C. Cundieff and his son with a thick-horned giant eland from Cameroon.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Subscriber C. Cundieff sent us a write-up of a family safari to Cameroon with Faro West Lobeke Safaris, booked through Charlie Goldenberg's Premier Safaris (firstname.lastname@example.org
Cundieff writes, "I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Paris with my wife, daughter and son doing some sightseeing, shopping and dining before traveling on to Cameroon to hunt in Faro West Lobeke Safaris' northern savannah area on the Faro River, operated by Pierre Guerrini.
"We hunted 13 days. My son and I both took West African savannah buffalo and giant eland, including a spectacular old bull with 52-inch horns, and a second mature bull. Other game taken included oribi, bohor reedbuck, kob and red river hog. There was game everywhere, and we saw many trophy-quality animals. The camp runs antipoaching operations year-round, and it shows.
"Our PH was Charles Dugas, who is friendly and made my family feel comfortable at every turn. He has worked with this operation for many years and is simply a great hunter. He has the best eye I've seen for judging trophies. He also has a great driver and tracking team. I don't believe they ever lose a track once they find it, which was incredible to see. Both Dugas and the other PH, Frank Maurin, speak excellent English. They have an extremely reliable fleet of new vehicles....