"I enjoyed a safari in Cameroon last June that I think fellow subscribers would like to know about. It was with Georges Moussa of Baka Forest Safaris. Moussa managed a huge lumber company in southeast Cameroon for 15 years, and he has an intimate knowledge of the rainforest there. A few years ago, he discovered a virgin area along the Llokomo River, which had been untouched by loggers. No vehicle of any kind had ever been in the area, he said, until he took it upon himself to build a bridge over the river. The bridge-building project took six months, after which he turned his attention to building roads. Now, the entire area is available to hunters.
"Moussa was so excited about the area that he left his job at the logging company and started his own safari business, Baka Forest Safaris, which is the company I hunted with. I stayed in what I would call a very comfortable, forest safari camp. Moussa, however, does everything 110 percent, and his camp will soon prove it. He plans to make it into the nicest forest camp in Africa, he says, suitable for non-hunters and wives.
"As for his hunting area, it is fabulous. I have hunted the forest before and went with the goal of taking the tiniest of trophies, the Bates pygmy antelope, with a bow. After four days and several sightings, I shot what is probably the first Bates ever shot by a modern archer. The area seemed to be full of game. There are buffalo and elephant here; plus, large numbers of blue, Peters, bay and Gabon duikers. We saw bongo and sitatunga tracks every morning. I cannot imagine a hunter failing to take a sitatunga here in two weeks of hunting, and perhaps a bongo as well.
"Importantly, the way Moussa has improved his area, it would be possible for a disabled hunter to come........(continued)