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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 2611 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 15, 2001 to August 29, 2001
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area: Beira, 50 miles from Indian Ocean


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Peter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sable - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 35 inches.
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 inches, real big.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Other than bushbuck and reedbuck, game was hard to find. This was just a seven-day safari (hunting) for me. Rest of time was fishing and vacationing.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and South African Air Airline Service:
Airline Comments: At Joberg Airport


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 14 days, 7 hunting days, wife plus one. Amount: $7700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2600
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $700
Commercial Airfares: For two. Amount: $3200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1500
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Because of floods, hard to get around in truck.
Highlights of Hunt: Bagging the bushbuck and flying locally with outfitter in his plane.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? Palm-savannah; 90-degree heat with 80 percent humidity; mosquitos; not that much game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Grosser
Contact Information: Tel. 707-781-3854 - 3125 Middle Two Rock Rd., Petaluma, CA 94952
Hunting Experience: Many years.
Physical Condition: At 70 years, it is 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 Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 3878 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2001 to November 18, 1998
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Deposit. Amount: $1862
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bill Daley
Contact Information: Tel. 970-284-6399 - Box 1, La Salle, CO 80645
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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
Date: May 20, 2003 To: Unyati Safaris From: Bill Daley RE: Refund Of Hunt Depost

To refresh your memory. On April 4th, 2000, Mr. Tom Weickum of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA, booked a Mozambique Cape buffalo hunt, for us, with your safari company. The aforementioned hunt was scheduled for July 2001. I placed a deposit of $1,861.66 US Dollars via Visa. I was expecting a contract and hunt information but never received any correspondence from your company. However, I was kept informed as to the progress of our safari by Mr. Weickum. Unfortunately, due to the immense flooding in your safari area the hunt could not take place. I understood from Mr. Weickum that you were going to refund my depost. I mailed you a first request on November 1, 2001, also on March 26, 2002, and August 30, 2002. I have sent numerous faxes and called numerous times requesting my refund. On July 27, 2002, I was able to speak with "Nola", and was told you were to return on August 1, 2002. I did speak with you via telephone shortly after your return and you stated that you were having a meeting (with your safari company I assumed) later in the week, would discuss this matter, and would contact me. I'm still waiting!

Due to your complete disregard of our agreement I am hereby asking the following organizations to suspend your membership privledges until you properly address matter and make it right.

PHASA PO Box 10264 Centurion 0046 South Africa

Safari Club International 4800 West Gates Pass Road Tucson, AZ 85745

In addition, I am forwarding a copy of this letter to:

The Hunting Report 9300 South Dadeland Blvd, Suite 605 Miami, FL 33156

National Rifle Association Hunters Services 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030

It is with displeasure that I take the aforementioned action. However, you need to do the right thing and return my deposit.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 2219 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 12, 2000 to October 18, 2000
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Ian van der Vyver
Booking Agent (if any): Gary D. Strasser; Northwoods Adventures Worldwide Safaris, Inc.. PO Box 20; Deerbrook; WI; 54424-0630; Tel. 715-623-3800; Fax: 715-623-4798;Email: northwdadv@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 38 inches.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Smallish tusks.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck - Availability: In both cases it was my fault. When I finally made up my mind to take these, I had passed up the best opportunities.
Reedbuck - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Overall, very good. I also saw oribi and many sables, three of them were of good size. There were also elephants on this two and a half million acre concession, but were not huntable at that time. When this area opens, many great bulls should be present. There were also many large crocodiles (11 to 14 feet) available in local Zambezi River. Lions and leopards were also present on the concession.


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: Alitalia and Lam-Linhaus Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Alitalia was terrible, but Lam-Linhaus (airline of Mozambique) was the worst. However, the charter into the camp, owned by the outfitter was excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4550
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1950
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: $55 per night in Joberg in Cullinan hotel, which I highly recommend. $50 per night in Beira - avoid. Amount: $210
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There were no problems on the hunt, but Lam-Linhaus lost my luggage and that cost me a day.
Highlights of Hunt: Having a herd of about 100 buffalo move toward us after my shot.
Equipment Recommendations: Good, American bug spray (works better than theirs), and good binoculars. All else is supplied by the camp.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I cannot imagine a better hunt; top notch outfitter and guide, remarkable camp in isolated area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John E. Jirgal
Contact Information: Tel. 914-834-2192 - P.O. Box 773 Nanuet, NY 10954 E-mail: jej048@aol.com
Hunting Experience: It was my first time in Africa. I have been hunting for deer, bear, boar and turkey.
Physical Condition: Fair; 50 years old; 20 pounds overweight, stent in heart, disabled veteran.


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 Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 1766 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2000 to August 21, 2000
Place of Hunt: Mozambique - Sofala Province
Hunt Area: Marrameu Delta


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any): Gerhard Geyer, Andre Van der Winter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 45 inches.
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were thousands of cape buffalo! I saw big waterbuck, bushbuck, warthogs, sable, elephants, reedbuck, lion, bush pigs, crocodiles, leopards and hippos. Wow! What a place!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways, Blue Chip Airlines (private Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For one week, cape buffalo trophy fee included. Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: A second buffalo available at $800. Amount: $800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Round trip Seattle to Johannesburg. Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Round trip Johannesburg to Mozambique, split with other clients. Amount: $2100
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Mozambique was a spectacular wilderness! My hunting outfit, Unyati Safaris, is top notch! There are huge cape buffalos here.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug spray, jungle boots for the swamp and tie down army plants.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I am going back next year.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Niki Taylor
Contact Information: Tel. 360-866-3892 - 2525 Brenner Road, NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Hunting Experience: I have been a guide for Eugene Yap in Hawaii. I have also hunted in the western United States, Alaska and four times in Africa.
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 Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 1698 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 28, 2000 to June 10, 2000
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: East Transvaal and Cape


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Rhinoceros - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 30 inches x 24 inches x 9 1/2 inches x 23 1/2 inches.
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 x 26 inches.
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 1/2 inches.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 3/4 x 6 inch cape springbok.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 3/4 x 6 inch black springbok.
Springbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 3/4 x 5 4/8 inch white springbok.
Reedbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Six inches.
Rhebok, Vaal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 8 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Grysbok - Availability: I saw eight females but I ran out of time.
Game Condition Comments: Gerhard accesses top concessions all over South Africa from north Transvaal to Cape Province. Game conditions are very good to excellent in all areas he hunts. All of our trophies were RW or SCI eligible for record book.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African, Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: South African is excellent. Delta and South African Air are top notch from Atlanta.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $600 per day (for two people) for 10 hunting days. Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Rhino fee $5,500, all others $4,900. Amount: $10400
Permits/Licenses: None required. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Delta and South African Airways. Amount: $3314
Charter Airfares: None required. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotels, meals, bar and miscellaneous. Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Heavy leaf cover and no burning made for difficult shots.
Highlights of Hunt: Rhino darting and subsequent charge.
Equipment Recommendations: Spotting scope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Gerhard Geyer is a first rate PH and a fascinating and urbane conversationalist.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searles
Contact Information: Tel. 810-732-5800 - PO Box 7713
Hunting Experience: I have taken 68 North American hunts (29 of the 30 North Amercian species) and seven African Safaris for 38 species.
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
Unyati Safaris also hunts in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 2997 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 20, 1999 to November 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: Mozambique - Northern Mozambique
Hunt Area: Coutada #14


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Gary D. Strasser; Northwoods Adventures Worldwide Safaris, Inc.. PO Box 20; Deerbrook; WI; 54424-0630; Tel. 715-623-3800; Fax: 715-623-4798;Email: northwdadv@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold medal.
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hippopotamus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two record class hippos.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: See comments.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John M. Searles
Contact Information: PO Box 7713, Flint, MI 48507
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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 Hunting Report 9300 S Dadeland Blvd Miami, FL 33156

To Whom It May Concern:

Mr. Chuck Bazzy, long time SCI member, officer and director, suggested I contact the "Ethics Committee: with a formal and detailed accounting of my complaint regarding my August 1999 safari in Mozambique. The two parties involved are:

Mr. Gary Strasser, President Northwoods Adventures - Worldwide Safaris, LLC PO Box 20 Phone: 715-623-3800 Deerbrook, WI 54424 - USA

Mr. Gerhard Geyer Unyati Safaris - Mozambique PO Box 7544 Centurion #0046 Phone: 011-27-12-802-0236 Republic of South Africa

History:

I contacted Mr. Strasser based on his ads in various hunting periodicals specifically to inquire about a safari in the Niassa area of northern Mozambique for lion, Cape buffalo, crocodile and plains game. He furnished extensive information on the area and the "concession holder", Mr. Gerhard Geyer. He was very enthusiastic about the "virgin conditions", the vast amount of game, and offered a personal story of shooting a huge maned lion (out of a large pride) that he and Geyer simply "happened upon" as they motored around the concession. He even detailed the weapon used - a model 95 Winchester 405 caliber, I recall - and the fact that killing a lion would be "a walk in the park!" Insofar as there were no previous hunters who had hunted the Niassa concession, I was unable to check references. However, with Gary Strasser's assurances and "on-the-ground experience" I asked for a short list of recent hunters whom had been on safari with Geyer in his Coutada #14 central Mozambique concession, or Republic of South African concessions. I was given half a dozen names by Strasser and after contacting them individually and getting mostly positive references, I contracted the hunt for mid-July of 1999, in Niassa, and sent the stipulated deposit for my wife and myself. Shortly after "booking" the hunt, I contacted our dear friends, Denny and Betsy Wandtke of central Wisconsin who decided to join us. They contacted Mr. Strasser and also signed contracts for Cape buffalo and plains game for the same mid-July safari dates with us. Several months later, we were informed by Strasser and Geyer that the "Niassa concession" had been overrun with hundreds of natives, many carrying AK-47's and they were burning trees, brush and grass, building homes and poaching vast numbers of all indigenous game! Strasser and Geyer then explained we could be moved down to the "Coutada #14" concession, shorten the hunt to a "buffalo and plains game special;" for fewer days and a lower cost as no lions were to be reasonably expected in that area. After counseling with them by phone, we all agreed to exercise the offered option which necessitates moving the hunt dates to late August due to cyclonic weather conditions and resulting high water levels in this area in the Zambezi flood plain.

The hunt transpired as contracted, and I shot an excellent "gold medal" Cape buffalo, a warthog and two record class hippos. At the conclusion of the hunt we were presented with the normal trophy fee manifest and I paid Gerhard the several thousand dollars indicated. We all thoroughly enjoyed the safari experience and, in fact, made arrangements to hunt in RSA in 2000, also with the Wandtkes. I was assured that the skulls, capes and trophy hippo teeth would be forwarded in a matter of months to our respective taxidermists.

Several months later Geyer contacted me for forwarding information on the trophies, which I furnished. When we again joined him in RSA, he explained in detail that there was a "brief delay" in getting "export permits" from Mozambique as "only one person can sign the forms!" We had a successful hunt in the Karoo and Cape areas and at the conclusion of the safari, he once again assured me the long awaited trophies would be shipped with our RSA trophies, probably within three months, (late November, 2000) and if I was interested in elephant he had been "officially awarded" two permits from the authorities in Mozambique for the next year. When I questioned him about CITES export concerns on the ivory he informed me "there is no problem" but he would need $10-12,000 USD to "hold the hunt" as there was huge interest in "big ivory" in Europe and the US. This conversation was followed up when we arrived back in Michigan with another appeal for the "deposit". When I mentioned that my call to John Jackson in Louisiana resulted in a firm "no way" were CITES permits going to be available anytime soon, the subject was dropped. In mid-winter, I was contacted by Mr. Geyer's forwarding firm in RSA to arrange the shipment of our trophies. Elated I called the firm, Dip-Pack C.C. in Pretoria and spoke with "Andreas" who went over the shipping manifest with me. Much to my alarm, no Cape buffalo or hippo trophies were included! As I have hunted very widely, internationally, I am acutely aware of multiple crates being shipped vs. a single large crate in terms of cost! I informed Dip-Pack to hold the shipment, until Geyer had delivered the long promised Mozambique items. After numerous faxes, calls, e-mails and personal contacts (now nearly three years later) I recently received a crate which included the skull and cape of a non-trophy Cape buffalo that measures barely 33 inches in width, full of worm holes, the horns of which are apparently off a "pick-up" which has a large caliber hole between the eyes! My trophy bull was killed with a shoulder shot and measured "green" over 112 SCI (83 ½ X 15). I took the relic skull to Mr. Robert Taylor, a "master-measurer" with over 30 years of taxidermy experience, and asked him to view three close-up photos of "my" buffalo and compare them to the shipped set of horns. He simply stated they were "not even close" in size character, or individual visual comparison! Furthermore, no hippo skull and teeth were shipped.

I immediately dispatched a faxed and e-mailed letter to Gerhard Geyer's attention and followed up with numerous other attempts by both fax and phone - all to no avail! I have had several contacts since January with Mr. Strasser of Northwoods Adventures insofar as he booked the 1999 safari, and, while sympathetic, no resolution has been affected to date.

I have stumbled across an alarming litany of subsequent "problems" while contacting past clients that suffered serious safari "irregularities" at the hands of Geyer and his associates. I feel it is only fair to appraise the various associations, governmental agencies and authorities of the gross irregularities and deliberate misrepresentations of the involved parties so as to protect potentially vulnerable sportsmen from further abuse. I draw your attention to the shipping manifest, which shows "Country of Origin" (for the Mozambique) Cape buffalo as Phalaborwa, RSA - a clear and serious violation of laws governing export regulations! I strongly suspect this subterfuge was to cover the fact that the Mozambique government never received my thousands of dollars in trophy fees - thus no export permits for the buffalo and two hippos could be obtained. The fact that no response has been made to my many attempts to reconcile these serious charges and omissions proves to me that Mr. Geyer and his associates have repeatedly and deliberately misled me in my efforts to take delivery of the subject trophies.

As indicated below I have copied a host of involved entities and wish to respond in any way possible to any questions that may arise regarding this very unfortunate situation. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the international sporting community.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Unyati Safaris Mozambique 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: 503 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 7, 1998 to June 13, 1998
Place of Hunt: Mozambique -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerhart Geyer; Unyati Safaris Mozambique. PO Box 7544; Centurian; 0446; South Africa; Tel. 011-27-12-802-0236; Fax: 011-27-12-345-5030; Email: unyati@cis.co.za;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Gary D. Strasser; Northwoods Adventures Worldwide Safaris, Inc.. PO Box 20; Deerbrook; WI; 54424-0630; Tel. 715-623-3800; Fax: 715-623-4798;Email: northwdadv@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


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


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


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ted Loughner
Contact Information: Tel. 606-734-3341 - 504 Chimney Rock Road, Harodsburg, KY 40330
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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 booked a cape buffalo hunt in Mozambique through Gary Strausser at Northwoods Adventures. Mr. Gerhart Geyer of Unyati Safaris of Mozambique was conducting this hunt.

I received a call from Mr. Geyer several weeks before the safari was to begin. Mr. Geyer fully explained several issues he was having with the hunt in Mozambique. His first concern was that I have an opportunity to have a successful and enjoyable hunt. Mr. Geyer game me the options of rebooking the hunt, canceling the hunt, or come on the hunt as planned. Due to my work schedule I was not able to rebook the hunt in Mozambique. I did however book a shorter safari for plains game in South Africa, with his son and professional hunter Gary Geyer.

Mr. Geyer and his son have both handled this issue in a very professional manner. I was impressed with Mr. Geyer's willingness to do whatever it took to rectify this situation. In addition, I think it is noteworthy that unlike many others in the hunting industry, Mr. Geyer let the customer decide what was best for themselves. I would have been very easy for Mr. Geyer to tell me nothing about the issues that he had, and blame the poor results on bad luck. However, this was not the case.

I read with interest a report from one of your subscribers describing Mr. Geyer's handling of a very similar situation during the same time from in Mozambique. Although I would never argue with that individual's right to express his opinion, here is my perspective on the manner in which the issue was handled.

1. Mr. Geyer gave me all the options, including a complete refund. He also volunteered to pay any incremental cost associated with rebooking the hunt.

2. When I did decide to go to South Africa, Mr. Geyer did everything in his power to make sure the safari was a success.

3. His staff, camps, and professional hunters were all first class.

In summary, I have booked hunts for the past nine years through Northwoods Adventures. I will continue to do so. I would recommend both Northwoods and Mr. Geyer of Unyati Safaris without hesitation. If you would like any additional information, please feel free to call.



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