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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Game Hunters Africa 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: 8905 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 10, 2012 to October 18, 2012
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Zambezi, Coutada II


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Kobus Scribante
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hartebeest, Lichtenstein - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Hippopotamus - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Suni - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Taking hippo and other game with a handgun
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great outfit - lots of game - great area - great experience


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hampton
Contact Information: PO Box 108 | Summersville | MO | 65571 E-mail: mhampton002@centurytel.net
Hunting Experience: 6 continents
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 Game Hunters Africa 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: 8334 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 2011 to September 10, 2011
Place of Hunt: Mozambique - Sofala
Hunt Area: Contada 11


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Craigh Hamman
Booking Agent (if any): Patty Curnutte; The Global Sportsman. 9855 Scenic Hills Dr; Suite 1; San Antonio; TX; 78255; Tel. 830-755-9191; Email: globalsportsman@satx.rr.com; Web www.theglobalsportsman.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 and 37 inch
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: 2 opportunities. Poor shooting.
Game Condition Comments: Contada 11 is a a hunter's paradise. Saw hundreds of warthogs and reedbucks. Other game available but not hunted include waterbuck, Liechtenstein Hartebeest, zebra, crocodile, leopard, baboon, oribi, suni, duiker, bushpig, and spur-winged goose.


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: Delta and SAA Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 1 day buffalo including license and trophy fees $10,550 and 10 days plains game $5,500 Amount: $16000
Trophy Fees: sable $4,500 and bushbuck $600 Amount: $5100
Permits/Licenses: License for sable $1,500, license for bushbuck $500 Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: $2,000 per hunter Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Total for two hunters Amount: $2600
Other Costs: Community fee $350/hunter, gun license $200/gun, trophy export, administrative fees $300 per hunter Amount: $850
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting cape buffalo from Argos in swamp. Beautiful but challenging.
Equipment Recommendations: Headnet, gloves and knee pads for swamp.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? PH Craigh Hamman is outstanding and worked very hard to get me my buffalo. Abundant game, excellent staff and equipment. Colleen Hamman is a gourmet cook!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert W. Kottman, MD
Contact Information: Tel. 210-494-1012 - 224 Canada Verde, San Antonio, TX 78232 E-mail: rkottman@satx.rr.com
Hunting Experience: Africa 4 times, North America for 50 years.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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 Game Hunters Africa 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: 7857 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2009 to August 18, 2009
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Coutada 11


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Glen Haldane, Gary Phillips
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Suni - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Three. All top 10.
Leopard - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Large tom.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old bull.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large male.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 foot 7 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Large male.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nice male.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hippopotamus - Availability: Ran out of time.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Scarce, shot another suni instead.
Game Condition Comments: Also shot warthog, bushpig, baboon, lich. hartebeest, waterbuck, nyala, reedbuck, red duiker.


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: Delta and LAM Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Delta lost my bags. LAM in Biera demanded a $200 bribe.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Total plus flights. Amount: $60000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lost guns and bags arrived four days late.
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard at 1 am the morning I left.
Equipment Recommendations: Pack light to avoid airline fees.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Likely the best hunt I have been on.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Adams
Contact Information: Tel. Extensive. - PO Box 526, Verdi, NV 89459 E-mail: kingmismo@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Good.
Physical Condition:


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 Game Hunters Africa 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: 5118 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 8, 2005 to September 24, 2005
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Coutada 11


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Julian Mueller
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Hunting Consultant. Tel. 408-264-7257; Email: safhuntco@sbcglobal.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 102 inches.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: New SCI #1 with handgun.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Some of the best in southern Africa today.


