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Best African Hunting Books

Leon V. Komkov
 
Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari
Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari
"Spectacular evocations of safari life.  If you are in the Ruark market, you also should get "Use Enough Gun." What the heck -- get all the Ruarks except for Honey Badger and Poor No More."
Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush
Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush
"Did Capstick live it, or did he just overhear the stories in a bar?  Doesn't matter; the stories are great."
Hunter
Hunter
"My personal favorite safari book.  John Hunter has a conversational tone that makes you wish you had hunted with him."
AFRICAN Rifles & Cartridges
AFRICAN Rifles & Cartridges
"Even if you are not a "ballistics geek"  don't let the title steer you away from this book.  Every rifle and cartridge description is accompanied with illustrative stories that are some of the most exciting descriptions  of African game hunting I've read."
In Darkest Africa: Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria
In Darkest Africa: Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria
"Politically incorrect as all hell, but a fantastic read."
The White Rhino Hotel: A Novel
The White Rhino Hotel: A Novel
"Not specifically a hunting book, but a novel containing excellent passages about long-trek safaris in the golden age of hunting after the close of WWI."
A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa: Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa (Resnick Library of African Adventure)
A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa: Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa (Resnick Library of African Adventure)
"It's a tossup as to whether this book or Travel and ADventure in South East Africa is the best of Selous.  I chose this one because a nice hardbound reprint is readily available."
African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist (Capstick Adventure Library)
African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist (Capstick Adventure Library)
White Hunters:The Golden Age of African Safaris
White Hunters:The Golden Age of African Safaris
"Was safari more fun in the golden era?  Of course it was, and here are the stories to prove it.  Multi-month safaris with hordes of native bearers, philandering PH's, limitless quantities of alcohol in camp, it's all here."
Green Hills of Africa (Scribner Classics)
Green Hills of Africa (Scribner Classics)
"I paid homage to Ruark, above.  Now, read the author that Ruark wished he could have been.  You also need to buy The Snows of Kilimanjaro, so you can read and re-read the Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber --- best hunting short story ever."
African camp fires
African camp fires
"Beautifully written accounts of hunting in East Africa at the turn of the 20th Century.  White hunted with R.J. Cunninghame and created the template for later writings by Hemingway and Ruark."
The wild sports of southern Africa: being the narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the tropic of Capricorn
The wild sports of southern Africa: being the narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the tropic of Capricorn
"In 1836, Harris set off into the uncharted wilds of Matabeleland to see what the hunting might be like.  Published in 1839, this book started modern safari culture."