Healing rhinos and other souls is a story of love and life; of nature and adventures; of humour, passion and understanding. He encounters charging rhinos, tame buffalo, amorous elephants, irate cows and angry giraffes; he deals with snakes and warthogs, cats, dogs and donkeys. He treats his patients with compassion and kindness, and his clients with large doses of humour.
Healing Rhinos and Other Souls: The Extraordinary Fortunes of a Bushveld Vet - For nearly fifty years walter eschenburg lived and worked as a pioneering wildlife vet in the South African bushveld with its many animals and a host of weird and wonderful people. After a childhood spent in a german castle during the second world war, it is here, against the backdrop of the harsh but beautiful landscapes of the Waterberg, a harrowing escape from the Russian army and a sequence of bold moves and fortunate circumstances, that Walter comes into his own and develops into a seasoned vet.
African Sojourns: An American woman veterinarian's experiences in Africa spanning 50 years- She goes back to ghana when the safari is over to be with him and there life together spanning three years is told in frankness and honesty. Descriptions of their travels and her work shows an interesting picture of early times in East Africa of nearly 50 years ago. African man she meets in Ghana blossoms along the way thru phone and email contact.
A romance with a W. Later that year she goes to the National Wildlife Veterinary Hospital in Uganda for three months and finally tracking lions in S. An american woman veterinarian's memoir of her experiences in developing nations teaching at the University of Nairobi, Kenya Veterinary School in 1967-1969 then Makerere Veterinary School in Kampala, Uganda in 1972-1973 when young and married to a fellow veterinarian.
African Sojourns: An American woman veterinarian's experiences in Africa spanning 50 years - 34 years later, embarks on a 9 months long trans-africa safari, now single, traversing 23 countries in a truck with 11 others camping along the way, the author at the age of 71, cooking over a fire and getting close up and personal with the lands and people of those countries. Africa at the ripe old age of 80 make for a fascinating story of an adventurous woman living her passion for Africa.
Back in the united states the author once again misses the African continent and decides at the age of 78 to volunteer in South Africa at children's orphanage and see a bit of South Africa for a couple of months.
The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's WildlifeTransworld Digital - It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily.
When kobie krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom.
It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the krugers for their greatest adventure of all, a lion cub who, the raising of an orphaned prince, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death.
The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife - Yet, for kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees.
But as the krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer.
When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife AdventurerUkhozi Press - He details his own inner journey overcoming physical challenges and finding the balance between following passions and what’s important in life. One of the best wildlife books of all time" - bookauthority "one of the best books about or featuring birds" - bookscrollingbest winter Trips, What to Read Before You Go - National Geographic "One of the Best Nature Books of 2014" - The Guardian"Book of the Year" - Birder's Library Follow the daring safari of James Currie as his love of birds, fascination with wildlife and craving for adventure lead him into humorous and life threatening situations.
James provides wonderful insights into African conservation and a fascinating glimpse into the importance of cross-cultural relationships in Africa’s wildlife tourism environment. He provides authoritative information on African wildlife and illustrates hair-raising encounters with lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, rhinoceros and snakes though exciting and humorous stories.
When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer - The book follows james’s journey from city boy to conservationist and shows what it takes to become an African game ranger. From his first graphic encounter with the brutality of nature on table Mountain in South Africa to his disappearance as a boy on safari in Malawi to the rigorous training he underwent to become a game ranger at Phinda Private Game Reserve, wildlife, this book will delight and educate anyone fascinated with nature, travel and adventure.
James captures the essence of what it means to be African today, facing everything from the Big Five to the vestiges of apartheid to the AIDS epidemic.
Msomi and Me: Tales from the African bushBrian Connell - Msomi & me m&m, is one of the all-time best reads of a lifetime. This book has everything! it"s an easy read, & is so compelling it cannot be put down. In fact, colorful, one of which you've never experienced or ever possibly could! Intriguing, cute & naughty little bush animals wreaking havoc on the tourists in the Lodge, it IS a lifetime, unforgettable protagonists, and camera shots of dangerous African animals' eyes taken with a mere 135mm lens thanks to a genuine old African "animal whisperer.
Adventure, tragedy, love, playfulness, wild animals one especially stands-out, calamity, denouement. What more do you want? blood? well, there's that too! It"s not too long, & it includes some EXCELLENT original recipes at the back.
Elephant DawnAllen & Unwin - With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family. This is the haunting, all-encompassing story we've been waiting for. Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals.
The book includes 32 pages of colour photographs. In 2001, sharon pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa.
Elephant Dawn - For thirteen years - the worst in zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them. Now remote from robert mugabe's rule, profound love and loss, Sharon writes without restraint sequentially through the years, taking us on a truly unforgettable ride of hope and heartbreak, adversity and new beginnings.
