by Isabel de Quintanilla
A Thousand Trails Through Africa is the remarkable story of Isabel de Quintanilla who left a privileged life in Valencia in the 1960s and followed the man of her dreams, Tony Sanchez-Arino, to Africa. Enduring harsh conditions and often extreme discomfort, she became an elephant hunter. In spite of a dangerous bout of malaria and Dengue fever, she remained at her husband’s side and together they formed a hugely successful safari business, hunting in some of the remotest parts of Africa.
Isabel has been on 125 safaris and in this time has accummulated a wide experience in hunting and conservation as well as photography and the knowledge of local tribes.
“I have written the foreword for many books, but never with such deep satisfaction as I feel with A Thousand Trails Through Africa… With this book Isabel de Quintanilla pays tribute to those self-effacing women who accompanied their men on the African adventure, and for this too we should be grateful. Other women have traveled along the paths of Africa, but none have told it so beautifully. I thank her and congratulate her.” Nicholas Franco, Honorary President, C.I.C.
Binding and pages: Hardbound with a dust jacket, 192 pages; photographs; very good used copy