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: Virgin Atlantic Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: First experience on VA - very good treatment. No problems with firearms. Upper Class very comfortable with fully flat seat/bed. Airport Lounges were excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Included on buffalo. Amount: $8900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $725
Commercial Airfares: Miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: This was not a collection safari for me (I have hunted with GHA here before) but rather strictly a handgun hunt with the goal of taking a Cape buffalo and a new world record red duiker. Accomplished both. I took three other hunter into Mozambique for the first time and all three achieved their hunting goals of Cape buffalo (2), crocodile, red duiker (2), sable, hyena, warthog (2), bush pig (2), leopard, suni (2), etc.
Equipment Recommendations: Knee pads for hunting buffalo in the swamp.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Mozambique is one of only two Southern African countries where the game is still plentiful and of the highest quality.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Nice
Contact Information: Tel. 408-499-7162 - California. E-mail: mnice@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: 15 African safaris, including the Big Five.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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
Two of the three hunters with me were experienced African hunters with multiple safaris each. First time in Mozambique - unanimous praise for outfitter, area, animals and booking agent. Agent arranged firearms pre-clearance and Joberg accomodations before and after hunt - all excellent.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Game Hunters Africa 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: 4368 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 11, 2004 to September 23, 2004
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Coutada 11 - Zambezi Delta


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Mark and Glen Haldane.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Suni - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Livingston suni. Potential World Record, hundreds seen.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 46 inch bull.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3,000 seen - huge heros in swamp.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Red duiker everywhere.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Nyala - Availability: Could have taken good one every day - passed up many 28-30 inch bulls, looking for giant we knew was there.
Game Condition Comments: All prime and healthy.


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: Fair
Airline Comments: New seats very uncomfortable.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: See so many great buffalo bulls and sable approximately 300 square miles of tropical wilderness with not one fence.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Awesome wild hunting opportunity in a game rich area with true gentlemen. A well-managed outfit.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rocky and Dian Cooper
Contact Information: Tel. 713-895-0702 - 14800 Hempstead Rd., Houston, TX 77040 E-mail: brushco@flash.net
Hunting Experience: Sixth trip to Africa.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Game Hunters Africa 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: 3625 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 7, 2003 to September 18, 2003
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Coutada 11


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Glen Haldane
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nyala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 28 inches, 72 3/8.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/2, 41 SCI.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 10/16 SCI.
Suni - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 12/16 inches, #1 SCI.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 5/8 inches, 25 1/8 SCI.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. 43 inch spread.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Crocodile - Availability: Too hot. Over 100 degrees. Crocs in water. Sable, eland, zebra, waterbuck and elephant also seen but I was not hunting these animals.
Game Condition Comments: Most abundant game populations I've seen in 13 safaris in eight African countries. Very well run camp and operation. Active anti-poaching program.


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: Delta and South African Airlines. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Business class to South Africa, SAA to Beira. Was charged $380 US for overweight on return from Beira - JNB (for two people).


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10 days including one buffalo. Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7875
Permits/Licenses: License $300, gun license $450. Amount: $750
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer miles from USA to RSA, $564 from JNB to Beira roundtrip. Amount: $564
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Staff tips $1,000, video of safari by Video Africa $2,600, camp transfer $250, meet and greet $50. Amount: $3900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Seven-hour drive to and from Beira to and from camp. Air Charter available from RSA to and from camp. No air charters in Beira.
Highlights of Hunt: Took a new #1 SCI suni with handgun. My first handgun trophy.
Equipment Recommendations: Hot weather and swamp gear (jungle boots) for swamp hunting.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? One of the best safaris in last eight years. Abundant variety of game of exceptional quality.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Nice
Contact Information: Tel. 408-264-0372 - 1801 Laurinda Dr., San Jose, CA 95124 E-mail: mnice@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: 13 African safaris in eight countries.
Physical Condition: Average to good for 56 years.


