I knew the Africa bits would be dated, but I confess I still find the book kind of charming. When she learns she's to go on safari, for instance, instantly she wants a cork helmet. Though, so far, the black characters in Africa have been less stereotypical than I feared.
Here's a non-Africa bit that I found hilarious in its datedness:
"Set up the computer, Bishop, will you? We'll run through the possibilities."
"It'll only take a minute, sir." Bishop walked over to the closet where the machine they referred to as the Monster was housed. He punched MASTER LIST, fiddled with knobs, fed it classifications like Africa, Zambia and Tourist and called to his superior. "Here you are, sir. Beginning with A, right down to Z."
"Always reminds me of a damn slot machine," growled Carstairs, gazing up at the screen with its myriads of blinking lights....