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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 8756 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 11, 2012 to May 26, 2012
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Area 29 Lidjombo-Moabong


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): FĂ©lix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nice Bull
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Not found any male
Game Condition Comments: Good area for BONGO. Sitatunga not many. Poachers problems all over Cameroon!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: N/A
Name of Airline: Brussels Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: In Business class, excellent 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: The Bongos has become very agresifs. Mostly because the pochers (snares). One PH in camp guiding and american client was crashed by a bongo (several brokens ribs), one pigmy tracker last year was gored in the belly by a bongo, some hunters clients were attaked by bongos last seasons! Many problems with broken hunting cars. Poaching problems (my bongo had an older injury from an snare in a leg)
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting and tracking in the rain forest with the pygmies. Outstanding!!!
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots(Cabela's Wolwerine goretex)are excellent! and dark green shirts and pants. Also protective glasses to avoid be injured by vegetation.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? But only for the very dedicated hunter who can afford the hunt in the rain forest (hot, wet et thick) and deal with a very complicated country!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr Miguel Estade
Contact Information: Tel. 4122 7861060 - 21 chemin des Tulipiers | Geneva | Geneva | Switzerland | 1208 E-mail: estade.miguel@bluewin.ch
Hunting Experience: Hunting in five continents for more that 35 years.
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
Paperwork and dealing with Customs and Police in Yaoundé airport is time consuming and often very difficult. It is a very difficult hunt and the hunter must speak prior the hunt carefully with the outfitter/PH about game availability,hunting conditions, paperwork,etc. Also ask about travel conditions between Douala/Yaoundé and camp. If you can afford is much better flight in and out but charter cost are very expensive!



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 6145 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 14, 2007 to June 26, 2007
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Ernesto Gonzales
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Dwarf buffalo. Ran out of time.
Duiker - Availability: Ran out of time.
Game Condition Comments: Good.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France and Ethiopian Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Lost luggage with firearm. Haven't received as of 7/2/07


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: For Bongo. Amount: $4000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Hunters should understand charter cost. $8,000 in and $8,000 out to be split with other hunters. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Chose to fly out five days early because Spanish clients (four) left early. If I had chosen to stay and hunt on the remaining five days, I would have to pay the $8,000 charter alone.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a mature bongo with a handgun.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good bongo area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hampton
Contact Information: PO Box 108, Summersville, MO 65571
Hunting Experience: Six 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 Nsok 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: 5732 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2006 to June 12, 2006
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Loupoundji
Hunt Area: #29


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Ernest Gonzales
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Western bongo. 29 4/8 X 30 inches (81 2/8 SCI).
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1 15/16 inches (5 11/16 SCI).
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Dwarf forest buffalo. Small.
Antelope - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bate's Pygmy antelope. 1 2/16 (4 2/16 SCI).
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peter's duiker. 1 15/16 (8 1/16 SCI).
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Tracked two forest hogs up. But could not sort-out in very thick cover and ran out of time.
Game Condition Comments: Game is in excellent condition with good trophy quality. There is lots of fresh sign indicating good numbers, however you will only see animals, for the most part, that are called-in or tracked-up. Sometimes you may be within 20 yards of an animal and not be able to see it because of the dense vegetation. Non-game animals such as gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees are found common. The pygmys are among the best trackers in the world.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: See comments. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting in a totally different habitat with excellent travelers and guide. Taking in good Western bongo.
Equipment Recommendations: Lightweight long-sleeve shirts and long pants that dry quickly. Good tennis shoes work well. Take Malaria pills although mosquitos were no problem.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? Because of the uncertainty and high cost of the charter flights.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Fruchey
Contact Information: Tel. 307-856-3325 - PO Box 311, Riverton, WY 82501
Hunting Experience: Extensive. All six continents and many safaris.
Physical Condition: Pretty good for a 71 year old.


