Robyn Keene-Young and her husband Adrian operate a wildlife photography and documentary production company in Southern Africa. Their life is spent on the road, living rough in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. This is a book about what their lives are like. Robyn has a chatty writing style that took me a little while to get used to, but which became very enjoyable to read. She also has a keen sense of humour. Unlike tourist operators, Robyn and Adrian would sometimes follow the same groups of animals for weeks at a time and it's very interesting to read about what they saw. I especially enjoyed the chapters about their time observing a pack of wild dogs and about a pride of lions who habitually feed on hippos.
Over the course of the book Robyn goes from being a law student who hates camping and knows little about the bush, to an informed expert who explains the politics of cross-border national parks, how and why animals are sometimes culled and/or relocated and the realities of how even eco-tourism affects the environment - but why it is still important. She also shares interesting pieces of history and literature that help to explain this fascinating region.
In the early part of the book there was a lot of Afrikaan jargon which I found confusing. Don't let this put you off as it doesn't continue. I also discovered (after I finished reading!) that there is a glossary of words at the end of the book.
I really enjoyed reading this book which is something a bit different from the usual tourism stories.
I read this on my Kindle. Unfortunately that meant no photographs, but you can see many gorgeous photos on the couple's Road Media website, including photo essays described in the book.