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Armchair Safari – Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa with Arthur Neumann


Armchair-Safari-book-cover-Neumann-032316Once at El Bogoi, and in spite of being unwell, I could not rest, so went out again, starting early as usual. I met Lesiat, one of my guides, at the foot of a kopje where we had parted the day before. The spoor of a single elephant was crossed not far from camp, but it was not fresh. Farther on we saw what did seem to be fresh spoor of two or three others in dewy grass and returned Continue reading Armchair Safari – Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa with Arthur Neumann

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Armchair Safari Kumm Hausaland


“As a youth I followed the chase by mere nature and inclination, but now I know I have a right to follow it, because it gives me endurance, promptness,  courage self-control as well as health and cheerfulness.” Charles Kingsley Continue reading Armchair Safari Kumm Hausaland

An Armchair Safari by William Buckley – Big Game Hunting in Central Africa


Elephant tusks, Big Game hunting
Here are 105 Tusks Weighing 5,300 lbs. Value £4,000.

Bill Buckley, like so many of his time, went to Africa for gold and diamonds and wound up staying for war and hunting. He eventually became a noted big game hunter (carrying his beloved Gibbs rifle) and was considered Continue reading An Armchair Safari by William Buckley – Big Game Hunting in Central Africa

African Hunting Among the Thongas


An Armchair Safari in Mozambique with George Chamberlain

armchairsafariChamberlainFrom the very inception of our trip, lion rumors, lion stories, lion lore, and lion alarms had enlivened our days and nights. Reviewing the graduated steps that led up to a single successful encounter with the King of Beasts it is amazing to find out how much of the thrill of shooting dangerous game lied in the process of cumulative anticipation. I believe that nine out of 10 men are incapable of fear at the actual moment of danger but that the same proportion is consistently scared at Continue reading African Hunting Among the Thongas