The Hunting Instinct is a well-illustrated and action-packed chronicle about Philip D. Rowter's hunting experiences in South Africa and Namibia, covering eight safaris from 1990 to 1998. Apart from taking the reader in search of trophy game, this captivating and highly entertaining book also provides biological information on the Big Five and most plains game species encountered and hunted along the hot, dusty, insect-bitten, snake-ridden way. It tells the story of game and environmental conservation efforts, encounters with various dangerous creatures, and death under the African sun. The fast-paced text has been forged from Rowter's experiences and is a true tale crammed full with the thrills, dangers, and disappointments of the chase. It is about the persistent instinct called hunting.