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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Macumba 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: 8677 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 7, 2008 to October 27, 2008
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous
Hunt Area: R1, M2, K4


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Clive Perkins, Oylan Cloete
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Elephant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: No male lions, saw females
Game Condition Comments: Wildebeest population low. Poachers prevalent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Poor
Name of Airline: United, Swiss Air Airline Service: Good
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: After 2 years, 9 months, I still haven't received my trophies.
Highlights of Hunt: Feeling of hunting in an isolated area - no fences, no people (except poachers)
Equipment Recommendations: Bug jacket for flies.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? Macumba Safaris blames the problem with the trophy shipment on Licky Abdallah of Malagarasi Safari, who apparently owns rights to the concession. Regardless, I paid Macumba in full promptly at the conclusion of my hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Victor Betzold
Contact Information: Tel. 443-643-8676 - 837 East Wheel Rd. | Bel Air | MD | 21015 E-mail: vicbetz@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: 4 trips to Africa, numerous hunts in U.S.
Physical Condition: Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Email from Macumba Safaris to Victor Betzold

Mr. Betzold

I have sent every email to Clive regarding your trophy. As you know I have been hunting from 2004 to 2008 with Malagarasi Safari(owned by Licky Abdallah).

Up to the end of 2007 I have never had a problem with this company. They have always paid the trophy fee after receiving the amount from me. The trophy of 2008 was paid by me to licky Abdallah some in august 2008 and the balance December 2008. Unfortunately Licky did not pay to the government the trophy fee of most of the clients. (OF WHICH I WAS UNAWARE OF ONLY TO DISCOVER IN LATE 2009)

I am not the only professional hunter that is in this situation. We are four professional hunters.

2009 and 2010 I did not hunt with any  company owned by Licky Abdallah.

FEBRUARY 2011 I contacted again Licky to see what I could do with all of the clients trophies that were not sent. I made an arrangement with him to REPAY the trophy fee of the outstanding clients and to recover this amount or part of this amount I was doing a couple of elephant hunts in the Selous and at the end of each hunt taking all trophies with me and giving them to the taxidermist that I use in Arusha to be exported. (after been burnt once, that was the only condition). I paid again end of Feb 2011 with the promise that the documentation was starting the next day after receiving the payment. It was  a couple of days that I tried to get hold of Licky with out success.

I just booked my ticket for Friday the 15th April to go to TZ to resolve the matter with other professional hunters Licky and game department. With the game department I have to start everything again because last month the director of wild life was let go and replaced by a new director. Mr. Betzold I have not neglected this matter and won't stop working on it that's why I paid the second time.  THIS ISSUE IS A NIGHTMARE!!!! I AM EVEN PREPARED TO PUT THIS CASE IN THE HANDS OF A LAWYER.

As soon as I am back from TZ I will inform you immediate on how we plan to move forward in this matter.

Best Regards,

Mauro 

 

Email from Macumba Safaris to The Hunting Report

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify the issues in the complaint you received.

Mr Betzolds trophy shipment was delayed due to the unethical behaviour of Malagarasi Safaris (Concession owner - Licky Abdallah) over the past 3 years.  We settle our trophy fee accounts (all other accounts are paid upfront) immediately after each hunt.  But with Malagarasi Safaris we had to pay the 2008 hunting season trophy fees numerous times (at our cost) to get our clients trophy fees released with legal representation.  Please note that if there is any doubt from anyones side whether Macumba Safaris paid the necessary fees  we do have all the proof of payments made to Malagarasi as well as agreements.  This has taken much longer to get resolved as Malagaris did not honor the agreements, but Mr Daolio has just spent a month in Tanzania with his legal advisers to get this finalized.  Mr Daolio was granted access to the trophies to confirm their existence and was happy to know that all was still intact.  We received assurance that the trophies will be shipped within the next 6 weeks and will inform Mr Betzold as soon as I receive notification.

We do apologize for the inconvenience to Mr Betzold and hope this would finally be resolved.

Please feel free to contact me should you need any further clarification.  Mauro is currently hunting and not readily available.

Please let me know what (if any) response you receive from Malagarasi. 

Best regards

Jeanine Hal

 

 

Email from Macumba Safaris to The Hunting Report

He never gave a reason why they are not being shipped, just kept on assuring us that they will be shipped shortly.  We had to investigate the reason ourselves for the delay and was informed that the trophy fees were not paid over to the government (Game Department) by Mr Abdallah and the Game Department refused to release the trophies to be shipped, even though we paid the same trophy fees over and over again to give Mr Abdallah the funds to settle the account.  Unfortunately he did not honour this.

