Guide books are a dime a dozen, but a good guide book is pretty tough to find. I’ve been using the DK Eyewitness books for a while and always found them to provide accurate information. They make terrific maps and offer plenty of sage advice. I was particularly happy when I found out they were ready to release an updated guide to Kenya.
Of course, you should always use a qualified human with tons of experience to put together your safari! I’ll resist the urge to name names here, but I am sure you realize the blog you’re on. 🙂 Guide books are quite useful if for nothing else, but to confirm the information that I provide.