Africa Travel – Explorers in Africa

Africa Travel eBooks, Exploration in Africa, Famous Explorers in Africa; Free online books. Also Missionaries in Africa, Travel guides, David Livingstone, Mary Kingsley Travels in West Africa.

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African Exploration Collection

About 150 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Africa Exploration”. Some books: Exploration of Africa, Africa in the Days of Exploration, Livingstone and the Exploration of Central Africa, The European Exploration of Africa, Atlas of Exploration, The Saga of Exploration in Southern Africa, Stanley and Livingstone and the Exploration of Africa in World History, Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa, First Footsteps in East Africa, African Discovery: an anthology of exploration, With Stanley in Africa, many more.

African Travel Collection

About 180 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Africa Description Travel”. Some books: Illustrated Travel Guide to South Africa, Victorian Women Travel Writers in Africa, Sarah Anderson’s Travel Companion, Geldof in Africa, The Myth of Africa, Read this First: Africa, Lonely Planet East Arica, Geography of Modern Africa, Inside Africa, A Tourist in Africa, On Foot Through Africa, Africa and the Islands, A Passage to Africa, Travels in West Africa, Travels into the Interior of Africa, Focus on Africa, many more.

Jungle Portraits

Akely, Delia J.
MacMillan 1930 Dewey Dec. 916

Contents: Our Primitive Neighbors – Apes and Mondeys – Elephants in the Fog – Congo Resthouses – Crocodiles – Flamingos of Lake Hannington – In Quest of the Pygmies – Jungle Rescue. Zoology–Africa. Hunting–Africa. Africa–Description and travel. Africa–Social life and customs.

Author: Delia Julia Akeley, commonly known by her nickname, Mickie, was an American explorer. She was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Denning, Irish immigrants. -Wikipedia

In the Niger Country

Bindloss, Harold
Edinburgh: Blackwood 1898 Dewey Dec. 916

Niger River–Description and travel. Sudan (Region)–Description and travel. Africa, West — Description and travel.

Author: Harold Edward Bindloss was an English novelist who wrote many adventure novels set in western Canada. Bindloss was born in Liverpool in 1866.

Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824

by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Doctor Oudney, extending across the Great Desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire

Denham, Dixon and Clapperton, Hugh
John Murray 1826 Dewey Dec. 916

Natural history–Africa, North. Africa, Central–Description and travel. Africa, North–Description and travel.

Author: Dixon Denham was an English soldier, explorer of West Central Africa, and ultimately Governor of Sierra Leone. Bain Hugh Clapperton was a Scottish naval officer and explorer of West and Central Africa. Walter Oudney was a Scottish physician, budding naturalist and briefly African explorer. -Wikipedia

Travels in West Africa, Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons

Kingsley, Mary H.
MacMillan 1897 Dewey Dec. 916

Folklore–Africa. Ethnology–Africa, West. Fetishism. Africa, West–Description and travel.

Author: Mary Henrietta Kingsley was an English ethnographer, scientific writer, and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape European perceptions of African cultures and British imperialism. -Wikipedia

Silks, Spices and Empire: Asia Seen Through the Eyes of Its Discoverers

Lattimore, Owen and Eleanor
Delacorte 1968 Dewey Dec. 916

Asia–Description and travel. Contents: The First Explorers – Rome and Asia – Asian Discoverers of Asia – Missionaries and Traders before 1500 – Ocean Discoverers and Empire Builders – When the White Man was a Burden.

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries, and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1858-1864

Livingstone, David and Charles
London: Murray 1865 Dewey Dec. 916.7

Africa, Central–Description and travel.

Author: David Livingstone was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era. -Wikipedia

A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

Livingstone, David, M.D.
London: Murray 1861 Dewey Dec. 916.7

Africa, Southern — Discovery and exploration, Missions — Africa, Southern, South Africa — Description and travel — Social life and customs — 19th century, Africa, Central — Description and travel — Social life and customs — 19th century, Africa, Southern — Description and travel.

Author: David Livingstone was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era. -Wikipedia

Up the Niger. Narrative of Major Claude MacDonald’s Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa

to which is added a chapter on native musical instruments, by Cpt. C. R. Day

Mockler-Ferryman, A. F., Cpt.
London: Philip 1892 Dewey Dec. 916.6

Niger River — Description and travel, Nigeria — Description and travel, Niger River.

South from the Limpopo: Travels through South Africa

Murphy, Dervla
Overlook 2001 Dewey Dec. 916

South Africa — Description and travel. “This three-part journey of more than 6000 miles (before, during, and after the elections of 1994) took Murphy through all nine provinces of the new South Africa. She stayed in remote impoverished ex-‘homeland’ villages, the luxurious homes of rich whites and the simple homes of poor whites. In the vast black township of Khayelitsha she made good friends, as she did among the rural Boers of the platteland. She came to realize how simplistic it is to see South Africa’s conflict only as ‘black versus white.’ This book places the complex and apparently insoluble problems of South Africa in a new light, and exhibits the great love she and the people she met share for the country.” -Publisher

Author: Dervla Murphy has written more than twenty books recounting her adventures all over the world on foot, mule, bicycle, and just about every other conveyance imaginable.

New Light on Dark Africa; Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition

Its Journeyings and Adventures among the Native Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc. etc. on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza

Peters, Carl
London: Ward, Lock 1891 Dewey Dec. 916.7

Africa, Central — Description and travel.

Author: Carl Peters, was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author and a major promoter of the establishment of the German colony of East Africa. -Wikipedia

Africa and its Explorers: Motives, Methods and Impact

Rotberg, Robert I., ed.
Harvard 1974 Dewey Dec. 916

Chapters by various authors on Heinrich Barth, David Livingstone, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel White Baker, Gerhard Rohlfs, Henry Morton Stanley, Verney Lovett Cameron and Joseph Thomson.

To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa

Shipman, Pat
Morrow 2004 Dewey Dec. 916

A portrait drawn from historical documents discusses the nineteenth-century adventurer’s rescue from slavery, her education under and marriage to English adventurer Sam Baker, and her life in the uncharted interior of Africa.
“A stunning achievement, ‘To the Heart of the Nile’ is an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable woman: a story of discovery, bravery, determination, and love, meticulously reconstructed through journals, documents, and private papers, and told in the inimitable narrative style that has already won Pat Shipman resounding international acclaim.” -Publisher
Women explorers — Biography — Nile River — Africa, Central, Africa, Central — Discovery and exploration, Women explorers.

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Speke, John Hanning
Blackwood 1863 Dewey Dec. 916

First-hand account of the grueling expedition in East Africa by Speke and Richard Burton that made them famous. Africa, East — Description and travel, Nile River, Egypt — Description and travel.

Author: John Hanning Speke was an English explorer and officer in the British Indian Army who made three exploratory expeditions to Africa. He is most associated with the search for the source of the Nile and was the first European to reach Lake Victoria. -Wikipedia

Through Masai Land: A Journey of Exploration Among the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa

Being the narrative of the Royal Geographical Society’s expedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884

Thomson, Joseph
London: Sampson Low 1887 Dewey Dec. 916.7

Africa, East — Description and travel, Scientific expeditions — Africa, East, Maasai (African people).

Author: Joseph Thomson was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Thomson’s gazelle and Thomson’s Falls, Nyahururu, are named after him. -Wikipedia