We were obliged to pay the trophy fees to the concession owners (Mr Abdallah) whose responsibility it was to pay the Game Department. Macumba Safaris now have permission to pay all government fees for any hunt directly to the Game Department and we hope this will prevent future incidents!

Best regards

Jeanine

 

 

Email from The Hunting Report to Macumba Safaris

Thank you, Jeanine.

Mr. Abdallah has yet to respond to my inquiry. I will ask him directly why he never shipped the trophies. Who is shipping Mr. Betzold's trophies? Have they gone to the taxidermist or shipper already? They are not still in Mr. Abdallah's possession, are they?

Barbara

 

 

Email from Macumba Safaris to The Hunting Report

I actually cant answer that, I will ask Mauro these questions when he calls me again and let you know (have to wait for him to call me from his sat phone).  He is planning to return to Dar es Salaam between hunts to follow up as well, and we will let the clients know as soon as we have all the shipping details.

You have no idea how desperate we are to get this resolved  it has made a huge impact on Mauros reputation as nothing like this has ever happened to us before and it has driven the Italian mad.  Licky will still give him a heart attack !! L

We would love to know how Licky could get hunting licenses if he didnt pay the trophy fees of the previous hunts&. We settle the trophy fees directly after each hunt and then only get the next hunts licence.  As Mauro says  he must have some powerful contacts to get away with this.  After still owing the game department fees, he was still allocated his concessions again  amazing!!!

 

 

Email from Victor Betzold to The Hunting Report


Barbara:

Reference your questions below about the location and control of my trophies, I was given the following name and address for my CITES form:

African Trophy Hunting

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

I dont know if this is Abdallahs operation.

Since Macumba did not respond positively to your inquiry about their control of the trophies, I conclude that they are still under Abdallahs control  or possibly the Tanzanian governments control, since he didnt pay his fees. 

I dont know why Macumba said they would be shipped within 6 weeks.  It would be interesting to know who said that.  That seems like another delaying tactic, by someone.  We are rapidly approaching 6 weeks from the date of that communication.  I have heard nothing.

I guess we have to wait out the expiration of the 6 week period, then likely take another direction.  I dont know what that will be.

Thanks,

Vic



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Macumba 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: 6290 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 18, 2007 to July 28, 2007
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Masailand


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): AJ Van Heerden
Booking Agent (if any): Jerome Knap; Global Expeditions. PO Box 3100; Almonte; Ontario; K0A 1A0; Canada; Tel. 613-256-4057; Fax: 613-256-4512;Email: CNONorth@istar.ca;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gazelle, Thomson - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Gazelle, Grant - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Kudu, Lesser - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Average.
Oryx - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Fringe-eared oryx.
Gerenuk - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Gerenuk hard to find. Lesser kudu are there, but hard to hunt in very thick brush.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Toronto-Amsterdam leg landed 4 hours late. KLM didn't bother to hold the flight to Arusha for 30 minutes, meaning 24-hour layover. On arrival in Arusha, rifle case was not on board. This was a common complaint - many rifle cases were missing, and in my second camp, of 5 hunting parties, all 5 were missing either a rifle case or their luggage.


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: Hard to find trophy animals constantly surrounded by herds of goats and cattle - tracking virtually impossible. Concession owner had sold exclusive hunting rights to 5 different companies - on our departure, there were 10 other hunting cars working this one concession. Outfitter did offer option to cancel at full refund.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James B Dewhurst
Contact Information: Tel. 905-839-1547 - 2100 Liverpool Rd., Pickering, ON Canada. E-mail: james.dewhurst@utoronto.ca
Hunting Experience: Third trip to Africa - previous two were to Zimbabwe.
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 Macumba 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: 5993 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 20, 2007 to April 1, 2007
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: East Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Schalk Tait
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Caracal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Wildebeest, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver SCI.
Eland, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver SCI.
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver SCI. White blesbok.
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Lechwe - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver SCI.
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game. Darting the rhino was a real hunt and way harder than shooting one.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Great airline.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $23000
Trophy Fees: Rhino $7,200. 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:
Highlights of Hunt: Picture with a live rhino.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: J. Alain Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 253-926-3292 - 2812 70th Ave E., Fife 98424
Hunting Experience: Vast.
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 Macumba 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: 5591 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 4, 2006 to August 18, 2006
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Masailand


