This book is about 11.5 cm by 19 cm and hence it's size means you could easily carry it with you on your trip. Most of the book shows you the varied bird life but there are also sections on mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants. The right hand page has photos and the left hand page an explantion to match the photo. The photos are not very good quality but adequate to identify the animal or bird. The first few pages give photographic techniques and advice about taking your camera on a safari. There are 249 pages of information and I would recommend this book.