DEAR HUNTING FRIENDS
Welcome to Take Aim Safaris newsletter # 78 that is our final newsletter for 2019. This has been a great year with lots of hunts having been conducted between our Zimbabwe and South Africa concessions with only two more hunts left for the year that are both to be conducted in the Gonarezhou area of Zimbabwe, that is unless we have any last minute bookings that we are open for…
Late season hunts are always very good hunts as game movement into the hunting areas is good at the end and start of the year. If you are interested in a hunt for this year or next then please get hold of me via email.
Our early season Gonarezhou elephant and buffalo hunts are popular hunts that are always well sold, that said we do have a few openings including February with quota available on trophy elephant bull and buffalo hunts, please contact me for more information.
Our 2020 pricelists are now available and have been uploaded onto our website, these pricelists now replace the 2019 pricelists there have been a few changes but for the most part the prices have not changed much, our hunts are well priced and offer great value for money. You can follow these links to our Gonarezhou and Matetsi ECA pricelists. These remain our main areas of operation
We believe that we have the best of Zimbabwe to offer you by offering these two concessions that are strong for big cats in Matetsi plus 35 pounder elephants and plenty of buffalo and plains game, in the Gonarezhou we offer trophy elephant bull hunts and dagga boy buffalo hunts plus hippo and croc are plentiful. These are free range fair chase hunting areas in the best hunting country in Africa: Zimbabwe. To see lodge photos and read area information plus see maps of the areas and maps showing where in Zimbabwe these areas are then please follow these links:
ELEPHANT AND BUFFALO HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA
I am excited about our new elephant hunting offer in South Africa in the Greater Kruger National Park area, American clients can import elephants hunted in South Africa into the USA which is good news for our USA clients besides that the Greater Kruger National Park hunting areas are very good hunting areas for those of you that want to hunt in South Africa and enjoy the high quality luxury lodges with very many elephants, buffalos and other game around please follow these links to see the pricelist, lodge photos and read area information:
NOW ONTO RECENT HUNTS
In the Gonarezhou we recently hosted a Father and Son from South Africa on buffalo hunts, the hunt was guided 2×1 by PH Simon Dzingai the clients managed these two very nice buffalos in and amongst excellent buffalo movement as we have in the Gonarezhou all year around, buffalo movement that is getting better and better each year:
Also on a recent hunt in the Gonarezhou, this time guided by PH Nixon Dzingai a client of ours from Mexico hunted this very nice old bull elephant:
During October in Matetsi clients from Europe hunted with PH’s Zane Bronkhorst and Adrian Van Heerden, I met these clients at the Salzburg hunting show this year where they told me they were planning to hunt in Tanzania for buffalo and plains game, I managed to convince them that Matetsi would be a great hunt and that they would enjoy not only Matetsi for hunting but also a few days at the Victoria Falls. The clients took my advice and booked Matetsi Zimbabwe instead of Tanzania. I met them at the airport in Johannesburg after the hunt on their way home where they immediately thanked me for the excellent hunt and the excellent advice, one of the hunters has booked again for 2020 to come back and hunt an elephant.
Experience counts hunters: After a lifetime hunting in Africa and nearly 15 years full time in this business and fast approaching 500 big game hunt bookings you can be sure I know where the target species are located and who the right team to get you in front of them is.
Here are the photos of this hunt:
As far as 2020 goes: Clients, PH’s, Outfitters and Agents please contact me for all your hunt requirements in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
A big thank you to everyone that has hunted with us this year and in the past and thank you to all of you that take the time to read my newsletters and pass them onto your hunting friends. I have attached to this newsletter our Gonarezhou 2020 buffalo hunt price and also our Matetsi 2020 elephant bull hunt price, prices on top quality hunts don’t get better than these prices.
Please contact me for any enquiries that you may have.
You will note on our Gonarezhou pricelist that we have introduced a non trophy (under 35 pounds) non export / cull hunt for elephant bulls, for those of you that want to hunt an elephant but don’t wont to export or can’t export the trophy, in addition to the hunt you will be a part of the post hunt meat distribution process to the local communities that are in need of the meat, this is the only elephant bull hunt that I know of for under 20.000 USD all inclusive.
I will be at the following hunting expos during 2020 please come and see me there to chat about and hopefully book your hunt:
- SCI Expo in Reno USA stand 475 with JWK Safaris.
- Jagd and Hund Expo in Dortmund Germany Hall 7 stand D28 Take Aim Safaris.
- Die Hoje Jagd Expo in Salzburg Austria Hall 9 stand 513 with Adler Tours.
- Huntex Expo in Johannesburg Hall 4 stand 416 Take Aim Safaris.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and all of yours all the best for the festive season ahead.
Hunters best wishes.