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
Cost $7,500 for trip in and $7,500 for trip out. Booked by the safari company but safari company has no control over price. Theoretcially, the fee is to be split with the people coming out and those going in. When I went in no one was coming out so myself, another hunter and a photographer (3 people) shared the costs of $2,500 each. Plus the outfitter allowed the next party to come in two days early and I had to go out on this plane at a shared cost of $1,125 each and lose two days of hunting. My alternative was to hunt those two days, then pay $7,500 to have the plane pick me up. This I couldn't afford. I knew that the Air Charter costs/arrangements was a potential problem when I booked the hunt, but I gamble on it and it worked out more or less, satisfactorally.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 5816 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 14, 2005 to June 21, 2005
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Moabong Bella


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Francois
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga. 53 SCI.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 21 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Antelope - Availability: Bate's antelope. Only saw females.
Game Condition Comments: Unfortunately I saw more poaching pressure that two years ago when I hunted forest elephant and dwarf buffalo.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Poor
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Everything went well with weapons.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $8000
Other Costs: D&P $2,000 and tips $500 Amount: $2500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Due to a health problem Felix Barrado couldn't by my PH. The one that I had was a very nice person but with no experience at all treating pygmies.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting in the rainy forest tracking giant forest hog and shooting it at two paces.
Equipment Recommendations: Light gear easy to dry. Bring three pair of boots and long-sleeves shirts. I recommend binoculars because it is true that the animal is very close but it is very difficult sometimes (for me always) to see it.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Has nothing to do with hunting in the savannah.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. 011-34-9174-51414 - Paseo Habana 12, Madrid Spain E-mail: jmarti@unilco.es
Hunting Experience: 15 safaris into Africa (Cameroon, CAR, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana and RSA). A lot of hunts in Europe (Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Scotland and Austria). America (Canada and Mexico) and Asia (Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Krgystan, Mauritius and Russia).
Physical Condition: Fine.


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
As you can see I didn't put the name of the guide because I don't want to make him any damage. Nevertheless in this hunt I was lucky to know the pygmies from the hunt I did in the same place two years ago. Shouldn't I knew them I wouldn't have hunted anything. The reason, from my point of view, is that the guide didn't treat pygmies politely, he shouted at them and most of times with no reason. So the third day of hunt I realized that the pygmies where reluctant to cooperate and I spoke to them. After the conversation I knew that I wasn't going to hunt if the PH came with us. So I talked to him and convinced him to come but a bit back of the group and convinced the pygmies that I was going to hunt with them alone and that the guide wouldn't rush in. Next day in the morning I shot sitatunga, same day at night I shot two Bate's and next day I shot giant forest hog.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 4857 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 2, 2005 to June 15, 2005
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Ngoko
Hunt Area: SE Cameroon - near CAR border - Sangha River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Hartley Combrinck
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peters duiker. Good.
Antelope - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Female. Bates Pygmy antelope.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent area. Plenty of game. I have hunted here before and believe this is the best area to hunt the rainforest including CAR which I have also hunted.


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: Air France. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Air France is good most of the time.


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: No problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Another exciting forest hunt. Hardwork in hot and humid conditions but satisfying. Camp has A/C in lodging.
Equipment Recommendations: Good jungle boots - two pairs.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I believe this is the best organized and best run company presently offering rainforest hunts. This was my third bongo hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lee G. Lipscomb
Contact Information: Tel. 310-552-3800 - 24334 Long Valley, Hidden Hills, CA 91302 E-mail: llipscomb818@charter.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive - 16 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 4197 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 22, 2004 to June 2, 2004
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Southeast Corner of Cameroon on Car Border


