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Whatever You do Don't Run : My adventures as a Botswana safari guide - Peter Allison

Whatever You do Don't Run

My adventures as a Botswana safari guide

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Peter Allison was only nineteen when he left Australia for Africa, thinking he might travel around and see a bit of the country before going home to a 'proper job'. But Africa worked its magic, and Peter ended up falling, quickly and completely, in love with the country and its wildlife. Landing in a game reserve in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta, he became a safari guide and, some twelve years later, his short holiday in Africa isn't over yet...Whatever You Do, Don't Run is his guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Like the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more 'fashionable' hot pink ensemble, or the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison's being charged by a lion so he could videotape it. ..Peter Allison - like an affable, younger David Attenborough or a slightly more laid-back Steve Irwin - really knows his wildlife. He's had some extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From close encounters with hungry lions, cranky elephants and over-protective honey badgers, there's not much in the African bush that Peter hasn't seen, done or been chased by. His affection for these wild and dangerous animals and his fascination with, and respect for, their often extraordinary behaviour is completely genuine, deep and infectious. Reading Whatever You Do, Don't Run is like sitting around a campfire late at night and listening to him talking - his stories of the animals and the bush are gentle, warm, funny and utterly engaging.

Introduction..Whatever you do, don't run..The lesson..How I got my name..The great mouse plague..Deliverance..Buffalo school..Learning to walk again..Princesses and Jacks..Pets..The drowning..The chase..The world's worst bathroom..Scars..Beau goes back to nature..Mona Lisa..Bird nerds..The fool and the snake..Lost..The conversation..A guide dies..A night in the Magkadigkadi..Ya-ya and Tse-tse..A friend in hand..Bad actors..Bale and the snake..Encounters with Salvador..Big mistake

ISBN: 9781741763010
ISBN-10: 1741763010
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1