@Safari1 and @DLSJRWow Scott. Saw it on Fico’s Instagram page. Is that a Cuturi in the photo?https://share.icloud.com/photos/0ecrHZ-u7luVZxbIsMiC_X5HQ
That’s awesome!@Safari1 and @DLSJR
Cuturi and Fico won the original tender for the next 10 years but then the new administration cancelled all the tenders and did a new tender last September. A photo safari company won the illegal second tender. A court just ordered that Kansonso be removed from the illegal second tender! Looks like Cuturi’s original tender win should prevail!?!?
Great news. And the real way to beat the nonsense is to now support this operator, discount or not. They have fought a good fight, now they deserve support to cement the victory.Good news about the disputed Zambian hunting concessions! The high court has ruled in favor of the operators/outfitters that had signed leases/tenders with the previous presidential administration.
Some of you might have heard that a new Minister appointed by the new President had attempted to cancel the tenders and do a new tender and bid process. The operators/outfitters sued the government and a court date was set for April. Nothing was decided at the April proceeding but today at another proceeding, the high court ruled in favor of the original operators/outfitters! These operators can now get back to their anti poaching work and hopefully, conduct some safaris this year. Some of the concessions involved in the dispute were not hunted last year. The tender leases/contracts are good for 10 years but are staggered so not all of them renew in the same year.
I hunted Kasonso Busanga in 2022 in the final year of the previous contract and although Ntengu Safaris had won the 2023-2032 contract that was awarded by the previous Administration, the new Administration had tried to cancel it.
Since this wasn’t decided until now, the operators/outfitters have not booked much for safaris due to all the uncertainty. If anyone can go this year, you might get a better price now!