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Richard D. EstesWelcome to The Nature of Africa, the home of African wildlife specialist and author, Richard D. Estes. Dr. Estes has led wildlife-viewing safaris in Africa for decades, and is a well-known authority on the behavioral ecology of African mammals. An Associate of the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Research Associate of the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center, he is also a member and former chairman of the World Conservation Union's Antelope Specialists' Group.

Estes' guides are considered a "must-have" by anyone with a passion for African wildlife­ or planning a trip to the continent. The Nature of Africa is intended to promote the work of Richard Estes — his books, photos, safaris, and ongoing research, and to foster an appreciation for African wildlife.



February 2006
I'll be spending at least four months in East Africa this year: leading a camping safari of 11 to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in late February. This will be followed by a short trip to Rwanda and one or two field courses in mammal behavior for safari guides, using the Safari Companion as the textbook.

August-September 2006
I'll be back in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve as Resident Naturalist at Governors' Camp. Before and between these two excursions, I'll be teaching a seminar in the behavior of large mammals at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH.


Available personally signed by the author:

The Safari Companion

The Safari Companion:
A Guide to Watching
African Animals

"A must purchase for any traveler to Africa."
– Library Journal

Dots National Audobon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

National Audubon
Society Field Guide
to African Wildlife

"The first and only guide to offer comprehensive coverage of the African continent..."
– Knopf

Dots The Behavior Guide to African Mammals

The Behavior Guide
to African Mammals

" ideal gift for anyone who's planning or remembering an African safari..."
– Chicago Sun Times

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