Just arrive yesterday after 21 days hunt and 25 days in Africa. I have to say, that every time you come back to Africa, you just wanna stay longer ! i do love hunting in Africa. This time we had ordered "full bag" meaning " anything". Unfortunately trip started very unfortunate, cause we didn't received any luggage at arrival in Tete Mozambique. Not rifles, no ammo, no clothes.... So when we arrived camp, we had nothing, and guess what.... yes the lions was just around the corner, 2 males in separate groups and they had fresh tracks after 1 lesser and 1 big Leopard close to the camp.
After 3 days we received all luggage, and hunt was on. We needed meat to keep the lions nice and calm, but most to have them stay close, 3 night one group of one big male and 2 females went into neighbor fishing village and took some dogs and goats, so lions was on high priority. My friend Ulf was on for hippo, but on his way they see this 4,10 m croc and that was that ! First animal at Nhenda : Crocodile ! Now, out and drag croc-meat. We continued with hippo, and hippo hunt in Moz is a little more difficult then in ie Tanzania, in Moz you shot in water, and target is not very big..... my friend he tried for 5 days, and finally he got his hippo and meat for crocs, however, male left, so only females was left, and they stayed for as long as we stayed ! Every day, evening and night we had them at bait, and after a few days they got really angry when we showed up with bucky, and there were a lot of moch charges and roars, so that was our lion hunt.
Leopards we saw tracks after the first week, however that was pretty close to lions, so after a while the tracks disappeared, to be back, 3 days before we left at another spot at our 400.000 HA hunting area. ( 70 km waterfront to Cahora Bassa ) Anyway, we had another monster croc, 4,85 meter, a fine and hard to get, 48 inch Kudu ( 4 hours stalking ) Duikers, Baboons, almost shot a big wild dog ( protected ) Hippos and most of all FUN !
Been invited to do an explorer hunt in August, and then we will go to Buffalo, sable area and next area will be for elephants, buffalo and BIG crocs, and of cause I´ll try for leopard again.