Updates In Cameroon


Published: January - 2008

Over in Cameroon, subscriber William C. Prentice gives the thumbs-up to a do-it-yourself safari arranged for him this past February by long-time Hunting Report subscriber Cam Grieg. We have reported on Grieg's do-ityourself safaris several times, always pointing out that they are right only for the toughest of hunters who want to experience Africa the way it used to be in the old days. For a modest fee, Grieg arranges all the necessary permits and lines up porters and trackers, who simply link up with the arriving hunter at an appointed place and walk with him into the forest for days on end.

This hunt cost me less than half what a guided safari would have cost me, Prentice writes. Cam takes care of everything. When you show up with your guns, presto your safari is ready to go.

Prentice says his only problem on the safari is one he took with him namely, a kidney problem that he hoped would improve but didn't. Nonetheless, he took a kob, baboon and an unspecified species of duiker. He struck out on bongo and forest buffalo, but attributes that entirely to his kidney problem.

If you ever admired the early African hunters, book this hunt at least once, he writes. It is a safari you are in charge of. You go where you want to go, and you do what you want, just like 80 years ago.

Prentice does not give the cost of the services provided him by Grieg. His report, which contains many more details about the experience, is available in our Trip Planning Database.

Still in Cameroon, E-Mail Extra subscribers already know that a significant number of hunters who stayed in the Meridien Hotel in Douala recently and paid for their rooms with a credit card are reporting huge unauthorized charges on their cards. One hunter we know says a total of $27,000 was wrongly charged to his American Express card. Another hunter tells us more than $4,000 was wrongly charged to........(continued)

 
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