research position with enigmatic biotech CEO Billy Sans seems like a dream come true. She and three other interns are flown halfway around the world to a remote private game reserve in Tanzania, where they will implement new zoological technologies and analyze field data over the course of two weeks.But when local animal behavior becomes increasingly unnatural and people begin to go missing, Sydney and the others realize that something sinister is lurking beneath this paradise. The truth, however, is more…
Author(s): Alexander Plansky

12. Mrs. Pollifax on Safari (1987)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfNow the incredible Mrs. Pollifax has been sent on a safari to smoke out a very clever international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia. “Just take a lot of pictures of everyone on that safari,” the CIA man told her. “One of them has to be our man.”It sounded simple enough. But it wasn’t. Because shortly after Mrs. Pollifax started taking pictures, someone stole her film. And right after that she was kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. And right after that—well, read for yourself. . . …
Author(s): Dorothy Gilman

13. (101 things to know when you go) ON SAFARI IN AFRICA: Paperback Edition (2018)

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOn Safari in Africa is unlike any other travel guide to Africa. This is not a "where to go, where to stay, what to see" style of travel guide, rather, it is more a travel companion that aims to pick up where your Africa Travel Specialist leaves off (and even acts as your safari guide along the way). Along with pre-departure information, packing and travel tips it is also a comprehensive insight into the wildlife, landscapes, people and issues that surround the safari world. Aimed at both first time travellers to Africa as well as those who…
Author(s): Patrick Brakspear

Best Safari Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some safari books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

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Author(s): Leila Safari, Giuseppe Ferri, Shahram Minaei, Vincenzo Stornelli
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309728

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds

Author(s): Sy Montgomery
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, Year: 2019, Size: 135 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2395579

Fodor’s the Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Victoria Falls

Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor’s Travel, Year: 2018, Size: 103 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2221702

Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries: Safari Planning Guide to Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Author(s): Mark W. Nolting
Publisher: Global Travel Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 160 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2232124

Banana Whip Safari Trip: A Culinary Cozy Mystery With A Delicious Recipe

Author(s): Nancy McGovern, Cyra Bruce
Publisher: McGovern Books, Year: 2017, Size: 231 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2240523

Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass

Author(s): Darren McGarvey
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd, Year: 2017, Size: 491 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2257953

Arts, Sciences, and Economics: A Historical Safari

Author(s): Tönu Puu
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2015, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1293742

American Zoo: A Sociological Safari

Author(s): David Grazian
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1484949

Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania - The Northern Safari Circuit

Author(s): Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin Random House Company, Year: 2015, Size: 64 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1681670

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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