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Watching Wildlife Series from Lonely Planet Publications:

Lonely Planet: Watching Wildlife: East Africa
David Andrew, Susan Rhind: Buy from or

  • This invaluable guide covers more than 100 bird and wildlife-watching destinations in East Africa, (Kenya, Uganga, Tanzania and Rwanda.). The itineraries include the Amboseli, Tsavo and Masai Mara National Parks and the bird rich areas of Lakes Naivasha and Begoria. Each featured destination is accompanied by maps to the best sites. An extensive photo gallery features all the main bird and mammal groups. Recommended.

Lonely Planet Watching Wildlife : Southern Africa
Luke Hunter, Susan Rhind: Buy from or

  • This guide covers more than 100 top bird and wildlife-watching destinations, in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia, from capital city day trips to dozens of national parks. Each destination has a map to the best sites and detailed itineraries. The 100 page wildlife gallery (mainly birds and mammals) is a delight to read and for each group of species there is a "hotspots" caption picking out the key sites...recommended, especially as a pre-trip planner.

Lonely Planet: Watching Wildlife: Australia
Jane Bennett et al: Buy from or

  • An essential read for anyone planning a bird or wildlife watching trip to Australia. In full sumptuous colour throughout, with detailed maps and superb wildlife photography. There are sections on habitat, most of the key wildlife reserves are described on a state by state basis, followed by a mouthwatering photographic tour of the mammals, birds and to a lesser extent, reptiles, turtles and sealife of the area...recommended.

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