Reading Namibia: Top 6 books

The downtime hours on your trip are perfect for relaxing with a book. These are our top six books on Namibia to help you get to know the country better.

IN BUSHVELD AND DESERT: A GAME RANGER’S LIFE
by Christiaan Bakkes

In Bushveld and Desert is an entertaining book of wilderness stories written by famous safari guide and conservationist Christiaan Bakkes. Learn about the triumphs and struggles of a man who has rescued animals, stopped poachers in their tracks and tussled with crocodiles.

 

THE ELEPHANT’S SECRET SENSE
by Caitlin O’Connell

Caitlin O’Connell is an internationally renowned field scientist, who spent fourteen years in the Namibian wilderness studying elephant behaviour. The result is a fascinating memoir of her relationship with these gentle giants.

 

NAMIBIA SPACE
by Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit

Namibia Space takes the reader on a virtual tour of every corner of this haunting and beautiful country. Packed with full-colour photographs and first-hand experiences, we gain an insight into Namibia’s history, landscape, wildlife, and of course, wide open roads.

 

A HISTORY OF NAMIBIA
by Marion Wallace

A comprehensive history of Namibia from the very beginning until Namibia gained independence in 1990. From the earlier settlers, to German colonialism and finally the struggle against South African rule, this is one of the most all-encompassing studies of Namibia’s past.

 

SKELETON COAST
by Amy Schoeman

Amy Schoeman and her family have been hugely important figures in the development and protection of the Skeleton Coast over recent years. Through her captivating photographs and absorbing text, in this book Amy shares with the reader the strange beauties of her life’s passion.

 

CONFLICT AND COSTUME: THE HERERO TRIBE OF NAMIBIA
by Jim Naughten

Photographer Jim Naughten captures the colourful Herero attire in a series of spectacular portraits. Set against the Namibian landscape, these dramatic images show the striking costumes in all their glory and remind us of the influence German colonialism had on Namibia’s early settlers.

 

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