Best Online Books on Exploration in Africa – Famous Explorers in Africa

Best Online Books on Exploration in Africa, Famous Explorers in Africa. Missionaries in Africa, Travel accounts, Travel guides, David Livingstone, Victorian era explorers, Richard Burton the explorer, 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”. Book Free Read Exploring Africa.

African Travel Collection

About 180 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Africa Description Travel”. Book Free Read Exploring Africa.

Free online magazines about Travel, Regional Interest

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

In the Niger Country

Bindloss, Harold
Edinburgh: Blackwood 1898        Dewey Dec.    916

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

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Travels in West Africa, Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons

Kingsley, Mary H.
MacMillan 1897        Dewey Dec.    916

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

Lattimore, Owen and Eleanor
Delacorte 1968        Dewey Dec.    916

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

A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

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

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

Selected Articles about the History of the British Empire

South from the Limpopo: Travels through South Africa

Murphy, Dervla
Overlook 2001        Dewey Dec.    916

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

Peters founded the German Colonization Society in 1884.

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.
I am not a slave — Shots, knives, yells, corpses, and fire — Like a hawk after a mouse — A girl from the harem — So absurd an errand — Heart of a lion — Sitt, I be your boy — A perfect hell — Are the men willing to march? — A gorilla in London — Tock-tock-tock — The water cabbages are moving — My legs are but useless things — Life so uncertain here — A courageous lady — Supreme and absolute power — My lady and I shall proceed alone — Not a gentleman in the whole of Africa — The legendary reputation for Amazonian qualities — That disgraceful outrage — You promised you would never return without me — How can I live? — March 11, 1916

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.

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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

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