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Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure

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In this magnificent book, Bartle Bull charts the history of the African safari from the first great expedition of 1836, when Cornwallis Harris crossed the Transvaal with an ox-wagon, to the guides of today, carrying on the tradition in the swamps of Tanzania and the forests of Ethiopia. Capturing the timeless beauty of the African bush, Bull tells of the men and women who ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Da Capo Press (first published November 1st 1988)
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Kate
Sep 26, 2007 Kate rated it liked it
Recommends it for: folks interested in the history of safari
Interesting book -- lots of fascinating lore about the history of the safari.

The twist here is that safari were originally hunting expeditions in Africa, and the author is a strong supporter of hunting. So depending on your own feeling about this topic, he can either come off as a modern day Hemingway or a bit of a blowhard.
Jonathan
Aug 09, 2008 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Surprisingly extensive and well documented, with great illustrations, starting in 19C. Not primarily about "adventure," but about the politics of safari involving many luminaries from Teddy Roosevelt through Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen.
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