The Boy From The Wild- Drawing on resilience learned in the african bush, he started to rebuild his life, becoming an actor and model, clawing his way up in one of the most critically demanding industries in the world. This is an inspiring true story of living the dream — a dream nurtured by the freedom and self-reliance of growing up wild in Africa.
He learned through first-hand experience that the cycle of life on Africa’s feral outbacks can be as unforgiving as it is magnificent. These were the key lessons from the wilds of africa that he took with him when his family left the continent; from school days in England where his tough upbringing resulted in being a top sportsman, to studying at an exclusive Swiss hotel school and becoming one of the youngest directors in the Hilton group, managing exotic resorts in Jamaica and the Middle East.
He was on top of the world when everything came crashing down due to tragedy. His adventures in the wilderness honed his character, nurtured by an inspirational father who taught him to believe that everything is possible. His pets were a baby Elephant, Warthogs and an Ostrich that frequented his backyard.
The Boy From The Wild - He lived in a world where beauty was tempered by daily struggles for survival. He discovered that the reality of the bush is often heart-breaking, such as when an Nyala doe that he had hand-reared was taken by predators. Before he had turned eight he had survived Rhino attacks, close encounters with Buffalo and Wildebeest — and the terror of twice being bitten by snakes.
Peter meyer's idyllic childhood was spent running wild in the bush with Zulu friends and Wild Animals.
Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan OdysseyBlackbird Digital Books - As a lover of all wildlife this was a trip that I could only ever dream about, but this book more than satisfied my curiosity and thirst for knowledge about African wildlife. Mrs bloggs books'a wonderful & poignant African safari. Anybody thinking of taking a safari holiday in Kenya, or who would like to take an armchair safari to Kenya, should read this book.
Hemingway wrote: 'i never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy. That is how I feel about Kenya. What a fantastic read. It's so very well-written, so easy to read, so funny and entertaining, so informative and educational. I'm a big fan of Susie Kelly and her travels. You feel at once insignificant and amazing, just for being here.
Forgotten memories come flooding back as she revisits the scenes of her childhood and adolescence, so movingly portrayed in her popular memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry, many of them changed beyond recognition. Written in her characteristic laid back style, as well as anybody who has lived in or dreams of visiting Kenya, this is a travel tale that will appeal to all those readers who have enjoyed Susie's previous books, the magical land Susie still thinks of as ‘home’.
Safari Ants, Baggy Pants And Elephants: A Kenyan Odyssey - Vivid, moving, entertaining. It’s the best safari experience you are likely to get, without going on safari!' FRENCH VILLAGE DIARIES'I consider myself rather knowledgeable about wildlife, yet I still found plenty here that was new to me about the animals and the Masai Mara in particular. Andrew ives'susie kelly's books are always a delight to read.
Elephants Are People Too: More Tales from the African bush- You'll also meet a cheetah with a killer sense of humour, told with candour, and an apple-addicted elephant! The PERFECT follow up to Msomi & Me, passion, a special leopard, a rhino every man would pay anything NOT to meet, and great humor. Elephants are people too eapt, picks up where M&M ends off, and focuses more on the highly entertaining antics about trying to run a game lodge.
African Ways Again: More recollections of life in South Africa- This is the sequel to African Ways. It tells what happened next in valerie Poore's life in South Africa's rural Kwa-Zulu Natal in the 1980s. More bittersweet than the first book, Val and her family move down the mountain from the farm where they spent the three happy years described in African Ways. In this second book, life changes dramatically for the author and her small daughters, but the anecdotes she shares are still filled with colour, humour and everything that she loves about Africa and its people.
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across AfricaNero - Or remember much about what we were saying, smelling, believing or hoping twenty years ago. Very well written and immensely readable. Linda bootherstone-bick, author of into africa with a Smile ‘Ever wondered what your life would look like if you chose to trust rather than fear? Heather Ellis does just this as she rides a motorbike across Africa.
Ubuntu is the extraordinary story of a young woman who, rode a motorcycle to some of the world’s most remote, alone and against all odds, beautiful and dangerous places. Her travels take her to the dizzying heights of mt kilimanjaro and the rwenzori Mountains, to a stand-off with four Ugandan men intent on harm, to the deserts of northern Kenya where she is befriended by armed bandits and rescued by Turkana fishermen, and to a voyage on a ‘floating village’ on the mighty Zaire River.
It is beautifully written and a pleasure to read. Reading this book is challenging and inspiring. The idea just feels right – no matter that she’s never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. She discovers a land torn apart by war and poverty but also a land rich in beauty and kindness.
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa - As you travel africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. Heather’s journey will stay with you long after you finish her story. Maggie mackellar, author of when it rains & How to Get There ‘Ubuntu is an inspiring memoir about an extraordinary journey taken by an exceptional woman.