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Armchair Safari – Through Central Africa from Coast to Coast With James Barnes

It was midway in Barnes’ journey that he was in Central Africa, alone in the cannibal country, where he successfully hunted a magnificent elephant. The following is his story. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Through Central Africa from Coast to Coast With James Barnes

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Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa 1895-1896 An Armchair Safari with A. St. H. Gibbons

The map of the Zambesi between Kazungula and Manyekanza was far from correct. However, early the next morning I went out with my rifle. Following the river bank northwards for a few miles, I noticed a great deal of spoor: elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and many of the larger antelope species. But these animals are seldom seen in the immediate neighborhood of the river. They come to Continue reading Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa 1895-1896 An Armchair Safari with A. St. H. Gibbons

Armchair Safari – African Hunting Among the Thonga (in Portuguese East Africa)

From the very inception of our trip, lion rumors, lion stories, lion lore and lion alarms had enlivened our days and nights. Upon reviewing the graduated steps that led to a successful encounter with the King of Beasts, it is amazing to find how much of the thrill of shooting dangerous game lies in the process of cumulative anticipation. I Continue reading Armchair Safari – African Hunting Among the Thonga (in Portuguese East Africa)

Armchair Safari – The African Buffalo by F. Jackson

The Badminton Library, whose volumes were printed in 1894, was one of the first anthologies on big game hunting. The African Cape buffalo section was authored by well known East Africa resident, hunter and government officer, F. Jackson. The following account of a buffalo hunt he once had in the Arusha-wa-chini district in March 1887 will serve as an illustration of the buffalo’s cunning, ferocity and vitality. Continue reading Armchair Safari – The African Buffalo by F. Jackson