Newsletter 77


I hope this penultimate newsletter for 2019 finds you well.

Since our last newsletter that was sent out on the 24th July 2019 we have had some fantastic hunts, clients that booked with Take Aim Safaris were again showed hunting at its absoloute best in South Africa and Zimbabwe. These newsletters are put together to show you the quality and consistency of the trophies that are coming out of the areas that Take Aim Safaris operates in. If you would like a quote on a hunt in South Africa or Zimbabwe please send me an email by responding to this newsletter or send me a personal email to or

A few years back I booked a hunt for a client from Europe, on that hunt the client wanted to hunt a +50 pound (per tusk) elephant plus two buffalos and a hippo + crocodile, I booked that hunt into the Gonarezhou area, the hunt went very well with the client managing to hunt a 70+ pounder elephant and all other animals he wished to hunt. The same client contacted me again this time he wanted to hunt a wild lion, a leopard, two buffalo, spotted hyena, sable and some plains game. This hunt was booked for July and August 2019 in Matetsi that is in my opinion the best lion area in Zimbabwe plus leopard, sable, buffalo and plains game are plentiful, this hunt was guided by PH Zane Bronkhorst who once again did a fantastic job. Hunting friends please take a look at the quality of these trophies, this lion was estimated at 10 years of age. Proper dagga boys and perfect old bulls in the plains game bag.

To view photos of our Matetsi camps plus read area information and see maps please follow this link:

On another recent hunt this time in the Gonarezhou area of Zimbabwe PH Nixon Dzingai guided this trophy elephant bull hunt during July/August, Nixon and the client managed to hunt this + 70 pounder elephant that goes a long way towards dispelling the myth that the Gonarezhou trophy elephant bull hunts are seasonal, let me be as sincere as I can when I tell you that in the nearly 15 years that I have been operating in the Gonarezhou my clients (and other clients) have consistently hunted trophy elephant bulls during the mid-season.

Also on a recent hunt in the Gonarezhou area of Zimbabwe a client from the USA hunted this super hard boss buffalo and plains game with PH Simon Dzingai:

Staying in the Gonarezhou area where PH Simon Dzingai guided another of our clients from the USA on this buffalo hunt during August:

Also in the Gonarezhou this time guided by PH Lloyd Yeatman: Long term family clients of mine on their 5th or 6th hunt booked with me booked again to hunt in Zimbabwe this time in the Northern Gonarezhou, Andre and his wonderful family from South Africa make friends wherever they go, this hunt was no different. Thanks Andre and Lloyd for these two very good buffalo bulls, a great eland bull and bushbuck. If you want to hunt with Lloyd and experience the fine hospitality offered by his lovely wife Sabine (German speaking) then please get hold of me, I do have dates and quota available.

Back to Matetsi where PH Zane Bronkhorst guided another client of ours from the USA on this buffalo and plains game hunt during August:

Finally for this newsletter I managed to get a few days out of the office and guided and old client of mine on this sable and reedbuck hunt during September:

As we move into the late season hunts the open dates and remaining quota for the year become clearer. I do have dates available for trophy elephant and buffalo bull hunts in the Gonarezhou plus a few late season hunts available in Matetsi. Hunters take my word for it when I tell you that late season hunts are prime time hunts, there are more daylight hours available for hunting and the bush is at its thinnest making spotting and shooting options more plentiful. Please contact me for more information on your late season 2019 or 2020 hunt.

Thank you for taking the time to read and pass on our newsletters to your hunting friends.

Agents, Hunters, PH’s, Outfitters and clients please feel free to contact me for all your South Africa and Zimbabwe big game hunt requirements.

Hunters best wishes.

Carl Knight

Contact Number: 0027-82-749-1747