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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 8605 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 12, 2012 to March 4, 2012
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Masailand
Hunt Area: Lobo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dean Kendall
Booking Agent (if any): Steve Kaufman. Lubbock; Texas; Tel. 806.786.4888; Email: steve@ttsafaris.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26"
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3"
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40"
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38"
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: The Maasai in this area have learned from the Kenyans how to poison the lions, and have wiped out most of the lions in this area in the past 2-3 years!
Game Condition Comments: This is a great hunting block! We saw many 45" buffalo, mostly young bulls, still soft bossed. All species sought were in abundance, except lions.


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: N/A
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: KLM was excellent, but Delta was horrible! Food, service and equipment was the worst I've ever seen.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $50000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Round trip from Lubbock, TX to Kilamanjaro Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Too many Masai have moved into this area recently and poisoned lions!
Highlights of Hunt: "DaggaBoys"...love it! Lots of them here...
Equipment Recommendations: Rain gear for late February, early March. Rained a lot the last two weeks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Harpreet Brar owns this company, and runs a tight ship. Good game management practices.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jerry Hale
Contact Information: Tel. 806.787.9958 - 15219 Joliet Ave | Lubbock | TX
Hunting Experience: 30 + years, 7th African Safaris
Physical Condition: 53 years old, good shape.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 8484 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 4, 2011 to August 25, 2011
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Masailand
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Up to 60, saw one 70 last day
Lion - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lots of leopards, took one over 200#
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 to 44
Kudu, Lesser - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Fringe-Earred - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Didnt see any real old one
Game Condition Comments: I have never been in an area with so many elephants and buffalo. I hope to hunt this area again and pick up a bunch of the other plains game. This hunt we spent a lot of time trying to get the huge leopard that we finally got on the 19th night.


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 KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: One bag was a day late arriving at Arusha.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $80000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $50000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $15000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: none, just wish it was longer
Highlights of Hunt: Wonderful concession with lots of game. Unfortunately,the leopard took up a lot of the hunt and about half the area I didn't get a chance to hunt. Guess I will have to save up and go back. The food and tents were the best I have ever had.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike McDonald
Contact Information: Tel. 901-484-4451 - 9505 Rocky Hills dr | Cordova | TN | 38018 E-mail: mikemarymcd@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: 10 th trip to africa Will email a pic of the leopard.
Physical Condition: very 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 Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 8185 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2011 to March 31, 2011
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Masailand
Hunt Area: Lobo and Lolkisale


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent 40-41," 45"
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent 190+ pounds
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent, Coke Hartebeest
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent 26+"
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good, Bohor reedbuck
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken: Dik-Dik - Availability: Wounded and I lost. I don't recommend shotgun.
Kudu, Greater - Availability:
Elephant - Availability:
Lion - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The game in these areas is in excellent condition as Maasiland was green and bountiful this time, unlike previous trips in the fall befiore the rains when it was a dust bowl.


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: KLM, Precision Air, South Africa, Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: All good, business class.


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: It was the rainy season which I chose as the Tanzanian hunting season had been extended from Dec. 31 to March 31 for the 1st time since 1997. The rains caused the dry rivers to flood and had to swim rivers to hunt leopard three times and to get home the last night,the rains were a blessing and a curse as it was difficult to get around but the animals were coming out of Terangirie National Park.
Highlights of Hunt: Swimming flooded river three times to get my leopard, up close and personal with six elephants over 60Lb. before turning them down as I wanted 70lb min. Ivory. Taking a 45" buff at 25 yrd with my 500NE double. Having the lion in my scope on Day 19 and letting him walk. I'm very happy with this decision. I hunt lion so my $'s will give them value and ensure their survival and they will not be wiped off the face of the earth as vermin as human encroachment causes conflict with livestock and people, which will surely happen.
Equipment Recommendations: Be prepared to work hard if you hunt this time of year. Great effort equally great rewards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Harpreet Brar's Rungwa Safaris and now with the acquisition of Miobo Safaris and Tanzania Bundu Safaris places him with premiere areas, which are well mangaged and fair chace and ethical hunting and the taking of only older animals is allowed. Harpreet sets his standards for the preservation of the species and runs a very ethical hunt and a set of standards which are strictly adhered to.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugar Land, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@ambroseconsulting.net
Hunting Experience: Worldwide and several international hunts per year.
Physical Condition: Good, 64 and still going strong.


