Don't Run, whatever you do. Adventures of a safari guide. Peter Allison.

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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.

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This is almost safari by Clarkson et al, but somehow gentler. Maybe more May than the others, however it is a very amusing book, with several quite exciting bits. The author clearly has a great love of animals and wildlife as well as a natural ability to tell a tale. His descriptions of the bush and veltd are good enough to make the reader almost smell it and feel the heat.

It's a slim little book but one that I have certainly found enthralling.

4 Zebras out of 5

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