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mauro Daolio
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Gerenuk - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold.
Kudu, Lesser - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver.
Gazelle, Grant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Gazelle, Thomson - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Hyena - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Striped, Gold.
Reedbuck, Mountain - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Chandler's, Gold.
Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fringe, Silver.
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: E.A., Silver
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold.
Dik-Dik - Availability: - Trophy Size: Gold.
Hartebeest - Availability: - Trophy Size: Bronze.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Area is still okay for most 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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $45000
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:
Highlights of Hunt: Striped Hyena - Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: J. Alain Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 253-926-3292 - 2812 70th Avenue East, Fife, WA 98424
Hunting Experience: Vast.
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 Macumba 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: 5734 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2005 to August 21, 2005
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Kigosi
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Shalk Tait
Booking Agent (if any): J. Vivier Safaris. Web j.viviersafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40, 41, 44.
Roan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: East African roan. 29 1/2.
Sitatunga - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: East African sitatunga. 24 1/8.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41.
Topi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9 5/8.
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. 19 1/2.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 1/2.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: See comments.
Leopard - Availability:
Elephant - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Good.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good service.


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: Camp generator did not work for three days.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking buffalo, sable and roan.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug netting clothes for hunting.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? I wanted a lion and leopard - this turned out to be a very expensive plains game hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James McFadden
Contact Information: Tel. 239-466-8069 - 18323 Deep Passage Lane, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931 E-mail: mcfadd121632@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Florida, North America, and six African safaris.
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
Prior to hunt I made it very clear to the booking agent and the outfitter that my top priorities were lion and leopard. The Macumba group chose the Kigosi area for the hunt. I did not see a leopard and only saw one young adult male lion late in the evening of the last day of the hunt (it was too dark to shoot accurately). We saw very few big cat tracks during the hunt - I think cats in this area were overhunted. In addition to the plains game previously mentioned I took a 16 5/8 bushbuck.

Rebuttal from Macumba:

I will take it upon myself to reply to your email as Mauro is hunting in Tanzania at the moment and will only be back in the office on December 13, 2006.

We are aware that Mr. McFadden was dissapointed in his hunt. All we can attribute this to is a stroke of bad luck. I'm sure you are aware that Kigosi is a very large concession and nothing is guaranteed during these hunts. Mr. McFadden did have an opportunity to shoot a lion, but unfortunately missed.

The client just after Mr. McFadden shot the same lion a few days later from the same spot as Mr. McFadden. In all our years hunting in the area, Mr. McFadden was the only client to date to leave Tanzania without his cat. Five to six lion are shot in this area every season, depending on our quota. During his hunt he was accompanied by a friend, Mr. Blackwell did take a lion during his hunt as well as an elephant. I'm sure that if he did shoot his lion, he would not have considered it an expensive plains game hunt, although our plains game hunts are based on the same daily rates as the lion hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Macumba 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: 3007 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2002 to September 5, 2002
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Moyowosi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Schaulk Tair.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 50 SCI.
Leopard - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Top 50 SCI.
Eland - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: East African. Top 50 SCI.
Topi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top 50 SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: East African.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 1/2 inches.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bohor. Top 15 SCI.
Warthog - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 15 inches.
Elephant - Availability: - Trophy Size: 42 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sable - Availability: I was too picky.
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of game. Lot's of Tsetse.


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: British Air. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $1,400 per day. Amount: $22500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $20000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: Mileage. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $5500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Tsetse flies by the thousands.
Highlights of Hunt: Killing a leopard after 37 nights in a blind.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug tamer suits.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best hunt ever.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: J. Alain Smith
Contact Information: Tel. 253-926-3292 - 2812 70th Ave E., Fife, WA E-mail: asmith@pafak.com
Hunting Experience: Vast.
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 Macumba 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: 679 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 21, 1999 to March 31, 1999
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: NW to Kwazulu Natal


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mauro Daolio; Macumba Safaris. PO Box 2480; Cramerview; 2060; South Africa; Tel. 27 11 705 2715; Fax: 27 11 465 2496; Email: macumba@lantic.net; Web www.macumbasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): PH Schalk Tait
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Waterbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 74 4/8
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 92 3/8
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 86 1/8
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 35 4/8
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 61 4/8
Steenbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 13 4/16
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Scarcity.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


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: American and South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4050
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: 2 x 1 hunt donated to Portland or SCI. Bid was $1,800 or $900 per man daily rate Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: My companion was on his first safari and had trouble adjusting to African hunting.
Highlights of Hunt: This hunt took place on three game farms which were all excellent facilities for game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert A. Anderson
Contact Information: Tel. 503-397-6541 - 67048 Meissner Road, Deer Island, OR 97054
Hunting Experience: This was my third safari.
Physical Condition: Average.


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?
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