For the love of AFRICA – an overland adventure – $5.95
We published an ebook of the story of our adventure in January 2015. It is available for purchase and download in 3 formats.
Which version do I need?
We would like everyone to be able to read a copy! Here are outlines for the available formats:
ePUB: most ebook readers support ePUB format, except for Amazon’s Kindle
MOBI: for use on Amazon’s Kindle or Kindle Apps
PDF: portable document format is read by numerous PDF readers and also on your computer
Reviews from Amazon:
From RH Baldwin: “A great read. Made my feet itch to go travelling”
From Mrs L D Schwarz: “Brilliant book, captivating!”
From Rochelle: “This book had me captivated from beginning to end. It has inspired to plan our own african adventure.”
May & June were Rhino months!
As you know we are passionate about wildlife, and very concerned about the plight of rhinos in Africa. We were so fortunate to see rhino on our trip, and we want to make sure future generations can also see them in the wild, not just in a zoo, or even worse, in a picture book next to the Dodo.
During May and June we donated ALL PROCEEDS from book sales to the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction & Monitoring Project, which is one of many projects run by Wilderness Wildlife Trust.
In addition, for every book that is sold in May, we added an additional US$2.50 of our own money.
We raised over $700 from book sales and donations – so huge thank you to everyone who supported us.
Take a moment to watch this video of how the project relocates rhino:
Watch on YouTube: Black Rhino Translocation 2014
Since the project’s first reintroductions, under this joint programme, of white and black rhino into the Okavango Delta in October 2001 and November 2003 respectively, populations of both species have grown and the country has proven its credentials in being able to provide a safe habitat for these charismatic and dramatically threatened species.
Following the next phase of translocations – valued at well over R7 million (approx. £400K / US$600K) – the project will have moved nearly 1% of the continent’s remaining black rhino population to Botswana, the success of which has already been measured in the number of calves born in the wild. (Please note that specific figures and locations are not mentioned in order to avoid drawing unwelcome illicit attention and to ensure the ongoing safety and security of the rhino.)
Once released into the wild, the rhino are constantly monitored by Wilderness Safaris’ Rhino Monitoring Officers, the Botswana Defence Force, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks’ specialised Anti-Poaching Unit and officers of Rhino Conservation Botswana, in order to ensure that they are not exposed to any potential threats.
source: Botswana Rhino Reintroduction & Monitoring Project website. Please visit their website for lots more information on this successful project.