ZAMBIA: Zambian Adventure At Takeri Game Reserve

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
3,502
Reaction score
3,345
Location
WYOMING
Media
83
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
3
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
That is one impressive Sable. Don't know how you resisted..... After all its just money ... Thanks so much for sharing this great trip. Bruce
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
1268.JPG

siesta time
1291.JPG

chobe bushbuck , has got to be the prettiest animal in Africa

1331.JPG

one of the many elephant living on the flats , downstream from kingfisher


1345.JPG



946.JPG
Zambezi afternoon sun, filtered through the smoke of a thousand fires
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
That is one impressive Sable. Don't know how you resisted..... After all its just money ... Thanks so much for sharing this great trip. Bruce

ha ha ha he is still there for you brucey............ if not my jorja girl, will be on his track at the earlist oppotunity
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
22,727
Reaction score
16,608
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
23
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
Those Bushbuck sure are pretty.
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
another warm one here again , we were on the water early , and the fishing started off real slow , and stayed that way all day
we had a few hits early and pete landed the only fish for the day .
we all started goofing off by lunch time , half hartedly flicking a few lures ,and setting baits ,
pete was the only one getting hits all day , but nothing hooked up .......
we just played around up in the park .walking through the water , being live bait for all these crocs we are seeing
heres pete laying beside a big crocs bodyline , we had just spooked off the sand , and into the water
1146.JPG

talifia the fishing guide , took me and pete ,into one of the little arms ,to catch some talipia bream , ,well I fished for them and snagged a couple , and talifia yanked them out one after another , and pete , well he just drank beers and shit stirred .....
by four thirty we had been playing around all day , fishing splashing and drinking a few beers , and headed back to kingfisher , we stopped to see stewart , on the way as he was in fish mode and fished hard .......
about half an hour after we left , the tigers fired up and he started catching about four an hour till it was to dark to see
we did stop for a quick flick and a drift fish , but just wernt into it today
we spent some time watching nine elephant feeding away on the bank .we took a load more photos ,
then headed to the showers , what an amazing place , with an amazing bunch of mates to enjoy this paradise with ........
after dark and few sundowners we were just about to send a search party out to look for stewart , who was still out fishing for some fish that you catch after dark .
when he came barrelling around the river bend , in total darkness with the pedal to the metal .
telling us how the bloody fish fired up after we through in the towel
a few more drinks before another spectacular feed
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
1353.JPG


from left to right .. stewart , peteG, bluey , patsyzambia and spikeT,...... our group photo of our AH get together in paradise





later that night patsy found an orphan door mouse , she decided to nurse , I would of feed to the owls ........
woke at 0130 the wind blowing again thinking this is the morning ive been dreading .............put on some music and drank another bottle of water by 0230 it was dead still again and as hot as hell .....
mustve bombed out then .I woke at five as a new day was breaking .heard sticks breaking near by ,jumped up hoping the elephant were visiting
but it wasn't .
time to start packing .....to leave this special place .......
by seven we meet for breaky , none of us want to leave here.


specially the four hour drive back to Lusaka, in the heat .
back mid afternoon, straight to rhapsodies bistro , for a feed and refreshments .
patsy came by top take me shopping for stuff for the kids .......
Zambia could reaaly revamp on this..... theres not much option ...
but true to her word patsy says right I will get you Zambia prices ....
and she did , we picked what I wanted , they said a price and patsy said , no this is what im going to pay you . and that the way it happened ......
love the way she doesn't take any shit ,,,straight up .no mucking about ......

after she dropped me back off at rhapsodies , she went off for medical supplies ,for the people and animals at takeri .
we were all meeting up at stewarts place for a BBQ later that evening ......
me and mike got stuck on the bar , for a while , waiting for the traffic to slow down ,
from our mooring on the bar the traffic looked kaotic . to say the least .
eventually we got on the road out to stewarts and his lovely wife sharrons farm , for our BBQ
and the queen of takeri ,was straight into us when we arrived ,
after a great feed she turned out to be the smart one and left , as she had things to do in the morning .
that was a smart play , on her half ...mind you it was the first time women intuitition , kicked in , in over 2weeks ........
once stewart and sharron kicked us out , we ventured back to mick place and drank every beer in the place
buggered if I know what time we shut down ,
but my liver hated me in the morning
once got our shit stacked up in one heap the next day
we mossied over to say good bye to pats .
then mike took me to the airport .
going through immigration ,im saddened that this adventure is ending
the flight from Lusaka to j/burg is only half full so I stretched out for a siesta
once I was in j/burg , I did some more curio shopping . and the got stuck into the gin and tonics at the bar at gate 18 , ha ha ha they wernt impressed when I tried paying for the first g& t with kwacha
gin and tonic is my worst new Zambian habbit ,
ended up 3 sheets to wind by the time we boarded. the full flight to Sydney .
bloody Qantas left my luggage in Sydney ,again ....in six flight to and from africa to australia , these imbecciles have left stuff behind four times ......
im done with them on international flights .

and that about that for this unbeatable Zambian hunting and fishing adventure.

thanks for reading it , and your comments

I hope you got some pleasure from it .......
BLUEY
 

Buff-Buster

Gold supporter
AH elite
Joined
Aug 3, 2011
Messages
1,808
Reaction score
1,289
Location
Hempstead, Texas
Website
www.mashambanzousafaris.com
Media
90
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Houston Safari Club, Gulf Coast SCI, SCI International. Rowland Ward, NRA, RMEF, North American Hunting Club - Life Member, Texas Trophy Hunters
Hunted
Mozambique, South Africa, (Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State & East Cape), Zimbabwe (Charisa & West Nicholson), U.S.(Texas, New Mexico, LA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Wyoming & Montana), Canada (Alberta & Saskatchewan) & Argentina (Cordoba)
Great adventure Bluey. I really enjoyed the story. Something the 'anti's" will never understand. The taking of the animals is what makes it a hunting adventure, but its the fact that your in a exotic land, different cultures, beautiful scenery and especially, with new/old friends, that make what we love to do so special. Well done my friend. Well done also to Mike, Patsy and the crew!
 

