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The Company of Adventurers – An Armchair Safari with John Boyes

The self-proclaimed King of the Wa Kikuyu operated in one of the wildest and least explored parts of Africa. Today, Africa is no longer dark – mainly because men like Boyes undertook adventures that were almost incredible, especially to those of us reading his stories. Boyes is a man who Rider Haggard considered more thrilling to read about in real life than many fictional heroes.  Boyes was a man who “longed for an active life and the spice of adventure that waits the traveller (sic) in savage lands.” His book is one of the most enjoyable of all African big game hunting classics. It details the life of an elephant hunter. Continue reading The Company of Adventurers – An Armchair Safari with John Boyes