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I have been on may African hunts but now I am truly spoiled after hunting with Craig Boddington in Mozambique at Zambeze Delta Safaris, Mark Hadane's outfit. This was not my first dangerous game hunt but it certainly was the best. Craig had invited me along so I signed up. Craig shot a buffalo the first day in the sand forest with his double 9.3X74R. The next day we headed for the swamps where Craig and I hitched a ride in a helicopter while the rest of the staff and camera crew roads in trucks. From the air we seen many large herds of several hundred head each, easily over 1,000 head in 15 minutes. We landed near the BV amphibious vehicle and search for a herd. I was up first and after long hot stalk took my first buffalo with a 375. Craig was up next and made a few stalks before getting a shot and took his 99th buffalo with a Blaser in 416 Rem. With the same herd still nearby we draped black net over us and simply closed a few hundred yards to with in 70 yards and I shot me 2nd buffalo with my Sabatti double rifle in 450/400 3" NE. By then it was getting late and Craig and I wrote the helicopter back while the staff loaded the buffalo in the BV. Later at camp we had a discussion about Craig taking his 100th buffalo and a few days later after we both shot several Nyala, Reedbucks, Bushbuck and Bush pigs, Craig asked if he could barrow my double 450/400 to shoot his 100th buffalo. So he test fired the gun and headed back to the swamp where it was 110 deg. and shot his 100th buffalo. Craig and I both shot Nyala over 30" and I shot a total of 10 animal and not sure how many Craig shot. Game was incredibly plentiful and high quality. I not only saw thousands of buffalo in the vast swaps but also on 3 occasion in the sand forest while hunting Nyala. The camp was absolutely 1st class and Craig is a pleasure to hunt with. I would not hesitate to recommend Zambeze Delta Safaris to anyone. That are a bit expensive compared to hunting in Zimbabwe but it is a very well equipped camp and first rate staff with an incredible amount of game. I have seen over thousands animals during the 10 days of the hunt.
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