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DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do

My Adventures as a Safari Guide

By Peter Allison

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 25 August 2016
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.

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Only 19 when he left Australia, Peter Allison arrived in Africa thinking he'd have a short holiday before going home to a 'proper job'. But Peter ended up falling in love with the continent and its wildlife, and after a few years was hired by Southern Africa's largest safari operator to train all their experts; over a decade later, his short holiday in Africa still isn't over.

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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 * 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 * An engaging and at times eccentric account of life as a safari guide in Botswana * The Bookseller * Allison's infectious enthusiasm for both the African bush and his job showing its wonders to tourists is readily apparent * Booklist * Compelling, hair-raising, hilarious. Allison makes you feel like you are there with him as he experiences the awesome * Good Book Guide * 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 * 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 * An endless supply of campfire stories * Scotsman * His misadventures make Don't Run, Whatever You Do an absorbing read. . . . The material is rich, and Allison is a gifted storyteller. And the only thing stranger than African fiction is African truth * National Geographic Adventure *

EAN: 9781857886450
ISBN: 1857886453
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.6 centimeters (0.03 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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