Animals of the Masai Mara

Animals of the Masai Mara

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

Animals of the Serengeti

And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Animals of the Serengeti

Containing 146 stunning color photos, Animals of the Serengeti is a remarkable look at the mammals and reptiles most likely to be encountered in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. With an eye-catching layout, accessible text, and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide includes 89 species of mammal and reptile. Useful "Top Tips"—shared by local Tanzanian guides that work in the region—provide visitors with insights into behavioral habits and how to locate specific animals. Filled with vivid anecdotes, Animals of the Serengeti will enable any safari traveler to identify the area's wildlife with ease. Covers the 89 species likely to be encountered in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Features male and female variations Accessible text aimed at safari visitors of all levels

Birds of the Masai Mara

Birds of the Masai Mara

Birds of the Masai Mara is a remarkably beautiful photographic guide featuring the bird species likely to be encountered by visitors to the popular Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. With an eye-catching layout, easy-to-use format, and no-jargon approach, the book contains more than 300 stunning photographs covering over 200 species of birds and is accessible and informative, rather than purely identification-based. A handy, brief introduction provides visitors with background on the habitats of the national park, and the guide's habitat-based approach makes it simple to identify any bird species according to where it is found. Based on the firsthand experiences of the author, Birds of the Masai Mara is an ideal companion to all those visiting the national reserve and to bird aficionados interested in learning more about the region. The only photographic guide to focus solely on the bird species of the Masai Mara National Reserve More than 300 remarkable photographs covering over 200 species Accessible text explores bird species behavior and species etymology A brief and handy introduction examines the habitats of the Masai Mara Easy-to-use habitat-based layout makes exciting birdwatching easy

Masai Mara

Visitor Map Guide

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is quite simply, one of the greatest wildlife experiences in the world. Where else can the visitor experience two million migrating animals passing through each year on their never-ending search for food and water? But strangely, until now, there has been no proper map of the Mara available to tourists.

Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania

Deep in the heart of safari country, Kenya and Tanzania are the very essence of Africa -- the Africa of your dreams, where vast herds of exotic animals lumber across the grassy plains, beneath the shadow of the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. From the beaches and ancient cities along the shores of the Indian Ocean to the safari parks and tribal lands of the interior, This Way Kenya and Tanzania packs in a pocketful the history, the culture, the natural wonders of these extraordinary countries.

Masai Mara Capturing the Wilderness

Masai Mara Capturing the Wilderness

The Masai Mara national reserve, covering an area of about 1510 square kilometres, is considered as one of the regions in Africa with the highest wildlife density. It is part of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, and continues as the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania.? The Mara is an ecosystem that hosts a plethora of wildlife. Ranging from vibrant birds to the royal Big 5, it truly is a photographers haven. It contains all that a wildlife photographer can hope for. No two days; indeed no two moments here are ever the same. Aditya was witness to this, as his photographs demonstrate. A cheetah climbing onto a jeep; or a pride of lions savouring their prized kill, the endless energy possessed in this region has been captured by Adityas unerring lens.

Masai Mara Photo Safari

Masai Mara Photo Safari

A photo safari of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Photos were taken at the beginning of the annual migration of animals between the Serengeti and Masai Mara Reserves.

Wildlife and People

Conflict and Conversation in Masai Mara, Kenya : Proceedings of a Workshop Series...13-16 August 2001...

Wildlife and People


The Serengeti's great migration

The Serengeti's great migration

The vast grasslands of the Serengeti and the golden plateau of the Masai Mara are a sanctuary for wildlife and the stage for one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena on earth: the wildebeest migration. The sheer scale of this event is both awesome and unimaginable -- 1,500,000 wildebeest joined by hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelle, elephants, and their predators. The most crucial time is the crossing of the Mara River, with its swirling currents as well as crocodiles and hippopotamuses lying in wait. Thousands are killed in their attempt to reach the opposite bank, trampled and suffocated in their relentless drive to survive. Photographer Carlo Marl has followed these animals for a decade and watched them stampeding relentlessly from one horizon to another in vast unbroken columns. His photographs portray the dynamism and courage of the herds, their rhythms, their conquest of new spaces and their struggle to live and perpetuate themselves. Set within the context of the whole ofAfrican wildlife, these images, accompanied by Harvey Croze's authoritative text, stretch beyond the migration itself and provide a glimpse into