Author(s): Tim Beddow
For decades the East African savanna has attracted Europeans eager to experience life with nature at its largest on safari. Drawing on the experience of the safari, these visitors have created a compelling style of living distinctly displayed in the architecture and interiors of the homes, safari lodges and camps they have established across the vast eastern reaches of the African continent. This beautifully illustrated gift book reveals this most appealing approach to interior design, with its emphasis on relaxed living, its elemental approach to texture and colour, its borrowing of native African patterns and architecture, and its vital interaction with nature. Here are colourful cottons from Zaire and silks from the Ivory Coast, sofas covered with woodbark, elephant carvings and roofs thatched with coconut palm leaves. From treehouses to luxury camps, from thatched cottages to a moorish fantasy palace.