The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and … an Entertainment Pimp.
For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel’s heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids, and follow his dream to Africa. But before the move, he realizes that emotionally he wants—no, needs—his father to understand his reasons for leaving. Just as he is about to broach the subject, his father launches into the story of his own dream, as a teenager in Jamaica, of becoming an American. His father’s fascinating tale of narrow escapes, love and war, and unwavering trust in the helping hand of the Universe becomes a guiding light for Dashiel on his journey in Africa . . . and in life.
This is Africa is an account of these symmetrical quests, sixty years apart, which Dashiel Douglas artfully interweaves into one uproarious, inspiring, and unforgettable story. Through his adventures in Africa, Dashiel not only quells his ever-searching heart—with the help of an assortment of outlandish characters and the side-splitting observations he makes along the way—but also unwittingly discovers the ultimate treasure of any journey.
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa by Heather Ellis
As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. 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. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins. Her...
Msomi and Me: Tales from the African bush by Brian Connell
Msomi & Me (M&M), is one of the all-time best reads of a lifetime. In fact, it IS a lifetime, one of which you've never experienced or ever possibly could! Intriguing, colorful, unforgettable protagonists, cute & naughty little bush animals wreaking havoc on the tourists in the Lodge, and camera shots of dangerous African animals' eyes taken with a mere 135mm lens thanks to a genuine old African "animal whisperer." Adventure, love, playfulness, tragedy, calamity, wild animals (one especially stands-out), denouement....what more do you want? Blood? Well, there's that too! It"s...
African Ways Again: More recollections of life in South Africa by Valerie Poore
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.
The Boy From The Wild by Peter MeyerGraham Spence
An Incredible and Inspiring true story about the Adventures of a Boy growing up on a Wild Safari in South Africa.
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. 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. His pets were a baby Elephant, Warthogs and an Ostrich that frequented his...
More than 40 years after leaving Kenya, Susie unexpectedly finds herself returning for a safari organised by an old friend.
With her husband Terry, Susie sets off for a holiday touring the game reserves, but what she finds far exceeds her expectations. In this, her seventh, travelogue, she takes readers from five star hotels to luxury tents in the wilderness, and to poverty in Nairobi's slums, describing a journey of joy, excitement, discovery, nostalgia, of new friendships and encounters...
The Exotic and the Mundane: One couple, a bold decision, and the life-changing adventure that followed. by Joyce Dickens
In 2011, Joyce & Daryle were approaching 40 and had been married for almost ten years. From the day they met, they’d been talking about “travelling more”, but in ten years they hadn’t advanced very far toward that dream and it had become more of a nagging dissatisfaction than an inspiring goal. Every time they returned from one of their brief yearly vacations, Joyce would spend weeks depressed, thinking there had to be a way to do more than this. They gradually came to the somewhat obvious realization that “travelling more” wasn’t just going to happen, they would need to decide what...
I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry by Susie Kelly
Readers will shed a tear at her losses and laugh at her predicaments in this sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking, true story that gives a moving and often shocking insight in to the earlier life of the much-loved travel author famed for her humour and her honesty.
Susie recalls a 1950s childhood in post-war London's every shade of grey and the splendours of Africa as, with her glamorous mother and father, she boards a ship bound for exotic, technicolor Kenya. Then in its final decade as a colony, Kenya was peopled with larger-than-life characters who had helped to forge its identity....
Elephants Are People Too: More Tales from the African bush by Brian Connell
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. You'll also meet a cheetah with a killer sense of humour, a rhino every man would pay anything NOT to meet , a special leopard, and an apple-addicted elephant! The PERFECT follow up to Msomi & Me, told with candour, passion, and great humor.
RESTLESS: MEMOIR OF AN INCURABLE TRAVELLER by Heather Hackett
From an Amazon Bestselling Author - This candid travel memoir will not tell you how to travel, or where to go. It will simply show you why you should. Restless is a book of true stories, of connections with people in situations that stretched the limits of the author's perseverance and often left her frustrated and angry at the world.
It led her down some strange and wonderful alleyways, into situations she would never have found herself in if she had never left the comfort of her home and family. But by making those choices, and walking those paths, she changed her perspective and...
What Did You Do With That Bug Repellent? by Kevin Warner
"If David Sedaris operated an African Safari tour, the result would be something like this." (Dr. Volmer Enghausen, zoologist and stand-up comic)
Everyone loves to travel. So why is so much travel writing such a snore? In WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THAT BUG REPELLENT? you won't find anything about hotel linen thread-counts, or where to go for the best pan-fried prawns. What you do get is an account of an African Safari that is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly poignant. In a two-week tour of Tanzania, Mr. Warner and his traveling companions encounter: a blitzkrieg of insects, giants...