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 was my 9th African safari and my 1st hunt for cats. Experiencing the restrictions, and frustration and the highs and lows, disappointments and extreme excitement of when a plan comes together made this the most complete experience of my hunting career. We saw lion take down a buffalo we were both stalking, several leopards, many lions, and a plethora of plains game and carnivors. I had this hunt vidoed and will be able to relive it for the rest of my Life. Can't wait until I return Next Year, I still need that Long Tanzania Ivory.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 7651 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 27, 2010 to February 5, 2010
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area: Central portion of country


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant (Lord Derby) - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Roan, Western - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bongo - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Duiker, Yellow-Backed - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Duiker, Blue - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Pig, Red River - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Pig, Giant Forest - Availability: Back injury - left early only hunt 4 of 14 days.
Game Condition Comments: I injured my back and had to leave, however, we had a bongo displaying a large track at a saline nightly but I never got to sit for him. The giant forest hogs are also scarce and would need to be machan hunted as the bongo so 50 percent is to be expected, but I was confident of a shot at the bongo. The rest of the duiker and red river hog here just a matter of hunting for them, as we collected the 5 species I got from the savannah in 3.5 days and I only spent 1/2 day in the forest, before I injured myself.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good flight through Paris one time per week (expensive) to Bangui. There is also an in Africa connection 3 times per week through Nairobi.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $50000
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: My injury was self induced but cost me the second week of my hunt. As there is only 1 flight a week to depart through Paris, I decided to play it safe and depart rather than risk a very painful week trying.
Highlights of Hunt: My buffalo, which I always enjoy and the tracking display to obtain the Lord Derby eland. The most amazing I have ever seen in 12 plus Africa trips. Also my western roan was a highlight due to their rarity in the area.
Equipment Recommendations: Head nets, absolutely.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This hunt is on over 300,000 hectares of private land ajoined by 200,000 hectares of concession. It is in the center of the country and Harpreet does 2 to 4 of these hunts in his offseason only. It is like hunting on a private reserve, as no other commercial hunting is done here, family only. The eland demand a lot of walking to track them, but can also be obtained with patience sitting at the salines in a machan, with little effort. The weather is very warm and the insects are prevelant. The camp is extremely well appointed as it is a private family accommodations. This is the way to do the CAR.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: A lot on 5 continents more than a dozen to Africa.
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 is not the cheapest way to go to the CAR, but it is the most productive and the most dependable and safest. Contact Harpreet early this is a luxury to get on this hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 7591 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 6, 2009 to December 12, 2009
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Masailand
Hunt Area: Mto Wa Mbu


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu, Lesser - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Gazelle, Grant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Gazelle, Thomson - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fringe-eared oryx. Excellent.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: White-bearded wildebeest. Excellent.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Patterson's eland. Good.
Gerenuk - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Rains started and could not get to mountain camp.
Game Condition Comments: Masailand has been in a severe drought for 2 years and although the rains had begun and things were getting green again it was extremely dry and had been. Suprisingly the game was abundant and in good 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 and South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: All good Business Class.


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 rains had started which was expected and make the Masailand species hunting easier, but made it impossible to get to the mountain camp for buffalo and elephant.
Highlights of Hunt: The lesser kudu is the prospective new world record SCI, we will wait for 90 days drying and remeasure. Three of the other 6 animals are above top 25 SCI and all made the book.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was a great hunt for speciality species in a uniquely populated area of Tanzania and these animals can only be hunted here, the trophy quality was excellent due to management practices of limiting off take of well below government quotas.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive Africa, North and South America, Asia and South Pacific.
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
Harpreet Brar is a premier outfitter in Tanzania and manages his properties in a manner that produces quality trophies and will continue to do so in the future as his harvest is well below the quotas issued by the government. The camps are first class with excellent equipment and staff. I return with this outfitter every year and will continue to do so.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 7456 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 7, 2009 to April 22, 2009
Place of Hunt: Central African Republic -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Hampreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Eland, Giant (Lord Derby) - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 46 inches.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Northwestern buffalo. Good, three taken.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Western roan. 28 inches.
Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Lelwel - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Civet - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Remote, unspoiled Africa. Very good camp and staff.


