whatever you do don t run true tales of a botswana safari guide

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Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 9780762751747
Genre : Travel
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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. 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. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. 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. 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, half-naked, 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, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. 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! Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. 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, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.

Don T Run Whatever You Do

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 1857886453
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Don T Look Behind You

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 9781857884173
Genre : Travel
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Join Peter Allison for hair-raising and hilarious tales of Africa, animals and close escapes, and come through amazed -- but without a scratch. It shouldn't be fun to be chased by an animal that outweighs you by a factor of seventy, but Peter gets an odd thrill every time an elephant charges his beaten-up jeep or a peckish crocodile looks at him sideways. By now you'd think the bestselling author of Don't Run, Whatever You Do would know his way around. You'd be wrong. From avoiding territorial hippos and half-starved lions, to dodging landmines and getting lost on the unforgiving savannah, Peter has had his fair share of close calls: like 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. Drawing on his experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia, Don't Look Behind You! is another brilliant book of crazy and charming, endearing and laugh-out-loud-funny safari stories. "He writes beautifully and viscerally about the rhythm 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." -- TNT

Botswana Time

Author : Will Randall
ISBN : 9780748113675
Genre : Travel
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Will Randall travels with a purpose, as well as an outrageous sense of fortune. In INDIAN SUMMER he found himself, by chance, having the extraordinary experience of helping slum schoolchildren put on a play to help save their school. In Botswana he was taken up by a headmaster to teach a class of six year olds at The River of Life school. They are football crazy and one of Will's jobs is to take them to play neighbouring (sometimes as much as 100 miles away) schools. Camping en-route or staying in farms and rural villages, often travelling by foot or dug-out punts, thousands of antelope, elephant, buffalo and zebra follow their progress. The sound of lions, leopards and hyenas become the soundtrack of their dreams. Against all the odds they find themselves preparing for the Grand Final of the season - the titanic clash with arch rivals, Victoria Falls Primary school. Both an endearing personal story and a travel book about a little-known but highly successful country, BOTSWANA TIME will win new fans for both Will Randall and the extraordinary country of Botswana.

Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author : Chris Roche
ISBN : IND:30000115734695
Genre : Nature
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From the hair-raising to the hilarious, Whatever You Do, Don't Run reveals the reality of game ranging as experienced by four very human rangers. Crammed with facts on the African bush and its wildlife, the book also gives the wannabe ranger answers to guiding conundrums such as: - What to say when the crocodile-infested river you're driving through turns out to be just a little deeper than you had thought - and the engine stalls? - How to hide from ten curious guests the fact that you have just been bitten by a puff adder? - And, perhaps most importantly, how to save the life of the camp's barman using only Milton's drain cleaner. Exquisite black and white drawings and photographs add to the charm of this easy and entertaining read, which will have you longing for the bush.

Botswana Safari Guide

Author : Chris McIntyre
ISBN : 9781841624891
Genre : Travel
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A guide that takes the traveler to a wilderness in northern Botswana populated almost exclusively by wildlife.

Botswana Culture Smart

Author : Michael Main
ISBN : 9781857335934
Genre : Travel
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Twenty Chickens For A Saddle

Author : Robyn Scott
ISBN : 9781408842911
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa's worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.

Around The World In 50 Years

Author : Albert Podell
ISBN : 9781466852938
Genre : Travel
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This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, snowstorm, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them. Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is a remarkable and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence, undying determination, and an uncanny ability to extricate himself from one perilous situation after another-and return with some of the most memorable, frightening, and hilarious adventure stories you have ever read.

Beat About The Bush Mammals

Author : Trevor Carnaby
ISBN : 9781770092402
Genre : Science
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Filling the gap between basic mammal guides and extensive academic texts, this resource answers everyday questions about mammals in an understandable fashion that will appeal to tourists, bush enthusiasts, and field guides. Addressing everything from how an elephant's trunk works to why the blue whale is not a fish, this question-and-answer guide includes more than 700 color photographs and a detailed section on tracks and signs, making it a must-have for anyone wanting to know about the mammals of the bush region.

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