It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Master Tracker Horekhwe (Karoha) Langwane of Lone Tree in the central Kalahari, Botswana. Karoha is known to millions of people worldwide as the Kalahari San hunter who ran down the kudu in the video narrated by David Attenborough (see https://cybertracker.org/persistence-hunting-attenborough ). Karoha was also one of the first oralate trackers who used the CyberTracker software to gather data for wildlife surveys. He co-authored several scientific papers published in high-impact journals. His passing is a huge loss to indigenous trackers in the Kalahari.
11 April 2021
Watching him track and hunt, while sitting in a classroom across the world twenty years ago, was one of the pivotal moments of my life. In awe at his connection to the land, his relationship with the animal, and his skill at that beautiful art, was one of my inspirations for diving headfirst into the study of natural history and tracking. I thank him for being a teacher, even all these miles away.