DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do: My Adventures as a Safari Guide [Paperback]

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DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do: My Adventures as a 

Safari Guide [Paperback]

He writes beautifully and viscerally about the rhythm 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 the 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 zebra's and accident-prone tourists. --Wanderlust

Product Description
In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the

lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison works as a

top safari guide in the Okavango Delta, an oasis of wetland in the middle of the

Kalahari desert, rich with wildlife. As he caters to the whims of his wealthy

clients, he often has to overcome the impulse to run as far away from them as he can,

as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions! Full of

outrageous-but-true tales of the people and animals he has encountered - the young

woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more fashionable

hot pink ensemble; the drunk, half-naked missing tourist who happened to be a member

of the British royal family; the squirrel that overdosed on malaria pills; the

monkeys with an underwear fetish; and last, but by no means least, Spielberg the

Japanese tourist who wanted a repeat performance of Allison s narrow escape from a

pair of charging lionesses so he could videotape it - these hilarious stories reveal

Allison s good-natured scorn for himself, as well as others. Allison s humour is

exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any

negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive -

unfortunately it doesn t always work out that way, as he and his clients discover to

their cost when they find themselves up to their necks in a hippo-infested watering

hole! Full of essential wisdom like Don t run,whatever you do , and never stand

behind a frightened zebra (they are prone to explosive flatulence when scared!), this

is a wonderful and vivid portrait of what the life of a safari guide is really


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