DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do: My Adventures as a Safari Guide (Paperback)Peter Allison (author)
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The Okavango Delta, Botswana: a lush wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Aged 19, Peter Allison thought he would visit for a short holiday before going home to get a 'proper job'. But Peter fell in love with southern Africa and its wildlife and before long had risen to become a top safari guide.
In Don't Run, Whatever You Do, you'll hear outrageous-but-true tales from the most exciting safaris. You'll find out when an elephant is really going to charge, what different monkey calls mean and what do in a face off with lions. Sometimes the tourists are even wilder than the animals, from the half-naked missing member of the British royal family to the Japanese amateur photographer who ignores all the rules to get the perfect shot.
Don't Run, Whatever You Do is a glimpse of what the life of an expert safari guide is really like.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
An endless supply of campfire stories * Scotsman *
He writes beautifully and viscerally about the rhythms of bush life... This is an absorbing book: as a reader you can't help but get caught up in the author's infectious enthusiasm for Africa's beauty and its beasts. On turning the last page, booking to first plane out to Botswana was most tempting. * TNT Magazine *
Peter Allison's engaging account of his life as a safari guide in the Botswana bush complete with flatulent zebras and accident-prone tourists. * Wanderlust *
Compelling, hair-raising, hilarious. Allison makes you feel like you are there with him as he experiences the awesome * Good Book Guide *
Allison's infectious enthusiasm for both the African bush and his job showing its wonders to tourists is readily apparent * Booklist *
An engaging and at times eccentric account of life as a safari guide in Botswana * The Bookseller *
After reading this entrancing memoir, an African safari may move to No. 1 on your travel wish list. The only catch is you'll want the author as your guide * Chicago Sun-Times *
If you love animals and are thinking of heading out on a safari, you must first read DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do. * Organic Spa magazine *
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