Angola

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Corto Maltese, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Corto Maltese

    Corto Maltese New Member

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    Interested in finding out all info about safari hunting in this country which shows much promise, if the example of Mozambique will be followed.

    Chinese influence is an issue of concern, given the dismal environmental/game protection record they show at home.

    Landmines an issue? Locals don't really tell me so, but maybe because they're urban residents.

    For sure malaria, typhus and syphilis are rampant. And mosquitoes, zero sewers, bad water, garbage, traffic...

    If any of you guys has better info it's welcome.
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    Corto, You might check with CrissCross Namibia Safaris here on the forum as Thinus takes touring groups into southern Angola. Maybe he can give you some insight into the status of the country. I've heard the game is incredible there in certain areas.
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    I worked for 3 months in Luanda last year...

    From what I have seen outside the city its a beautiful country.

    But hunting there...

    From what I have experienced flying into the city and working and living there..

    I honestly dont think I would,

    Maybe things are better down in the southern part of the country. But the most fighting was done in the south and south eastern part of the country...
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    HI

    Hello all,

    Well said Gerhard,

    I agree. From what i heard from some close friends that did business in Angola the war destroyed a lot of the vegetation and wildlife. Apparently the one guy said " he didn't even see a mouse or rat there "..... Maybe there is a small part left but i too wouldn't focus on it.

    Regards,
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    Overall I think the situation is pretty much as you described it. I just heard about a scientific study that wanted to determine how many lions and other wildlife are still present in eastern or south-eastern Angola but the survey was cancelled because of the insurmountable logistic obstacles. However, there may still be some wildlife in certain isolated areas.
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    Corto Maltese.....welcome to AH. As for Angola, try contacting Roger Whittal Safaris. They are in the process of opening up a concession in Angola and have been in there looking around. They are supposedly conducting some exploratory hunts there and can probably give you the best info you will find at this point.
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    Wecome to our community Corto Maltese. For information on Angola, there is a great thread here on Angola, click here.
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    Another big concern with Angola is the 10 millions landmines scattered over the country. Other than what was mentionned above and the landmines, Angola would be a very interesting destination if they ever reopen.
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    I am still modestly hopeful. One would have found very few people twenty years ago who thought anyone would ever hunt Moz again or find anything to hunt if one ever did. Uganda is another similar example. The game proved remarkably resilient, and the population rather saner than expected once they quit killing each other.
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    I met with Roger Whitall at his Humani Ranch in the Save in 2011. He had been working with the Angolan government in regards to licenses, gun permits, cites permits etc. Angola had promised Roger several hundred thousand acres running from the Namibian border north in a long narrow corridor. He indicated the presence of mines was an issue to be addressed. Roger indicated to me that the quality of sable and some other game in the area was of record book quality. Poaching during the war was a major issue but bear in mind that poachers are not looking for trophies, simply meat. We have been anxiously awaiting a green light on hunting in Angola as camps are built, and there are quality trophies of many species to be hunted.

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