By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Following Assistant Editor Justin Jones' May article on Cameroon (see Article 4038
), which included a visit to Safaria's new operation in Zone 18 bis in Faro, we heard from two subscribers with positive feedback about PH Florent Mathieu of Safaria. In his article, Jones noted that Safaria may not be familiar to many American hunters, although there are reports in our database on CAR hunts with Mathieu dating back to 1999.
Subscriber B. Black called in, saying, "I hunted with Mathieu in CAR about 10 years ago. That is still my all-time favorite safari. I hunted in the forest with him and took giant forest hog, a big 50-inch giant eland, and what ranked at the time as the #5 roan. I also saw bongo and yellow-backed duiker. I truly enjoyed Mathieu as a PH and had a simply great trip." It should be noted that Safaria hunted in a transitional habitat in CAR where both eland and bongo were present....