Kingsley’s 5th book, ‘Africa – A Love Affair with a Continent’ spans 30 years of the Kingsley Holgate team’s travels to every country in Africa, including all of her island states. Packed with never-before-told stories taken from Kingsley’s pile of dog-eared expedition journals and laced with Kingsley’s legendary humour, each chapter is a stand-alone story of a life of adventure – the excitement, escapades, humanitarian work and characters met along the way, with beautifully detailed descriptions of Africa’s wildlife, wild places and fascinating people – and the downright scary moments when things go wrong, from a croc chomping the inflatable boat, to child soldiers high on cocaine.
Published in 2018, it sold out within months and has become a treasured collector’s item.
‘No-one I know has done more African miles in a Land Rover than Kingsley Holgate, which is why he has been able to unearth these incredible true tales from the beautiful continent. This book will teach you more about Africa than Google or the Lonely Planet.’
Patrick Cruywagen, Land Rover Monthly UK
‘Life has lots of simple pleasures — the warm sun on your back or a cool sea breeze in your hair – or the fact that there are still larger-than-life characters around such as Kingsley Holgate. To call him an explorer or humanitarian doesn’t do true justice to the man. Kingsley is an absolute force of nature; he brings exuberance, energy, enthusiasm and undiluted vivacity to everything he does.
This new book is a collection of his expeditions and adventures that are unique to Africa. You will not find such wonderful tales of, and insights into, this magical land anywhere else. You will be transported to a fireside under the megawatt stars of an African night with a maestro storyteller entrancing you with words so vivid that they are forever etched on your brain. The extraordinary characters, the gripping anecdotes, the edge-of-seat adventures and the superb humanitarian work each expedition brings is a magnificent testimony to a richly-lived life, where being bored is an alien and unforgivable concept.’
Graham Spence, co-author of the best-seller The Elephant Whisperer