In Namibia, Peter Thormahlen of Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris has secured the rights to the East Caprivi Salambala Conservancy for elephant, buffalo and plains game. The Salambala Conservancy encompasses 930 square kilometers (359 square miles) of floodplains and Kalahari sandveld adjacent to Botswana's Chobe National Park and is bordered on two sides by the Chobe River. It is one of the first conservancies created in Namibia and is home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, tsessebe, kudu, duiker, reedbuck, impala, blue wildebeest, red lechwe, hippo, crocodile, zebra, warthog, steenbok, spotted hyena and a multitude of birdlife. Thormahlen is offering 12-day elephant safaris and seven-day Cape buffalo safaris, plus plains game. Elephant over 70 pounds have been taken here in recent years. These jumbo migrate across from Botswana and Angola. For 2013, Thormahlen is offering these hunts at a reduced rate. The elephant hunts are $32,000, down from $42,000; and the Cape buffalo hunts are $16,500, down from $22,500, all inclusive. These hunts are represented in the United States by John Ed Stepan of JES International Adventures LLC (512-921-0590; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.reserveranch.com).