Reading a good book is like
taking a long exhale

Relax into one of our favorite African-centric books and armchair travel to fascinating destinations, many of which might just inspire your next trip. Whether you’re looking for a good laugh, for inspiring human stories and cultural insights, or you want to expand your wildlife knowledge, we’ve got you covered.

Reading a good book is like
taking a long exhale

Relax into one of our favorite African-centric books and armchair travel to fascinating destinations, many of which might just inspire your next trip. Whether you’re looking for a good laugh, for inspiring human stories and cultural insights, or you want to expand your wildlife knowledge, we’ve got you covered.

Featured books
YPA’s top picks
RISE

With honesty and humor this book tells the rags to riches story of a very determined young man. For the very first time, Siya Kolisi shares his story in an extraordinarily intimate memoir, charting his journey from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, to leading his proud nation to an astonishing victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

Scatterling of Africa

Scatterling of Africa is an origin story, as Johnny Clegg wrote it and wanted it told. It is the story of how the son of an unconventional mother, grandson of Jewish immigrants, came to realise that identity can be a choice, and home is a place you leave and return to as surely as the seasons change.

Cry of the Kalahari

An international bestseller, Cry of the Kalahari is the story of the Owenses’s life with lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know. It is also a gripping account of how they survived the dangers of living in one of the last and largest pristine areas on Earth.

Whatever you do, don’t run

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a safari guide? Peter Allison takes us behind the scenes, one short story at a time.

Love, Life & Elephants

Very few of our travelers go through Nairobi, Kenya without visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Daphne’s book tells the story of how this well-known conservation project came to be.

A Thousand Hills to Heaven

An American couple moves to Rwanda to find greater meaning and purpose.  Part human story, part history with stories of the genocide woven throughout.

The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life

A short, easy read to awaken your senses and reveal the magic that unfolds when you tune in to your surroundings. The author, Boyd Varty, was raised on a game reserve in South Africa.