Must read! 1. Estes RD. The Safari Companion: A guide to watching African mammals. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company; 1993. (big paperback, but find room in your luggage for it anyways)
Planning the trip 1. Blindloss J, Parkinson T, Fletcher M. Kenya. 5th ed. Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd.; 2003. 2. Fitzpatrick M. Tanzania. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd.; 2002. 3. Nolting MW. Africa’s top wildlife countries. 6th ed. Ft. Lauderdale: Global Travel Publishers, Inc.; 2003.
Colonial period 1. Churchill W. My African journey. London: The Holland Press Neville Spearman Ltd.; 1962. (note: Out of print) 2. Hemingway E. Green hills of Africa. New York: Simon & Shuster; 1996. 3. Conrad J. Heart of Darkness. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics; 2003.
General background 1. Theroux P. Dark star safari. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; 2003. 2. Quammen D, Wainaina B, Kotch N, Mendel G, Salopek P, Fuller A. Africa: Whatever you thought, think again (special issue). National Geographic. September 2005.
Health and safety information 4. Young I. Healthy travel Africa: 1st ed. Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd.; 2000. 1. United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (excellent): http://www.cdc.gov/travel/ 2. WHO site with health information (excellent): http://www.who.int/ith/en/ 3. UK site with political information: http://www.fco.gov.uk 4. Australian site with political information: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 5. Overseas security information: http://www.ds-osac.org/