By Martin Phillips
Few humans knew the immense Okavango Delta higher than Willie Phillips. He first ventured into the swamps to seek crocodile in 1958, elderly purely 22. the following he learnt the bush talents that might serve him good because the first non-white expert hunter in Botswana. He received a name as powerfuble, difficult and quirky, and his consumers lower back usually. He later turned a conservationist, championing reasons to guard his loved Delta. His first task was once as a bricklayer. Then he acquired a truck, providing items alongside the sand tracks that handed as roads. along with his moment spouse, he demonstrated the 1st advertisement maize farm within the area. In 2004, he turned an self sufficient councillor to assist the impoverished citizens of Seronga, the place he lived along with his 3rd spouse and ran a cellular shop.
Willie touched the lives of many and used to be broadly enjoyed and revered, notwithstanding he was once no longer with out flaws. This booklet tells the tale of his attention-grabbing lifestyles, set within the context of the days - the tip of the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland and the 1st 4 a long time of self sufficient Botswana.