By Barbara Crown, Editor Last month
you'll recall I warned that hunters on their way to the Tete Province of Mozambique
should check in with their operators due to a civil disturbance involving former Renamo rebels. I told you that the incident was localized and not to cancel a safari to Mozambique, but to be aware of the situation in Tete and discuss possible effects on a safari to that area with your hunting operator. Well, subscriber Louis Fought reports (9213
) that he was hunting in Tete with his 10-year-old daughter when the Renamo-related problems occurred and only learned of the incidents when he returned to the United States. "I saw the reports on TV and thought, 'I guess we missed something,'" he told me over the telephone.
Fought and his daughter hunted in Coutada 9 with Barrie Duckworth's Mokore Safaris
(011-263-488-3462; firstname.lastname@example.org). He says they were picked up at the airport and driven four hours from Tete with no problems. "We never saw nor heard anything about problems with Renamo," he says. "We had some white Portuguese missionaries who live in Tete come to camp, and they did not even mention it.....