DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do
My Adventures as a Safari Guide
'An endless supply of campfire stories' Scotsman IN AFRICA, ONLY FOOD RUNS... DON'T RUN, WHATEVER YOU DO! 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. 'You can't help but get caught up in [Allison's] infectious enthusiasm. He writes beautifully about the rhythm of bush life' TNT Magazine 'Compelling, hair-raising, hilarious' The Good Book Guide
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
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.