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Armchair Safari – African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by F.C. Selous

From 1871 to 1891 Selous wandered and hunted over vast areas of South Africa and he saw a vast decrease in game. But in 1891, on behalf of British South Africa Company, he was sent to discover a route free from tse-tse fly between Mashunaland and the East Continue reading Armchair Safari – African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by F.C. Selous

IN THE TORRID SUDAN An Armchair Safari with Lincoln Tangye

Tangye went to and through the Sudan over 100 years ago. His book was written to present descriptions of sport and travel in widely separated districts amongst varied people, one of which was new in submission to the white man. In this article he gives an example of a few days’ general sport by the river. Continue reading IN THE TORRID SUDAN An Armchair Safari with Lincoln Tangye

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

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