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Felix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff Neal, Inc.. PO Box 700082; Tulsa; OK; 74170; Tel. 918-299-3580; Email: nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yellow-back. Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Other game including sitatunga, buffalo, forest hog and duikers are available but my intent was to focus only on a very large bongo. We saw a number of bongo but I did not actively take one until the last hour of the last day. No time to hunt other 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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem with Air France. Good charter equipment. Important for safety.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: See comments. 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:
Highlights of Hunt: None. Since I had previously taken a bongo in the CAR. I wanted to spend all my time looking for a monster. I saw many bongo and finally took a very nice one.
Equipment Recommendations: Comfortable, fast drying, jungle boots. Three sets of clothes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I believe Felix Barrado has the best bongo area in Africa and is the premier PH working today in the rain forest.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lee Lipsomb
Contact Information: Tel. 310-552-3800 - 24334 Long Valley, Hidden Hills, CA E-mail: llipscomb818@charter.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive 13 African safaris and others.
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
This safari is not cheap but Felix is competitive with other quality outfitters. Agent: Very good service from Jeff Neal - great guy.

The best price of hunting gear I've ever had were my Wolverine cordura boots from Cabela's #GE-81-1702.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 4020 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 28, 2004 to April 10, 2004
Place of Hunt: Cameroon - Province Du Est
Hunt Area: Mayo Mwabon Bela


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Orlando Cardoso
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga. 22 4/8.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bay duiker. 3 inches.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Peters duiker. 4 1/2 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Dwarf buffalo. Poor shooting on my part.
Game Condition Comments: Heavy poaching in the area has had a major impact. Especially on duikers. Game department doesn't seem to care, only interested in collecting "gifts".


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $26000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1300
Other Costs: Tips, intown hotel. Amount: $1900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Came down with Dengue Fever on the last full day. Spent a week in the hospital in the states.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing a huge silverback gorilla.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? If he is in shape. Hunting forest sitatunga much harder than bongo (which I collected previously in the CAR).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D Yates
Contact Information: Wrightsville, PA
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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 Nsok 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: 3368 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 5, 2003 to June 18, 2003
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Loupundji


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Hartley Combrinck
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga, record book.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Record book.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peters duiker, record book.
Duiker - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Bay duiker, record book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See 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: See comments. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: See comments. Amount: $31110
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: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations: Two pairs of canvas shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James R Grimm
Contact Information: Tel. 256-543-0090 - 527 Mistletoe Hollow, Gadsden, AL 35901 E-mail: gjim4a@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 22 African safaris, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and USA.
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
ATTACHMENT TO HUNTING TRIP REPORT FORM Major Game Animals Available:

Forest Sitatunga- I took my Sitatunga the first morning of the hunt. It is difficult to say they are abundant but NSOK had a quota of five for the year and used the entire quota. In order to be successful fresh rain is a necessity so the animals can be tracked. Of course it is possible and simply fortunate circumstances should one catch a Sitatunga crossing the road. We tracked mine after finding a track in the road. The Pygmy trackers are phenomenal. We followed the animal for two hours and finally found it in a pool of water surrounded by a swamp. He was in good condition and record book size however he had an open wound just above the left front hoof caused by a snare.

Giant Forest Hog---Again I was fortunate as it rained during the night and on my second day of the hunt we were able to track within ten feet of a group of Giant Forest Hogs. The foliage as was the case when tracking the Sitatunga was very thick. The Pigs were busy eating and making a lot of noise and didn't even know we were there. We saw many tracks over the following days of my Safari, which would indicate that there is a reasonably good population of these animals however, NSOK does not take many of these animals as I think most hunters do not want to waste time tracking them as they are mainly there for Bongo, Buffalo and Elephant. In my case I needed one to complete the Pigs of the World Inter Circle and had on a previous trip had taken a Bongo. Peters Duiker--- This Duiker is very abundant in the NSOK concession. Bay Duiker--- One would say the availability of this animal is between average and scarce. I only saw the one that I took but of the three of us who were in camp two took a Bay Duiker and the other did not hunt them as he spent most of his time on Elephant.

