After a terribly quiet 2020 due to travel restrictions imposed worldwide to combat the pandemic, 2021 proved to be better as these restrictions were slowly lifted and Africa started opening up her borders for international travellers. A great relief to all of us in the international hunting industry, and fellow hunters alike.
We were one of the fortunate few who managed to get in some safaris in 2019. Two Lord Derby Eland hunts in the Cameroon right before the dreaded Covid hit and shut us down, and a very successful late-season hunt for elephant and rhino as Africa started opening up again in September.
2021 turned out to be a spectacular year, hunting was back, we could travel, albeit with restrictions and conditions but this did not stop those of us with the passion for Africa greater than the fear of travelling. Excellent hunts were conducted in five countries, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia, Namibia, and South Africa. Zambia provided us with a truly exceptional season, fully booked we had some wonderful safaris there taking all but one leopard and all our lions. South Africa as always was the old stalwart consistent in quality of hunting and
accommodations and we took several world-class trophies including three rhino in the top twenty and one the new SCI # 1. Namibia had exceptional early rains which made hunting challenging, never the less these desert hunts are true old Africa at her best.
What really is amazing is the quality of animals taken. Nine huge leopards, three old lions the largest being very close to the top ten, the new SCI world record Rhino by well over three inches, two sable over 50” the largest 53 1/2”, some exceptional buffalo with five bulls over 46” the largest 48 1/2” and one of the largest elephant we have ever hunted.
A huge thank you goes out to all of our staff in all our locations who stood by us in these challenging times. Also to you, the loyal hunters that supported us, that travelled despite the difficulties of world travel post covid. Last but not least our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones we lost you will forever be missed.
God’s richest blessings to you all.