The Rediscovered Country

White, Stewart Edward



American Hunter, crossed from the Great Rift Valley via Loliondo to Lobo Springs.

In a book called The Rediscovered Country (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1915 page 115), he described the Serengeti as 'the haunt of swarms of game' and, added, 'in this beautiful, wide, populous country, no sportsman´┐Żs rifle has ever been fired.' White moved among 'those hordes of unsophisticated beasts as a lord of Eden would have moved,' -

Kay Turner

Serengeti Home


Book ID 285

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White, Stewart Edward The Rediscovered Country, 1915
Page Number: 115
Extract Date: 20 August 1913

a lord of Eden

Never have I seen anything like that game. It covered every hill, standing in the openings, strolling in and out among the groves, feeding on the bottom lands, singly, or in little groups. It did not matter in which direction I looked, there it was; as abundant one place as another. Nor did it matter how far I went, over how many hills I walked, how many wide prospects I examined, it was always the same. During my stay at the next two camps I looked over fifty square miles. One day I counted 4,628 head! And suddenly I realized again that in this beautiful, wide, populous country, no sportsman's rifle has ever been fired. It is a virgin game country, and I have been the last man who will ever discover one for the sportsmen of the world. There is no other available possibility for such a game field in Africa unexplored. I moved among those hordes of unsophisticated beasts as a lord of Eden would have moved.

Extract ID: 4247