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: No problems with guns or ammo


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: Hot and buggy as expected.
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent eland population in this area. 3 of us took three bulls in 6 days (46, 48, 50).
Equipment Recommendations: Bug headnet.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent on foot, true African hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike McDonald
Contact Information: Tel. 901-763-0200 - 9505 Rocky Hills Ave
Hunting Experience: Lots.
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 Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 7089 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 8, 2008 to November 28, 2008
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Rungwa, Ruhudji, Selous K1 and K2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet S Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Ruhudji, great.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Selous, average.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Bushbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elephant - Availability: Passed on three bulls as too young.
Eland - Availability:
Roan - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The game was in excellent condition and we saw numerous members of the species we 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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I travel this route to Johannesburg from Houston at least four times per year. It's dependable and easy and hunter friendly.


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: Diversity and food preparation could have been better, but other than that it was fabulous.
Highlights of Hunt: Hippo on land at 8 yards, getting inside 20 yards on two bull elephants. Taking three buffalo all up close and personal, one 43.5 inch with 15 inch bosses.
Equipment Recommendations: November is hot, hunting this time of year is not for the weak hearted.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is my second trip with Rungwa and not my last. Excellent and knowledgable PHs, diversified areas so you can hunt all over Tanzania and hunt all the game this country offers. All new equipment, large staffs, good trackers, very nice people. Now many I call friends. The game is abundant and of high quality and the hunting areas are real wilderness with no people, real wild Africa.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: Six African Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, New Zealand twice, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Texas and Colorado.
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 is a really class outfitter and I can recommend them without reservation. Excellent in every way, ask for more chicken and fish at meals before you go and you'll get it.

On November 6th, 2008 Stephen Rogers and I arrived in Dar es Salaam (Dar) to begin our 21 day Adventure with Rungwa Game Safaris in three of Tanzania's premiere hunting concessions, Rungwa, Ruhudji and Selous K-1 and K-2. We had previously hunted with Harpreet Brar's Safari Company in 2007 in these same Selous blocks and had a wonderful time and acquired some great trophies. We were back to try other sections of the country and to challenge ourselves once again in one of Africa's finest hunting destinations.

The rains had started early in Tanzania this year and the bush airstrip in Rungwa was too wet to land on. We took Harpreet's advice and gave it an extra day to dry out and flew to Arusha from Dar. The end result was that we would be delayed in starting our safari by one day. We had a great evening in Arusha which only served to wet our appetite, even more, for what we had been looking forward to for nearly two years. The "shoot anything big you see when you leave camp" full bag safari we had been looking forward to turned out to be all and more than we expected. Although cats were not on the menu everything else was fair game. "Old and Mature" was the order of the day, not score judged prior to the shot.

We arrived in Rungwa around midday of the 8th of November and immediately set our gear in assigned tents and prepared ourselves for the afternoon outing. Not more than one hour out of camp a very mature, and what turned out to be, a 38"x 9" Sable was spotted and a 220 yard shot brought it to ground for a great day one for Mike!

Day two morning had Stephen bagging a 39" x 9" Sable Bull. I took an Oribi and an East African Bush Duiker that same morning of day two. Both shots were over 200 yards and proved the Blaser R-93 in 416 Rem Mag was up to the task. A dik dik was spotted at dark and the pursuit led to a most fortunate encounter with, what proved to be a 13 ½", East African Bushbuck, which I was able to take with a quick offhand shot at 100 yards. These trackers really are good and Harpreet has an incredible set of eyes to spot and judge these animals. Stephen took a nice Warthog at dusk on day two.

Day three found us struggling to find the Roan, our other prime target in the area. Harpreet and I spotted a herd, but unfortunately it contained no mature Bulls. Stephen and Mike Angelides, his PH, passed on a couple of young Bulls they encountered. Despite the lack of Roan the day was full of excitement.

The rains continued to threaten and it became obvious the season was changing fast. Previous rainfall in the area prior to our arrival seemed to have dispersed the animals and so we decided to change camp and head to Ruhudji. It was tough to forego our search and quest for Roan, but the consensus was we should not waste any more time. Before we departed for Ruhuji, Stephen was able to take an outstanding Oribi, EA Bush Duiker and Yellow Baboon.

