Uganda : Reading list

You can start getting into the country you are visiting before you go away by doing some background reading. Many hotels and camps have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, but you may want to do some reading in advance and the following list provides a few suggestions. We have also included novels about other parts of Africa which we thought you might enjoy.

Travel and Wildlife Guides

  • The Bradt Travel Guide Uganda
  • Collins Wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, David Hosking and Martin Withers
  • Collins Guide to African Wildlife, P Alden, R Estes, D Schlitter and B McBride
  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals, Richard Estes
  • Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, T Stevenson and J Fanshawe
  • Sasol Birds of Southern Africa Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey and Warwick Traboton
  • Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands, Alan Kemp
  • Collins Field Guide Birds of East Africa, JG Williams and N Arnott

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • The Last King of Scotland, Giles Fodden
  • Shadow of the Sun: My African Life, Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Gorillas in the Mist, Dian Fossey
  • King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism, Adam Hochschild
  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo, Michela Wrong

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