I have posted this on other forums without reply. By not being interested in the 'Safari Industry' probably didn't help. We can pay reasonable costs, however we want to do it ourselves just like the locals do. I have commenced negotiations with long time friends in southern Zim on behalf of myself and my London based hunting buddy for some self guided hunting and pest reduction in 2014. He has hunted CAR, Somalia and most of Europe. I have been to Southern Africa a number of times over the last 28 years for tourism and hunting and hunted most of my native Australia and also in NZ. I believe this is still possible to do. We are seasoned hunters, hunting for the experience not the trophys and relish the chance to always learn more about our sport and this great world we live in. Even if we come back with nothing more than memories, photos and sore feet, we will be satisfied at 'having a go on our own'. We have access to private properties (plural) possibly including Buffalo, however we may need help with paperwork to bring in our shotguns/rifles and ammo. Are there any locals (Bulawayo based) on here who are experienced in these matters and would be prepared to offer some help ? Again, we can cover all reasonable costs. We have heard that the specific programme for unguided huting in the Zambezi valley, where hunts are auctioned, was being monopolised by Zimbo PHs with no concessions. We won't have the logistic capability to follow this up, however we can borrow vehicles and camp staff from our friends. Any help or advice appreciated.