First Feedback On Safari In Uganda


Published: February - 2002

Subscribers who have been eyeing developments in Uganda will be glad to hear that we have now received the first concrete feedback on a safari to that country. The account of it was sent to us by a French booking agent named François Dannaud of Dannaud Safaris based in Paris. The hunt took place in the area we mentioned last month - namely, near Lake Mburo National Park - and was conducted by the local operator we mentioned, Kaka Matama of Game Trails Uganda, Ltd.

Dannaud writes: "I have been a hunting agent for 27 years and, as I could not go to Uganda myself over Christmas and the New Year, I selected two of my most experienced client/friends to go there on an experimental safari. They have been my clients for 20 years, and we have hunted together in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, plus places all over Europe, so I knew I could rely on their report of what took place.

"Their hunt this past December was conducted by Kaka Matama, the local operator whose area along the south side of Lake Mburo National Park measures approximately 50 square kilometers. It is just north of the Tanzania border, and is northeast of Rwanda. My clients flew from Paris to London, then onward to Nairobi and Entebbe. They had no problems clearing customs, or during the four-hour road transfer from Entebbe to camp.

"The tented camp, they say, was not luxurious, but it was more than adequate. It was fully equipped, and even had a telephone. The food was excellent. The area comprises hills intersected by plains and floodplains. The hills are used to spot game. Plains are either covered with green grass and bushes, or they are swamps full of reeds and papyrus. The latter is where the buffalo hide themselves. Apparently, there are some big herds of buffalo around but they are shy, spooky and clever. They seldom get out of the reeds, where it is difficult to stalk them. Not only do the reeds cause a lot of noise, but........(continued)

 
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