Top positive review
Highly recommend this well-written, entertaining book
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2018
I thought this was an excellent book. Well written and filled with entertaining stories. But the thing I loved the most about this book is that it just let me enjoy the author’s adventures with wildlife without getting upset. What I mean by that is, I read A LOT of books about people, nature, and their experience with wildlife. In almost every book, a huge portion of the story goes into staggering levels of habitat decline, the cruelties of poaching, and how no matter what we do from this point on, there’s almost no saving the remaining wildlife left on the planet. Of course I know all this is true. But you know what, I love animals, and some times I just want to read a book that just talks about animals....and not their impending and probable doom. I have almost gotten to the point where I can no longer read any stories to do with animals, as it seems like almost every story is threaded with tragedy throughout. Not this book though. It was just interesting and fun and focused on how lucky the author feels to have spent a portion of his life observing so many of the amazing animals that the African continent has to offer. Bottom line, I wasn’t depressed after reading this book like I am after reading so many other books that center around animals.