Hunting Report 1543217378

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Wick Burger
Contact Information:26 Sea Cottage Crescent Pretoria,Gauteng 0059 South Africa ; Phone: +27834172752 Email: wickburger@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:I hunted with Mashambanzou Safaris in Mozambique. I hunted a Hippo, Suni and Eland with PH, Richard Kok. It is the second time I have hunted with Mashambanzou, and it was even better than the first time! Upon arrival they created of feeling of belonging and an excitement of the hunting hype was immediately felt. Rifle clearance was a breeze, and Ronel (the office lady) was extremely friendly and helpful. We hunted Sena, Mupa and Mwanza. First on the list was Hippo at Sena. The accommodation was wonderful, a stunning setting on the Zambezi, with hippos grunting in the background. We shot the hippo 5 hours into the hunt the following morning, a great start to the hunt! It was an old mature bull and a wonderful trophy!! We spent the whole day taking photos and soaking up the whole experience! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience!! Once we returned to Sena I told Richard that we are time limited and I think we needed to head towards Mupa for an eland. Keep in mind that it was 19:00 at night now. Richard rounded up the trackers and we were off. We only arrived at Mupa by 23:45. A long but very successful day. There were no complaints from Richard or the Mashambanzou staff, and upon arrival the camp was ready and the staff at hand to unload our gear and make us feel comfortable with drinks and a wonderful fire! What an African Experience!!!! We got up at 4:00 the following morning to start our Eland hunt. We spent the whole day looking for Eland tracks, but we didn't find any fresh tracks, but we did see plenty Sable, Waterbuck, Duiker, Red Duiker, Common Reedbuck, Suni and Blue duiker. The place was teaming with tiny 10 antelope!!! We had a relaxed evening, enjoying some delicious Red Duiker venison! The following morning we decided the try our luck at Mwanza, a 2 hour drive from there. The area is unbelievably beautiful, with savannah areas enclosed by impenetrable forests! While we were driving we saw a beautiful Suni, made a quick stalk and banged it with my 416 Rigby. Another great trophy!! After enjoying a quick lunch at Mwanza we started for Eland in the afternoon. Richard and his tracker picked up a group of about 20 Eland not long after our departure. Their skill to read the environment and animals are uncanny!!! It is wonderful the witness true hunting skill at it's finest!! We tracked down the group within 2 hours, and Richard put we on a beautiful bull. He made an impossible shot happen, by applying years of hunting experience and knowledge!! The following day we spent stalking Buffalo, but the weather and wind was not in our favour, even though Richard and Armindo (the head Tracker) got us so close to the Buffalo that we could smell them, but could not see them it was that thick!!! Truly an unforgettable experience!!! Every hunt I have hunted with them was unforgettable, and I can't wait to return for my next adventure with Grant, Richard and their Team!!! Well done Mashambanzou!!!
Physical Condition:The conditions in camp are very luxurious and relaxing. Hunting is great! The temperatures can make hunting hard, depending on the time of year you go. Be fit, it just makes it easier! Know your weapon, practice shot off sticks up to 200 yards. Due of the sudden change in habitat, you can make shots from 5 yards to 200 yards. Best to take a scoped rifle with quick release mounts.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:11/18/2018 to 11/23/2018
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 1
Hunting Area:Sofala
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Mashambanzou ; Beira Beira,Sofala Mozambique ; Phone: +258825330796 Email: grant@mashambanzousafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Grant Taylor and Richard Kok
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Eland, Livingstone; Hippopotamus; Suni
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:AirlinkAirline Servicegood
Airline Comments:Good Airline. On time, with good service.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:No Problems with the hunt!
Highlights of Hunt:The whole experience, each hunt had it's own highlights! I can't pin it down to something specific!! I loved every moment!!!
Equipment Recommendations:None
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?They try and cater for your personal requirements, and their approach towards hunting dangerous game makes you feel at ease and very comfortable!
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals