The last true wild hunting experience in Arica
Hi there everyone I was just thinking were are there still some real wild hunts left in Africa? I was hunting in Zambia for 9 months last year and must say this is truly one of the last wild places left in Africa not to say that hunting South Africa or Namibia is not wild but Zambia is really another world.
But it is expensive and defiantly not for someone who is use to sleeping in on a Safari this is hard work folks. We hunted in a area near west Petauke the areas there are massive and the Luangwa river is defiantly a sight to see, not because of its size but due to the fact that it is what all animal life in the area revolves around. There is such a diversity in habitat from the river thickets (matete thickets) to the sloping hills with the huge mopanie trees. This is a place where every morning when you go out on a hunt you just don't know what's going to happen or what you are going to hunt for the day if you come across fresh Cape Buffalo track's then Buffalo it will be for the day and there are some real big herds there maybe 350 plus. We got charged by elephant on a daily basis witch always managed to get that morning sleepyhead fully awake. Traveling from baits or along the river it was not unusual to see leopard in broad day light. I once saw two swimming thought the Luangwa river witch I thought was pretty amazing, to see and this in broad day light?
The main reason way I think Zambia is so special is because of the fact that there are no fences and don't get me wrong sometimes I wished we had some so we can catch up to that herd of buffalo, but as I said no fences make the hunts there so true to what we read about in all of these books by Peter Capstick's and Bell not saying that everything they wrote was true, but that you will realize once you hunt Zambia.
But all in all I think Zambia is one of those true wild spots left on earth for us to really experience what hunting is really about and see a place that has not changed for at least the last hundred years. The only down side is the poaching of animals such as Elephant I saw two die in my time there both where wounded by poachers and we had to watch them die because we are not allowed to kill it because of laws in Zambia pretty inhumane law i think.
Hope this makes for some good reading and that we can share our opinions about true wild hunts and how many places there are still left in this world.
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