April book reviews – Travel Africa Magazine
A number of traditional African reads, really helpful by Kim Sparrow of Hideaways Africa, which operates lodges and safaris in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
By Alexander McCall Smith
This collection of novels provide a light-weight-hearted and charming glimpse right into a world of journey and thriller with Botswana’s detective Mma Precious Ramotswe. A implausible manner for the household to go to Africa collectively from the consolation of house.
By Lawrence Anthony
A real story of the connection between man and nature, and the braveness in believing past the constraints of our human understanding. A South African journey which retains you captivated by its vulnerability; a memoir for the guts strings.
By Tony Park
A historic and emotional novel delving into the complicated realities of residing in Africa. Based in Zimbabwe, Tony Park unpacks the ability of ardour—for survival, conservation and, amidst all of it, love. Hideaways is honoured to have had Tony Park use Nantwich lodge as a muse for a lot of his writing, absorbing inspiration from his environment.
Don’t Run, Whatever You Do: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
By Peter Allison
Outrageously humorous anecdotes from safari information Peter Allison, offering a peek behind the scenes of tourism, with tales of untamed animals and even wilder shoppers! His tales of ardour for nature are excellent for a comedic escape to the floodplains of the Okavango Delta.
Out of Africa
By Karen Blixen
Set in Kenya in 1914, this memoir is a love affair with Africa. Blixen recounts her life and love for the continent, guiding the reader via her pages with tangible descriptions of the land and her experiences. This poignant autobiography speaks of trials and tribulations in a time gone however maintains the essence of Africa.