GAME SOUGHT BUT FAILED TO TAKE:

I was there primarily to take a Sitatunga, Giant Forest Hog and one Forest Duiker. If successful it would complete The Diamond Level of the Trophy Animals of Africa, the Diamond level for the Spiral Homed Animals of Africa and the Diamond Level of the Pigs Of The World. I was fortunate to take them all. I attribute this success to the ability of my PH, Hartley Combrinck and the uncanny ability of the Pigmy Trackers.

GENERAL COMMENTS ON GAME CONDITION:

All trophies were in excellent condition and of record book size. Other hunters in camp took Bongo, Elephant, Buffalo and Duikers including one Yellow Back. There is a large population of Bongo, Buffalo and Elephant and anyone who is serious about taking those three trophies should consider this operation. One must remember that in order to be successful in this endeavor there must be frequent rain so the animals can be tracked.

The foliage is just too thick and without rain the noise one makes by simply stepping on dry leaves alerts the game of your presence leaving little chance that you will even have a glimpse of a fleeing animal.

QUALITY OF OUTFIT, CONDITION OF CAMP, QUALITY OF FOOD:

NSOK has hunted the Loupundji concession for eight years and has established a very comfortable camp. There are three separate toilet and bathing facilities and they limit the number of hunters in camp at one time to three. The concession covers over 400,000 acres and borders a portion of the CAR. There is permanent dining facility with a cooler that is stocked with an adequate supply of Beer, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. The camp is groomed each day by the staff and of course there is daily laundry service. Sleeping facilities consist of large tents with cement floors and two beds. The tents have a fly covering that protrudes several feet around all sides of the tent. This cover forms a canopy in the front portion of the tent and the cement floor extends about six feet in front of the tent as well creating if you will your own private little patio which includes two chairs and a table .A very pleasant seating arrangement in the afternoon while not hunting to enjoy a good book and a cool drink. The tents will be replaced before next season with permanent cabins.

The food was absolutely excellent. I would rate it as the best I have encountered after numerous Safaris. Lunch always begins with a salad followed by more than ample portions of meat and fresh vegetables. There is always fresh fruit available and bread is baked fresh each day. A variety of Cheese is also available and of course Coffee or Tea as well. Dinners are a repeat of lunch but usually start with some homemade soup. During the fourteen days in camp we were served Beef, Chicken and Fresh Fish so there was ample variety.

ABILITY OF GUIDE, CONDITION OF EQUIPMENT AND TROPHY CARE:

Hartley Combrinck my PH was outstanding. His knowledge of the habits of the animals is without a doubt the reason for my success on this Safari. He is easy going and good natured. He makes a point of telling you what to expect will happen when tracking an animal. He does not give up even when it appears your chance of success may be limited. He is attentive to your needs and constantly reassuring. I rate him as an excellent PH and would recommend him as a PH to anyone.

The equipment is relatively new and we had no problems. The vehicles are all equipped with four wheel drive and are spotlessly clean before the start of the morning hunt.

Trophy care is vitally important especially in the humid climate of the rain forest. They go the extra mile in this regard using not only copious amounts of salt but an additional mixture to ensure thoroughly dry and preserved hides before shipment.

AIRLINE COMMENTS:

My Flight was on Air France, operated by Delta. The flight was fine and the service as you would expect however, I would advise anyone departing from Atlanta to arrive at least three hours before departure time. They have established a new procedure whereby all international flights are checked in separately from domestic flights. It took one hour and forty five minutes to get a boarding pass. After that another line to have all baggage inspected before it can be loaded on the plane. Then there is the last minute screening of carry on luggage before entering the boarding area. By the time I got to the gate the plane was boarding and I had given myself slightly more than two hours for check in.

There were no problems with guns, ammunition or baggage. My bags arrived in Douala with my flight even though I had only a two hour layover in Paris.

