This hunt was done as a combination of things. First off, I went to the Masailand to hunt a few animals that had eluded me previously.
I hunted Robert's Gazelle in Lake Natron, and shot a very good one.
This was in Michel Mantheakis' area and was a very nice camp (despite being called a fly camp, it had concrete floors et al.)
We then changed over to Kitwai, where we hunted Gerenuk. I got a good representative one there and saw many. In this area, we ran in to some poachers on a motorbike, and our game scout was ineffectual at doing anything regarding this. It appeared they were meat poaching, not after Elephant. This camp was serviceable, but no where near as luxurious as the other two.
We then flew in to the Selous, concession MH3. This was a Lion-Leopard general bag hunt that went almost beyond belief. I had essentially shot out my entire license by day 8, and got a second one for some more buffalo, and ended up shooting 5 buffalo. On the drive in to camp, I shot a 53" kudu and things just continued to get better from there, shooting a Leopard on day 3, and a Lion on day 5, with 5 of the dangerous 7 on this hunt. While the buffalo are not as large here as they are in northern Tanzania, they are every bit as fun to hunt. I would expect to shoot 34-38" hard bossed bulls, although they do pull a rare 40" head out.
Trophy quality was uniformly very good in the Selous. I don't think anything (excepting the buffalo)that I shot would not qualify for the SCI record book if that was one's concern.
The support from the staff at Safari Trackers, from Adam on down was excellent, keeping me informed every step of the way; and the staff at Bushman in Tanzania were all top notch.
As to my PH, Brian Van Blerk, I have hunted with him more than anyone else over there. He is the consummate professional, and I don't think anyone could ask for a better PH or friend. He has an unparalleled record on the great cats, having bagged over 200 lion and leopard combined.
Unfortunately, while I was there, Cecil-mania was in full flood, and that did make one hyper-cautious as far as Lion were concerned.
I would recommend this hunt wholeheartedly!