Interesting News On Uganda


Published: December - 2001

As regards the east African country of Uganda, which has begun to stir hunter interest, it appears that long-time Tanzania hunting professional, Franz Wengert, is now eyeing operations there. Seems Wengert has sold his Tanzanian company, Wengert-Windrose Safaris, and decided to see what Uganda has to offer. Here is how he described his plans in an e-mail last month:

"As you might have heard, I have sold my hunting company in Tanzania. I am doing well and have started golfing, of all things! I do have some good contacts in Uganda, though, and I could not resist when people asked me to go there and take a look at the possibilities. Turns out they have indeed opened the country to hunting, created blocks, etc. I have now looked at all the western and northern areas and there is surely not as much game in the country as there was 15 years ago. But you could probably say that about all of Africa except South Africa.

"What I will probably do is not create a company of my own to hunt Uganda, but rather link up with a young, straight-arrow PH. I'll probably help him get started and then help him with the marketing, perhaps bringing a few clients myself simply to have something to do. What is interesting about Uganda is the presence of a few species that are currently not available anywhere else. That should bring all the collectors in from around the world.

"As for the country itself, it is very green, and there is a lot of water everywhere. The people are nice and friendly, and the level of education is higher than in Tanzania. What's very important is that the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is trying hard and honestly to do things the right way. I plan to help UWA any way I can."

Prior to the Wengert e-mail, the only person we knew to be eyeing operations in Uganda is Christian Wyeth of Jagdkontor, a German booking agency. Wyeth is working with a French company........(continued)

 
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