The conversations around the dinner table on our final evening in Rungwa were filled with talk of stalks, great shots and fine tracking by the staff. Although we found the tsetse flies to be prevalent and relentless in this area of Tanzania, there was in existence "fly free" zones within the hunting area and thankfully the camp site was one of them. November in Tanzania does present the challenge of the 100+ degree temperatures so this time of year is not for the faint hearted.

We were off on a charter flight to Ruhudji early on the morning of 12th November and it appeared we had just managed to escape an onslaught of heavy rain. On arrival in the Ruhudji camp, we were instantly made aware of what a wonderfully beautiful and remote area this was - the camp location and facilities are second to none. In my six African Safari experiences, it was truly the best and first class.

After settling into our tents in quick time, we saddled up for an afternoon hunt. I took a wonderful 15 ½" bossed 36" Buffalo Bull on a great spot and stalk and a 15 yard face on shot as we shocked the Bulls coming over a ridge. On returning to camp, we learned that Stephen had taken a classic Tanzanian 40+ inch Bull that evening as well...Ruhudji was living up to it's reputation. A good friend of ours and booking agent of a number of previous Texas and South Africa hunts, who had recommended Rungwa Game Safaris to us two years prior, Tim Macmanus, was able to accompany us on this adventure. Day five found Tim taking a 40" Buffalo Bull to full-fill a life long dream of his. I was fortunate enough to be able to share this with Tim, and will never forget the look on his face. Day six found Harpreet and myself passing on a Hippo early that morning after a considerable stalk through a beautiful swamp and a truly close encounter, which got the blood boiling. We felt a walk and stalk effort in heavy riverine bush may produce the Hippo we were looking for and while we flushed one at close range, we were never able to see the animal, but apparently we were nearly on top of him when he broke from a Korongo. A short time later, in the dense cover, Harpreet spotted a magnificent Buffalo Bull and put me into position for a snap shot. With only the neck exposed, but a Bull judged well over 40+ inches the decision to take a risky neck shot was over in an instant. In disappointment that the Bull didn't fall to the shot, my concern started in earnest. "This is the heaviest cover I have ever tracked a wounded Buffalo in" commented Harpreet, which left me questioning my decision, yet I knew the shot was on the point I aimed for. "Was that good enough?" was the only question all six of us could ask ourselves, while we tracked for the next hour.

With 100 yards covered before blood was found it soon became apparent the Bull was hit hard, but still very much alive. Copious amounts of blood with ants feeding on it were found for more than an hour of the slow careful tracking in the very heavy brush, when suddenly we found ant-less blood. This observation by Tim did not go unappreciated by any of us, and we knew we were close. Within a few yards the shape of the Bull was spotted by our Tracker, Mo and Mike. Harpreet unloaded with 470NE and 500NE respectively, but as it turned out the Bull had expired seconds before. It's amazing in these situations how small the diameter of ones esophagus can become; not to mention, the tension felt in the other parts of ones anatomy. The Bull was a 43.5 inch monster, my widest Bull to date and a true thrill to be a part of.

Both Stephen and I concentrated on trying to find an Elephant over the following days. We both spotted and stalked Bulls, but nothing "legal" was found. Stephen and his PH, moved off to a fly camp for two nights to explore an area with greater tenacity, but alas neither of our hunting groups found a shootable Bull.

I did, however, take a Reedbuck; and Stephen took a Water Buck and his second Baboon for the safari.

We had covered a lot of miles looking for Elephant and coupled with impending rain appearing to threaten this region as well, we decided to change camp again and head to the Selous where Harpreet runs safaris from his K1 and K2 blocks. Our aim was to concentrate on Elephant for the final ten days of the safari, although we still had several other animals on license.

The Selous would prove to be a rendezvous point for our friends who had booked with Harpreet for a 21 day full bag safari and a ten day safari for his brother on our recommendation. Sverre Skogen is a business associate of ours from Norway and a world class hunter and we had two great evenings together, while sharing different camps in these two great Selous blocks.

