Leopard/Buffalo/Hippo Hunt with Chifuti Safaris in the Zambezi Valley
I recently got back from a 14 day hunt with Chifuti Safaris in their Chewore South and North camps of the Zambezi Valley. I took a nice leopard and buffalo and had time to spare to move to another camp and take a hippo (for which they had few available tags) and do some fishing as well.
In short, I had an amazing and positive experience from the initial conversations with the US-based booking agents (Safari Classics in Dallas, Tx) all the way through the farewells at the Harere airport in Zimbabwe upon my departure. My PH - Richie Schultz - was a top-notch "professional" hunter in every sense of the word. He was very knowledgeable and a fantastic guy to get along with. The trackers, drivers and camp staff were also very attentive and outstanding. I had the hunt filmed through Safari Classics and the cameraman/field producer, Renz Palermo, was also an invaluable asset on the hunt and a super nice fellow.
I ended up staying in two camps - first the Chenje camp (South) for the leopard and buffalo and then moved up to Mwanja camp on the Zambezi river (North) for the hippo. Both camps were very well appointed and comfortable. The food was always excellent. Even the "on the road" grub was fantastic.
No surprises or hidden costs at the end either. Everything is fully set forth up front in their rate table and agreement.
Can't praise the Safari Classics/Chifuti team enough for giving me an experience of a lifetime. I'm already planning and looking forward to my next hunt with Chifuti - Elephant Bull/Buffalo.