COSTS:

This was basically a Sitatunga hunt and as a result the daily rate for the 14 days was $15,000. If Bongo had been included it would have been $26,000 Trophy Fess were $3,410 Gun License, Visa, Hunting License, NSOK assistance on arrival and departure was $1,800 Commercial Airfare was $2,500 Charter Airfare was $5,000 Trophy Prep and Shipping $1,500 PH Tip and Camp Staff$I,500 Hotel before and after Safari $400 TotalCost $31,110 SUMMARY REMARKS:

There were no problems with this hunt. Everything went smoothly. I have already offered well deserved praise about the Camp, Facilities, Food, Equipment and my PH. There is only one situation that truly upset me and to set the record straight, was not the fault of NSOK Safaris. The problem was the Air Charter. I was told to expect a Charter fee of $2,000 or maybe $2,500 at the Reno Convention. Then a week before departure I was told it could be as much as $4,200 and then after arrival it could be as much as $5,000. Nobody likes surprises especially costly ones.It is a long story but in short the Charter company thought on my the flight into camp there would be other hunters coming out.

That was their mistake not mine however when we arrived back in Douala they gave myself and the gentlemen I went into camp with a bill for three times more than we expected. The other gentlemen who came out with us was billed at about a third of what we were billed. We objected and only paid the same fare as he did. We were later confronted about this at our hotel and although no threats were made it was possible we could have been arrested at the airport if we tried to leave without paying what they said we owed. Keep in mind it was their mistake and they were expecting us to pay for their error. We met with the Charter people and paid them this outrageous fee. We all know these Charter operators are screwing us but there isn't a darn thing I can think of that we can do about it. Anybody have any ideas? This outfit is charging almost $11,000 for a two hour round trip flight. That is ridiculous but it is not the first time I have had to grin and bear it.

HUNTING EXPERIENCE:

This was my 22nd African Safari. I have hunted in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and of course allover the United States. I would obviously recommend this Safari to a friend but I would tell them to be aware of a possible surprise on the Charter fee.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HUNT:

The fulfillment of a Quest to take all the Trophy Animals of Africa as well as the Spiral Horned Animals and as an added bonus the successful tracking of a Giant Forest Hog.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 3367 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 5, 2003 to June 18, 2003
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Moabong Bella


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Orlando Cardoso
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Headlands. Ronda de Toledo, 38; 28005; Madrid; Spain; Tel. 011-34-91-468-6622; Email: headlands@audinex.es; Web www.safariheadlands.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Forest elephant, 27 X 27 pounds.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dwarf buffalo, 44 SCI.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yellow-backed duiker, 14 9/16 SCI.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peters duiker, 13 1/8 SCI.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Bay duiker, 10 1/6 SCI.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5 1/8 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Forest sitatunga, lack of rain.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The area managed by Nsok Safaris has plenty of game, nevertheless something should be done soon with this nice country before corruption finishes with the animals (poaching is often supported by the police).


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air France. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem at all with guns (I brought two) and ammunition, even more they allowed me to put the ammunition metallic box inside the bag with the rest of the luggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $26000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $4100
Other Costs: Dip and pack $2,000, tips $1,750. Amount: $3750
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Even being the rainy season we hadn't any rain nine days.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunt in the forest with the pigmy trackers for elephant and buffalo (shame Americans can't take the tusks home).
Equipment Recommendations: The humidity makes very difficult to dry the clothes bring enough. I recommend also to bring three pairs of boots and long-sleeve shirts for the bush.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I think that this is not a hunt for a beginner in Africa, but if you have already hunted elephant and buffalo in savannah you will find that has nothing to do with hunting them in the thick forest.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. 011-34-91-745-1414 - Paseo Habana, 12 Madrid 28036 Spain E-mail: jmarti@unilco.es
Hunting Experience: 14 safaris into Africa (Cameroon, CAR, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana and RSA). A lot of hunts in Europe (Spain, France, Poland, Rumania, Hungary, Scotland and Austria), Central America (Mexico) and Asia (Tajikistan, Azerbayan, Kirgystan, Mauritius and Russia).
Physical Condition: Fine.


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
Any trophy you take you really have worked hard for it. It is a hunt that the size of the trophy is not the important thing, except with elephant most of times you shoot just knowing that you are shooting a male (for the track) but you would understand that if you can hardly see the body of a buffalo at 10 paces for sure you can't see the horns and you have to shoot quickly being so close to the animal (normally elephant and buffalo don't like to find an intruder wanting to kill them at this distance). Furthermore there is a lot of poaching so many animals can have old wounds and this fact makes alos necessary shooting as quick as possible to avoid charges. Nevertheless I highly recommend the hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 3364 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 23, 2003 to June 4, 2003
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Felix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Forest bongo. Excellent, 32 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Duarf forest buffalo, old bull.
Sitatunga - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Forest sitatunga, nice - 22 inches.
Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Huge, 600 pound boar.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yellow back duiker, very nice.
Duiker - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Bay duiker, nice.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nice.
Duiker - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Peters duiker, ok.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elephant - Availability: Forest elephant. Problem with outfitter getting license. Not available. We had a CITES to import trophy to Brazil.
Game Condition Comments: Game condition appeared to be in good shape, plenty of fresh spoor for all species. Poaching is a problem in this area due to the heavy reflux of pgymis from the logging companies.


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: Air France Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Air France had a poor attitude towards America customers. They lost our luggage on the way there and on the way home. It cost us one day of hunting and many problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $3000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $6500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3500
Other Costs: Tips, bribes, hotel and meals. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Air France and no elephant permit.
Highlights of Hunt: I was the first hunter the outfitter has guided that has taken all trophies on the trophy list on one safari. I shot my buffalo on the charge.
Equipment Recommendations: Very hot and humid with many insects.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very good outfitter, plenty of game in area. Very difficult hunt, and can be dangerous.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jay E. Link
Contact Information: Tel. 715-466-2234 - PO Box 210, Minong, WI 54859 E-mail: jaylink@linksnacks.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide.
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 Nsok 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: 3296 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 28, 2003 to April 8, 2003
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Libongo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Felix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Forest Sitatunga, excellent.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dwarf forest buffalo, excellent.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Peters duiker, excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker - Availability: Bay Duiker, not encountered.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Got sitatunga on first day, buffalo on fourth day. Did not hunt bongo (hunted successfully in 1998). My hunting companion on this hunt was hunting bongo and got it on first day of hunt.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1500
Commercial Airfares: Used mileage. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: This is not a typo. Amount: $11600
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting forest sitatunga on first day of hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Only to serious African hunters who have already shot bongo. I had already hunted bongo successfully in 1998.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Kunz
Contact Information: Tel. 212-735-3240 - Skadden Arps, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036 E-mail: lkunz@skadden.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
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 Nsok 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: 1060 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 4, 1999 to June 13, 1999
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Libongo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Felix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32 inches
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Small
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent condition.


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: Delta, AirFrance, Air Cameroon Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Service good and poor. See attachment.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: bongo $2,500, buffalo $1,500, sitatunga $1,000 Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Hunting license Amount: $1618
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3102
Charter Airfares: King Air 200 ($3,000.00 each) Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Airport tax/ shipping&packing of trophy/hotel/Airport Expediter Amount: $1516018
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Late airline flights, missed connections, lost baggage, refusal of Air Cameroon to accept ammunition.
Highlights of Hunt: Bongo on the first day, sitatunga on the third day, buffalo on the fourth day.
Equipment Recommendations: Light weight ripstop cotton long sleeve shirts and long pants, battery operated fan, gatorade, low power scope (1 1/2).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? You need to be in reasonably good shape physically.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert J, Merkle
Contact Information: 2205 West Oak, El Dorado, AR 71730
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for over 40 years.
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
Cameroon Airlines will not accept Cameroon under any circumstances. Other hunters going to Cameroon should be aware of this restriction and avoid Cameroon Airlines.

