Books
8 Inspirational Gifts for Nature Lovers

8 Inspirational Gifts for Nature Lovers

Here are eight of my favorite inspirational gifts for people on your list who love animals, nature, wildlife and wild places.    For Wildlife Conservationists Inspirational Book: Saving Wild   Fifty of the world’s leading conservationists – amazing men and women all over the world – who have devoted their lives to saving some of the...
Beyond Words by Carl Safina

Beyond Words by Carl Safina

In his newest book, Beyond Words, Carl Safina says, “Science usually asks ‘it’ questions about animals. Where does it live, what does it eat, what does it do when danger threatens. But, always forbidden is the one question that might open the door: Who?”   Beyond Words is Safina’s quest to explore ‘Who are you?’...
Inside the Life of Conservationist George Schaller

Inside the Life of Conservationist George Schaller

Tibet Wild by George Schaller. Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a conservationist? To have the recognition of being the person saving tigers, or polar bears, or elephants? What’s it like to spend your life protecting wildlife and wild places, often in some of the remotest areas of the world? What...
Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don't Run!

Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don’t Run!

Peter Allison is not brave. Despite this, he has been stalked by lions, chased by elephants, and courted by rhino. At the age of 19 he tossed a coin between South America and Africa. Africa won. Within a few months his passion for wildlife was rewarded with work as a safari guide for lodges in...
Jane Goodall's Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall’s Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall says she wrote her latest book, Seeds of Hope, because the plants wanted her to write about them.   “The plants, says Dr. Goodall, “wanted me to fully acknowledge their importance in human history, their amazing powers of healing, the nourishment they provide, their ability to harm if we misuse them, and ultimately,...
101 Kruger Tales [Book Review]

101 Kruger Tales [Book Review]

Now this looks like a fun Africa book. Having only just been published in June, I doubt you’ve read 101 Kruger Tales  yet. I haven’t. That’s why I’ve decided rather than keep you waiting for my review, I’m going to share what Roxanne Reid, author and sister Africa blogger, had to say about 101 Kruger Tales. Based...
Boyd Varty's Cathedral of the Wild

Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild

“When all the animals are gone, man will die of a great loneliness of spirit.” Chief Seattle quote taken from my interview with author Boyd Varty. Cathedral of the Wild is Boyd’s newly released memoir about growing up in the African bush- alongside elephants, lions, and hyenas- and his unique connection to the natural world. ...
New Resources for you at Saving Wild

New Resources for you at Saving Wild

Saving Wild has two new resources that I’m excited to tell you about. But first I want to tell you, the subscribers and readers of Saving Wild, how much I value your time, and appreciate your interest in this site. Thank you! OK, now for the two useful resources: The  Books page has a brand...
A Taste of Africa in Your Own Home

A Taste of Africa in Your Own Home

When a book stands out amongst its competition, namely the Kennedy’s Safari Guides for East Africa, and Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s An African Love Story, I love doing a review post. But A Taste of Africa, the African recipes book reviewed in this post, has no real competition. It’s such a brilliant idea and one that...
Best Kenya Safari Guide Books

Best Kenya Safari Guide Books

Best Kenya Safari Guide Books Last February while in the Masai Mara region of Kenya I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Vicki and Adam Kennedy, the authors of the Kenya Safari Guide Books: Animals of the Masai Mara, and Birds of the Masai Mara. Many people, including myself, dream of living and working in the...
Love Life and Elephants

Love Life and Elephants

An African Love Story (also called Love Life and Elephants)  is Kenyan born Daphne Sheldrick’s memoir about love for her country, animals, and men, including her soul mate and husband, that define and focus her life-long work of caring for orphaned baby elephants. See a list of all my favorite Africa books : Favorites: Africa Books Woven into...
Wild

Wild

One of my favorite books is WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. Following the death of her mother, Strayed finds herself astray (she changes her surname to Stray as a testament to her state of mind). Seeking escape from her grief, she spontaneously decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Alone. Note that she has...