Albertaguy

AH veteran
Joined
Mar 7, 2015
Messages
193
Reaction score
131
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Well done Bluey ! Great people and great places make for lifelong memories! Thank you you for sharing your fantastic adventure .
 

ChrisPy

AH veteran
Joined
Jun 15, 2015
Messages
155
Reaction score
254
Location
Canada
Media
22
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
P&Y, SCI, Ovis, WSSBC
Hunted
Canada,USA,Mongolia,RSA
What a great read, I think my liver needs to heal after your adventure. Well done thank you
 

spike.t

Sponsor
Since 2013
AH ambassador
Joined
Sep 12, 2010
Messages
9,587
Reaction score
8,491
Website
www.takerireservezambia.com
Media
333
Articles
6
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
sci int, basc,wpaz
Hunted
zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe,Mozambique ,hungary, france, england
What a great read, I think my liver needs to heal after your adventure. Well done thank you

chris @ChrisPy it wasnt as bad as that, its just blueys tolerance level to beers isnt very high.......;)........:D Beer Bottle::D Beer Bottle::D Beer Bottle::D Drunk:...........:E Rofl::D Beers:
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
nothing wrong with being a two can superman , spike.....
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
22,727
Reaction score
16,608
Location
Canada
Media
412
Articles
23
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England

spike.t

Sponsor
Since 2013
AH ambassador
Joined
Sep 12, 2010
Messages
9,587
Reaction score
8,491
Website
www.takerireservezambia.com
Media
333
Articles
6
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
sci int, basc,wpaz
Hunted
zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe,Mozambique ,hungary, france, england
nothing wrong with being a two can superman , spike.....

nothing at all , but there was no way i was having too much as feeling a bit jaded in that heat isnt fun......:E Hmmm:...now who had that problem...........:A Bulb: ah yes a certain female member of the crew!! :E Rofl:
 

ChrisPy

AH veteran
Joined
Jun 15, 2015
Messages
155
Reaction score
254
Location
Canada
Media
22
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
P&Y, SCI, Ovis, WSSBC
Hunted
Canada,USA,Mongolia,RSA
All is good, it was all my drinking well I was reading the adventure then a couple after dreaming of africa
 

spike.t

Sponsor
Since 2013
AH ambassador
Joined
Sep 12, 2010
Messages
9,587
Reaction score
8,491
Website
www.takerireservezambia.com
Media
333
Articles
6
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
sci int, basc,wpaz
Hunted
zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe,Mozambique ,hungary, france, england
All is good, it was all my drinking well I was reading the adventure then a couple after dreaming of africa

:D as long as it helps with the dreaming not a problem :D Beers: could always stop dreaming and turn it into reality......;)
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
nothing at all , but there was no way i was having too much as feeling a bit jaded in that heat isnt fun......:E Hmmm:...now who had that problem...........:A Bulb: ah yes a certain female member of the crew!! :E Rofl:

nothing to it ,mate , just dive in , you snap out of it quick smart . certainly fix my only real hang over for the trip .......:D:D
 

MT Griz

AH veteran
Joined
Sep 6, 2012
Messages
229
Reaction score
260
Location
Montana
Media
26
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Zimbabwe, Namibia, USA- Montana, Alaska
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. Well done Bluey! Great read.
 

bluey

AH legend
Joined
May 21, 2012
Messages
4,764
Reaction score
1,992
Location
australia/zambia
Media
52
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
5
Member of
ssaa, aba ,bairnsdale field archers SFP
Hunted
australia south africa (limpopo, north west,eastcape) canada (b.c)zambia
Last edited:

Forum statistics

Threads
35,577
Messages
663,822
Members
60,240
Latest member
FatimaKasp
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris wrote on jfowler812's profile.
hi Mr fowler

im happy to do these deals for 2021

i will knock off 10% off each deal if you take 2 so $18000 per package

look forward to your response

regards
Mule deer and Colorado elk seasons almost done! Hunters driving farm roads, looking for racks, their PH driving them along, I ask that you not pull into my drive. The buck behind me, on the boundary line of the GMU somehow knows. The hunter laughs, I would invite you in to see my Searcy rifles but social distancing prevails, darkness arrives and the buck slides away into secret tree grove...
Boyd Brooks wrote on Skinnersblade's profile.
Ellwood Epps has 1 box of 25-20 in stock. Look them up on the web. They are located in Orilla Ontario.
Lkhntr wrote on Warpig602's profile.
On the vx6 2-12 what does the zl2 stand for?

Thanks, Oliver
bowjijohn wrote on AfricaHunting.com's profile.
Many thanks for re formatting my article for the forum

I served my time in both the bush and during the bush war

I hope it did it justice

Education is where it is at - without it the wild places are history

You - sir - are well placed to make a difference

J
 
Top