In this exciting sequel to The Coral Island, R. M. Ballantyne continues the story of Ralph Rover, Jack Martin, and Peterkin Gay who, after their return to England for rest after their South Seas adventures, are now intent on joining the great hunters in Africa for a journey into the interior of the Dark Continent.
In the course of their safari adventures, they fight with savages, hunt elephants and gorillas, and visit native tribes. Peterkin gets thrown by a wild African buffalo, and Ralph is "hugged" by a gorilla. Upon their return to England, a newfound tribal warrior, King Jambai, sends back their numerous boxes of hunting trophies. Find out how their excursion concludes, and if they all survive the African journey!