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The Race for Timbuktu

by Frank T. Kryza

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City...

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

by Richard D. Estes, Daniel Otte & Kathryn S. Fuller

Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa,...

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria

by Rotimi T. Suberu

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria explores and analyses the underlying sources and salient features of recent ethnic minority conflicts in Nigeria, the largely controversial policies by which...

Nigeria during the Abacha Years (1993-1998)

by ‘Kunle Amuwo, Daniel C. Bach, Nicole Chevillard & Alex Gboyega et al.

The autocratic regime of Sani Abacha (1993-1998) stands out as a watershed in the history of independent Nigeria. Nigeria’s darkest years since the civil war resulted from his unrestrained personal rule; very...

Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

by Marc Taquet & Alain Diringer

This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more...

Learning to Play With a Lion's Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa

by Melissa Haynes

Melissa visits Africa for animal conservation, but a cast of unlikely characters teaches her about grief, fear, and ultimately life.

The Tuner of Silences

by Mia Couto & David Brookshaw

"Eleven when I saw a woman for the first time, I was seized by such surprise I burst into tears."

In the Heart of Life

by Kathy Eldon

A Mother Loses Almost Everything Before She Discovers True Joy

In 1977, Kathy Eldon moved with her husband and two children from England to Kenya, where she found freedom as she had never known it before and...

Marrakech Select

by Insight Guides

Select Guide Marrakech is a brand new inspirational guide to this vibrant city, offering authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture. From the exotic souks of the medina to the...


by Peter Hathaway Capstick

From the master of African adventure writing, Peter Hathway Capstick presents the first modern authoritative, comprehensive travel guide to African safari.

Drawn from his years of experience as a professional...

Peter Capstick's Africa

by Peter Hathaway Capstick

Peter Hathaway Capstick is a name synonymous with excitement, danger, and high adventure. Sportsman, adventurer, raconteur par excellence, Capstick has been recognized as a modern-day master of African hunting...

Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh

by Rough Guides

Discover this vibrant city with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore the Ben...

C'est l'Afrique

by Luigi Brandajs

Even if you have already enjoyed Africa as tourists or presumed benefactors, start reading this book, you will not regret it. If you've never been there, better. It's an epitome of reconnaissance, it does not...

Fodor's the Complete Guide to African Safaris

by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best African...

Trip to Tanzania

by Julie Jane

Have you ever wanted to do something but then think twice because nobody wants to do it with you or it is daunting or it is just not the right time? Well this is my story of how I chased my dream to Africa.

Mt Kilimanjaro & Me

by Annette Freeman

Ever wondered if you could climb a mountain? Maybe one of the Seven Summits? What if you are a middle-aged, unfit, inexperienced business woman with a sedentary job? This is the story of one such woman who decided...

Into the South African Heartland

by K. M. Ariff

This is a travelogue. The author makes an extraordinary journey with friends to the Western Cape, South Africa. As he probes into the countrys tinted history. What impresses him are not just its friendly people,...

12 Days in Senegal

by Makeda Kumasi

In March 2014, I came across a professional development grant offered by the University of California, Riverside. I had just been hired to teach West African dance in the Department of Dance as a physical education...

A Kenyan Photo Safari

by Alastair Craig

A Kenyan Photo Safari is one mans attempt to record and share something of the excitement and experiences of spending nearly two weeks in Africa photographing wildlife and learning something of the culture and...

Amani Haki Yetu

by Adam Hummel

On December 30, 2007, President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of Kenyas presidential election. Within minutes of this declaration, rioting erupted across Kenya, from the coast of the Indian Ocean to the...