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Bumpy the blue elephant

The children’s book Bumpy the blue elephant revolves around a little elephant who begins to turn blue with sadness after hearing that he could loose his home.

Book Review: Wildlife Photographer… Stories from Behind the Lens

Wildlife Photographer… Stories From Behind The Lens is a free downloadable book in which Martin Harvey has selected 25 luminously beautiful and dramatic images from his stock of photographs.

Book review: A Natural History Guide to the Arid Kalahari

When lovers of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park heard that researchers and authors Gus and Margie Mills were working on a guide to the Kalahari, they couldn’t wait. We review their new book.

Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

We review the book: Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands by Mike Perrin with photos by Cyril Laubscher – a long overdue and proud addition to anyone’s coffee table.

Travels in the Kalahari. Exploring the Spirit of the Thirstland.

The Kalahari is vast and ageless, a semi-desert of photogenic red dunes and star-crammed skies where African animals run wild. Visit it once and it may capture your heart forever. That’s what happened to author Roxanne Reid. She has visited

Boathouse to Botswana. New Travel Book Looks Behind-the-Scenes of African Safari Camps

A chance conversation at a friend’s wedding takes a very English restaurant manager from Oxford to the remotest deserts of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and the tropical swamplands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.  Learning to cope with the heat and the tribal

‘Ride the Spine of the Dragon’ Book Launch

Having discarded his backpack for a mountain bike about a decade ago, travel writer David Bristow dreamt up the idea of riding his bike from Beit Bridge to Cape Town, South Africa. In doing so he created one of the

My Life with Leopards

On May 31, 1993, two 6-week-old leopard cubs were brought to the Londolozi Game Reserve, a private reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. In charge of the cubs was Graham Cooke, a 22-year-old old game ranger who had been working

More battles for the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe

We featured Sharon Pincott’s conservation work with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe in our March 2011 magazine. Sharon recently released a second book about her ongoing work, titled Battle for the President’s Elephants. Her courageous battles are ongoing. She is

Why Africa? Novelist Tony Park on his Addiction to Africa

I’m an Australian who writes novels set in Africa and I spend six months of every year travelling in Africa, researching and writing my books. Not surprisingly, the second question most people ask me (after ‘how long does it take

Welgevonden – An African Wilderness Reborn

By Kate Polley Distinguished photographer, Ian Finlay’s coffee table book, ‘Welgevonden – An African Wilderness Reborn’, was launched this year in February. This glossy, collectable book is a culmination of Finlay’s decade long passion for Welgevonden, a game reserve in

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