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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Chipitani Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5002 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 12, 2005 to August 26, 2005
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: SAVE Conservancy, Senuko Lodge


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Chipitani Safaris. P.O. Box 4190; Harare; Zimbabwe;
Personal Guide (if any): Andy Hunter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Fair.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fair.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The SAVE is a fantastic free-range hunting conservancy with excellent accomodations, excellent guides and very nice hunting opportunities.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Booked Airlines through Gracy Travel, and I would absolutely do it again. Debbie kept us abreast of the SAA strike situation, as well as the nuisances of traveling through South Africa with firearms. You'd be crazy to use anyone else.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. It was superbly executed.
Highlights of Hunt: A three-day hunt for buffalo, culminating in a one shot kill. Additionally, had the thrill of a lifetime while watching elephant come to a waterhole while in a tree blind.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rifle and scope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Andy Hunter has an encyclopedic mind and knows virtually every aspect of his hunting environment, from animal behavior to tree names.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry Bishop
Contact Information: Tel. 321-751-9097 - 7125 Murrell Rd., Viera, FL 32940 E-mail: delsol321@cfl.rr.com
Hunting Experience: Alaskan sheep, NWT, Yukon, elk in MT and NM, South African plains game, Zimbabwe for buffalo.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Although the situation in Zimbabwe is "fluid" with reasonable care and good choice of outfitter, the Zimbo hunting experience can be a highlight of your hunting career. I highly recommend the SAVE conservancy, and the Senuko Lodge.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Chipitani Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2837 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 2002 to July 27, 2002
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Zambezi Valley
Hunt Area: Chewore North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Chipitani Safaris. P.O. Box 4190; Harare; Zimbabwe;
Personal Guide (if any): Andy Hunter
Booking Agent (if any): Trophy Connection, The. PO Box 2565; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-527-5506 / 800-308-1161; Fax: 307-587-3308;Email: info@thetrophyconnection.com; Web www.thetrophyconnection.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Tuskless
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game was in excellent condition. There were large numbers of kudu, eland, impala, bushbuck, elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion etc.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: U.S. Airways, British Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The inflight service was excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Seven days at $500 Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Tuskless elephant fee. Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class round trip. Amount: $8000
Charter Airfares: Round trip driving to camp. Amount: $300
Other Costs: Hotels, insurance, taxes. Amount: $820
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Being in the lovely Zambezi Valley, seeing all of the animals, and relaxing in a picture perfect hunting camp.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This hunt is a very exciting elephant hunt in a beautiful country.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gerret Copeland Jr.
Contact Information: Tel. 215-732-0596 - Philadelphia, PA
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Excellent. I exercise daily.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I have just returned from a seven-day hunt in Zimbabwe where I was hunting tuskless elephant. The tuskless elephant hunts are being offered as a way to reduce tuskless elephants from the breeding pool. In essence, this hunt is really just a management hunt, but the hunt is exciting.

It appears that there is a fear in the hunting community about going to Zimbabwe for fear of safety due to the land seizures. I want to offer some clarificaiton and hopefully soothe a few fears.

The land seizures have taken place on private farms not on public government land. At this point, there are no plans to seize government land. I feel that it is safe to say that hunting on public lands is not only perfectly safe, but productive.

I drove by many seized farms, and was horrified at what I saw. Squatters now live on once productive farmland where they have neglected the land. Crops are not being planted, substantial numbers of trees have been cut down for firewood, and garbage has been thrown about.

But the real issue about the private farm seizures is the poaching of wildlife. It is clear that the war veterans have completely slaughtered wildlife on seized farms base on my observations as well as that of several PHs with whom I spoke.

While in camp, several PHs said that private land hunting in Zimbabwe is a thing of the past. Based on what I observed this appears to be true. What few farms have not been seized probably will be by years end.

Plenty of PHs in Zimbabwe have excellent hunting concessions on government land where a client would not even see a squatter. Also, the wildlife will be in excellent huntable conditions.

At no given time did I ever fear for my safety while in Zimbabwe. I drove from Harare to the hunting camp, which is right on the Zambezi River. We passed many squatters, who presented no threat at all. In Harare I walked around, and never experienced any hint of hostility.

My advice to anybody reading this report and thinking about hunting in Zimbabwe is do not be scared of media sensationalism. The entire land seizure issue has been blow out of proportion. Just plan to hunt on government land, and use common sense in your actions.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Chipitani Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1466 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 25, 1998 to June 10, 1998
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Chifuti and Save River Conservatory


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Chipitani Safaris. P.O. Box 4190; Harare; Zimbabwe;
Personal Guide (if any): Audy Hunter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Klipspringer - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Number17 in SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Limpopo bushbuck, 12 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: Looking for something around 56-57 inches.
Game Condition Comments: Chifuti, very sbundant. Save River, average to scarce.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United Airlines and South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Klipspringer $350 and bushbuck $500. Amount: $850
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Round trip, GEG, Harare. Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Transfer fee. Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Great hunt, great time.
Highlights of Hunt: Talking "huge" klipspringer. Shot world's oldest bushbuck, probably week ahead of its coronary. Horns worn down at least 4-5 inches.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Duane Cocking
Contact Information: Tel. 509-226-2385 - 8322 North Glenarvon Lane, Neuman, WA 99025
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in the Pacific Northwest for 40 years in Africa six times, New Zeland one time, New Caledonia one time, Argentina one time and Canada three times.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Chipitani Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 916 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 18, 1998 to June 3, 1998
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Chifuti, Save Conservatory


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Chipitani Safaris. P.O. Box 4190; Harare; Zimbabwe;
Personal Guide (if any): Andy Hunter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Klipspringer - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 5 2/16
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Kudu - Availability: None large enough.
Game Condition Comments: Chifuti was excellent. Save Conservatory has good game population, but is hunted more heavily.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $150 as a non-hunting comapanion Amount: $2400
Trophy Fees: $350 klippy, $500 bushbuck Amount: $850
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a possible top 10 klipppy and shooting possibly world's oldest bushbuck. Horns worn down to slightly longer than circumference.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would definitely recommend the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Duane Cocking
Contact Information: Tel. 509-926-9080 - 3912 Southridge View Drive, Spokane, WA 99206
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Africa six times, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Canada, Argentina, Montana, Michigan, Wyoming and PAC NW.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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