Gardi was born 1909 in Bern, Switzerland. After studying mathematics, physics, and zoology at Bern University, he became Sekundarlehrer at Brügg BE near Biel from 1931 to 1945, and then worked as independent author and traveler (Vortragsreisender). He documented his travels to Africa in several books and in two films:
- Mandara (1959) and
- Die letzte Karawane (The Last Caravan) (1967).
He won many prizes for literature and in 1967 received an Honorary Doctorate at Bern University.
Gardi died 2000 in Bern.
- Schwarzwasser, Jugendbuch 1943
- Bergvolk der Wüste, 1951
- Blaue Schleier - rote Zelte, 1951
- Mandara, 1953
- Kirdi, 1955
- Sepik, 1958
- Sahara, 1967
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
- René Gardi in the German National Library catalogue
- René Gardi in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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