Just received your April issue of The Hunting Report with the article on Zimbabwe. We have been following the situation very closely over the last month or so, as we had many clients scheduled to go over this year. A travel warning was posted on April 1st for Zimbabwe.
Two clients of ours were scheduled to leave this morning for Bulawayo and were traveling via Harare. We have been in contact with the PH on an almost daily basis regarding these two clients and he felt everything would be fine. He called this morning to advise these clients not to come over.
A neighboring white farmer was shot and killed on Tuesday. Also, the flight into Harare was cancelled today. Word is that the main road leading out of Harare is too dangerous for local traffic. At present, we are not advising any of our clients to continue their safari plans to Zimbabwe.
Hopefully, things will be worked out as it would be a real shame to lose Zimbabwe as a safari destination. Just wanted to update you with the current information that we have. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
From: Alec & Jan Strauss, Savannah Safaris E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: April 21, 2000
To our concerned friends and clients. We have been in touch with some of you previously, and for some others, this will be the first time for you to hear from us directly regarding the situation in Zimbabwe. It is our intention to communicate with you at least once a week to keep you up to date, from our perspective, on the state of affairs here. Please let us assure you: 1. We are fine. 2. Our hunting areas are fine; none of the concession areas where we hunt have been invaded. 3. Fuel deliveries are improving;........(continued)