I enjoy reading true stories from people who live different and interesting lives, or who go on adventures I would never think of going on. Thus, when I stumbled (kindled) across this book, the title and the reviews got my attention.
As the title suggest, this book is a compilation of stories from African safari guide Peter Allison. His writing style is engaging, insightful, and at times humorous. Along the way, I felt I got a sense for what it would be like to be a safari guide and have some frightening encounters with wild animals such as lions, snakes, wild dogs, hyena, cheetahs, elephants, and cranky tourists… During most of the stories, I was glad to be reading them from the safety of my couch, admiring Peter from a distance. Though I must admit, having read the book, I have more of an appreciation for the African safari and a desire to go there myself (as my wife has already done).