By Tim Jones, Editor
Following publication of R. Kharegat's negative report on Simon Rodger's Safaris de Moçambique in our Sept. issue (see page 14; Report 10922
), we received an email from subscriber C. Speckman about his experience with this outfit.
Speckman writes: "We booked a hunt with Safaris de Moçambique back in 2013. The hunt was mostly for my wife, for lion and other things. We booked it through Russell Selle.
"The outfitter is one we would never recommend. Though we paid everything except trophy fees to Russell ahead of time, when their guide met us in the airport in Zimbabwe for the charter flight to the border, we were informed we needed to pay an extra $1,000, in cash, for fuel. We had no other option. The PH, Rob Oostindien, was outstanding. Later we learned that he used to run that camp, but Simon's daughter's boyfriend was in charge while we were there. He freely said he had no interest in hunting (strange comment to make to your client).
"We only met Simon one night, as he was showing this spike camp to another high-flying potential hunter and his lady friend. Simon was not a friendly person and appeared to be more interested in this potential hunter....