There is enormous potential in Angola in the hunting and safari business. The areas are huge. I was amazed to see all the different species that are available, too. They even have forest buffalo (dwarf buffalo), etc. up in the north. Unfortunately, I did not have time to drive around in the areas. We mainly just flew over these areas. Of course, not all is rosy. The red tape is unbelievable for one thing. The upshot is, I do not think we will be able to start operating commercially in 2007, though it may be possible to take a couple of guys who like roughing it and are willing to hunt and explore at the same time.
For the record, we take this e-mail seriously and believe things are about to start happening in Angola. Stay tuned for updates.
The second country that appears to be on the verge of opening is the West African nation of Guinea. We published a report about Guinea (See Article No. 1671) and the possibility of hunting there this past June from Hunting Report subscriber Shane Stokes, who has spent considerable time in this troubled nation and hunted there personally. Now, Stokes tells us, he is on the verge of helping two American clients field a safari to Guinea. He has promised us a full update on the safari as soon as it is completed.