Hunting Tanzania... Kilombero Kronicles 2: Open Season
Apologies for the delayed feedback, but there are much better things to do once in the bush, than spending time on a laptop!
The hunting season in Tanzania is well on its' way and life is so much better as it usually is, when a hunter can return to his true dwellings. There is not much to be excited about in terms of business this year, but it sure feels good to be in the bush again. Camps are fully functioning, staff are enjoying the activity and even the game is happy for our presence. To the wildlife, it is a time of security and protection after six months of insecurity from poaching and area encroachment. On arrival, the game was shy and elusive, but within just a few weeks of a presence, you can notice their relief by the way they frequent the open spaces more often and run less from the vehicles. Being on foot does not receive the same confidence though - the game is afterall, WILD!
Due to popular demand, a few more camp photos are included for you and a photo of our first puku and buffalo of the season. The first safari of the season is concluded and another happy hunting group can claim memories of a memorable Tanzanian Hunting Experience.
The 2009 season will go down as the lowest booking season in our history, but we are committed to meeting the challenges and working towards achieving our sustainable goals for better seasons ahead. The future of hunting in Tanzania is bright and with the combined help of all stakeholders, we look forward to reaching new heights. Next year sees the implementation of a new policy and everyone is working closely to ensure it is for the best interest of the hunter and the hunted.
Images of 'Open Season' include sorting out the KIT, up-dating the First Aid, cleaning and testing the guns (Humping Rabbits is shooting true), rigging the cruiser, recce of hunting roads, staff talk and being READY to receive our first batch of guests and sharing with them Wild Footprints...
18 years of the Kilombero and still killing for a living - Join the adventure!