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Armchair Safari – Elephant Haunts


For Henry Faulkner, the search for Dr. Livingstone was mainly another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of Lake Malawi. Livingstone’s encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Thomas Baines and Faulkner anticipated hunting thrills when he set out on his own expedition. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Elephant Haunts

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African Buffalo in Savage Sudan An Armchair Safari with Abel Chapman


I had not specifically included buffalo in my Sudan program, not because I already had specimens, but because previous experience taught me that any systematic pursuit of these great bovines involves a certainty of hard work and endurance that tests one’s physical powers to the utmost. Should luck or chance throw a buffalo across my path, then fine. Continue reading African Buffalo in Savage Sudan An Armchair Safari with Abel Chapman

Armchair Safari – Hunting Elephants and Rhinoceroses in Southwest Africa


Charles John Andersson lived and hunted in south and southwestern Africa in the mid 1800s — a time when hunters throughout Africa saw enormous herds of game and believed they were inexhaustible. He most enjoyed hunting elephant and rhinoceros. His book, Lake N’Gami is a classic of exploration and hunting. Some of his safaris were indeed memorable and show what a tough hunter he was. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Hunting Elephants and Rhinoceroses in Southwest Africa

Sport On The Blue Nile – An Armchair Safari with Isaac Johnson


Johnson, more than 115 years ago, set off on an African big game hunt through the Sudan. He trekked along the banks of the River Dinder (a place where many great elephant hunters took their great tuskers). Although his most famous quote is about discovering a lion right next to him (“To say that the pulsations of my heart at this moment were normal, would be described as a falsehood. But I lay perfectly still and contemplated the magnificent creature lying there beside me in all quiet dignity of leonine repose.”), he spent much time hunting elephant. And that is what his little known, but highly rated by those lucky enough to have obtained a copy, book is known for. Continue reading Sport On The Blue Nile – An Armchair Safari with Isaac Johnson