Lush, full-page watercolors (the style will be familiar to those who admired last year's Tasmania) extend this vivid personal narrative of two weeks spent in the dense African jungle watching chimpanzees. The intrepid bushwhackers encounter vicious safari ants, hack through tangled vines, and crawl on their bellies when the thicket is too tangled to cut. At this point, Powzyk's guide and friend mutters, ""Watch out for the green mambas,"" and the author observes, ""I realized this would not be an ideal time to encounter one of the most poisonous snakes in the Kibira Forest."" Birds, plants, and seven species of primates are strikingly presented in natural settings; a wealth of information on their life in the wild is included. A glossary, a map of Africa, a vertical distribution chart of primates, and an index of animals are included. High adventure, stunningly presented.