Speaking of elephant, Roussos says he has another of those portered elephant safaris coming up in April, similar to the one he conducted last October for Hunting Report subscriber Bill Feldstein. On that safari, at least one 100-hundred-plus pounder was observed. Others are known to roam the vast Gura Farda area that Roussos uses for elephant safaris. It would not be surprising if the upcoming safari produced that almost undreamed of trophy - an elephant that cracks the century mark! Roussos promised an update on this latest safari as soon as it was over.
Finally, we should note that Constantin Constantinou, agent for Dimitri Assimacopoulos of Libah Safaris has now gotten back to us on Libah's results so far on mountain nyala. We summarized the other companies' results in the December, 1997 issue. Libah has had four clients, Constantinou tells us, one of whom came back for a second hunt. Ultimately, only one of the five hunts was successful. The animal taken was a 30-incher, Constantinou says. He says poor shooting was a major problem on some of the hunts, as was the physical difficulty of the hunt. "A physically fit hunter who can shoot well should be able to collect a great nyala in our area," he writes.