In this first-hand account from explorer Frederick Selous, first published in 1893, readers follow the true story of a trailblazing adventurer in an unknown land. Selous explored the area around the Limpopo River in what is now northern South Africa and Zimbabwe. From fending off lions and hyenas to hunting the most dangerous game Africa, Selous' safari was mythic-the very foundation of the Western world's romance with the Dark Continent.
Anyone who has ever dreamed of visiting Africa will be enchanted by the real-life adventures of the man who inspired the fictional Allan Quatermain.
British hunter and explorer FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS (1851-1917) was a renowned traveler and conservationist, spending much of his time charting the continent of Africa. He sent many animal trophies back to England to be displayed in museums and helped American president Teddy Roosevelt on a similar mission to supply the Smithsonian. Selous wrote a number of books about his adventures, including A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (1881) and Sunshine & Storm in Rhodesia (1896). A hunting reserve in Tanzania now bears his name.