On day two in the Selous, Stephen took a great Bull Elephant with tusks of 64" and 60". It was a superb hunt lasting over two hours and culminating in Stephen taking the Bull cleanly with a side brain shot from his 416 Rigby at 30 yards. The Bull dropped instantly in an upright position landing on his tusks...it couldn't have been better.

I was able to intercept a Hippo on land early on the same morning and was quickly maneuvered in front of him and able to take the Hippo with my 470NE at ten yards as he came straight at me. This was not a charge, by any means, but that did not diminish the thrill of being in close proximity of an animal of this size; and the fulfillment of a long time dream of mine also.

In the days that followed Stephen managed a nice Hippo, two more great Dagga Boys and I took another very good Buffalo Bull from a herd. Not to mention, that we all three, Stephen, Tim and myself took great Zebra.

Stephen and I were able to take good trophy Warthog, Hartebeest and Crocodile. Stephen took two Impala, one at long range, plus Reedbuck and Baboon. He also made the shot of the Safari, some 378 yards, to bag a beautiful Eland Bull. We had both chased Eland several times over the previous week, but had no luck in securing one of these elusive and hard to hunt animals. The bull that Stephen took was taken in the same area along the Kilombero River that I had shot at and missed one a couple of days before. This was truly the adventure of a life time and we intend to return!

Sverre and his brother also had great success. Sverre shot a great Lion and although the Leopard was not grounded, it was close, but no shot taken. A great 15" East African Bushbuck, Waterbuck, two Zebra, three Hartebeest and four Buffalo as well as Hippo and Crocodile made this a true African memory for our Norwegian friends.

Tanzania is truly a hunter's paradise and under the guidance and tutelage of a class outfitter like Harpreet Brar's Rungwa Game Safaris, you can't go wrong - highly recommended as a `TRULY GREAT and WONDERFUL ADVENTURE'.

Written by Mike Ambrose

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6878 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2008 to September 19, 2008
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Rungwa - Ruhudji (Selous)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Phillip Steyn
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Varmint - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Side-striped jackal.
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 17 inches SCI.
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches SCI.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 X 9 1/2 inches.
Sable - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Roosevelt Sable. 38 X 9 1/2 inches.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 X 14 and 41 X 14 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Eland - Availability: I noted nothing shootable in either concession.
Game Condition Comments: Rungwa area was difficult - poaching apparent! Ruhudji area - excellent buffalo. Very good Kongoni and common waterbuck and gorgeous country. MMBA.


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: KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Lost bags (2) coming and going. Cost us a hunting day plus hotel costs.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $33200
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11880
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: For two. Amount: $6000
Charter Airfares: For two. Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Hotel and food for two nights $600, staff tips $4,000 Amount: $4600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Harpreet Brar is an ethical professional, personable operator in the tradition of "British East".
Equipment Recommendations: Bug suit for Rungwa (tsetse/mopane bees).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Ruhudji area is beyond compare - like 100 years step back in time. The adjacent "tigerfishing" was a nice bonus, too.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M Searles
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - PO Box 321070 E-mail: jsearles@teamsfi.net
Hunting Experience: 65 North American hunts. 23 African hunts.
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6346 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 6, 2007 to September 16, 2007
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous
Hunt Area: K1-K2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Martin Hopely
Booking Agent (if any): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nyasa wildebeest. Good.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Second one. Hard to hunt and wanting larger bull. Hunter's choice.
Game Condition Comments: The game is hunted hard by man and predators and is very wary (spooky). A challenge to hunt. Good demanding hunting.


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: Continental and KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Flights were good - service ok. KLM didn't notify us of Netherland Regulations on transiting guns when booking. Big mistake.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Prices going up in 2008. Amount: $1350
Trophy Fees: Buffalo $1,500 and $1,700. others reasonable. Amount: $3200
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Two separate roundtrip flights. Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Hotels per night $200. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Didn't have our guns because of not knowing about Netherlands Requirements for Customs Form approval to transit weapons.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking the Cape buffalo after a multi-hour stalk.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? A class outfit who works hard for you, great camp, good vehicles and equipment.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina, New Caledonia, Canada and USA.
Physical Condition: 60 year old smoker - good walking condition, I prepared.