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 Game Hunters Africa 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: 2040 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 14, 2000 to August 23, 2000
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Kwazulu Natal
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Haldane, Geoff Bryant
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Nyala - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: SCI 66 1/8 SCI, approximate ranking #97.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 65 2/8 SCI, approximate ranking #92.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 70 5/8 SCI, approximate ranking #157.
Oribi - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 14 14/16 SCI, approximate ranking #29.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: I saw plenty but didn't see one bigger than what I have.
Bushbuck - Availability: I couldn't find a keeper. They are very scarce.
Game Condition Comments: There was lots of game. I counted 26 species including white rhino, giraffe and eland.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American and British Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4136
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2625
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1430
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Long drives to concessions (five to six hours). We hunted four concessions, so a lot of time was spent on the highways usually during the dark.
Highlights of Hunt: Lots of game, the variety of the habitat and an excellent PH.
Equipment Recommendations: There is thick bush so I suggest a removable scope or iron sights. Also, there was lots of ticks on the nyala hunt. I suggest long pants, sleeves and tick repellant.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Game Hunters Africa gave us 110 percent. They really did. We had a very enjoyable time and a successful hunt. The PH is very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David P. Herrmann
Contact Information: Tel. 925-831-0200 - 370 Diablo Road, #201, Danville, CA E-mail: hfinvest@pacbell.net
Hunting Experience: I have hunted twice in Africa, once in Alaska and numerous times in the western states.
Physical Condition: Good for age 59.


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 thought I would provide a little background on this hunt. It originally was planned as a September 2000 buffalo and leopard hunt in Mozambique with Gerritt Louw, for myself and three other friends. At SCI 1999, a $2,500 deposit was paid (guaranteed refundable). Gerritt bailed on the hunt stating health and economic reasons and would not return the deposit. To his credit, he got Mark Haldane, of Game Hunters Africa, to honor our deposits on any hunt he had for sale.

We met Mark and his family at SCI 2000 and three of us decided to take the risk and schedule a hunt with his operation. Another of our party and I did not really want another plains game hunt but Mark offered us a 10 day hunt in an area that offered nyala for less than $5,000. Considering the fact that the $2,500 deposit was otherwise lost, my attitude was that this hunt really was only costing me less than $2,500 plus airfare.

I felt that the plains game hunt we did in South Africa in 1997 (my only other African safari) delivered everything they said they would and we had no real complaints (John X Safaris). However, Mark Haldane and his group, working at about 1/2 price, delivered way above our expectations. They gave 110 percent on everything with their eye solely on making sure that we had a terrific experience and we did. I would give Mark my highest recommendation and I will hunt with him again any time I can.

Accommodations varied depending on the concession we were hunting. We stayed in some beautiful lodges that were very comfortable and we stayed at one rather remote concession where bathing was by bucket from the river and food was cooked over the campfire. It was a wonderful trip!

I plan on getting that buffalo hunt done in 2002 and could use any recommendations you might have. Thanks for a great publication. I really do enjoy it.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Game Hunters Africa Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2155 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 5, 2000 to August 17, 2000
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Gauteng and Zululand
Hunt Area: Kleseri Game Reserve and Mkuzifalls Game Reserve.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Game Hunters Africa. PO Box 1296; Hilton KwaZulu Natal; 3245; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-33-383-0362; Email: gamehunt@sai.co.za; Web http://www.gamehuntersafrica.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Mark Haldane
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI 25 15/16, gold, free ranging.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 119 6/8, gold.
Rhinoceros - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: White rhinoceros, SCI 95 5/8, gold, darted.
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI 83 7/8, gold.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent accomodations and game conditions. All the animals were free ranging and difficult to hunt. Great all round hunting experience, which included several days of fantastic bird hunting in Zululand.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines and Delta. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Business class and first class service was very good.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 14 days all inclusive. Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Lion $15,500, Cape buffalo $12,500, white rhino $10,000. Amount: $38000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Used frequent milage awards. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Miscllaneous Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Pursuing lion in open bush country and getting within 40 feet of a white rhino to dart it.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bill Holmes
Contact Information: Tel. 915-584-3142 - 6737 Westwind, El Paso, TX 79912 E-mail: billh@datamark,net
Hunting Experience: It was my second big game hunt in Africa.
Physical Condition: Good to 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



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