'The Safari Companion,' by Richard Estes


Each and every traveler to Africa should pack The Safari Companion to identify and interpret the behaviour of African mammals.


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This is the guide book to take to Africa! Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has become the first guide to watching and understanding the behaviour of African mammals. An indispensable tool for safari travellers to Africa, it is specifically designed for those who are interested in knowing more about the lives and interactions of the magnificent animals they see. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioural activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioural table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife and advice on where and when to see the animals.

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We know The Safari Companion very well indeed. This is the book that safari guides use when learning about the behaviour and interactions of African mammals. The book is easy to read and we seriously do recommend that you pack this book to make the most of your safari. You may even spot behaviour that your guide has missed, or become your own guide when viewing wildlife from the lodge!
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