Saturday, December 6, 2008

Recommended reading

I found that chance does indeed  favor the prepared mind. Wherever I travel, I try to do some homework before I go. It helps to familiarize myself with the geography, history and wildlife. I found these books helpful. Safari Journal, By Boyd Norton is my favorite.

The Tourist Travel & Field Guide of the Serengeti National Park by Veronica Voodt

This book is carried by our guides. It's a very comprehensive field guide for Northern Tanzania.

Safari Journal by Boyd Norton, Edward Borg, Ed Sokolosky, and Stephanie Sokolosky

This is a great way to journal your trip and keep track of animal sighting as it has many wildlife photos and captions interspersed with blank, lined pages for writing. I used mine everyday on my first trip.


The Art of Outdoor Photography: Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional by Boyd Norton

I feel this is the most comprehensive book out there for beginners and pros alike who want to shoot outdoors. The author led my Feb. 08 trip.


Innocent Killers by Hugo Van Lawick, Jane Goodall, and Jane Goodall

This is a great book for the “research” minded individual. It’s a little dry but very interesting. It gives accounts of hyena, jackal and wild dogs.


The Rough Guide to Swahili Dictionary Phrasebook 3 (Rough Guide Phrasebooks) by Rough Guides

This is a great beginners language book. There are plenty of others. I also like this because it’s small and light.