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Sense Africa Five Ways

Jenny Bowen

Lightning Source POD



Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km², including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and constitutes 20.4% of its total land area. I’m always surprised when people refer to ‘Africa’ as a country, although it is a common occurrence. Africa is made up of 54 countries, all of which are unique and diverse in their own way. It is larger than China, India, the USA, and most of Europe combined. The countries that I explore in this book are all located in southern Africa; Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Pick up a guidebook to southern Africa and it will no doubt give you useful facts and figures. It may even attempt to describe the food you could eat, or the animals you might see. This book is very different to such guides. It is a first- hand collection of stories from someone who has fallen in love with everything about Africa - its sights, smells, tastes, sounds, and the things you can touch. From tales of hungry lions to climbing mountains, reading this book will stimulate all of your senses, and leave you wanting to experience at least some of it for yourself.


Product Format: Paperback

Customer Reviews (14)


Great book - really enjoyable travel literature and an ideal book to take on safari or on a flight. The short stories are entertaining, and enlighten you on the culture and ecology of Africa. Will enhance your safari experience, or make you want to go!

Duncan Laker from UK. Jenny's writing took me right back to Africa, capturing the sensations I remember. From the places that Jenny has already sent me, to places I must go in the future this book certainly piqued the senses and reminds me that Africa is made up of so many places, experiences and colours. Thanks Jenny for this great read, I'm sure it will encourage travelers, new and old, to visit all these fabulous destinations and experiences.

Fee from . An original format for personal recollections! Jenny is a great storyteller and we loved reading this book, many familiar and entertaining elements but in an original format under the banner of the five Senses. Read it and be completely immersed in the wonderful world of the African Bush! We had the pleasure of meeting Jenny at the Destinations Travel Show, she is as delightful as her story telling.

Gemma Smith from . What a page turner, fab book. What a fab book. It is a series of enjoyably digestible short stories and a great insight into Africa. Having travelled to Africa a number of times I can semi relate to the stories, although nothing quite as exciting has happened to me!. But even if you have not then it is a great introduction to a continent where almost anything can and does happen. I have great admiration for Jenny, who is just about the bravest women about. I simply cannot put this book down it is a real page turner.

starforth from . Enjoyable & fascinating! I love the format of this book: a virtual trip round Africa through the senses (with an extra chapter for ‘non’sense!) Jenny’s knowledge of African wildlife and her honest and lively storytelling make for a fascinating read. If you have been on safari you’ll probably read this with nostalgia & a desire to return. If you haven’t been then you’ll definitely want to!

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