Lalle Ekman

Name ID 1704

See also

Johnston, Erika The other side of Kilimanjaro
Page Number: 026
Extract Date: 1921

Swedish Cavalry officer

My father, Lalle Ekman, a Swedish Cavalry officer, originally came out to shoot elephant in the Congo in 1921. He spent an adventurous two and a half years poaching ivory, with the occasional legal application for licences to allay the authorities' suspicions-or so he thought. He travelled everywhere on foot with gun bearers and a few porters to carry his small tent and camping equipment.

Extract ID: 4456