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Feeding baby rhinos

Feeding baby rhinos

There was a snuffling, snorting, and mewing sound as the two baby rhinos anticipated their midnight feed. I was a bit blurry-eyed as I staggered downstairs to prepare their formula milk. I imagined it was like feeding human babies,...

Buffalo ambush

Buffalo ambush

While I was working in Zimbabwe, I had the opportunity to visit Bumi Hills in 1993, a fantastic lodge up on the edge of Lake Kariba with views to die for. I was working in Save Valley Conservancy and...

Ten new book releases

Ten new book releases

Here’s some new reading matter to feed your interest in Africa over the coming months, compiled by Henry Bevan Eyes Over Africa Michael Poliza (31 July 2017) From deserts to cities to grasslands, let your imagination be captured by...

A Cheetah’s Tale

A Cheetah’s Tale

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s account of rearing (and releasing to the wild) a cheetah cub, ‘Tess’, when a teenager living in Mozambique. Through her delightful personal story, the book also gives a great insight...

Book Club, Spring 2017

Book Club, Spring 2017

The Timbuktu School for Nomads: Across the Sahara in the Shadow of Jihad, by Nicholas Jubber ‘Timbuktu’ is used in the English language to describe an inaccessible, distant land — so much so that it is often deemed a...

Best bird guides for Africa

Best bird guides for Africa

Keith Betton, Chairman of the African Bird Club, uses his expertise to help you find the best bird guides available for your next safari. Birds of Western Africa Christopher Helm Publishers, £29.99 With Nik Borrow’s detailed illustrations, Ron Demey’s...

The Big Cat Man

The Big Cat Man

In this extract from his newly published autobiography, The Big Cat Man, Jonathan Scott – presenter of BBC’s Big Cat Diary – describes the moment he got more than he bargained for when filming one of Africa’s most elegant...

Book worms!

Book worms!

Welcome to the Travel Africa Book Club, a valued resource for all readers with an interest in African wildlife, culture and travel. We’ll let you know about new releases, dig out some interesting old favourites and invite guests to...

Autumn 2015 Reading List

John Dennis in Zambia

(Issue 72, Autumn 2015) Books that have caught our eye this season: 5 great African books Long-time subscriber to this magazine and Africa enthusiast John Dennis picks his five favourite reads 1 The African Safari, by P Jay Fetner...

Featured book: Terra d’Africa

Featured book: Terra d’Africa

(Issue 72, Autumn 2015) Terra d'Africa By Jacqueline De Monte and Valentino Morgante (Daniele Marson Editore, hardback, ISBN: 978-8897123125) It’s easy to become slightly blasé about wildlife photography. The myriad pictures strewn across the Internet lessen the impact of what...

Spring 2015 Reading List

Spring 2015 Reading List

(Issue 70, Spring 2015) Books that have caught our eye this season: 5 Inspirational African Books Patrick Brakspear of Brisbane-based African Encounter, shares his favourite pioneer stories. Each of the people featured is a legendary figure in wildlife conservation...

Autumn 2014 Reading List

Autumn 2014 Reading List

(Issue 68, Autumn 2014) Books that have caught our eye this season: The one to read The Irresponsible Traveller: Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes (Bradt Travel Guides) What happens when 40 of our most loved and adventurous travellers...

5 Inspiring African books

5 Inspiring African books

(Issue 68, Autumn 2014) Dave Southwood - guide and Africana collector, selects his favourite reads. 1 Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa William J Burchell, 1824 Naturalist Burchell invested his inheritance in travel, collecting over 50,000 specimens on...

Summer 2014 Reading List

Summer 2014 Reading List

(Issue 67, Summer 2014) Books that have caught our eye this season: Travel books Savannah Diaries By Brian Jackman (Bradt) Africa oozes from every page, Jackman’s exquisite writing bringing to life the sights, smells and sounds of the Africa he...

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