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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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“The best compliment you can pay a travel writer is to read his work and feel like youre right there with him. For more than two hundred pages, I felt like I was in Africa, up to my neck in danger. I dont even know this guy, but more than once I lay awake at night, worrying for his safety. Enough adventure, action, life lessons, and laughs to fill a movie and four sequels. The fact that Allison survived to write any of this down is a miracle in itself.”

—Cash Peters, author of Naked in Dangerous Places and Gullibles Travels

 
Romantic notions aside, being a safari guide isnt always particularly glamorous. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. But safari guide Peter Allison lives for such moments. Here, the author of the widely praised Whatever You Do, Dont Run details his time spent in safari camps not only in Botswana but also in South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia—places he loves, despite how much it feels like they just might be trying to kill him.

In Dont Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. 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.

Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyones dream experience—going on safari—and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.

Peter Allison is the

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The author of the widely praised "Whatever You Do, Don't Run" returns with another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be a safari guide.

Synopsis:

Join Peter Allison for a riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyones dream experience—going on safari—and coming through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch. In Dont Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell.

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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. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. 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, Mozambique, and Namibia--places he loves, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him. In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. 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. In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas. Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience--going on safari--and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.

About the Author

Peter Allison is the author of Whatever You Do, Dont Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide (Lyons Press). His safaris have been featured in such magazines as Vogue and Condé Nast Traveller, and he has assisted National Geographic photographers and appeared on television shows such as Jack Hannas Animal Adventures. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Denise Morland, October 4, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Peter Allison's second collection of stories about his time in Africa as a safari guide is a rare look at this intriguing lifestyle. What most people dream of doing for a week or two on vacation, Peter Allison lives. As you might expect, living with lions, leopards, elephants, and hippos, in addition to tourists, Allison has more than his share of adventures to relate. He does so with humor and love for his adopted country, always able to poke fun of himself and his rookie mistakes as a safari guide. Through it all his love for Africa and its amazing wildlife shine through. His books make me really, really want to visit Africa!
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ISBN:
9781599214696
Author:
Allison, Peter
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Allison, Peter
Subject:
Safari guides - South Africa -
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Subject:
Animals
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , The author of the widely praised "Whatever You Do, Don't Run" returns with another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be a safari guide.
"Synopsis" by ,
Join Peter Allison for a riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyones dream experience—going on safari—and coming through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch. In Dont Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell.
"Synopsis" by , 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. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. 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, Mozambique, and Namibia--places he loves, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him. In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. 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. In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas. Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience--going on safari--and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.
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