Regarded as the greatest elephant hunter of all time, Walter Dalrymple Maitland Bell (1880 - 1951) was born near Edinburgh, Scotland. After several false starts, Bell stayed in Africa to carry out his childhood ambition to hunt elephant. He earned the nickname 'Karamojo' for his extraordinary elephant-hunting exploits in the Karamoja Province of Uganda. During his career he shot over a 1000 elephants, the majority of them with brain shots with the small calibre .275 Rigby.
Karamojo Safari by W D M Bell (1949) is the true story of a journey into Karamojo some fifty years ago when it was an unknown part of Africa. Indeed, even today with the aid of modern transportation, it is but little known.
Wanderings Of An Elephant Hunter by W D M Bell (1958) is a series of elephant-hunting essays and stories during the glory days of Bell's career.
Bell Of Africa by W D M Bell (1960) is the incredible life story of one of Africa's great elephant hunters who bagged hundreds of elephants with small calibre rifles and collected a fortune in ivory.