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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

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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

Armchair Safari – Giants of the Forest – African Hunting Adventures

Two days with gray giants. It has always been an open question among hunters whether the lion, elephant, rhinoceros or buffalo should be entitled “the King of Beasts.” Each bases his claim on man-killing ability. To me this has always seemed illogical. The mamba and cobra are equally as efficient man-killers but none has ever claimed kingship for either. It would seem that human egotism induces man to seek consolation for defeat by exalting the animals he hunts.  By exalting those which most frequently defeat him. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Giants of the Forest – African Hunting Adventures

The Diamond Hunters of South Africa

Attacked by a Lion: It was the fourth night that they were camped out, and when they were near the Imvoti River, that the party fully realized that there were in a thoroughly wild country.  So camp was set up with the usual precautions again attacks from wild animals. A large fire had been made for cooking purposes, and had been Continue reading The Diamond Hunters of South Africa