This is a comprehensive guide to visiting the Ngorongoro region. The guide's first section consists of a travel guide; how to get there, where to stay, road conditions, best season to visit, and climate. It also contains detailed maps and background information on the history, people, topography, geology, and archaeology. The second section consists of a field guide that includes check lists and over 500 photographs of the plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects one is most likely to see. The text provides information on the nutritional value and medicinal uses of plants, habitat preferences of large mammals as well as interesting animal and bird behavior.