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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For people serious about animals, 13 July 2004
This review is from: The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates (Paperback)
This book is probably the best resource available for people who are serious about their animal-watching. There is loads of information, from general info about the family to specific stuff about the individual species (mating habits, social habits etc.). There are also helpful (and unintentionally funny) little pictures to explain certain points.
If you are going on safari for the first time I wouldn't recommend this book. If however you enjoy sitting and watching a group of animals this book is perfect. The only negative point is that there are no colour pictures/photos, only black and white drawings.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best in the field, 19 Feb 2008
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This review is from: The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates (Paperback)
Like another reviewer, I first came across this book whilst on safari. This is the book that the guides use. Not all guides, only the best ones in my experience of 9 safaris. Having said that, this is not a book aimed at somebody who wants to simply know what animal they are looking at. There are lots of field guides that do that far better, and have colour illustrations as well.
This is a book for those who have already got past the identification stage and are interested in understanding the behaviour of the animals they are watching. If that is what you want to do, this is the book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insights on animal behaviour, 27 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates (Paperback)
I brought this book together with the Field Guide to African Wildlife (National Audubon Society) on a Kenya and Tanzania 2-week safari, and they complement each other perfectly: the Audubon for its fantastic pictures and detailed classification, this one for the in-depth discussion on animal behaviour. Definitely recommended if you're spending more than a couple of days in the African great plains, as understanding what the animals are thinking and doing and why they are doing it, is what makes the safari interesting!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As it says on the title - your best companion, 15 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates (Paperback)
This book is worth its weight for those who safari and want to know more about what they are seeing. All my guides rate it too.
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