Red Lechwe Ramblings

Well over 30 years ago, I was invited by a friend to acquire a minority stake in a Botswana safari outfitter. We flew up to inspect the main concession in

The Livingstone’s Eland of Mocambique’s Niassa Reserve

If you are a passionate eland hunter, then October in Northern Mozambique’s massive Niassa Reserve is where to be. It is the time and place when the huge – and

Hyenas – The Voice of Africa

I think most hunters would agree that, the more they know about the animal they intend to hunt, the better are their chances of success. For years, however, when it

Second Bull Bandit

A good friend of mine, Peter Kennedy, the king of plus 60 inch kudu hunters, advises that whenever you seek permission to hunt kudu from a landowner, you should always

Ready to Hunt in Africa?

There are only three things you need to know as an amateur hunter about hunting in countries to the north of us – preparation, preparation and preparation. Preparation of your

The Most Special Spiral Horn?

I have often been asked, which do I think is the most special of all the spiral horns. Well, the first question to be asked is probably what constitutes a

First Lion

There are four basic ways to hunt lions and, at one time or another, I have used them all, and more than once. By far the most popular way today

Who Shot the Donkey?

Who shot the Donkey? It reminded me of the nursery rhyme song – "Who shot Cock Robin? I said the sparrow, with my bow and arrow, I shot Cock Robin.

Buffalo Blunders

This story takes me back many, many years. To about 1984 as I remember it. The time of a devastating drought that tortured our South African Lowveld for months on

Omo Valley Venture

Johannesburg to Addis Ababa – seven hours on the efficient Ethiopian Airlines. From there, two hours in a Cessna Caravan to the landing strip at Murulle Camp on the eastern