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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6369 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 6, 2007 to September 15, 2007
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Selous K1-K2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Martin Hopely
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36-39 inches. What was expected.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nyssa wildebeest. Good.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Looking for a larger buffalo, hunters choice.
Game Condition Comments: An exceptionally wet spring left a lot of water even this late. Animals were not concentrated as normal, and were very hard to hunt. These conditions may have caused an excessive amount of driving this year on the concessions and the animals were quite skiddish


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: Continental and KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Remember to check and get paperwork to transit firearms through Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Airline did not say anything about this and we could not take our guns, a big bummer for me, but self inflicted


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $1,390 per day. Amount: $20850
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4625
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems, environmental conditions made it more difficult than usual for this time of year, lots of water.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking my first Cape buffalo, a lion encounter up close and personal for my hunting partner all ended well we were not hunting lions.
Equipment Recommendations: Selous is basically insect free, Sat Phone for communications, home during hunt and emergencies I got mine from Hunting Report.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a first class outfit, with talented polite, efficient and effective tracker, PH's and staff. A class act, highly recommended.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Columbia, Argentina, Costa Rica, USA, Mexico, New Caledonia, Canada.
Physical Condition: Fair to good, I'm a 60 year old smoker.


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 is a first class outfit, with excellent equipment and staff and, trackers and PH. The enviormental conditions were challenging however, everyone worked very hard to make the experience great.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6504 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 6, 2007 to September 16, 2007
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve
Hunt Area: K1 and K2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Martin Hopely
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average 36 - 39 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtensteins hartebeest. Good.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nyasa wildebeest. Good.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Hunters choice, looking for larger.
Game Condition Comments: It was a very wet year and the burning had been delayed and with springs full everywhere the game was very scattered and not concentrated as is typical this time of year


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Continental and KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Flights were fine, couldn"t get guns in because a a self inflicted bit of ignorance about the customs permit required to transit firearms through Holland. Real bad deal for me but I finally got over it on day 4


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25000
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: Not having my guns, but that was my fault. Wet conditions made the hunting hard and game difficult to find and stalk
Highlights of Hunt: Taking my first Cape Buffalo and a real Lion Encounter, up close and personnal
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a class outfit with class employees and equipment and very good concessions.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugar Land, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide, 3-4 safaris per year.
Physical Condition: Good for LSFG at 60.


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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5174 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 11, 2005 to November 4, 2005
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Rungwa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Orlando Cardoso
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Kirk's dik-dik. Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Missed opportunity.
Roan - Availability:
Topi - Availability:
Eland - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Water was almost absent resulting in very tough hunting.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $37000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $6500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Not much water late in the year resulting in very few migratory animals (topi, eland, roan).
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a Honey Badger. World class kudu also.
Equipment Recommendations: Wear "tsetse proof" clothing. Rungwa in October is very hot and the flies require a "renewed" constitution.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Harpreet and Mo Brar are excellent outfitters. They offer decent accommodations and trophy game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Pretzer
Contact Information: Tel. 903-389-5100 - PO Box 149, Teague, TX 75860 E-mail: randy@bossiercountry.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
The hunter should be aware that hunting in western Tanzania is much tougher than the Selous in the late fall. The game is sparse but the quality is very high. I missed a couple of opportunities at lions. I believe the outfitter underrates this are - lions are abundant. Harpreet Brar is well-respected PH and owner and can cater to almost any hunter's needs.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5016 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 24, 2005 to September 15, 2005
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: SLU Game Reserve K1K2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Hapreet Braar
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements Safari Trackers Inc.. 16015 Via Shavano Suite 102; San Antonio; TX; 78249; Tel. 210-698-0077; Email: adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average - excellent.
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Only saw females.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent outfitter, excellent staff, excellent camp, excellent food, excellent hunting concessio, overall excellent experience.


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:
Name of Airline: Northwest Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Sitting in a lion blind at 5 am with lion 2 feet outside of blind.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jan Bax
Contact Information: Tel. 920-225-8051 - PO Box 7700, Appleton, WI 54912
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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5038 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 6, 2005 to August 21, 2005
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve
Hunt Area: K-1, K-2


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two 38 X 14 and 38 X 12.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. 21 1/2 X 12.
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. 12 inches and 11 4/8 inches.
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large male.
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Wildebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nyassa wildebeest. 27 X 12.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Crocodile - Availability: 13 footer. Killed but unrecovered (slipped off sandbar into 20 feet of water.
Game Condition Comments: PH Harpreet Brar is reducing quota on his five concessions to +/- 40 percent of previous operator to be killed.


