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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

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Armchair Safari – Uganda to Khartoum: Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

Arriving at my second camp in the Lake Albert area I found my good friend Fowler, Sub-Commissioner in Uganda, then acting as Superintendent of Marine. He had come to Albert Lake to inspect the government craft at that time plying the blue waters of the Nile between the lake and Nimule. We had lunch and went fishing for a relaxing afternoon. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Uganda to Khartoum: Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

Armchair Safari – Lion Hunting in South Africa with John Charles Andersson

John Charles Anderson wrote three books about hunting in Africa, all of them now considered classics. His final book, The Lion and the Elephant is one of the hardest to locate in original condition. To this day, it is considered one of the best on hunting both of those game animals. The story that follows is recalled by one of Andersson’s friends about lion hunting with the locals, or colonists, as they were then called. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Lion Hunting in South Africa with John Charles Andersson

Armchair Safari – Far Away Up The Nile

John G Millais came from an artistic and hunting family. He traveled throughout Africa studying the people, the country and the wildlife. He was an ardent hunter. His Nile book was the result of a trip to the Sudan and many of the remote districts in which there was tremendous plains game hunting for the less common species.  This chapter is about his hunting on the Swamps and Nam plains. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Far Away Up The Nile