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Published: September - 2007

Over in Zimbabwe, thankfully, the 2007 safari season is unfolding smoothly despite the deteriorating political and economic situation in that country. In the last month, we have received eight new reports from subscribers and none of them report any problems. Here are some sample comments:

I just returned yesterday from Zimbabwe. I fished in Lake Kariba, then went down to Lemco for a leopard hunt, which means I pretty much covered the length of the country. I had no problems. Everyone from airport/government officials to police officers at roadblocks was polite and friendly. There was not a hint of intimidation, or of an attitude that needed adjusting.

Of course, the economy is in chaos. Perhaps because of the new price controls, many stores and gas stations were closed. However, this did not affect my safari, as hunting supplies can apparently sill be imported easily from neighboring countries so long as US dollars are available. If I had a hunt on the calendar I would not worry right now about going to Zimbabwe. - Lloyd Godlis.

Despite what you hear about Zimbabwe, I had no trouble at the airport or at roadblocks along the highway. I felt safe and undisturbed on my hunt in the Zambezi Valley. Brian Fullam.

There is no reason not to go to Zimbabwe. The good outfitters and PHs will take care of you. I took my wife with me, and we never felt any reason for concern. It was safer in the bush than in certain parts of Nashville. George Fusner.

You get the picture. Zimbabwe is still on track security-wise at this writing. As for availability of game, all of the newly returning subscribers say they are generally pleased with what they saw and took. That leaves only the general unpleasantness of hunting in a country where local people are obviously suffering. Is it moral to do so? I've addressed this issue repeatedly by pointing out monies spent on safari are crucial to the survival of........(continued)

 
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