Name ID 1704
Johnston, Erika The other side of Kilimanjaro
Page Number: 026
Extract Date: 1921
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.