Memorandum on Airline Service - Cameroon Trip

1. Delta Airlines consistently ran late, causing us to miss vital connections in Atlanta and in Paris. We left from Monroe, Louisiana on Monday, May 31 and had three and a half hours in Atlanta to make a connection with Air France. However, Delta had mechanical problems on the ground in Monroe and we were over three hours late arriving in Atlanta, causing us to miss our connections with Air France. We were rerouted to London, Gatwick on Delta and then on to Paris on British Airways, arriving Paris on Tuesday, June 1 over six hours later than scheduled and worn out. Delta managed to lose our baggage and guns in the reroute. Only with the outstanding help of a lady in Air France baggage service were we able to capture our baggage and guns. However, it took over 24 hours to locate everything. One bag was checked to Paris and it arrived at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, one bag was checked to Douala, Cameroon and the guns came in Wednesday afternoon on a 1:30 p.m.. flight and they were checked to Douala for a Saturday arrival, as Air France does not fly to Douala on Thursday or Friday. We managed to intercept one duffel bag and the two guns in Paris but one duffel bag went on to Douala on Air France. As a result of not having our baggage and guns, we missed the Air France flight to Douala Wednesday morning and had to reschedule on Cameroon Airlines leaving Paris at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night and arriving to Douala Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m.

2. Cameroon Airlines will not accept Cameroon under any circumstances. We went to the Cameroon Airlines station manager in Paris and he confirmed that they would accept unloaded firearms in locked cases but would not accept Cameroon, no matter how it was packed. Hunters beware.

3. Air France ran on time and their baggage service people at Charles DeGaulle airport in Paris are the best I have ever known. Without the help of Air France baggage service, we would have not found our baggage and guns in time to make our hunt schedule.

4. Delta did not disappoint us on the return, being almost an hour late leaving Paris for Atlanta and being almost an hour and a half late leaving Atlanta for Monroe.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 316 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 26, 1998 to June 6, 1998
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area: Libongo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Felix Barrado
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent blue duiker
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent Peter's duiker
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Saw but passed up for a bigger trophy, but bigger trophy not encountered.
Game Condition Comments: A superior area for bongo, forest elephant, forest sitatunga, dwart forest buffalo, and forest duikers.


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: Air France Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: business class Amount: $4000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2500
Other Costs: $2,000 (hunting permit), $500 (gun import permit); $1,500 (trophy preparation and shipment) Amount: $4000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking bongo and forest elephant through the rain forest with pygmy trackers.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Felix Barrado loves hunting the forest. To be guided by him is a special treat and incredible hunting experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Kunz
Contact Information: Tel. 212-735-3240 - Skadden Arps, Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience. This was my eighth 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Nsok 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: 318 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 1998 to June 7, 1998
Place of Hunt: Cameroon -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Nsok Safaris. B. P. 1642; Douala; Cameroon; Tel. 011-237-422862; Email: nsoksafaris@terra.es;
Personal Guide (if any): Hartley Combrink
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bongo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 31 1/2
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large cow.
Sitatunga - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Old male.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker - Availability: - Trophy Size: blue duiker
Duiker - Availability: - Trophy Size: Peter's duiker
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Giant Forest - Availability: Saw tracks.
Game Condition Comments: Thousands of elephants and buffalo. Best bongo area in Africa.


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: Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Went on strike.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: very expensive $10, 000 split four ways Amount: $10000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Not much rain and Air France went on strike.
Highlights of Hunt: Baying bongo, seeing gorillas, charged by elephant while duiker hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Head band and light weight boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is the best bongo outfit in Africa. All three hunters took bongo 29-29-31 1/2.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Teeter
Contact Information: Tel. 704-274-4600 - 1 Lambeth Walk, Fairview, NC 28730
Hunting Experience: This was my fourth trip to Africa. I have also hunted in Russia, Kyrgstan, Kazachstan, North America, Mexico and Australia.
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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