Segopotso Oja, known to everyone as See, was born and raised in a small village called Eretsha in Botswana, located in the eastern Okavango Panhandle. He grew up in a large family surrounded by 29 siblings. His friends like to tease him that his family forms half of the village’s population.
Eretsha offered limited facilities, so the people who lived there had to depend on the neighbouring village for food, medicine, schools and other supplies. The long 17 km daily walk between the two villages meant that people often came into contact with wildlife along the way. As a result, See learnt from a very young age all about these wild animals, their tracks and behaviour.