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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 9641 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 27, 2014 to April 7, 2014
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Kafu River Basin/Aswa Lolim Ranches


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26"
Duiker, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 5"
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI top ten animal
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30"
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18"
Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38"
Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Silver Medal
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Turkish Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: At last minute Turkish Air would not confirm approval to transport my gun from Houston to Entebbe, Uganda. I had to use the outfitters guns.


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:
Highlights of Hunt: There were so many animals my hunt was over early. There were so many sitatunga at the Kafu River Basin. I had shot a forest sitatunga in Cameroon and saw only 3 in 14 days. On this hunt you will see 3-5 animals a day. Seeing the Murchison Falls Park that was next to the buffalo and waterbuck area.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring rubber boots or hip waders for the sitatunga hunting. Bring lightweight long sleeve hunting shirts to prevent sunburn. You are directly on the equator.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Farley Daniels
Contact Information: Tel. 915-549-5965 - 5608 Cory | El Paso | Texas | USA | 79932 E-mail: fdaniels@dantexconstruction.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted extensively on all 6 continents. I have taken over 220 species of big game animals from all over the world. This hunt was my 14th hunting safari in Africa. I have hunted now in 9 different countries in Africa.
Physical Condition: Good and able to pursue all of the trophy animals available on this hunt.


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 Kafu River Camp is new and extremely deluxe. My wife and I had a great safari tent with an en-suite bathroom and shower with fancy stonework. This camp is the most deluxe tented safari camp I have ever stayed at in Africa. The second camp was a commercial lodge adjacent to our hunt area and the Murchison Falls Park. Many animals traveled out of the park and into our hunt area. Cristian Weth was my PH and and did a great job and was very professional. We saw so many high numbers of animals to shoot the hunt was over early. The concessions we hunted were huge and the terrain was beautiful forest areas with tall green grass. All of the game animals I saw were extremely healthy. Uganda is a paradise to hunt in and I hope to hunt there again.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 9615 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 16, 2014 to March 23, 2014
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Mayanja, Ngoma


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 inches
Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 17 1/2 inches
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/2 inches
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 inches
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: East African; 9 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Amazing. Saw several mature sitatunga bulls over 25 inches every day. Saw more than 30 mature bushbucks every day.


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: Brussells Airline Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing so many great trophies of Sitatunga. This area will rewrite the SCI record book for East African Sitatunga completely.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Simply a fantastic area and a great hunt all the way.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Sand and Tina Sand
Contact Information: Tel. 011 +4572270000 - Perle Alle 2 | Copenhagen | | Denmark | E-mail: RRS@BECHBRUUN.COM
Hunting Experience: 45 years of hunting
Physical Condition: Top 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 Uganda Wildlife 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: 9642 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2014 to March 25, 2014
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Kafu River, Aswa-Lolim, Karamojo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): P.J. Symington
Booking Agent (if any): The Hunting Consortium. 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611;; Tel. 540-955-0090;; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntingconsortium.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent 28+ in
Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old dugga boy 34+ in
Dik-Dik - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Guenther
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many excellent bushbuck
Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23+ in.
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40+ in old dugga boy
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: In addition to animals listed above we took East African bush duiker, Chandler's mountain reedbuck and East African Defassa waterbuck.


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: Delta, KLM, South African Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: PH (P.J. Symington) was very good, friendly and in command of all aspects of my safari. Seeing the abundance of game. Uganda was surprisingly a country which has much potential economically, with both beauty and security.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Just to see Uganda and what it has to offer. Timing maybe important for some species, because after the rains start and the grass gets taller thus some of the smaller animals may be tough to see. Sitatunga any time of the year should work.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Lepp
Contact Information: Tel. 605-660-1706 - 101 Poison Ivy Lane | Yankton | South Dakota | USA | 57078 E-mail: mlepp4@vyn.midco.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive in Africa, North America, Mongolia, New Zealand
Physical Condition: Above average for 67 years


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 Uganda Wildlife 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: 9242 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 23, 2013 to June 26, 2013
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Kafu, Nakasongola


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Should be in Top 10
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Above average
Duiker, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Wrong time of year -- grass too short; not from lack of effort by Christian Weth
Game Condition 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: KLM Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: KLM -- Must let them know, when booking, that you will be carrying guns and ammo. We had no problems


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Would definitely recommend hiring air charters instead of driving between concessions; this is the o Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Taking record book sitatunga. Great accommodations and close hunting area to camp.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is a great hunting experience with an outfitter that is extremely organized.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Danny Danell
Contact Information: Tel. 559-381-4040 - 4728 12th Ave., Hanford, CA 93230 E-mail: danny@dannellbros.com
Hunting Experience: Vast
Physical Condition: Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 9156 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 7, 2013 to May 19, 2013
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Kafue River Basin


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christophe Beau & Peter Dafner
Booking Agent (if any): Grand Safari. Tel. 011 +27 43 748 6128; Fax: 011 +27 748 2476;Web www.grand-safari.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26" 5/8
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14" 3/8
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4"
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24"
Game Sought But Not Taken: Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Had one already
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability:
Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability:
Buffalo, Nile - Availability:
Duiker - Availability:
Warthog - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent trophy quality, all game seen are in very good condition and very settled. I could have brought my bow and taken most of them with it.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: To this day, they are still looking for my rifle and my ammo box. Neither one ever arrived and KLM cannot tell me anything about them. They dont know if they're still in Paris, or in Amsterdam or in Kigali&big mess


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8850
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: To see so many sitatunga and have the luxury to choose which one to harvest. Murchison Falls National Park visit and fishing extension on Victoria Nile (23kg Nile Perch caught).
Equipment Recommendations: Usual equipment, you dont even have to get your feet wet to take a sitatunga.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I have hunted sitatunga before with no success. This is a difficult species to harvest, but with Grand Safari in Uganda, it is different and becomes easy! THIS is unreal, great camp, great trophies, great people, cant wait to go back!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Xavier Benoit du Rey
Contact Information: Tel. 011 +33 545 98 99 31 - Buissonnet | Guizengeard | | France | 16480 E-mail: x.benoit_du_rey1@aliceadsl.fr
Hunting Experience: 80 animals taken around the world, including bongo, polar bear, elephant, lion, etc.
Physical Condition: Good physical condition, but hunting in Uganda is easy, as long as you can climb a step ladder to get in the machine for your sitatunga. Other species, usual walk and stalk on flat ground.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I have hunted with Grand Safari before and have personally known the owner Christophe Beau for about 8 years now. Always had good experiences, very well known on the French market and now also on Sportsmen Channel & Wild TV in the U.S. and Canada with long range shooters Extreme Outer Limits. Good guy running selected destinations. I have been hunting with them in South Africa where they have large concessions, I took very nice exotics there (water buffalo, golden blesbok, yellow blesbok, copper springbok and all the good stuff). They also hunt in Tanzania and Cameroon (rain forest and savannah). I would recommend Grand Safari to the most dedicated hunter.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 9119 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 22, 2013 to April 29, 2013
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Nakaseke District; Mayanja River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Shunneson & Wilson. 231 Earl Garrett; Suite 300; Kerrville; TX; 78028; Tel. 830-792-4200; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.shunnesonwilson.com/
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 64 5/8 SCI
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 34 7/8
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36 2/8
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 2/8
Duiker, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 1/16
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 1/16
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 11/16
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This is probably the best concentration of Sitatunga in Africa. Notwithstanding, this is an aquatic antelope that must be hunted in the swamps. Uganda Wildlife Safaris expects 100% success and it continues to open up new and previously unhunted areas. They have the new world record for sitatunga and are rewriting the record book! Note: Long-time African PHs Dougie Stephenson and Peter Dafner are in the process of joining Uganda Wildlife Safaris, as partners and professional hunters.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta/KLM - Atlanta --> Amsterdam --> Entebbe and Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Base hunt, car transfer, and VAT Amount: $8834
Trophy Fees: Dip and pack trophies Amount: $10700
Permits/Licenses: Export docs and CITES Amount: $550
Commercial Airfares: Depends on Class Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: None Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotels before and after (250); gun rental (525); Misc (200) Amount: $955
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: A little more cell phone chatter than I care for, but no big deal.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting the game that I wanted, good trophy quality, and hunting a new country.
Equipment Recommendations: Have the safari company buy you knee-high rubber boots (farmer's boots) in Uganda. You will need them!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The safari company produced what we agreed to, without any negative surprises. Note: U.S. $100 bills with series dates prior to 2002 are not accepted in Uganda.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Fruchey
Contact Information: Tel. 239-362-0750 - 3121 River Grove Circ., Ft. Myers, FL 33905
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Fair to Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 9066 Weapon Used: Handgun How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 10, 2013 to March 20, 2013
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Nakaseke District - Towa River, Murchison Falls


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Shunneson & Wilson. 231 Earl Garrett; Suite 300; Kerrville; TX; 78028; Tel. 830-792-4200; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.shunnesonwilson.com/
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Duiker, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature male
Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature male
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature male
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mature male
Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature male
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature male
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature male
Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mature male
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good healthy animals due to lush grass.


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: N/A
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: East Africa offers unique trophies. Took eleven animals all with a handgun. EA sitatunga & Nile buffalo quite the bonus.
Equipment Recommendations: N/A
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great area, great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hampton
Contact Information: Tel. 573-680-2955 - P.O. Box 608, Summersville, MO 65571 E-mail: mhampton002@centurytel.net
Hunting Experience: 6 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 Uganda Wildlife 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: 9039 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 25, 2013 to February 8, 2013
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Aswa-Lolim, Karamoja, Kafu River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any): Safari Outfitters Inc. 410 W. Yellowstone Ave.; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-587-5596; Fax: 307-587-2265;Email: hunt@safari1.com; Web www.safari1.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 49 5/8 world record
Duiker, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Wounded and lost
Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Did not see one
Game Condition Comments: All game was excellent


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Charter plane Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flew private to Entebbe


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $52760
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Used charter 3 times between camps Amount: $8000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: World record Nile Bushbuck -- hunting with Christian. A fun, very capable guy.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Lots of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lee R. Andersen
Contact Information: Tel. 239-250-6177 - 3054 Gordon Dr., Naples, FL 34102 E-mail: leerasr@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Over 250 animals
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 Uganda Wildlife 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: 8714 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 17, 2012 to March 30, 2012
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Kafu River Basin, Aswa Lolim


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any): Steve Kobrine; Steve Kobrine Safaris. PO Box 2138; Modimolle; South Africa; 0510; Tel. 011-27-823-44-2396; Email: info@stevekobrine.com; Web www.stevekobrine.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14.5 inches
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21.5 inches
Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 50 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game is abundant, and in excellent condition.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $11900
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $2300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $6500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: NONE
Highlights of Hunt: The entire hunt was incredible. Seeing so much wildlife, friendly Africans. Christian Weth is an amazing person who is running an incredible hunting operation
Equipment Recommendations: Good walking shoes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is an amazing opportunity to hunt East African Sitatunga and Nile Buffalo.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gerret Copeland, Jr
Contact Information: Tel. 941-362-1197 - 242 South Washington blvd | Sarasota | Florida | USA | 34236 E-mail: gcopelandjr@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: Very extensive in Africa.
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
Christian Weth is running a first rate top notch safari company. Everything is excellent from camps to food etc. Christian is organized beyond imagination. His knowledge of the hunting concessions, and wildlife is extensive. Christian is also just a really good person who is fun to talk with. I simply cannot say enough good things about Christian or his first rate safari company. Uganda is amazing. Go hunt there!



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8343 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 12, 2011 to August 19, 2011
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Ngoma, Murch Falls, Patwatch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Sportsmen On Film: Video Productions. PO Box 1818; Kerrville; TX; 78029; Tel. 800-910-HUNT; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.sportsmenonfilm.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Kob - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent
Duiker, Bush - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hartebeest, Jackson - Availability: None outside park during the rainy season.
Game Condition Comments: Amazing number of animals in Ngoma due to no poaching. Locals have beef and milk, scenery along the Nile is amazing, falls, rivers, tons of elephants, giraffe, buffalo in park as well as kob, bushbuck, and waterbuck.


