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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Gavin Rorke 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: 8832 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 16, 2012 to August 26, 2012
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Dande North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gavin Rorke; Gavin Rorke Safaris. PO Box BW 313; Borrowdale; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 263 77 3025142 ; Email: gavin@gavinrorkesafaris.com; Web http://gavinrorkesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Calvin Nobrega
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 35
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 52
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 14
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck - Availability: Kept stalking but never could get good shot.
Game Condition Comments: Had a great hunt.Enjoyed hard hunting. PH very knowledgeable & tracker excellant.


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 to Joberg. SSA from Joberg to Harare Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Never had a late flight and no problems at all with guns and luggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12254
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6580
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: shared flight out to camp Amount: $1950
Other Costs: tips Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Great stalking of buffalo, kudu & waterbuck. Great scenery and veiws of elephants
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great outfit & PHs


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Raul F. Brito
Contact Information: Tel. 316-263-8787 (office) - 4 Willowbrook | Wichita | Kansas | USA | 67207 E-mail: brito@brito.kscoxmail.com
Hunting Experience: Rocky Mountains & Mid west for big game.
Physical Condition: Good. Run and work out regularly for mid fifty age.


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 Gavin Rorke 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: 8429 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 2011 to September 10, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gavin Rorke; Gavin Rorke Safaris. PO Box BW 313; Borrowdale; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 263 77 3025142 ; Email: gavin@gavinrorkesafaris.com; Web http://gavinrorkesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Anthony Howland
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36+
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13'-1'
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3'2
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: Concession Boundary
Warthog - Availability: Smart hogs
Game Condition Comments: I booked this hunt on a recommendation from Kevin Robertson. Everything we were involved with was "excellent" and "well planned."


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: SAA Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: They failed to make Dakar, requiring a stop in Gambia. They had no plan for Gambia. We traveled Seattle WAS - to JFK - to Joberg - Vic Falls to Bumi Hills- to Camp - to Harare - Joberg - to Gambia - Dakar Dulles - Seattle


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
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: I stayed only 10 days
Highlights of Hunt: Taking the buffalo on the 4th day and the croc on the seventh.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was a great African experience, best trip of the four Ive been party to.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Jackson
Contact Information: Tel. 206-940-1859 - 401 12th Ave N Edmonds WS
Hunting Experience: 4x to Africa, 3 in BC, 4 in Alaska, Yukon
Physical Condition: above average shape


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
Anthony Howland -- 25 years young. He is skilled and trustworthy with great trackers.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Gavin Rorke 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: 8496 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2011 to August 25, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Dande North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gavin Rorke; Gavin Rorke Safaris. PO Box BW 313; Borrowdale; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 263 77 3025142 ; Email: gavin@gavinrorkesafaris.com; Web http://gavinrorkesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Scott Kendall
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Atcheson & Sons. 3210 Ottawa St.; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Elephant - Availability: - Trophy Size: Average
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hyena - Availability: Bad luck
Game Condition Comments: Dande North is a large area from the Zambezi River plain north to the Mopane Hills and Woodlands in South. The game is there, you have to hunt for it.


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 / SAA Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem. But buy the service to get firearms through Johannesburg. Delta was great on handling firearms. Flights were even all on time.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily fees, 1,250 per day 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 on pre-baited area
Highlights of Hunt: Shot a large male lion 2nd day of hunt. Took 2 buffallo (39" & 41") 5th day of hunt. Hippo hunting in the grass tunnels.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Zambezi was good outfit. Good people and staff, good area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Mahan
Contact Information: Tel. 479-273-0052 - 11711 Pumkin Hollow Rd | Bentonville, AR | 72712 E-mail: rlmahan@mahco.net
Hunting Experience: More than average
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 Gavin Rorke 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: 8332 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 26, 2011 to July 11, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Dande North


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gavin Rorke; Gavin Rorke Safaris. PO Box BW 313; Borrowdale; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 263 77 3025142 ; Email: gavin@gavinrorkesafaris.com; Web http://gavinrorkesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gavin Rorke
Booking Agent (if any): Bill Williamson; Fair Chase, Ltd Africa . PO Box 27679; Austin; TX; 78755; Tel. 512-345-4891; Fax: 512-343-8156;Email: billww@fairchaseltd.com; Web www.fairchaseltd.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 3/4" skull
Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21" skull, lioness
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 105 1/2 SCI
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Abundant game in good condition.


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, South African Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: In line with Zimbabwe. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Used Delta Miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Abundant game in good condition.
Equipment Recommendations: Illuminated scope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brad Thorgaard
Contact Information: Tel. 515-239-4590 - 1215 Duff, Ames, IA 50010
Hunting Experience: 5th African Hunt.
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
I just returned from a hunt with Gavin Rorke Safaris from June 26th to July 11th, 2011. The hunt was a spectacular success thanks to my PH Gavin Rorke. He has just taken possession of the Dande North Concession.

I stayed at his new camp high above the Zambezi River. The view was beautiful. We had multiple leopard feeding on bait immediately. I took a 7 1/2-foot, 160 lbs, 15 3/4-inch tom leopard at 6:25 p.m. on day #5.

Gavin uses tree blinds which are very effective. I shot a lioness on day #9. My 105 1/2 SCI buffalo was taken on the banks of the Zambezi, 1 1/2 miles from Mozambique on day #11 of the 14 day hunt.

Gavin is a wonderful person and extremely hard working. He takes great pride in his work and camps. His trackers have been with him for 20 years since he hunted at Binga with Russ Broom. Gavin is extremely knowledgeable about dangerous game hunting and extremely good at conversation.

Bill Williamson (Fair Chase, Ltd., Austin, Texas) was my booking agent. Bill does a great job to prepare you for the hunt. I would love to hunt with Gavin again. 



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