Stuarts’ Field Guide to National Parks & Game Reserves of East Africa.

Chris Stuart, Mathilde Stuart

Travellers' field guide to game parks of East Africa, presenting location, geology, climate, vegetation, fauna, with detailed maps, images and a photographic ID guide for featured species.
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Series :
Struik Nature Field Guides
Illustration :
ca.500 full-color photographs + ca.40 maps
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ISBN : 9781775840626
Pages : 248
Dimensions : 7.5 X 5.25 inches
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East Africa is known for its diverse landscapes – expansive savannas, lakes, and towering mountains – but also for its numerous protected areas: its parks and reserves that are the domain of the continent’s most spectacular wildlife. These areas play a vital role in protecting both the environment and the animals it supports, and annually play host to thousands of visitors who come to experience wild Africa. This guide to the parks and reserves of East Africa provides a valuable overview of some 58 protected areas across East Africa. The book is divided into the four East African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – and, for each park, provides essential background on geology and landscape, climate, vegetation and wildlife, capturing the essence of what each area offers. It also covers the brief history of each park. Other features include:

• Numerous color photographs of animal and plant life.
• Detailed park maps, indicating places of interest and best sites to view key species.
• Text panels with highlights, facilities and activities, wildlife facts, and important alerts.
• A photographic gallery of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and trees, for quick identification of common species.

This must-have guide to the region’s protected areas will prove indispensable to local and international visitors to the region and to all nature enthusiasts.

About The Author

Chris Stuart is the author of a range of books on African mammals, wildlife and conservation, as well as numerous scientific papers and popular articles. Much of his time is spent traveling the world, searching for wild mammals and promoting their conservation. Chris holds an MSc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the co-founder of African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre.

Mathilde Stuart is the co-founder of the African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre. She is the author of numerous books including Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa, Pocket Guide: Mammals of East Africa, Field Guide to the Tracks and Signs of Southern and East African Wildlife and Dangerous Creatures of Africa and have also published numerous scientific papers and popular articles on a wide range of topics.

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