ZIMBABWE: Avoid ZimAfrica or loose your money

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports' started by retreever, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. retreever

    retreever New Member

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    Two friends booked a 7 day buf hunt with zimafrica. One brother saw no buf at all other brother was told to shoot at a buf in the dark. This same brother was arrested with his Ph for hunting inside of hwange nat. park. Had to pay for groceries. Camp close to a mine fire. Ever smell sulphur dioxide, rotten eggn smell thats camp. It goes on and on.
     
  2. Wheels

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    retreever,

    Thanks for the warning to the AH community. It is good having you participating on the site. Your experience and knowledge is welcome.

    Also good to meet you at DSC.

    All the best.
     
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    Welcome to AH, and thanks for the warning !
     
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    gi jane AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome!! Now if you could please provide some more detail? Your hunt report is begging so many questions. I understand if you can't or don't feel comfortable, but please indulge us here on AH if you can. I think it would only be fair to the other side to provide specifics but if you can't I get it.
    I feel bad that your friends had a bad hunt, I do think one of the main goals/reason this forum exists however is to try and protect others from having such negative outcomes as your comrades. We must all look out for each other on AH.
    Regardless, glad to have you in the support group!! Looking forward to your contributions to such an amazing community.
     
  5. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Fairly short synopsis.
    Can you get your friends to share some more details with us?
    It would be appreciated.
     
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  7. James.Grage

    James.Grage GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Hi retreever, welcome to AH

    While it sounds like your friends had a less that successful safari. other question come to mind. Would you ask your friends to come on and tell there story. 2 short lines is leaving a lot out of the story. and What answers have "zimafrica" provided to your friends. Hunting in open space areas animals move constantly to find the best feed and water.

    Also, I have seen this review posted on other forums.
    What year are you talking that this hunt happen?
    What Country and Time period was hunt booked for? The time period being very crucial to animal movement through some managements areas. That is why selection of prime dates is necessary for success. That is why some PH are booked out years in advance for key dates for animals.
    How did your friends decide to book with "zimafrica" ?
    Did they hunt the country and area that they booked there hunt for? If they did, why the complaint at this time?
    Key question that drives the posting -- Did your friends check references prior to booking there hunt? Yes or No. If they did not check references, they probably received what they booked there safari for. Off dates where the key animals are long gone.
    And the question being - why are you posting the negative review of "zimafrica" and the hunters that went have not?

     
  8. Mike70560

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    Retreever,

    Hey Mike, welcome to AH.

    Mike is a good guy who has been to Africa multiple times. Glad to see him post. He needs to post the picture of the croc he killed a couple of years ago, a bloody monster. His last leopard was not too shabby also.....
     
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    I have zero doubt that he is telling the truth.
    I'd just like some more details for the folks who are not in the know. :)

    By the way. Nice to see you posting again Mike70560.

     
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  12. Blake2014

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    I hunted at the camp for Buffalo and happened to be successful. I thought the camp was very nice and it was a great experience. There is a mine that you pass by going in to the hunting area and the camp. My PH was Heath Jardine and he did a great job. Excellent Kudu hunting as well.

    A search should bring up a hunt report I posted with some pictures.

    Sounds like a lot of guys have problems hunting with Wayne.
     

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