By Barbara Crown, Editor
Last month I told you about an opportunity in Guinea
being developed by Srdja Dimitrijevic of Safari International
). Almost immediately, I received an exceedingly negative report about the destination as a whole, plus specific critiques of the areas Dimitrijevic is working on. The report, which certainly sounded authoritative, came from a subscriber who wanted to remain anonymous. I immediately forwarded a copy to Dimitrijevic for a response, which he sent me. I am sharing the gist of their communications here, not to pit one against the other or to stir up any negative buzz, but rather to help prospective visitors to Guinea develop a better understanding or expectation of what they might find, and what questions to ask as they contemplate booking a hunt there.
The anonymous subscriber says he has lived and hunted in Guinea, that the hunting there is VERY tough and the game exceedingly sparse throughout the country. "There are no forest hogs, oribi, bongo, pygmy hippo, hippo or sitatunga in the Sabouya area," he says. "There are red-flanked duikers and a very few warthogs and red river hogs, plus a very few waterbuck.....