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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On H.H.K. 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: 2472 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 17, 2001 to September 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
Hunt Area: Matetsi Unit 1 and Chete Safari Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): H.H.K. Safaris. P.O. Box CH 273; Chispite, Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499165; Email: hhk@icon.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Martin Nel
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Antelope - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent sable antelope (40 inches).
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent (11 1/2-inch tusks).
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck, Limpopo - Availability: Did not see any bucks.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Saw one huge klipspringer but could not get a shot. (Both animals were low priority).
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Chete area was very much more open, better for spot and stalk hunting. Saw huge kudu at Chete and Matetsi but wasn't hunting kudu.


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 Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Considering we flew on September 15th, airlines were excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $700 per day plus $150 companion (12-day hunt). Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Wife shopping in Joberg Airport Mall. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Nuisance travel by road between Chete and Matetsi.
Highlights of Hunt: Saw many elephant, leopard and cheetah.
Equipment Recommendations: Was very warm - light weight, olive drab clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Outfitter and PH were excellent. Not an easy "shooting preserve" hunt. It was real deal hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Arend
Contact Information: Tel. 507-282-7460 - 1416 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55901
Hunting Experience: Utah, Colorado, Alaska, Mongolia, Argentina, South Africa and Scotland.
Physical Condition: Average, 53 years old, 270 pounds.


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 H.H.K. 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: 2264 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 15, 2001 to June 28, 2001
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): H.H.K. Safaris. P.O. Box CH 273; Chispite, Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499165; Email: hhk@icon.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): George Hallamore
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 51 inches.
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 38 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 86 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 26 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Over 28 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Three and a half feet.
Cat, Serval - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Cat, Genet - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 13 inches tusks.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: I couldn't catch it eating while in the blind. This cat was shot at, and missed, five days earlier by another hunter. All other cats eating were females.
Game Condition Comments: Very abundant, and good trophy quality.


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 Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 450 per day. Amount: $6300
Trophy Fees: $8,500 for everything harvested or wounded (three animals). Amount: $8500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2134
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $350 for hotel in Sandton, South Africa, and Atlanta, Georgia; $6,000 for taxidermy. Amount: $6350
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: Absolutely everything.
Equipment Recommendations: Large caliber rifle (.375). Pack just a few clothes, and good boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Fantastic game availability, very comfortable accomodations, outstanding professional hunter, extremely good camp conditions, good food, and beverages. Laundry, skinning, and trophy care available.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce A. Hohn
Contact Information: Tel. 562-861-3335 - 10001 Frontage Road, South Gate, CA 90280
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting for over 20 years in North America.
Physical Condition: Fair to 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 H.H.K. 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: 2105 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 6, 2000 to July 18, 2000
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Chirisa/Lemco


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): H.H.K. Safaris. P.O. Box CH 273; Chispite, Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499165; Email: hhk@icon.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Anton Coetzee
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 31 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 25 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 44 inches, poor.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Took two, 18 1/2 inches and 20 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 29 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: I missed!!
Game Condition Comments: My buffalo was the only one that we saw after three days of hunting in the Charisa Concession. In Lemco, my eland, waterbuck and zebra were excellent trophies. I believe there are better kudu, impala, wildebeest at Lemco but I could not get the PH to hunt more than 100 yards or so from his vehicle!!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Poor
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: On the return trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Columbus, Ohio, Delta beat-up and damaged my gun case at the Columbus Ohio terminal.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Daily rates, including my wife for 12 days. Amount: $8200
Trophy Fees: $6,350 dipping and packing $500. Amount: $6850
Permits/Licenses: Two percent tax. Amount: $164
Commercial Airfares: Delta from Columbus, Ohio to Atlanta and South African Airways to Harare Amount: $3400
Charter Airfares: Charter from Harare to Chirisa Concession. Amount: $600
Other Costs: Trophy shipping $1,561 and taxidermy $4,700. Amount: $6261
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Incompetent, rude, insullent, immature and lazy P.H.
Highlights of Hunt: My wife was charged by my wounded buffalo! I shot and killed him seven feet from where she sood!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? With the exception of using Anton Coetzee as your P.H.!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul R. Kawczk
Contact Information: Tel. 330-378-2188 - 13412 C.R. 280 Big Prairie, OH 44611 E-mail: p_and_c_oneshot@valkyrie.net
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting for 38 years. This was our first safari.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? No Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? No
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? We informed HHK about Anton Coetzee, our P.H., and hope they will handle him appropriately.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
To: The Hunting Report From: Graham Hingeston of HHK Safaris Re: report by Paul R. Kawczk Date: May 9, 2001

Thank you for your offer to reply to Mr. Kawczk

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On H.H.K. 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: 1451 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 1999 to July 14, 1999
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Lowveld
Hunt Area: Charels Davy Ranch- Ripple Creek


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): H.H.K. Safaris. P.O. Box CH 273; Chispite, Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499165; Email: hhk@icon.co.zw;
Personal Guide (if any): Doug Reynolds
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven feet three inches, 150 pounds.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 29 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 14 3/4 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Quality and quantity of game is outstanding. Grass was very thick, plenty to eat. Complete recovery from drought of early 90's. PH commented on high body weights of game.


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 Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $450 per day for 14 days leopard and plain game. Amount: $6300
Trophy Fees: Leopard $2,500, sable $2,200 and waterbuck $1,100. Amount: $5800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $150 per day for observer for 14 days Amount: $2100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Weather was variable, with severe overcast days and some light rain. Not a significant problem.
Highlights of Hunt: Leopard hunt process was very interesting. PH Reynolds is extremely knowledgeable and a real pro.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Waypler
Contact Information: Tel. 830-895-1515 - 411 Bobwhite, Kerrville, TX 78028
Hunting Experience: This was my second African safari.
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



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