Zambia : Reading list

Many camps and vehicles have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, however you may want to take your own copy or to do some reading first. The following list is by no means comprehensive and is merely a guide. We have also included some novels and biographies both on Zambia and other parts of Africa you may enjoy reading.

Travel and Wildlife Guides

  • The Bradt Travel Guide Zambia
  • A Field Guide to African Wildlife, Peter Alden and Richard Estes
  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals, Richard Estes
  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon
  • Collins Field Guide Birds of East Africa, JG Williams and N Arnott
  • Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands, Alan Kemp

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • The Africa House, Christina Lamb
  • Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
  • White Mischief, James Fox
  • Shadow of the Sun: My African Life, Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • The Last King of Scotland, Giles Fodden
  • Flame Trees of Thika, Elspeth Huxley
  • Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen
  • My Pride and Joy, George Adamson
  • The Great Safari - The lives of George and Joy Adamson, Adrian House
  • The Bang Bang Club, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • Mukiwa, Peter Godwin
  • A Good Man In Africa, William Boyd
  • Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernst Hemingway
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith
  • King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism, Adam Hochschild
  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo, Michela Wrong

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