An African Love Story is Kenyan born Daphne Sheldrick’s memoir about love for her country, animals, and men, including her soul mate, that eventually define and focus her life-long work of caring for orphaned baby elephants. See a list of all my favorite Africa books : Favorites: Africa Books
Woven into the story is some history about Kenya’s Park system, as well as anti- poaching efforts led by the late David Sheldrick in Tsavo.
Throughout the book Daphne’s dedication to the hundreds of elephants, rhino, warthog, zebra, and antelope she raised over the years is admirable. For twelve months she drove every three hours, including through the night, to hand feed two baby elephants housed six miles away.
SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Everyday visitors from across the world visit her Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage outside of Nairobi National Park where she has raised, and successfully returned to the wild, 200 orphaned elephants.
For animal lovers worldwide, the stories of the unlikely friendships formed among Daphne’s menagerie will make this a ‘can’t put the book down’ read.
To Purchase from Amazon go here: An African Love Story
To see my list of favorite Africa books go here: Favorites: Africa Books
For African safari reference guide books read my interview with the authors of the just released guides for birds and mammals of East Africa.