Reviews of Xomaqua
Found 4 records
Post hunt - 02/25/2014 20:22:59 Michael plaisance from Baton Rouge,la. U.s.a.
My wife & I went on a package hunt with Xomaqua safaris in sept. '13. We were very pleased with the hunt. Killed 7 of the 9 animals I was after. Was very pleased with the PH and the trackers. Food was average though. Comradary after the daily hunts was great.all the PH's were extremely nice & knowledgable. The staff was very nice & helpful. Stephen personally took us on our 3 day trip to Kruger & I was impressed with his vast knowledge of the animals, the history of the park, & the area in General.have not gotten my animals back yet, but Stephen is using a different taxidermist than the one he had complaints about. In fact, this taxidermist was also my PH & has been doing taxidermy for about 16-18 yrs. if I remember. He has his own web site that you can check out. So, I'm still holding my breath on my mounted animals & the shipping. But all in all I was satisfied with the value of the hunt, the quality of the animals, the lodge accommodations, & the overall experience.
stephan barber & xomaqua - 01/06/2014 16:00:02 randy bredemeyer from san angelo texas USA
I did not know how to delete my previous post. I got my remaining 6 heads today. Stephan did follow through on his commitments but it took 3-1/2 years. Also, we paid an additional $3000 in freight that we shouldn't have had to pay if they had all been shipped together. My advice remains the same...don't use
Cancelled hunt - 06/24/2013 12:05:37 David Bradford, MD from Washington, USA
This review is based on my pre-hunt experience with Xomaqua. Stephen is very personable. I felt so comfortable with him that I broke a basic rule I didnç¨ check for references before placing a deposit for a buffalo hunt, while at the Reno SCI Convention in 01/2013.
Over the next 4 months, no further contact, no contract, no information or advice & no response to multiple e-mails sent to his various e-mail addresses. Finally 90 days before my scheduled hunt, I sent a final e-mail giving notice to cancel my hunt due to this lack of communication. Stephen responded within hours, which tells me he was getting my e-mail requests for information, but ignoring them. When he did respond, he felt cancellation of a DG hunt because of poor communication was "extreme" & acted like poor communication was normal for African outfitters during the safari season. He declined to return any portion of my deposit & suggested I reconsider my hunt cancellation. Being a 1st time African hunter & not liking to waste a hunt deposit, I checked with more experienced AH buddies & all advised better to lose a deposit than risk a bad DG hunt.
Before anyone books a hunt with Xomaqua, they should do their research, preferably in African hunting forums. Donç¨ put too much confidence in outfitter provided reference lists or in single negative or positive reviews. Look at the numbers of each & the trend. I havenç¨ seen a single positive reference or review posted on Xomaqua within the last 2-3 years but found multiple negatives by multiple different hunters.
bad review of stephen barber and xomaqua - 01/16/2013 15:59:03 randy bredemeyer from odessa texas USA
do not use this PH. He cheated us out of money and six mounted trophies