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Africa. Home to Bushbabies and Bushmen, River River Hogs and Red Rock Rabbits, and some truly nasty diseases.
Information - sometimes detailed, sometimes less so - on mammal watching in many African countries can be found in the pages linked to the right.
Resources - books
Kingdon, Jonathan. East African Mammals. The University of Chicago Press. Printed in the 1970s, this set of books covers all of East Africa's mammals. I have just volumes IIA and IIB which cover bats, shrews and hares and rodents (which covers the most diffficult genera to identify). I have not used it a lot but it is beautifully illustrated.
Mittermeier et al. Lemurs of Madagascar. 2010. Conservation International. An excellent guide to all the lemurs with notes on where to see each species (the book has been designed deliberately to promote primate-watching - good on 'em!)
Smithers, Reay H.N. 1983. The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion, University of Pretoria, South Africa. This was recommended to me as follows "not exactly a field guide (it's bulky and has more b&w illustrations than colour plates), but it's full of information about each species, including lists of colloquial names, taxonomic notes, descriptions of live animals, descriptions of skulls, and notes on distribution & habitat, behaviour, food & reproduction. It covers everything from shrews to elephants. "
Mills, G. and Hes, L. 1997. The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals. Struik Winchester. More of a coffee table book than a field guide, but wonderful pictures and detailed information on every species in the region.
Stuart, Chris and Tilde, Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa, New Holland. Comprehensive photo guide to the mammals of Zimbabwe southwards.
Taylor, Peter John. 2000. Bats of Southern Africa. University of Natal Press. A small but very useful guide to all of Southern Africa's bats.
The Lonely Planet's Watching Wildlife Southern Africa book was an invaluable source of information when I visited South Africa. I have no reason to doubt the information it has for Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia is any less accurate.
resources - Websites