Animals of the Masai Mara

Animals of the Masai Mara

by Adam Scott Kennedy, Vicki Kennedy
     
 

One of the greatest attractions of a trip to Kenya is the chance to see animals such as lions, cheetah, leopards, zebra, and giraffe up close and in their natural habitats. Animals of the Masai Mara is a lavish photographic guide that explores the charismatic wildlife most likely to be encountered by a safari visitor to the Masai Mara National Reserve in

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One of the greatest attractions of a trip to Kenya is the chance to see animals such as lions, cheetah, leopards, zebra, and giraffe up close and in their natural habitats. Animals of the Masai Mara is a lavish photographic guide that explores the charismatic wildlife most likely to be encountered by a safari visitor to the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. More than 140 stunning photographs showcase 65 mammals and 17 reptile species, including 6 snakes. Designed to be informative and locally accurate, rather than purely identification-based, this easy-to-use book pays particular attention to wildlife behavior and is written from the firsthand experiences of the authors and the knowledge of local safari guides. Numerous "Top Tips" throughout show readers how and where to locate specific species. The only field guide to focus solely on the wildlife of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Animals of the Masai Mara will be indispensable to visitors to this famous park and all nature enthusiasts with an interest in this area of the world.

  • The only photographic guide specific to the animals of the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • More than 140 remarkable photographs covering 65 mammals and 17 reptile species, including 6 snakes
  • Accessible text explores animal behavior and other interesting facts
  • A brief and informative introduction to the habitats of the Masai Mara


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Editorial Reviews

MongaBay.com - Gabriel Thoumi
This is the guidebook for every child, and child inside of us, between the ages of 5 and 105 that has ever dreamt of learning about the fascinating animals seen on a safari in Africa.
GrrlScentist - Devorah Bennu
Like its avian companion volume, you will love this book—even if you never visit the Masai Mara!
From the Publisher

"This is the guidebook for every child, and child inside of us, between the ages of 5 and 105 that has ever dreamt of learning about the fascinating animals seen on a safari in Africa."--Gabriel Thoumi, MongaBay.com

"Like its avian companion volume, you will love this book--even if you never visit the Masai Mara!"--Devorah Bennu, GrrlScentist

"If you are going to visit the Masai Mara, this is a must have book. But I recommend this book equally to anyone who wants to take an imaginary journey to this part of the Serengeti. It is a fascinating book about the world's most charismatic community of animals."--DRK, Wildlife Activist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691156019
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2012
Series:
Wildlife Explorer Guides
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Since 2008, Adam Scott Kennedy and Vicki Kennedy have managed remote luxury safari camps in Tanzania and Kenya and now operate as private safari guides, specializing in photographic and wildlife safaris. Information on their tours and stock image library can be found at http://www.rawnaturephoto.com. Adam Scott Kennedy is the author of Birds of the Masai Mara (Princeton).

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