Wyeth says they both took all their animals in seven days from a single lodge (the Nile Safari Lodge located in the woodland area of Murchison Falls National Park), and considered extending their 10-day safari so they could visit the other lodge that has opened to hunters - namely, the Sambiya River Lodge located near the top of Murchison Falls, also in Murchison Falls National Park. Instead, they elected to go back next year on a longer safari.
"They were very pleased with their safaris," Wyeth said at press time. He said he has asked them to write a report on what they saw and did. He promised to send us a copy as soon as he received it.
One interesting wrinkle in the experience is the report by the clients that they shot both Nile buffalo and Cape buffalo. The Safari Club International Record Book, of course, does not recognize any buffalo from Uganda as being of the Nile subspecies. All buffalo there are considered Cape buffalo. Wyeth promised to send us photos of all the game taken as soon as possible. We'll post what he sends us on our web site, www.huntingreport.com.
Long-time subscribers know we tend to be conservative in our write-ups of new destinations. We like to see three or more parties return from a new hunting country before we give an unqualified green light. We aren't about to change our policy as reqards Uganda, as there are still significant uncertainties about this country, not the least of which are some security warnings worth noting from the US State Department. Still, though, we think Christian Wyeth deserves a tip of the hat for being instrumental in opening and publicizing a new country.