Wild Pages: Safari Reading List
As you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime on safari, don't forget to pack more than just your camera and binoculars. A well-chosen book can be the perfect companion, enhancing your connection to the wild landscapes and enriching your soul. A curated list of books is listed below - enjoy!
"Cry of the Kalahari" by Mark and Delia Owens:
"Cry of the Kalahari" provides an intimate account of the Owens' seven-year research expedition in the Kalahari Desert. This groundbreaking work not only sheds light on the intricacies of the desert ecosystem but also explores the challenges faced by wildlife conservationists in preserving Africa's natural treasures.
"Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen):
An iconic classic, "Out of Africa" transports readers to colonial-era Kenya, offering poetic reflections on love, life, and the untamed beauty of the African landscapes. Blixen's lyrical prose captures the essence of Africa and its enchanting allure.
"The Flame Trees of Thika" by Elspeth Huxley:
Elspeth Huxley's memoir paints a vivid picture of her childhood in Kenya. "The Flame Trees of Thika" provides a charming glimpse into a bygone era, celebrating the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the African wilderness.
"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho:
While not directly about Africa, "The Alchemist" is a timeless exploration of personal discovery and the pursuit of one's dreams. As you traverse the landscapes of the safari, Coelho's allegorical tale inspires a deeper connection with the journey of self-discovery that travel often ignites.
"Born Free" by Joy Adamson:
A timeless classic, "Born Free" by Joy Adamson recounts her experiences raising an orphaned lioness cub named Elsa. This heartwarming memoir not only introduces readers to the fascinating world of African wildlife but also delves into the deep bond between humans and the creatures that share their habitat.
"The Elephant Whisperer" by Lawrence Anthony:
Lawrence Anthony's captivating narrative details his extraordinary relationship with a herd of wild elephants on the Thula Thula Game Reserve. "The Elephant Whisperer" is a testament to the profound connections that can be forged between humans and the majestic creatures of the African bushveld.
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