"...most abundant wildlife I have seen in Africa. 1,500 buffalo, 5,000-plus Kafue lechwe. Shooter male lions on every bait."
"I never saw so much game in one concession as I did on this, my 6th, trip to Africa. Trip could not have been better!"
"I've never seen more plains game in an area. The abundance of cats was amazing. We saw lions walking around and stalking game on most hunting days."
As I told you last month, the downside to all this good news is the emergence of some fly-by-nights, who are selling fictitious hunts, or misrepresenting where their hunts will take place. You can avoid all this trouble by going to our web site (www.hunting report.com) and clicking on "Zambian Lease Holders: The Official List." The Special Report lists the areas each company controls and indicates whether the areas are prime, secondary or understocked. The significance of those terms should be self-evident, except in the case of "secondary." Some "secondary" areas in Zambia have been producing surprisingly well this year. So you should not be put off on a safari simply because it will be conducted in a secondary area if the outfitter can provide 2003 references. The key thing is to sign a contract only with one of the listed companies, or with an agent who is provably dealing with one of the listed companies.