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Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best African Hunting books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

White Hunters:The Golden Age of African Safaris (2001)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionEast Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of “unequalled nobility.” White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance.
Author(s): Brian Herne

The Man-Eaters Of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures (2009)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 1898, the British East Africa Company commissioned Col. John H. Patterson to oversee the construction of a railway bridge over the Tsavo River in present-day Kenya. Almost immediately after his arrival, lion attacks started to take place on the workers, with the lions dragging men out of their tents at night and feeding on their victims.
Author(s): J. H. Patterson

African Game Trails (2017)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 1909, Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit embarked on a hunting expedition to East Africa. In this must-read memoir, Roosevelt recalls exciting hunts and kills. More than just an average hunting book, African Game Trails is an account of the ups and down of life on safari, also chronicling the culture of East Africa, its people, animals, and flora.
Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt

African Game Trails: The Classic Big Game Safari (2001)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe story of Roosevelt’s trip to collect specimens for the Smithsonian in 1908.
Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt

Horn of the Hunter (1964)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionNon-Fiction, African Studies, Animals
Author(s): Robert Ruark

A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa: Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa (Resnick Library of African Adventure) (2001)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionFirst published in 1881, this book tells the story of Frederick Courteney Selous, generally acknowledged as the greatest African hunter of all time. While Selous was first and foremost a hunter, he was also a close personal friend of President Theodore Roosevelt and a naturalist whose careful observations and succinct writings were read by layman and scholar alike.
Author(s): Frederick Courteney Selous

African Rifles and Cartridges: The Experiences and Opinions of a Professional Ivory Hunter (2014)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate Collection2014 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. John Howard ‘Pondoro’ Taylor (1904 – 1969) was a big-game hunter of Irish descent. In Africa he experimented extensively using different types of rifles and calibers, which made him an expert in big game rifles.
Author(s): John Taylor

Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous (2017)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionWITH but very few exceptions, Captain Frederick Courtenay Selous was the last of a long line of oldfashioned pioneer hunters of African big game. By long odds he was the most famous and conspicuous man of his kind.
Author(s): John Guille Millais

The Lion in South Africa (2017)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 1894 British-Canadian big game hunter Sir Clive Phillipps-Wolley (1853–1918) published a book of collected works that included chapters by various big game hunters. This book “Big Game Shooting, Vol. 1” contained a chapter by F.C. Selous (1851–1917) the noted African big game hunter.
Author(s): F. C. Selous

Hunting the Devil (2019)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen Dr. Jessica Hemings volunteers for a medical mission in Rwanda, she becomes entrapped in the maelstrom of Rwandan politics and the enmity between Hutus and Tutsis. Her Tutsi features plunge her into the Rwandan Genocide. Dr. Cyprien Gatera, Jess's superior and a Hutu radical, commandeers her clinic, slaughters her patients and her adopted sons, then forces her to treat his wounded. She escapes and survives three weeks in hiding before finding refuge at Benaco refugee camp in Tanzania.
Author(s): Suanne Schafer

The Recollections of William Finaughty Elephant Hunter (2017)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionTaken from the years well before and during the Anglo-Boer War, William Finaughty, one of the great, early ivory hunters told his African adventures to a publisher who owned the pioneer paper The Rhodesian Journal. Finaughty was an adventurer, rogue, and hunter extraordinaire, who survived the death that awaited many early elephant hunters, bagging over five hundred tuskers in five years, as well as living through the intrigues with which the early South Africa was fraught.
Author(s): William Finaughty

Africa Mia (2019)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionA very personal account of amusing, weird, humorous, and otherwise diverse of experiences in Africa while on safari. IT encompasses more than 35 safaris and more than 25 years. Many photographs and illustrations. The book is written in an easy to red format with short chapters.
Author(s): Jose Bravo

Working While Black: The Black Person’s Guide to Success in the White Workplace (2011)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis guide offers practical suggestions for black Americans to develop mental awareness, a psychological game plan, and an increased level of business savvy in order to negotiate the minefield of the white work world.
Author(s): Michelle T. Johnson, Julianne Malveaux

Bandit Mentality: Hunting Insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War. A Memoir (2017)

 Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate CollectionBandit Mentality captures Lindsay ‘Kiwi’ O’Brien’s Bush War service from 1976–1980 at the coalface of the Rhodesian conflict. Starting in the BSA Police Support Unit, the police professional anti-terrorist battalion, he served across the country as a section leader and a troop commander before joining the UANC political armies as trainer and advisor.
Author(s): Lindsay O’Brien

Best African Hunting Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some african hunting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Hunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic

Author(s): Louisa Lombard
ID: 2941234, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Hunting Africa: British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire

Author(s): Angela Thompsell
ID: 1481776, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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