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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

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Armchair Safari Kumm Hausaland

“As a youth I followed the chase by mere nature and inclination, but now I know I have a right to follow it, because it gives me endurance, promptness,  courage self-control as well as health and cheerfulness.” Charles Kingsley Continue reading Armchair Safari Kumm Hausaland

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 In Somaliland – An Armchair Safari with Count Joseph Potocki

A wealthy Polish hunter, Potocki spared no expense on producing his book and hunting in Somaliland. It garnered such attention that the noted Rowland Ward produced a very limited edition English language edition. To this day, it is considered one of the rarities of big game hunting collections.

When hunting with a partner, Continue reading Sport In Somaliland – An Armchair Safari with Count Joseph Potocki