I'm E Cronje Wilmot
Author Eric Cronje Wilmot came to the Bechuanaland Protect-orate (now Botswana) in the early 1900s, and after a stint as a stock farmer, worked for the Protectorate Government in various capacities in the field, including as a Stock Inspector, Tsetse Fly Control Officer and Ranger.
The events documented in this book took place while he was employed on the Tsetse Fly Control programme in the Okavango between 1944 and 1948. He had two sons and a daughter, with his son Bobby becoming a well-known Okavango crocodile hunter, and then founder of Crocodile Camp outside Maun. Bobby was a pioneer in the development of photographic safaris in the Okavango.
Cronje’s grandson Lloyd, hunter turned conservationist and pro-fessional safari guide, carried on the family’s close involvement with the Okavango, establishing Xaxaba Camp and later Lloyd’s Camp in Savuti.