Hunting Report 1534080386

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Jeff Fester
Contact Information:440 S Burgess Tr Milton,Georgia 30004 USA ; Phone: 770 442-3725 Email: fester61@bellsouth.net
Hunting Experience:A dozen+ safaris to various countries including RSA, Tanz, Cameroon and Zambia
Physical Condition:Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:07/23/2018 to 08/05/2018
Place of Hunt: - Albania - 1
Hunting Area:Chifundi
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Muchinga Adventures ; , ; Phone: +260 (0) 977 774 815 Email: JCRSERVICESZAMBIA@GMAIL.COM Website: http://www.muchingahuntingsafaris.com/contact/
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):Direct with Outfitter ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Buffalo, Cape; Impala; Hippopotamus; Puku; Bushbuck, Chobe; Wildebeest, Cookson; Warthog
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:excellentGuide/PH Ability:excellent
Condition of Camp:excellentCondition of Equipment:excellent
Quality of Food:excellentTrophy Care:excellent
Name of Airline:Delta/SAAAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:All went Smoothy. Used Gracy Travel and their meet and greet in J'berg. Highly recommended.
Costs
Hunting Fees:aproxAmount:
Trophy Fees:aproxAmount:
Permits/Licenses:includedAmount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:aproxAmount:$3000.00
Charter Airfares:noneAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Zero. Completely without any issues
Highlights of Hunt:Spectacular and huge concession that encompasses as much as 3000 sq./km that includes 70 km along the Luangwa River that borders North Luangwa National Park. Varied typography runs from thick riverine brush along the river to the broken mopane forests, sparse inhabitation with light cultivation of maize and cotton in some village areas, along with some open planes and small volcanic escarpments that had some hot springs and geothermal activity. This is the the most wide diverse concession I have hunted, and by far the largest. PH Johnny Duplooy is a Zambian by birth, and this is my third safari with him and Muchinga. He along with wife Laura run an outstanding outfit, are completely organized and are excellent with communication and details. Camp staff was faultless, accommodations were very comfortable with the camp sitting on a bluff overlooking the Luangwa River and the National Park. Food was prepared very well. This area is in fantastic condition, there does not seem to be negative poaching pressure at all. The partnership with the local villages appears to be working successfully. Muchinga gets a 10 out of 10 from me.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This is a classic African Safari experience that is slowly becoming extinct. You can still get the \"wild\" experience that Ruark, Hemingway, or Capstick wrote about here. Hippos and crocs in the water below camp, lions roaring at night, stalking Cape buffalo, see locals cut and build a dugout canoe. Elephants wandering through camp, kudu in bush. Chufundi is a classic concession that hasn't been overshot or poached out. Johnny Duplooy is a top PH, born and raised in the country he hunts. He his a great judge of game, he is a top flight tracker in his own right, but maybe most importantly, and a factor that may slip by clients unless it is lacking, Duplooy is an excellent organizer, manager and planner. He has a jewel of an area and runs his operation very well.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals