I read a lot of books to get ready for my ultimate bucket list trip! Of course, I had a head start on my reading since I’ve loved books about animals and Africa since reading Born Free at the age of 12. So it was with pleasure that I made a list and began reading for the trip.
Wildlife may have been the focus of our safari, but any trip to Africa is also about the people. And for me, taking the time to try to understand the culture and history of a place enhances my travels.
I love fiction but try to sprinkle in a few more challenging nonfiction titles. And a few guide books to bring on the trip.
Here are my recommendations…