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: NWA, KLM and SAA Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Mechanics on NWA created "slowdown" on departure which resulted in missed connections and a lost hunting day as well as increased charter fees (non-shared).


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21100
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $6240
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3900
Other Costs: Tips $2,800, hotel $400, gun surcharge (3 at $200 each - $600). Amount: $3800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Late rains created grass leaf issues.
Highlights of Hunt: Quality of game, fabled Selous venue and PH who is ethical, passionate, thoughful and organized.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Harpreet Brar is a rising star in Tanzania. He now controls five concessions including three key Selous (K-1, K-2, LU5) areas - all good.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searless
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - PO Box 7713, Flint, MI 48507 E-mail: jsearless@securityfirst.com
Hunting Experience: 65 North American non-resident hunts, 16 African safaris (since 1996).
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. 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: 4897 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2005 to July 21, 2005
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve
Hunt Area: K1 Block (camp 1, Kilombero River)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inch skull.
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 foot.
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 inch tusks.
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large male.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Lichtenstein hartebeest. Good.
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good for Tanzania (27 inches).
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elephant - Availability: Only two marginal bulls seen.
Lion - Availability: No big-maned males on any bait (eight baits).
Sable - Availability: Never saw a bull.
Game Condition Comments: We were there at the very beginning of the season. Great time for leopard, but tough conditions for all else, as the grass is 10 foot tall and thick. We burned grass daily, and saw more and more game as time passed. Leopard was first on my list, so I knew what I was getting into.


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: American Airlines and Swiss Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Not a problem the entire trip. Dar Es Salaam is a hectic airport.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $2,000 daily rate. Amount: $42000
Trophy Fees: $3,950 leopard, $1,500 crocodile, $290 hyena, $680 waterbuck, $750 hartebeest, $1,500 hippo. Amount: $8670
Permits/Licenses: For trophy care, license area fees, cons. fee. Amount: $7200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Tall grass for poor visibility. Otherwise no problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Two trips (14 days each) to Zimbabwe hunting days in Africa for leopard on the 11th day here. That's 39 consecutive hunting days in Africa for leopard.
Equipment Recommendations: I wore buzz-off clothing from LL Bean - worked perfectly, no Tsetse fly bit through it.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I wanted leopard in a bad way. Harpreet convinced me he would deliver and he did. Top shelf operation. First class camp and equipment. They go as far as possible to provide best hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jerry Hale
Contact Information: Tel. 806-863-3287 - 15219 Joliet Ave E-mail: samhale@cox.net
Hunting Experience: 30 years all over US, Canada and Africa.
Physical Condition: Scale of 1-10, I would say 7 1/2 - 8.


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Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4508 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 21, 2004 to July 30, 2004
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: LU 5, Selous Wildlife Reserve


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Georgie Ferreira
Booking Agent (if any): Steve Turner; Gracy Travel International, Inc. 6865 Camp Bullis Rd; San Antonio; TX; 78256; Tel. 800-299-8558; Fax: 210-698-2158;Email: steve@gracytravel.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI score 121.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nayasa wildebeest. Large.
Hartebeest - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Leichtenstein hartebeest. Large.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Second cape buffalo. Rejected several old bulls because of broomed horns. Missed best chance when lion pride hunting the same herd as I, attacked a cow not 50 yards from us and stampeded herd. My wife and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Zebra - Availability: Too much water in the hills which held them way back in the bush away from the river and accessible area. Wind turned and defeated the one opportunity. Normally abundant in September or October.
Warthog - Availability: These guys are so cute I couldn't shoot an average one and held out for a real trophy. Saw many average and several very large but those big ones are wary and fast.
Game Condition Comments: All game seemed fat and healthy.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaska Airlines, Northwest and KLM. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No legroom on KLM.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10-days, one hunter, one observer, all-inclusive. Amount: $17000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3500
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: For two. Amount: $5400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3100
Other Costs: Tips, hotels, etc. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Hunting may have been easier two months later but our schedule dictated July. Rungwa staff kept things running smooth.
Highlights of Hunt: Tracking four old bulls in tall, dense grass, then shooting one four times with a .375 H&H and eight times with a .470 Nitro during a 30-minute battle in which he tried to ambush us three times. (All rounds in the chest cavity).; Accidentally getting nose to nose with a hippo in dense thorn and starring him down.; Being danger close (50) yards from a cow and calf elephant in dense bush while stalking buffalo and sneaking away.; Constant exposure to flora and fauna.; Number one highlight has to be spending time with PH Georgie Ferreira and the camp staff as well as "meet and great" man in Arusha, Mr. Massawe.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Colin and Julie Brown
Contact Information: Tel. 907-656-1388 - Box 203, Galena, AK 99741 E-mail: yukoneagleair@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: East Coast whitetail deer, 27 years Alaska bush pilot/assistant guide, subsistence hunter/trapper, first trip to Africa.
Physical Condition: 54 years old, "healthy heavy". Walked nine miles one day tracking buffalo.


