Zimbabwe : Reading list

You can start getting into the country you are visiting before you go away by doing some background reading. Many hotels and camps have reference books for your enjoyment and interest, but you may want to do some reading in advance and the following list provides a few suggestions. We have also included novels about other parts of Africa which we thought you might enjoy.

Travel and Wildlife Guides

  • The Bradt Travel Guide Zimbabwe
  • A Field Guide to African Wildlife Peter Alden & Richard Estes
  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Richard Estes
  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals Jonathan Kingdon
  • Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands, Alan Kemp

Biographies, novels and other interesting reading

  • Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
  • The Africa House Christina Lamb
  • 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 Bang Bang Club Greg Marinovich & Joao Silva
  • 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

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