Summoned to Whitehall in 1949, Laurens van der Post was told that in old British Central Africa there were two large tracts of country that London didn't really know anything about, and could he go in there on foot and take a look, please? Venture to the Interior is the account of that journey, a journey filled with adventure and discovery, flying from London across Europe and Africa, and after days in small aircraft, on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of central Africa.
An outstanding book... I rank Laurens van der Post with the best writers of English... This book confirms my constant admiration and the nobility of his mind
I hope all those who are appalled by the destruction of Hiroshima will read this book-for a greater understanding of what man is capable of doing to his fellows in time of war
No one can write more feelingly of Africa-an experience not to be missed
One of the noblest books of travel written in our time, and one destined, I imagine, to have a permanent place in English literature
Inspired... Some of the poetic descriptions of the scenery are most beautiful and fill me with envy. The book is magnificent