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East African maps.
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Some maps of Kenya and Tanzania maps may be found in bookstores at home, but the same maps can usually be bought at a lower price when you have arrived in East Africa. You may find them in roadside souvenir shops, and park maps are often found in shop at the park gates.
Roads, parks etc

Kenya travel atlas
(Lonely Planet, 1997)

Kenyan atlas including:
· Roadmaps for the whole of Kenya (1:1 000 000).
· Large index of geographic names.
· Five park maps (Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Nairobi NP and Tsavo).

In English. ISBN 0 86442 442 6

Kenya travel atlas.

Road atlas of Kenya
(Globetrotter, 1995)

Kenyan atlas including:
· Roadmaps for the whole of Kenya (1:1 300 000).
· Maps and descriptions of places of interest and parks.
· City maps for Nairobi and Mombasa.
· Fifteen basic park maps (Nairobi NP, Mount Kenya, Aberdare, Masai Mara, Meru, Kora, Hell's Gate, Lake Nakuru, Mount Elgon, Samburu, Shaba, Marsabit, Amboseli, Tsavo, Shimba Hills).

In English. ISBN 1 85368 384 1

Hoopoe's maps of Tanzanian parks
Hoopoe has a number of maps for parks in northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha NP and Kilimanjaro. They are good enough for navigating from.

You may want to buy these maps after arriving in Tanzania, as they are updated now and then, and maps found abroad may not be the most recent versions.

The Hoopoe maps are available in souvenir shops, at park gates and from street vendors in Arusha.

Hoopoe's Serengeti map.
The night sky

Pocket sky atlas
(Roger W. Sinnott, Sky Publishing Corporation, 2006)

An 80-chart sky atlas covering both the northern and the southern hemisphere. It shows constellations, more than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their magnitude/brightness, and 1,500 deep-sky objects, including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. There are close-up charts of the Pleiades, Orion's Sword, the Virgo galaxy cluster, and the Large Magellanic Cloud. The format is fairly small and handy.

In English. ISBN 1-931559-31-7

Pocket sky atlas.

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