Safari Reading List

Essential Reading List

Our Camp Library includes a selection of the best guidebooks (Birds, Mammals, Plants, Insects, and Reptiles), as well as classics of East African history and literature. Here are a few of our favorite books – still available – which you may wish to have for your personal library. Enjoy! – Don Young

  • Faces of Africa by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher,
  • Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
  • Nice Faces of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley
  • West With the Night by Beryl Markham
  • The Lunatic Express by Charles Miller
  • The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
  • Elephant Memories by Cynthia Moss
  • The Scramble for Africa by Thomas Pakenham
  • Fifty Shades of Khaki by Donald Young (just kidding)
  • Chadwick, Douglas, The Fate of the Elephant
  • Croze, Harvey, Pyramids of Life
  • Dowden, Richard, Africa, Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
  • Estes, Richard, The Behavior Guide to African Mammals
  • Fitzjohn, Tony, Born Wild
  • Gallmann, Kuki, I Dreamed of Africa
  • Huxley, Elspeth, Out in the Midday Sun
  • Johanson, Don, Lucy’s Legacy
  • Kingdon, Jonathan, African Mammals
  • Matthieson, Peter, The Tree Where Man was Born
  • Meredith, Martin, The Fate of Africa
  • Paice, Edward, Tip and Run
  • Prettejohn, Michael, Endless Horizons
  • Reader, John, Africa, The Biography of a Continent
  • Root, Alan, Ivory, Apes, & Peacocks
  • Stevenson, Terry, and John Fanshawe, Birds of East Africa
  • Tattersall, Ian, Masters of the Planet

Highly Recommended Coffee Table Books

  • Beckwith, Carol, Maasai
  • Beckwith, Carol and Angela Fisher, African Ceremonies
  • Coulson, David and Alec Campbell, African Rock Art
  • Johanson, Don, From Lucy to Language
  • Pavitt, Nigel, Kenya, The Making of a Country