Planning Future Buffalo Hunt
Well, they say the African virus gets in your blood and I must now agree. My son and I returned from our first safari in May and I can't get Africa out of my head. I am planning ahead, probably to 2015, and looking to go back for buffalo and maybe some plains animals I didn't take this last time. We had a fantastic time with our last outfitter, and will give them strong consideration for this next trip. We hunted the Zululand Black Rhino Reserve, which is a 60,000 acre cooperative formed by 17 land owners with no interior fences. I had never hunted a fenced property before, but I must say they never came into play in that situation. Planning ahead, though, I am interested in exploring the alternatives. I have watched Boddington's videos on buffalo, which I believe are mostly free range hunts and many of which occur in Zimbabwe, and am interested in exploring that opportunity. So, I am interested in information from those of you that have hunted both:
1. How different is the hunting experience?
2. How different is cost of a buffalo hunt between RSA and Zim?
3. Are charters required to get to camps in places like the Zambezi valley? If so, how expensive are they?
4. Safety in Zim vs. RSA?
Probably some questions I haven't thought of, so feel free to dispense any advise you have. Thanks in advance!