SAFARI TO NGORONGORO by Rachel Cart

SAFARI TO NGORONGORO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This safari by Land Rover into the Ngorongoro Crater wildlife refuge of Tanzania duplicates both the tight scheduling and occasional rewards of an actual guided tour. Thus we have only a minute to spend with the Vervet monkeys, Coke's hartebeests, and Defassa waterbucks, but we do get an accurate glimpse of a lion pride at home (Cart has dearly absorbed Schaller's studies of the give-and-take relationship between lions and hyenas) and we catch sight of the elusive dik dik even though we don't learn anything about this ""small creature"" aside from a Masai legend relating the origin of its shyness. The very unevenness of the photos (good to just mediocre) lends credibility to the safari experience. The only question is whether you want to pay $6.95 for an engaging but superficial visit. Browsable.

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 1976
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan