DEAR HUNTING FRIENDS
I hope this 74th edition of the Take Aim Safaris newsletter finds you well.
Since our last newsletter that was sent out in November 2018 we have been very busy with marketing at the international hunting conventions that we attend, and of course our hunting season has started here in Southern Africa which is great news for us and for our valued clients. It has been a great start to the hunting year even though we had late rains followed by cyclone Idia that flooded the river system in the Gonarezhou areas of Zimbabwe where we hunt, apart from flooding rivers our hunting areas and camps were untouched by cyclone Idia, the late rains we had mean that our winter hunts and late season hunts will be very good.
On a February hunt in the Gonarezhou guided by PH Nixon Dzingai a client of ours from Europe managed to hunt this 45/50 pounder elephant bull plus this 42 inch buffalo and this massive hippo bull. We have recently taken over a new concession in the Gonarezhou Safari areas of Zimbabwe named Bothmans, this is a very good area for elephant, buffalo, leopard and plains game. In addition to Bothmans we still hunt the Sengwe 1 and 2 hunting concessions of Zimbabwe that are open and unfenced to the Gonarezhou National Park, The Kruger National Park and the Mozambique National Park, these are fantastic areas for dagga boy buffalos and elephant bulls + hippo and croc are plentiful in this 300.000 hectare concession.
Also on a recent hunt, this time in Matetsi a client of ours from Europe hunted this 35 pounder old bull elephant with PH Steve Meyer, Matetsi is a fantastic hunting area that consistently produces top quality trophies. Logistically it is very easy to hunt Matetsi that is located a short 40 minute drive from the Victoria Falls International Airport of Zimbabwe.
On another recent hunt in the Gonarezhou PH Zane Bronkhorst guided a client from Europe on this 60 pounder elephant hunt. The Gonarezhou remains the best place to hunt for trophy elephant bulls and trophy buffalo bulls. There was a 90 pounder hunted in the Gonarezhou two weeks ago in the concession next door to ours.
A repeat client from South Africa managed to hunt this proper old dagga boy buffalo in April with PH Simon Dzingai in the Gonarezhou safari areas of Zimbabwe, how about this hard boss one horned warrior:
On another recent Gonarezhou hunt a client from Europe hunted this 35 pounder elephant bull and a good hippo bull:
With many more hunts to come for the year please watch out for our next newsletters with hunt updates and photos, and as always please feel free to email me for a quote on a hunt in Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia, I do have quota and dates available on most big game hunts.
Please forward our newsletters to your hunting friends.
To our South African clients please remember to visit myself, Steve Meyer and Simon Dzingai at the Huntex hunting expo in Johannesburg from the 25th to the 28th April, we are in Hall 4 stand number 422.
Hunters best wishes.