Don Ker

Name ID 290

See also

Turner, Myles My Serengeti Years
Page Number: 034c
Extract Date: 1928

Paul Hoeffler

Another book which gives an idea of the early hunting days in the Serengeti is Africa Speaks by Paul L Hoefler [the late Don Ker, of Ker and Downey was a lorry driver on the hunt described.] Hoeflerís book is the story of a hunting and filming safari in the Serengeti in 1928, and seems fairly typical of the exploitation of that area in the days before conservation.

Extract ID: 1303

See also

Turner, Myles My Serengeti Years
Page Number: 044
Extract Date: 1956 November

First Safaris from Banagi

I had just arrived at Banagi in November 1956 ....

One of my first safaris was to accompany the Professor [Pearsall] on his surveys in the Western Corridor. His safari was conducted by Don Ker, the well-known professional Hunter, and always one of the Serengetiís most ardent supporters. Also on this safari were Hugh Elliott (later Sir Hugh), Dr. P.J Greenway the eminent East African botanical expert, and G.H. Swynnerton, Chief Game Warden of Tanganyika.

Extract ID: 1040

See also

Allan, Tor Ndutu memories
Page Number: b
Extract Date: 1960ís

Three causeways

Another bit of trivia for you: Sid Downey, Donald Ker and Elizabeth Sanger each donated 2,000/- for the construction of three causeways across the Seronera River to allow visitors access into and out of Park HQ at Seronera. That was a huge amount of money then. Anyway, back to my storyÖÖ.

Extract ID: 5388
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