The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa’s Wildlife

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Transworld Digital #ad - 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 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. 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, when they found him, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, was only a few days old and on the verge of death.

It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured. 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.

The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife #ad - . 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, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees.

But as the krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony.

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Elephant Dawn

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Allen & Unwin #ad - The book includes 32 pages of colour photographs. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family. 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.

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. 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.

Elephant Dawn #ad - Now remote from robert mugabe's rule, taking us on a truly unforgettable ride of hope and heartbreak, profound love and loss, Sharon writes without restraint sequentially through the years, adversity and new beginnings.

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Healing Rhinos and Other Souls: The Extraordinary Fortunes of a Bushveld Vet

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#ad - He treats his patients with compassion and kindness, and his clients with large doses of humour. He encounters charging rhinos, irate cows and angry giraffes; he deals with snakes and warthogs, amorous elephants, cats, tame buffalo, dogs and donkeys. Healing rhinos and other souls tells the story of a much respected if unorthodox vet, a humble person, a family man who loved and understood nature and all her creatures, a reluctant businessman, a somewhat exuberant driver, a great storyteller and a wonderful friend to many.

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, 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, it is here, that Walter comes into his own and develops into a seasoned vet.

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Msomi and Me: Tales from the African bush

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Brian Connell #ad - This book has everything! it"s an easy read, & is so compelling it cannot be put down. Msomi & me m&m, is one of the all-time best reads of a lifetime. In fact, it is a lifetime, colorful, unforgettable protagonists, cute & naughty little bush animals wreaking havoc on the tourists in the Lodge, one of which you've never experienced or ever possibly could! Intriguing, and camera shots of dangerous African animals' eyes taken with a mere 135mm lens thanks to a genuine old African "animal whisperer.

Adventure, calamity, tragedy, playfulness, love, wild animals one especially stands-out, 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.

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When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer

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Ukhozi Press #ad - 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, this book will delight and educate anyone fascinated with nature, wildlife, travel and adventure.

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.

He provides authoritative information on African wildlife and illustrates hair-raising encounters with lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, rhinoceros and snakes though exciting and humorous stories. James provides wonderful insights into African conservation and a fascinating glimpse into the importance of cross-cultural relationships in Africa’s wildlife tourism environment.

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The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

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Mariner Books #ad - Intelligent, with lifespans matching our own, majestic, and loyal, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. The authors of secrets of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this “exciting .  .  . Part adventure story, part wildlife tale” The Boston Globe.

Yet, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, in the 1970s and 1980s, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists mark and delia owens, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, residing in Africa to study lions, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants.

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Elephants Are People Too: More Tales from the African bush

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#ad - You'll also meet a cheetah with a killer sense of humour, a rhino every man would pay anything NOT to meet, and an apple-addicted elephant! The PERFECT follow up to Msomi & Me, passion, told with candour, a special leopard, 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.

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Cry of the Kalahari

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Mariner Books #ad - This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, storms, fire, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

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Secrets of the Savanna: Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries ofElephants and People

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Mariner Books #ad - A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses' unique passions. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants.

. In this riveting real-life adventure, villagers, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, and -- in the end -- themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

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The Boy From The Wild

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#ad - 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. His pets were a baby Elephant, Warthogs and an Ostrich that frequented his backyard. He lived in a world where beauty was tempered by daily struggles for survival. An incredible and inspiring true story about the Adventures of a Boy growing up on a Wild Game Reserve in South Africa.

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. His adventures in the wilderness honed his character, nurtured by an inspirational father who taught him to believe that everything is possible.

Drawing on resilience learned in the african bush, becoming an actor and model, he started to rebuild his life, 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.

The Boy From The Wild #ad - 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.

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Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

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Lyons Press #ad - No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself.

The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most.

Peter allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, most challenging of all, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, managing herds of gaping tourists. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, Sydney, and splits most of his time between Botswana, and San Francisco.

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide #ad - A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. His safaris have been featured in national Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures.

In this story peter allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter allison is originally from Sydney, Australia.

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