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 Egypt Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta to London, Egypt Air to Kampala


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For 7-day hunt Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: kob $2,000. bushbuck $950, duiker $600 Amount: $3550
Permits/Licenses: Visa and passport Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: None. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and Pack Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: All hartebeest were in the park during the rainy season, temperature 70-95 degrees during this time of year. Ideal time would be Jan-March (dry season),. but hot.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking two new species and visiting an amazing country.
Equipment Recommendations: Used my blaser 300w mag (great gun).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Absolutely one of the best, untouched areas in Africa. His Ngoma Camp is amazing for number of animals and service. Next year will have huts with showers. This year was great tents.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: R. Douglas Yajko
Contact Information: 1121 Walz Ave, Glenwood, Spring, CO 81601-3250
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 Uganda Wildlife 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: 8233 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 16, 2011 to June 23, 2011
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Ngoma


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sitatunga, East African - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 67 SCI
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37 SCI
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 19 SCI
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 SCI
Bushbuck, Nile - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 34 SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $740
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Hunt was too fast due to the abundancy of game.
Highlights of Hunt: The swamps at dawn paddleing in the canoe trough the Mayanja River.
Equipment Recommendations: I would reccomend to wear long rubber boots or even waders to hunt Sitatunga. There are a very light waders for fishing in summer that would fit for that hunt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It is the only place I know where East African Sitatunga is practically assured... if you don't miss the shot.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. +34630052286 - Infanta Maria Teresa, 4 | Madrid | Madrid | Spain | 28016 E-mail: jmarti@jmartiabogados.com
Hunting Experience: 23 safaris in Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, CAR, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, RSA, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), 10 hunts in Asia (Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekiztan), 6 hunts in America (Canada, Mexico) and hundreds in Europe (Austria, France, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden).
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
This was my second attempt for East African sitatunga with Christian Weth of Uganda Wildlife Safaris. Last year I tried to hunt it in Aswa Lolim Concession. Due to the lack of success Christian credited me some hunting days and we agreed a new date for this year. The date was mid-June and the area I would hunt Ngoma, in the Nakaseke district a mere two hours drive from Kampala, which in fact I knew very well because in my 2010 safari I hunted Nile bushbuck, oribi and Harveys duiker (not Harveys Red Duiker) in three hours! Now the driving is much better thanks to the Chinese that built a new road that saves you two hours.

I must state that Christian is going to rewrite the book of records for East African sitatunga. His Ngoma concession has plenty of them. In fact I hunted mine, a very nice 67 SCI points (25 ½") the first hour of light of the first day of the hunt. In my last year report I said that everyone that is struggling to open a new country should have our support. It is true that there were many things to improve in 2010 Christians organization and I, that had shared camp with Bill and Suzie Brewster, suffered those things still to be improved in my first hunt: my PH didnt appear, lack of game, little knowledge of the area, uncomfortable camp (it was not finished yet), etc. I mentioned the Brewsters because they were right in most, if not all, of their complaints.

But what I am trying to emphasize is that this apparent (or real) disorganization doesnt exist anymore. I have to insist: Christian has succeeded in putting things on their place and now what you find surely match your expectations. His new camp in Ngoma is very nice and comfortable, it has all the facilities you would expect and furthermore it is located by the shore of the Mayanja River, so you have beautiful sights from your tent. Also in the night you can sleep perfectly because it cools a lot and there are very few mosquitoes. You really appreciate this sitting by the campfire at noon drinking a frozen Bell or Club beer.

Food is very nice (I am a very good cook and very critic on this issue) although it is fair to say that if you dont like spicy food you should tell Christian (or Muama, the camp cook) in advance. In this trip I didnt bring my rifle because I didnt expect long shots (in that case I wouldve brought my own rifle) and Christian has there a Blaser R93 in 300 Win Mag with Zeiss scope that shoots really well. With regards to game you just wont believe the amount and the quality of the animals you are going to see. There are a lot of sitatunga, Christian has cut Papyrus and prepare more than ten "Serevetis (Machams) from where you can easily see them.

You have to be careful not to step in an oribi or a duiker. There are literally hundreds, as for bushbuck you also find them everywhere, I shot a 34 SCI points (12) the first day and a 37 SCI points (13) the second. East African reedbuck was the most difficult animal to hunt, it took us two hours! At camp the skinner, Ludovic, does a perfect job. The skins are completely meat and fat free, very well salted and dried in the shade. I have seen the trophies from my previous safari and even the long time since their taking they were all perfect. Other thing is the shipping of the trophies, in fact I am still waiting the ones from last year safari, Ive been told that the crates were about to leave tomorrow, but lets wait and see, burocracy is terrible everywhere and worse in Uganda. Definitely thumbs up for Uganda Wildlife safaris and the work Christian has done.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7667 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 3, 2010 to February 17, 2010
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Keith Charters
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Sportsmen On Film: Video Productions. PO Box 1818; Kerrville; TX; 78029; Tel. 800-910-HUNT; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.sportsmenonfilm.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Kob - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Ugandan kob.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nile bushbuck. Average.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Eastern bohor reedbuck. Good.
Baboon - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: No animals.
Hartebeest - Availability: Jackson's hartebeest. No animals.
Sitatunga - Availability: East African sitatunga. No animals.
Hippopotamus - Availability: No permit - outfitter never asked for permit.
Game Condition Comments: Aswa Lolim Concession - no game, no tracks. Killed only buffalo (male) and only Uganda kob male seen in 12 days hunting. Nothing else seen. Ngoma Concession - lots of duiker, bushbuck and oribi. Only 2 days because of lack of a camp.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Poor Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Poor
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Poor
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent service - our travel agent, Steve Turner, got all the permits prior to travel.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: For rooms for us and PH and trackers during hunt $1,850. Plus $2,300 for second hunter. Amount: $4150
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No game, no camps (1/2 complete camp, 1 concession - none in the other one).
Highlights of Hunt: Saw 1 Nile buffalo (killed it), 1 Uganda kob (male) killed it. The habitat was wonderful, just no animals (Aswa Lolim Concession).
Equipment Recommendations: Battery operated fan.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? Christain Weth is the most inept and unorganized outfitter I have ever hunted with.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bill and Suzie Brewster
Contact Information: Tel. 202-256-9130 - 499 S Capital SW, Washington, DC E-mail: bbrewster@caphillgrp.com
Hunting Experience: 20th African safari (9 countries) plus all other continents.
Physical Condition: Excellent for our age.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? yes Notified Personal Guide? yes Notified Booking Agent? yes
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? yes
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? A return of the money spent on rooms for us, the PH, the trackers etc for lack of camp.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is being written as we are returning from our hunting trip to Uganda.

I would almost describe this as two hunts because the areas are so different.

The one consistent factor was the lack of preparation by the outfitter, Christian Weth, (owner of Uganda Wildlife Safaris) and almost everything he told us being incorrect. We were met at the airport by the outfitter's driver (one hour late because of bad traffic in Kampala) and taken to our hotel. He told us we would leave for camp at 9:00 am and get there and sight in the rifles and maybe hunt some. We had breakfast early and were ready by 8:30 am. He finally arrived about 10:30 am (traffic was bad in Kampala) and were on our way around 11:30 am after making a few stops in Kampala. We finally arrived in camp about 9:30 pm after the fastest and most hair-raising ride of our lives, with the last 30-40 kilometers over virtually non-existent trails, which in many instances had people walking on either side.

Our first camp in the hunting area of Aswa Lolim (about 1 million acres) was probably 2/3 complete when we arrived (the fellow who had contracted to build the camp had arrived several days before) and the camp got better every day. We had an outstanding young professional hunter, Keith Charters from Tanzania, and he had brought his hunting vehicle along with his tracker and driver. They were all experienced, friendly and worked very hard.

The PH informed me the first day that the density of game was very low and we would need some luck on our side. On the 3rd day of hunting, we found a male Uganda kob and Suzie harvested him. He was the only male kob seen at Aswa Lolim. We were told on the 3rd day that the contractor was trying to build a low water crossing over the river and if he was successful, we could then drive to a part of the concession that joins the National Park and there should be game there. The crossing was completed on the 6th day and we had a ribbon cutting with the local chief and his tribesman participating. We then realized that there was no road on that side so both hunting vehicles followed our PHs, their trackers, and the local tribesman as they made a trail to a road about 10 kilometers away. We then returned to camp and prepared to hunt the area joining the park the next day.

The 7th day found us leaving early to get to a private farm that joined the National Park and was about a 2 ½ hour drive now with the river crossing. Sure enough the farmer had several of his workers out looking for tracks and found some. We followed the tracks for several hours but were unsuccessful in finding the buffalo in the long grass. After staying in Paraa lodge at Murchison Falls that night (about 1 hour from the farm), we arrived back at the farm before daylight.

For our 8th day of hunting none of the farm workers or our trackers were successful in finding fresh tracks until about 2:00 pm, and then one of the farm boys was chased by a bull buffalo and 3 cows. He had run several miles to the farm headquarters to tell us so we immediately went there. With him directing us, we followed the buffalo for a couple of hours, however, they smelled us and we saw them run toward the park which was about ½ mile away. As if by magic, people started coming out of the village at the park boundary and the buffalo turned back. They then stopped on a grassy hillside in a narrow field of cassaba that was about 7 feet tall. Our young PH did a great job of finding and stalking them. Just before dark, they ran from the field and Suzie got her Nile buffalo bull. This was the only bull seen on the 16 day trip and only 4 buffalo cows were seen.

Friday, the 9th day hunting consisted of returning from the lodge at Murchison Falls to the farm to pick up our trackers who had worked on the buffalo cape and skull for much of the night and then make the 2 ½ hour drive back to the camp at Aswa Lolim.

Saturday, the 10th day we had hoped to leave this day to go to the other hunting area at the Kafu River Basin (Ngoma), but were told that the contractor had just left to go there and prepare a camp for our arrival. We understood that it would be a spike camp with a bucket shower and outhouse, however we must stay at the Aswa Lolim camp two more days while the camp was being prepared. We were also told by the outfitter that the game was here but they were hiding in the bush and we just couldn't find them. If that is true, they must also have wings because we saw almost no animal tracks of any kind other than baboon, or human tracks (poachers). We saw an average of 5.1 animals a day not counting baboons during our days at the camp at Aswa Lolim. Most of them were female young bushbuck and kob. Poachers were everywhere.

11th day was a repeat of the day before. Hunt hard all day and see a few female animals. (4 total this day).

12th day, Monday 8:30 am we were on our way to the Kafu Basin Camp full of optimism because we had been told by the other PH, Johnny Chipman, that there is much game there. We arrived at the area after dark (about 8:00 pm) but no one knew where the camp was. The camp used in December couldn't be used because that farmer "has gotten greedy", so we must hunt and camp on another farm. At about 9:00 pm, we found where the camp was being built, but Andreas, the contractor, told us that he had just been authorized that morning to start the camp. Almost nothing had been accomplished other than a couple of tents set up and there was no food other than some bread and vegetables that we bought in Luweero. No bucket shower and no outhouse even though Christian Weth, the outfitter, had told us the previous evening that Andreas had everything set up. This was in response to a direct question from Dr. Larsen "Is the camp ready for us?" Christian's answer: "Yes Andreas has it ready." The results of 12 hours of travel and Christian's ineptness resulted in me saying words that I hadn't used in 30 or 40 years.

13th day, Tuesday - Two days to go. Johnny, the PH is right there are many oribi, bushbuck, duiker, and a few eastern bohor reedbuck and no sign of poaching. Suzie got her oribi, duiker, and reedbuck that day. The camp now had a bucket shower and outhouse.

14th day Wednesday - Our last day. No shootable bushbuck in the morning, however, we saw quite a few bushbuck and an incredible number of oribi and duiker. In the afternoon, Suzie got a very nice Nile bushbuck that exceeds the SCI minimum and we went to the river to try for a sitatunga about 6:00 pm. We saw female sitatunga and a female reedbuck. With no machans and no scouting in preparation, I am surprised we saw any sitatunga.

Final Score: Suzie: 1 Nile Buffalo (only male seen) 1 Olive Baboon (many seen) 1 Uganda Kob (only male seen) 1 Ugandan East African Bush Duiker 1 Oribi (very good one) 1 Ugandan Eastern Bohor Reedbuck 1 Nile Bushbuck

Bill: 0 Buffalo 0 Bushbuck

Conclusion: Aswa Lolim - Suzie was extremely lucky to get a buffalo and a Uganda kob. There is not a sustainable population of any species other than baboon at this time. The animals in the National Park were also decimated during the war, but have recently been restocked. While the camp is virtually useless at this time, it might have value in a few years as the park population increases, if the poaching can be stopped. There was obviously no scouting or planning done prior to the camp being built.

Kafu River (Ngoma) - If long term agreements allow a permanent camp to be built and proper scouting is done, this can be an outstanding hunting area for sitatunga, oribi, duiker and bushbuck with an occasional reedbuck.

Christian Weth - the lack of preparation in scouting and camps, lack of knowledge or even an interest in seeing his other concessions, tells me the only way he can be successful is to hire someone to run the hunting operations and Christian run the restaurant and handle the politics and his investors. He must also tell the truth.

I would not recommend this hunt to anyone at this time.

Comment from Christain Weth of Uganda Wildlife Safaris:

Since I have now some time in my office at my desk I would like to add something to all those rumors being created, phone calls made and emails send around the global hunting community. And I have included into this email my agents Ken Wilson, Michael Valencia, Barbara Crown from the Hunting Report and Craig Boddington. And I would like to start with a statement from Craig Boddington which I am going to host for a TV production in June with his hunting companion. I told him about the first Brewster/Larsen Safari and that there were hiccups etc.! His answer was: "Thanks for the good report. I don't know Peter Larsen, I do know Bill Brewster quite well. Sound to me like both safaris were stunningly successful...I'm not worried about the camp situation, etc., we will do just fine. There are some areas/safaris where it's wonderful to bring one's wife, and others where it may not make the most sense. In general hunting is not a spectator sport. Sounds to me like you did very well, and I would think anybody with any experience would understand that there will always be hiccups when starting in a new area..." I am 39 years young, I come from a family with a long hunting tradition and also I still own a booking agency in Germany which has got a very good name and as well a clean track record since 1991. Mainly we organize for our European clientele hunts to Hungary, Poland, Slovenia (Alpine Chamois), Greenland (Musk ox), Finland (European Moose), Russia, Tanzania, Namibia, Cameroon, CAR and Burkina Faso. And many more countries and species I guess. I am not actively involved in the business anymore and update myself rarely at the moment. For six years now we at UWS Ltd. are working closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to reopen our areas and Uganda in general for hunting. Whoever out of the five licensed operators now has re-opened the country for hunting and who shot the first of which species since 30 years does not mean anything to me. Many stones were in our way, others were put there purposely. We pushed them all away and finally received a sport hunting quota for all of our areas. I can assure you that many of the complaints Brewsters & Larsens have are correct and that mistakes from our side were made. I do not want to go too much into details. But if you really want to find a hair in the soup, I am sure you will get it. We have worked on many of those issues already and the most important point is that I am free from now, I don't have to go and guide clients myself because the third PH did not show up. That was one issue why some things happened. The other one was that Brewster & Larsen were not scheduled to change the camp. All the trophies were supposed to be hunted in Aswa-Lolim. Aswa-Lolim was quite game rich when I scouted it in 2008. Then the contracting period started in early 2009 and since December 2009 we are on the ground. But since 2008 the situation has changed. The LRA is on the run and somewhere in CAR or Tschad, the people started going back to their homes, the commercial farmers are farming now with up to 600 acres of maize instead of 50 and local hunting has increased. Animals are hiding at the moment but shall come back when local hunting is under control. We do have two similar examples in the country (Lake Mburo & Lake Albert). Aswa-Lolim is not at all empty poached or has no animal population which can breed. That is not true. There is still a strong population of Uganda kobs, then warthogs, and bush pigs. Waterbucks, sitatunga and bushbucks are few and hide, but they breed (I saw three bushbuck females with little ones). Oribi and duiker I have not seen yet, buffalos and hartebeest can only be seen and hunted close to the park border. That is why we use Paraa Lodge now and store the trophies at my friend's farm. It is a 45 minute drive to the gate and then on the other side of the road you are in the concession. I have a 110 km border with the park and now the PHs know where to go to get the buffalos. They cross from the park and go into a swamp but return quickly. I would have built near the park but again the title deeds or a 50 acres piece of land are not out. In Kafu the camp now is almost ready. The concrete basements for the mess and the kitchen are done, the toilet and shower house is ready. It only needs to be painted and some final touches. The guest tents plus kitchen and store shall be shifted in the next two days to the new camp site and I will supervise it myself. Main animals are here bushbuck, oribi, duiker, reedbuck and sitatunga. Where the waterbucks hide I have not figured out yet, even the first reports of hartebeest I got now. We recently discovered the presence of Guenther's dik dik in the area. At the moment we have a lot of rain in the middle of the dry season. The Ome camp in Aswa-Lolim is not reachable due to our nice black cotton soil but I hope the weather will improve. There is a nice hunting road going to that camp. I always see good kob males alongside. Others are not so lucky (Brewsters and Larsens). I do not know why. As well there I saw two days ago 15 warthogs and a huge waterbuck male with three females. Plus tracks of 4 bushbucks. The group which is currently hunting 4/2 has shot so far 2 buffalo, 3 hartebeest, 2 reedbuck, 1 waterbuck, 3 Uganda kob, 2 duiker, 2 bushbuck and 2 oribi and 2 baboon. I hear there are quite a lot of missed opportunities/shots due to several reasons. Well, that is hunting. At all the hunting results are not bad: 1) Suzie Brewster's buffalo misses the #10 SCI by 1/8 inch and is now #11 2) Peter Larsen's Sitatunga is with 74 1/8 SCI Points the new #5 (28 inches horn length) 3) And the group at the moment took the new #2 Nile bushbuck with 44 SCI points Because of the heavy rains at the moment I advise you to come with rubber or gum boots. In Europe we have them in hunters green, here they come in sexy black. If you let me know the size I can get them and later you give them out to some of your trackers. They are only 15 or 20 US$. Then I need your shoe sizes. There are many more things to explain about what and why and where. Uganda is not Tanzania or any other developed hunting destination. We are new and slowly getting started and doing on job training of staff. At the moment we drive a lot and please listen to me as your trip advisor and not to anyone else. I know the country and I have been going here the distances. That was also one of Suzie's problems. When I advised her to leave by six, she decided to follow her trip advisor and left by 9 and then she was wondering why she arrives late in the next camp. Tomorrow afternoon I go to Kafu, then to Ajai (got reports of sitatunga and kobs, reedbuck) and then to Ome. I think all of you shall come and see, come with some tolerance and take things easy. We are not an easy hunting destination but with patience and hard work we will achieve a good result for all safaris. In the near future we shall have even airstrips when we know where our camps will be permanently.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 7685 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 3, 2010 to February 17, 2010
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Keith Charters
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Sportsmen On Film: Video Productions. PO Box 1818; Kerrville; TX; 78029; Tel. 800-910-HUNT; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.sportsmenonfilm.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Nile - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good.
Kob - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Ugandan kob.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nile bushbuck. Average.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Reedbuck - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Eastern Bohor reedbuck. Good.
Baboon - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Waterbuck, Defassa - Availability: No animals.
Hartebeest - Availability: No animals.
Sitatunga - Availability: No animals.
Hippopotamus - Availability: No permit - outfitter never asked for permit.
Game Condition Comments: Aswa Lolim Concession - no game, no tracks. Killed only buffalo (male) and only Uganda kob male see in 12 days hunting. Nothing else seen. Ngoma Concession - Lots of duiker, bushbuck and oribi. Only two days becaue of lack of a camp.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Poor Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Poor
Name of Airline: KLM Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Excellent service - our travel agent, Steve Turner, got all the permits prior to travel.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Included (licenses) - outfitter never requested our permits. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: For rooms for us, PH, trackers during hunt $1,850. Second hunter $2,300. Amount: $4150
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No game, no camps (1/2 complete camp, one concession - none in the other one).
Highlights of Hunt: Saw one nile buffalo (killed it), one Uganda kob (male) killed it. The habitat was wonderful, just no animals (Aswa Lolim Concession).
Equipment Recommendations: Battery operated fan.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? Christian Weth is the most inept and unorganized outfitter I have ever hunted with.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bill and Suzie Brewster
Contact Information: Tel. 202-256-9130 - 499 S Capital SW, Washington, DC E-mail: bbrewster@caphillgrp.com
Hunting Experience: 20th African safari (9 countries) plus all other continents.
Physical Condition: Excellent for our age.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? yes Notified Personal Guide? yes Notified Booking Agent? yes
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? yes
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? A return of the money spent on rooms for us, the PH, the trackers etc for lack of a camp.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

I would almost describe this as two hunts because the areas are so different.

 

The one consistent factor was the lack of preparation by the outfitter, Christian Weth, (owner of Uganda Wildlife Safaris) and almost everything he told us being incorrect. We were met at the airport by the outfitter's driver (one hour late because of bad traffic in Kampala) and taken to our hotel. He told us we would leave for camp at 9:00 am and get there and sight in the rifles and maybe hunt some. We had breakfast early and were ready by 8:30 am. He finally arrived about 10:30 am (traffic was bad in Kampala) and were on our way around 11:30 am after making a few stops in Kampala. We finally arrived in camp about 9:30 pm after the fastest and most hair-raising ride of our lives, with the last 30-40 kilometers over virtually non-existent trails, which in many instances had people walking on either side.

 

Our first camp in the hunting area of Aswa Lolim (about 1 million acres) was probably 2/3 complete when we arrived (the fellow who had contracted to build the camp had arrived several days before) and the camp got better every day. We had an outstanding young professional hunter, Keith Charters from Tanzania, and he had brought his hunting vehicle along with his tracker and driver. They were all experienced, friendly and worked very hard.

 

The PH informed me the first day that the density of game was very low and we would need some luck on our side. On the 3rd day of hunting, we found a male Uganda kob and Suzie harvested him. He was the only male kob seen at Aswa Lolim. We were told on the 3rd day that the contractor was trying to build a low water crossing over the river and if he was successful, we could then drive to a part of the concession that joins the National Park and there should be game there. The crossing was completed on the 6th day and we had a ribbon cutting with the local chief and his tribesman participating. We then realized that there was no road on that side so both hunting vehicles followed our PH's, their trackers, and the local tribesman as they made a trail to a road about 10 kilometers away. We then returned to camp and prepared to hunt the area joining the park the next day.

 

The 7th day found us leaving early to get to a private farm that joined the National Park and was about a 2 ½ hour drive now with the river crossing. Sure enough the farmer had several of his workers out looking for tracks and found some. We followed the tracks for several hours but were unsuccessful in finding the buffalo in the long grass. After staying in Paraa lodge at Murchison Falls that night (about 1 hour from the farm), we arrived back at the farm before daylight.

 

For our 8th day of hunting none of the farm workers or our trackers were successful in finding fresh tracks until about 2:00 pm, and then one of the farm boys was chased by a bull buffalo and 3 cows. He had run several miles to the farm headquarters to tell us so we immediately went there. With him directing us, we followed the buffalo for a couple of hours, however, they smelled us and we saw them run toward the park which was about ½ mile away. As if by magic, people started coming out of the village at the park boundary and the buffalo turned back. They then stopped on a grassy hillside in a narrow field of cassaba that was about 7 feet tall. Our young PH did a great job of finding and stalking them. Just before dark, they ran from the field and Suzie got her Nile buffalo bull. This was the only bull seen on the 16 day trip and only 4 buffalo cows were seen.

 

Friday, the 9th day hunting consisted of returning from the lodge at Murchison Falls to the farm to pick up our trackers who had worked on the buffalo cape and skull for much of the night and then make the 2 ½ hour drive back to the camp at Aswa Lolim.

 

Saturday, the 10th day we had hoped to leave this day to go to the other hunting area at the Kafu River Basin (Ngoma), but were told that the contractor had just left to go there and prepare a camp for our arrival. We understood that it would be a spike camp with a bucket shower and outhouse, however we must stay at the Aswa Lolim camp two more days while the camp was being prepared. We were also told by the outfitter that the game was here but they were hiding in the bush and we just couldn't find them. If that is true, they must also have wings because we saw almost no animal tracks of any kind other than baboon, or human tracks (poachers). We saw an average of 5.1 animals a day not counting baboons during our days at the camp at Aswa Lolim. Most of them were female young bushbuck and kob. Poachers were everywhere.

 

11th day was a repeat of the day before. Hunt hard all day and see a few female animals. (4 total this day).

 

 

12th day, Monday 8:30 am we were on our way to the Kafu Basin Camp full of optimism because we had been told by the other PH, Johnny Chipman, that there is much game there. We arrived at the area after dark (about 8:00 pm) but no one knew where the camp was. The camp used in December couldn't be used because that farmer "has gotten greedy", so we must hunt and camp on another farm. At about 9:00 pm, we found where the camp was being build but Andreas, the contractor, told us that he had just been authorized that morning to start the camp. Almost nothing had been accomplished other than a couple of tents set up and there was no food other than some bread and vegetables that we bought in Luweero. No bucket shower and no outhouse even though Christian Weth, the outfitter, had told us the previous evening that Andreas had everything set up. This was in response to a direct question from Dr. Larsen "Is the camp ready for us?" Christian's answer: "Yes Andreas has it ready." The results of 12 hours of travel and Christian's ineptness resulted in me saying words that I hadn't used in 30 or 40 years.

 

13th day, Tuesday - Two days to go. Johnny, the PH is right there are many oribi, bushbuck, duiker, and a few eastern bohor reedbuck and no sign of poaching. Suzie got her oribi duiker, and reedbuck that day. The camp now had a bucket shower and outhouse.

 

14th day Wednesday - Our last day. No shootable bushbuck in the morning, however, we saw quite a few bushbuck and an incredible number of oribi and duiker. In the afternoon, Suzie got a very nice Nile bushbuck that exceeds the SCI minimum and we went to the river to try for a sitatunga about 6:00 pm. We saw female sitatunga and a female reedbuck. With no machans and no scouting in preparation, I am surprised we saw any sitatunga.

 

Final Score: Suzie: 1 Nile Buffalo (only male seen) 1 Olive Baboon (many seen) 1 Uganda Kob (only male seen) 1 Ugandan East African Bush Duiker 1 Oribi (very good one) 1 Ugandan Eastern Bohor Reedbuck 1 Nile Bushbuck

 

Bill: 0 Buffalo 0 Bushbuck

 

Conclusion: Aswa Lolim - Suzie was extremely lucky to get a buffalo and a Uganda kob. There is not a sustainable population of any species other than baboon at this time. The animals in the National Park were also decimated during the war, but have recently been restocked. While the camp is virtually useless at this time, it might have value in a few years as the park population increases, if the poaching can be stopped. There was obviously no scouting or planning done prior to the camp being built.

 

Kafu River (Ngoma) - If long term agreements allow a permanent camp to be built and proper scouting is done, this can be an outstanding hunting area for sitatunga, oribi, duiker and bushbuck with an occasional reedbuck. Christian Weth - the lack of preparation in scouting and camps, lack of knowledge or even an interest in seeing his other concessions, tells me the only way he can be successful is to hire someone to run the hunting operations and Christian run the restaurant and handle the politics and his investors. He must also tell the truth. I would not recommend this hunt to anyone at this time.

 

~Suzie and Bill Brewster

Rebuttal from Chris Weth:

 

Dear Barbara, dear Alan, dear Tony, dear All! Since I have now some time in my office at my desk I would like to add something to all those rumors being created, phone calls made and emails send around the global hunting community. And I have included into this email my agents Ken Wilson, Michael Valencia, Barbara Crown from the Hunting Report and Craig Boddington.

 

I am 39 years young, I come from a family with a long hunting tradition and also I still own a booking agency in Germany which has got a very good name and as well a clean track record since 1991. Mainly we organize for our European clientele hunts to Hungary, Poland, Slovenia (Alpine Chamois), Greenland (Muskox), Finland (European moose), Russia, Tanzania, Namibia, Cameroon, CAR and Burkina Faso. And many more countries and species I guess. I am not actively involved in the business anymore and update myself rarely at the moment.

 

For six years now we at UWS Ltd. are working closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to reopen our areas and Uganda in general for hunting. Whoever out of the five licensed operators now has re-opened the country for hunting and who shot the first of which species since 30 years does not mean anything to me. Many stones were in our way; others were put there purposely. We pushed them all away and finally received a sport-hunting quota for all of our areas.

 

I can assure you that many of the complaints Brewsters & Larsens have are correct and that mistakes from our side were made. I do not want to go too much into details. But if you really want to find a hair in the soup, I am sure you will get it. We have worked on many of those issues already and the most important point is that I am free from now; I don't have to go and guide clients myself because the third PH did not show up. That was one issue why some things happened.

 

The other one was that Brewster & Larsen were not scheduled to change the camp. All the trophies were supposed to be hunted in Aswa-Lolim. Aswa-Lolim was quite game rich when I scouted it in 2008. Then the contracting period started in early 2009 and since December 2009 we are on the ground. But since 2008 the situation has changed. The LRA is on the run and somewhere in CAR or Tschad, the people started going back to their homes, the commercial farmers are farming now with up to 600 acres of maize instead of 50 and local hunting has increased. Animals are hiding at the moment but shall come back when local hunting is under control. We do have two similar examples in the country (Lake Mburo & Lake Albert).

 

Aswa-Lolim is not at all empty poached or has no animal population, which can breed. That is not true. There is still a strong population of Uganda kobs, then warthogs, and bush pigs. Waterbucks, sitatunga and bushbucks are few and hide but they breed (I saw three bushbuck females with little ones). Oribi and duiker I have not seen yet, buffalos and hartebeest can only be seen and hunted close to the park border.

 

That is why we use Paraa Lodge now and store the trophies at my friend's farm. It is a 45 minutes drive to the gate and then on the other side of the road you are in the concession. I have a 110 km border with the park and now the PHs know where to go to get the buffalos. They cross from the park and go into a swamp but return quickly. I would have build near the park but again the title deeds or a 50 acres piece of land are not out.

 

In Kafu the camp now is almost ready. The concrete basements for the mess and the kitchen are done; the toilet and shower house is ready. It only needs to be painted and some final touches. The guest tents plus kitchen and store shall be shifted in the next two days to the new campsite and I will supervise it myself. If you wish to have your own shower and toilet, I can set it up. Otherwise you will share it with the PH and Michael. Women always shower first then the men, last one is the PH. Main animals are here bushbuck, oribi, duiker, reedbuck and sitatunga. Where the waterbucks hide I have not figured out yet, even the first reports of hartebeest I got now. We recently discovered the presence of Guenther's dikdik in the area.

 

At the moment we have a lot of rain in the middle of the dry season. The Ome camp in Aswa-Lolim is not reachable due to our nice black cotton soil but I hope the weather will improve. There is a nice hunting road going to that camp. I always see good kob males alongside. Others are not so lucky (Brewsters and Larsens). I do not know why. As well there I saw two days ago 15 Warthogs and a huge waterbuck male with three females. Plus tracks of 4 bushbucks.

 

The group which is currently hunting 4/2 has shot so far 2 buffalo, 3 hartebeest, 2 reedbuck, 1 waterbuck, 3 Uganda kob, 2 duiker, 2 bushbuck and 2 oribi and 2 baboon. I hear there are quite a lot of missed opportunities/shots due to several reasons. Well, that is hunting.

 

At all the hunting results are not bad:

1) Suzie Brewster's buffalo misses the #10 SCI by 1/8 inch and is now #11

2) Peter Larsen's sitatunga is with 74 1/8 SCI Points the new #5 (28 inches horn length) 3) And the group at the moment took the new #2 Nile bushbuck with 44 SCI points

 

Because of the heavy rains at the moment I advise you to come with rubber or gum boots. In Europe we have them in hunters green, here they come in sexy black. If you let me know the size I can get them and later you give them out to some of your trackers. They are only 15 or 20 US$. Then I need your shoe sizes.

 

There are many more things to explain about what and why and where. Uganda is not Tanzania or any other developed hunting destination. We are new and slowly getting started and doing on job training of staff. At the moment we drive a lot and please listen to me as your trip advisor and not to anyone else. I know the country and I have been going here the distances.

 

That was also one of Suzie's problems. When I advised her to leave by six, she decided to follow her trip advisor and left by 9 and then she was wondering why she arrives late in the next camp.

 

Thank you so much!

Respectfully Yours Christian


Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 7658 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 31, 2010 to February 18, 2010
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area: Omee River (Alero) and Mayanje River (Ngoma)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Christian Weth
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kob - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Ugandan kob. 52 SCI.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Harvey's duiker. 11 SCI.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nile bushbuck. 29 4/8.
Oribi - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15 SCI.
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Ugandan kob. 48 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sitatunga - Availability: Saw none.
Reedbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The Omee River area was nearly empty of game.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Airways Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Some years ago I promised not to fly with BA again. Unfortunately I broke my promise and I have paid for it. The return flight was cancelled and I was lucky enough to get a KLM flight after nearly 14 hours of no information from BA. When I left one day later BA did not even contact me.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $18500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4150
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and pack. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jose Marti
Contact Information: Tel. 011-34-6300-52286 - Infanta M Teresa 4, Madrid, Spain 28016 E-mail: jmarti@martiabogados.com
Hunting Experience: 22 safaris in Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, CAR, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, RSA, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe), 10 hunts in Asia (Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekiztan), 5 hunts in America (Canada, Mexico) and hundreds in Europe (Austria, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden).
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
First of all I have to say that anyone who is trying to open a new country for hunting deserves all my support. That is Christian Weth's case. He is working very hard to open new hunting areas. Problem I had is that when I arrived there they had not had time to make a research about game (population and location) in the area nor to build bridges and roads nor even to finish the camp due to heavy rains that occurred until the end of December. Furthemore, my PH failed to come so Christian had to go with me (besides trying to organize everything). The Omee river (Amuru district) area is very big (one million hectares) and neighbours the Murchison Falls National Park where there are many animals. But the hunting concession was where the rebel troops were until two years ago, so they have eaten nearly everything. But with very little management (game and poachers) this area has to be great because it has plenty of food and water and, as I already said, is beside a National Park overpopulated. The other hunting area (Mayanje river in Nakasake district) was the oposite because the people that live there do not like game meat. They grow cows and it is the only meat they eat. All the time you see duikers, oribies and bushbucks. Also it is a good place for sitatunga, waterbuck and reedbuck. The problem I had is that Christian had to take care of other clients and we could only hunt there one day (I could took duiker, oribi and bushbuck in one hour). Christian anticipated to my eventual complaints and offered to me an important reduction to come next year, furthermore he is going to try to open another area in the north where there are white eared kob. I had not luck in that hunt but I thank Christian all the efforts he did fighting against the odds.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Uganda Wildlife 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: 7602 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 2, 2009 to December 7, 2009
Place of Hunt: Uganda -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Uganda Wildlife Safaris. 1098 Buziga Rise, Buziga-Kiruddu; PO Box 70 513, Clock Tower; Kampala; Uganda; Tel. 011 256-414-501-018; Email: info@uganda-wildlife-safaris.com; Web www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jimmy Chipman
Booking Agent (if any): Ken Wilson; Sportsmen On Film: Video Productions. PO Box 1818; Kerrville; TX; 78029; Tel. 800-910-HUNT; Email: kwilson@sportsmenonfilm.com; Web www.sportsmenonfilm.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nile bushbuck. Average.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Harvey red duiker. Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Nile - Availability: See comments on game condition.
Kob - Availability: See comments on game condition.
Game Condition Comments: Too much rain. The grass was 8 to 10 feet tall. Could not see the game. Did not see any buffalo and only saw one female kob. We left the hunting area 6 days early. I would not recommend hunting Uganda any earlier than mid-January because of the rain and high grass. Owner Christian Weth has given us 6 days credit to be later in the next two years. Because of our early departure, we had a day fishing for Nile perch on the Nile River. We fished just below Murchison Falls fun and all caught some fish. We were actually the first clients to hunt with Weth and probably the final to hunt the area in 30 years.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Airline Service:
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:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? But later than we were there.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Walter F. Broich
Contact Information: Tel. 612-382-4864 - 13670 122 Street, Norwood, MN 55368 E-mail: wbroich@arcticairco.com
Hunting Experience: 40 years, 25 countries, over 225 species.
Physical Condition: Ok but 68 years 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



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