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RECOMMENDED READING 
  • African Safari Journal by Mark W. Nolting. Going on safari requires preparation - and no book leaves a traveler better prepared than this one. Including a wildlife guide and checklist, trip organizer, phrase book, safari diary, and map, this tremendous resource puts all necessary information right at the traveler's fingertips.
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison. At age 19, Australian-born Allison headed to Africa for challenge and adventure, planning to stay no more than a year; having found work as a safari guide, he's still there some 13 years later. In this fun, fearless memoir, Allison shares his experiences taking guests through the African wilderness, trips that often don't go quite as planned.
  • A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson. A leading scholar of South Africa provides a fresh and penetrating exploration of that country's history, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present, focusing primarily on the experiences of its black inhabitants.
  • The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness by Mark James OwensCordelia Dykes Owens. Expelled from Botswana for writing Cry of the Kalahari, the Owenses set off across Africa. They settled in Zambia, where they soon found their peace shattered by the gunfire of elephant poachers. This is the story of the couple's battle to save the elephants and their own lives.
  • The Covenant by James A. Michener. Adventurers, scoundrels and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land. From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation, and the missionaries who lived with both--all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever.
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife by Peter C. Alden, Richard D. Estes, Duane Schlitter, Bunny McBride. The first and only field guide to offer comprehensive coverage of the African continent, this guide sends the reader on a virtual safari. This guide is packed with 577 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife.
  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals by Richard D. Estes. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference.
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. A story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of his relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING 
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: The Complete First Season (2008). Based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency tells the uplifting fictional story of a Botswana woman who fulfills a longtime dream - and bucks daunting odds - by opening her country's first and only female-owned detective agency.

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