A THOUSAND TRAILS THROUGH AFRICAby: Isabel de Quintanilla
de Quintanilla married famed PH Tony Sanchez-Ariño & rather than wait for him at home she decided to see what Africa was like during the immediate post-WWII period. Together they formed a hugely successful safari business. Photos; 6×9 inches; 192 pgs.
Isabel de Quintanilla married famed PH Tony Sanchez-Ariño in 1963, & rather than wait for him at home she decided to go along to see what Africa was like during the immediate post-WWII period. Once she became comfortable in that milieu, she was not content just to watch what her husband did on a daily basis—she also decided to give hunting a chance. This is her account of the countries she visited & hunted in over the last forty years: Guinea, Cameroon, Zambia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, & the CAR. In spite of a dangerous bout of malaria & dengue fever, she remained at her husband’s side, tramping through Africa, & together they formed a hugely successful safari business. There are fascinating descriptions of wild Africa & the natives, safari clients, & animals she encountered along the way. In addition, Isabel became an elephant hunter herself & an accomplished one at that. Her chapter on the Pygmies of the Congo basin is especially worthwhile.
Publisher: SAFARI PRESS
Publish Date: 11-15-2007