Serengeti Safari and Zanzibar - Books
- Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain by Mitsuaki Iwago. A photographic documentary of the rhythms of nature on the Serengeti plains. Over 18 months on the Serengeti Plain of eastern Africa, Iwago captures in nearly 300 extraordinary full-color images a world of calm beauty and quick violence, where the daily drama of life and death for over two million animals is played against a spectacular landscape.
- The Tree Where Man Was Born by Peter Matthiessen. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills, to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall.
- The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography by Tepilit Ole Saitoti. A fascinating glimpse into Maasai life and culture from the author's education in a mission school and initiation as a warrior, to his career as a game park guide and ranger, to his studies in Munich and Boston and at the University of Michigan, to his return home, to be received back ritually into his family.
- The Gunny Sack by M.G. Vassanji. Living under German colonial rule, the family of Dhanji Govindji become permanent residents of Africa while witnessing historical events that result in the birth of African nationalism. A coming-of-age story that looks at the past with affection and understanding from the viewpoint of Indian immigrants in a changing land.
- Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard. With the utterance of a single line- "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"- a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling until this extraordinarily researched account of a thrilling adventure defined by alarming foolishness, intense courage, and raw human achievement.
- The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley. A searing, no-holds-barred memoir of the author’s time as a foreign correspondent in the war zones of Africa. A beautiful, sometimes harrowing memoir of intrepid young men cut down in their prime, of forbidden love and its fatal consequences, and of family and history. and the collision of cultures over the enduring course of British colonialism in Africa that defined them both.
- Tanzania: My Country As I See It by Peter E. Temu. An enlightening discussion of Tanzania and its development prospects. Rejecting the notion that Tanzania is intrinsically poor, Temu emphasizes that Tanzania is richly endowed with natural resources of all kinds, and attributes the country's underdevelopment to lack of education, poor leadership, and widespread corruption.
- Tanzania: The Land and Its People by John Ndembwike. A general study of Tanzania, its people and history, and a look at contemporary life in the largest country in East Africa and one of the largest on the continent. Ndembwike covers all the regions of Tanzania, including the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia and their ethnic groups.
- Taste of Tanzania: Modern Swahili Recipes for the West by Miriam R. Kinunda. From snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro to its wildlife safaris, tropical beaches, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, the majestic Kalamba falls, and the spice islands of Zanzibar, Tanzania has much beauty to boast of. Worldwide, however, less known is Tanzania's distinctive cuisine. Now, Miriam Rose Kinunda presents a collection of delicious Swahili recipes from Tanzania so that you can explore world cuisine from your own kitchen.
- Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning by Boyd Norton. Using thrilling firsthand accounts and experiences, this book captures the history, people, animals, and the great migration that makes this one of the most fascinating and special places in the world. World-renowned as both a photographer and wilderness activist, Norton highlights preservation efforts while his vibrant and compelling photographs transport readers to the mystical and magical Serengeti.
- Tales From Tanzania: A mostly true story by Scott Balows. Perhaps one of the most comical books ever written about an African safari, chronicling a vacation gone awry as the author dodges hippos and crocodiles, suffers intestinal distress of an epic nature and is repeatedly mocked by British people. From a tent perched on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater to the skies above the Serengeti, this anecdotal tale captures a safari in hilarious detail.
- Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. One of science fiction's most praised novels, weaving together the lives of a rising executive and a corporate spy amidst a backdrop of global domination, genetic engineering and a discovery that could change the world.