Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

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Lyons Press #ad - No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, half-naked, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself.

Peter allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.

His safaris have been featured in national Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, Sydney, and splits most of his time between Botswana, and San Francisco. The author’s humor 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!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most.

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide #ad - Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide.

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Don't Look Behind You!: A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos

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Lyons Press #ad - In don't look behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Join peter allison for another riveting, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience—going on safari—and come through amazed but, rollicking, thankfully, without a scratch. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below.

Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. But safari guide Peter Allison lives for such moments. Here, the author of the widely praised whatever you do, don't run details his time spent in safari camps not only in Botswana but also in South Africa, and Namibia—places he loves, Mozambique, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him.

Don't Look Behind You!: A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos #ad - In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Or the afternoon he heard monkeys telling him that a leopard was walking around the camp, and then realized the leopard was in his tent, with him in it.

Incredible true tales from a world-renowned safari guide and celebrated author Romantic notions aside, being a safari guide isn't always particularly enjoyable or glamorous. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas.

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How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America

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Lyons Press #ad - One side would take him to Africa and the other to South America, the two places he wanted to explore before he died. On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. Sixteen years later, he makes his way to Santiago, weirdest, Chile, and wildest adventures, ready to seek out the continent’s best, and to chase the elusive jaguar.

In just the first six months, allison is bitten by a puma several times, knocked on his head by a bad empanada, and surrounded by piranhas while rafting down a Bolivian river—all because of his unusual fear of refrigerators and of staying in any one place for too long. He recounted his time spent as a safari guide in Africa to much acclaim in Whatever You Do, Don’t Run and Don’t Look Behind You.

How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America #ad - Ever the gifted storyteller and cultural observer, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes, the nature of nomadism, and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind. Allison’s self-deprecating humor is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals—even when they bite—is infectious.

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Msomi and Me: Tales from the African bush

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Brian Connell #ad - In fact, unforgettable protagonists, colorful, one of which you've never experienced or ever possibly could! Intriguing, cute & naughty little bush animals wreaking havoc on the tourists in the Lodge, it IS a lifetime, and camera shots of dangerous African animals' eyes taken with a mere 135mm lens thanks to a genuine old African "animal whisperer.

Adventure, playfulness, love, tragedy, calamity, wild animals one especially stands-out, denouement. What more do you want? blood? well, there's that too! It"s not too long, & it includes some EXCELLENT original recipes at the back. Msomi & me m&m, is one of the all-time best reads of a lifetime. This book has everything! it"s an easy read, & is so compelling it cannot be put down.

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The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

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Chelsea Green Publishing #ad - The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference.

An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The safari companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, aggression, territorial marking, and care of young.

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates #ad - Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. In addition, vegetation zones, useful maps show the major national boundaries, and game parks relevant to the guide.

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Cry of the Kalahari

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Mariner Books #ad - Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, storms, fire, and the animals they loved. This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

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101 Kruger Tales: Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary Visitors to the Kruger National Park

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Leadwood Publishing #ad - A hyaena snatches a baby from a tent. Beware however, the stories are infectious and you'll be planning your own trip before the first chapter is done. Just don’t expect to ever sleep soundly in a safari tent again…in this kindle edition:: over 420 kindle pages of extraordinary, hilarious and jaw-dropping safari tales:: astonishing photographs of many of the incidents:: All stories 100% true - and could happen to YOU!:: Find out what it is like to be stormed by a lion, attacked by an elephant, unusual, hair-raising, bitten by a deadly snake or chased by hyaenas:: A thrilling read whether you're a Kruger veteran or a safari dreamer:: Discover for yourself the wildlife magic that draws over a million tourists to this spectacular piece of Africa each yearWHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING"If you only read one book about Kruger - this is it.

A fleeing impala leaps through an open car window. I simply couldn't put it down!"cameron ewart-smith, author of the getaway guide to kruger national park and former editor of getaway magazinegripping first-hand accounTS OF EXTRAORDINARY SIGHTINGS, SCRAPES AND INCIDENTS IN ONE OF AFRICA'S GREATEST NATIONAL PARKSAn enraged elephant flips a car onto its roof.

101 Kruger Tales: Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary Visitors to the Kruger National Park #ad - . You'll never sleep soundly in a safari tent again. If you only read one book about Kruger - this is it.

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When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer

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Ukhozi Press #ad - He provides authoritative information on African wildlife and illustrates hair-raising encounters with lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, rhinoceros and snakes though exciting and humorous stories. James captures the essence of what it means to be African today, facing everything from the Big Five to the vestiges of apartheid to the AIDS epidemic.

One of the best wildlife books of all time" - bookauthority "one of the best books about or featuring birds" - bookscrollingbest winter Trips, What to Read Before You Go - National Geographic "One of the Best Nature Books of 2014" - The Guardian"Book of the Year" - Birder's Library Follow the daring safari of James Currie as his love of birds, fascination with wildlife and craving for adventure lead him into humorous and life threatening situations.

When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer #ad - James provides wonderful insights into African conservation and a fascinating glimpse into the importance of cross-cultural relationships in Africa’s wildlife tourism environment. From his first graphic encounter with the brutality of nature on table Mountain in South Africa to his disappearance as a boy on safari in Malawi to the rigorous training he underwent to become a game ranger at Phinda Private Game Reserve, this book will delight and educate anyone fascinated with nature, wildlife, travel and adventure.

He details his own inner journey overcoming physical challenges and finding the balance between following passions and what’s important in life. The book follows james’s journey from city boy to conservationist and shows what it takes to become an African game ranger.

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Africa Bites: Scrapes and escapes in the African Bush

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#ad - Africa can be scary. Forthright yet light-hearted, lloyd's suspenseful narrative emphasises both his love of the African bush and the courage and resilience of the Africans that he encounters in his odysseys. This is a charming, funny, thoughtful and often hair-raising series of short stories that illustrate Lloyd's enthusiastic delight in leading his clients into the wilderness areas of Africa.

Often, that's the same thing!lloyd camp takes you on an evocative journey through some of the wildest places in Africa as he re-lives colourful vignettes from his adventurous childhood and long career as a safari guide. And thrilling. In the vein of peter allison's "whatever you do, don't Run", these camp-fire tales are the perfect accompaniment to your own journey into Africa or simply as a series of highly engaging stories from the comfort of your own armchair at home.

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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. Encompassing not only david and daphne's tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya's wildlife, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, Love, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, Life, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world's most remarkable women.

It was their deep and passionate love, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements, David's extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans' Nursery in Nairobi National Park, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day.

Her deep empathy and understanding, rhinos, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, and other baby animals from certain death. Daphne sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants.

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story #ad - In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope; rickey-tickey-Tavey, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first love, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship.

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The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife

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Transworld Digital #ad - When kobie krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom.

It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer.

Yet, for kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees.

The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife #ad - But as the krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, when they found him, a lion cub who, was only a few days old and on the verge of death.

Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily.

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