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3627 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2003 to September 19, 2003
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Ruhudji and Selous


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harprett Brav
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 4/16. Ruhudji.
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 1/2. Ruhudji.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40 inches by 16 1/2 inches. Ruhudji.
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 inches. Ruhudji.
Eland - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 34 inches. Ruhudji.
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Not weighed. Selous.
Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 inches. Selous.
Wildebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Selous.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushpig - Availability: They are fast.
Game Condition Comments: Ruhudji is a new hunting area - no roads or villages. Full of excellent game (especially cats).


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: KLM and Northwest. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $42000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $21000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $7000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $5000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: September 10 am, taking a world record lion, September 10 pm, taking a very good leopard.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I have hunted Africa before, but have not found an area with this quality of game before.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike McDonald
Contact Information: 9505 Rocky Hills Dr., Cordova, TN 38018 E-mail: mikemarymcd@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, six times.
Physical Condition: Very good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3578 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 12, 2003 to August 25, 2003
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Rungwa/Selous


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: No mature males sighted.
Roan - Availability: Good males but very wild.
Game Condition Comments: This Rungwa area seems to have plenty of leopard and sable.


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: KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: KLM was superb and very hunter friendly.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Expensive. 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: My hunting partner got sick.
Highlights of Hunt: PH was charged by a hippo that came out of the river.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Mahan
Contact Information: Tel. 479-273-0052 - 1202 Melissa Dr., Bentonville, AR 72712 E-mail: rlmahan@mahan.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3904 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 11, 2003 to August 25, 2003
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Rungwa/Selous
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Harpreet Brar
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Leopard - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Crocodile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: No good males sighted.
Roan - Availability: Ran out of time.
Game Condition Comments: Good area - not much hunting pressure, good variety of game and good numbers.


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: NWA/KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: NWA/KLM lost one bag but had it delivered to Rungwa camp.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $50000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Killing my first and second leopard - good kudu. A hippo charged my PH and his helper. He shot it at 15 yards plus.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard L Mahan
Contact Information: Tel. 479-273-0052 - 1202 Melissa Dr., Bentonville, AR 72712 E-mail: rlmahan@richu.net
Hunting Experience: Varied
Physical Condition: Very good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd. Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3093 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 2002 to October 8, 2002
Place of Hunt: Tanzania - Rungwa
Hunt Area: Wembere South


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rungwa Game Safaris Ltd.. PO Box 13946; Arusha; Tanzania; Tel. 011-255-748-475779; Email: info@rungwasafaris.com; Web www.rungwasafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Adam Clements.
Booking Agent (if any): Adam Clements; Safari Trackers. 24165 IH 10 West; Suite 205; San Antonio; TX; 78257; Tel. 210-698-0077; Fax: 210-698-0108;Email: Adam@safaritrackers.com; Web www.safaritrackers.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 inches.
Roan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 12 inches.
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 inches.
Hartebeest - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 22 inches.
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Lion - Availability: Not much movement turned some younger ones down.
Game Condition Comments: Very good.


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: KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $31500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $6900
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing my hunting partner shoot his leopard.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug jacket.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very good trophy quality.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Donnie Seay
Contact Information:
Hunting Experience: Five times to Africa.
Physical Condition: Very good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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