ZIMBABWE: Elephant Hunt

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Hi!!!!!

Merry christmas and happy new year!

I have seen thare are good offers to hunt elephant in Zimbabwe in the Kariba area in places such as Omay, Chete, Charara... and others.
Has anyone hunted in those areas? what are do you think is best for elephant? what area do you like better?
I hunted in Omay North before, but never hunted elephant just buff and hipo there.
What dyou you think abouth elephant hun in the Omay? sout or North?
What should I expect from those areas in terms of ivory?
Any further recomendation?

I have a lot ideas in mind and I want to organize a Safaris for next 2012 to use my new 470NE!

Thanks
 

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The north and west is the place to be prior to the water running out. some wells have been drilled on a few of the concessions to try and hold the elephants from crossing over.

I also was looking for a elephant hunt for 2014 or 2015 and this was the best chance for a nice 50 to 65 lb trophy elephant for the price.

PM me if you want the infor i searched for.
 

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Thank you James

I already sent you a PM.
 

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Charara or Chirisa will be better for trophy elephant but will also be more pricey.
Omay will have an average of 40 to 55lbs bulls and If I was trying for Trophy Ele there then April would likely be the time I would go so as to try for a bull coming from the Park to raid the fields.
Another two good options would be the State Forests around Wankie National Park or the private ranches of the Midlands.
 

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Contact Buzz Charlton, charlton mccullam safaris.
He is good!

My best always.
 

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Has anyone hunted elephant in the omay before?
What about Rifa, Makuty, Chewore...?
 

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Chewore North is one of the best places for Tuskless Cow hunting. In fact its almost to good as you will usually be able to score within three days. Great if you combine it with a Buffalo.
 

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I want to hunt ele bull, and also I am trying to combine it with buffalo.
Is there any difference of hunting elephant bull in the Omay and Makuti?
Those concesions are not far away each other. But I heard Makuti is better for ele bull than the Omay.
I am not interested on hunting the biggest bull on earth I am just looking for a good elepahnt hunt experience in an area where I have the chance of hunting an average bull.
I already got the prices of makuti and I will meet Martin at the DSC next weekend.
What you guys think?
I will also have a look at other options at DSC, but i belive in terms of prices those options I mention are the best in decent areas. am I right?
 

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If your looking at Makuti then you should consider Dande
 

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thanks classicsafari

Do you prefer Dande? Norh, South or East?
As far as I know Dande is sold out, at least is what one spanish agent told me a few weeks ago.
Do you like Dande better than Makuti?




If your looking at Makuti then you should consider Dande
 

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Have hunted next to Dande and spent a night in DS camp along with flights over the country. have also driven through the rugged Makuti area as a main road to Zambia and the Lower Valley travels right through it.
Makuti along with Nyakasanga have Local elephant present plus ones moving through from Mana Pools National Park.
Dande will give a better African experience imo and has the Elephant coming over from Mozambique in the early season for crops and latter in the season for water.
Dande east has major communal fields with a big Jesse bush belt from which the Ele raid from. Having big areas communal farming means poaching will limit the PG but the crops, Jesse and proximity to Mozambique will make it good for early season Elephant. DN and DS will be better for late season Ele and will have better PG and Buffalo due to feed and water springs .
C&M Safaris will be able to provide more accurate info on top of this.
Another good outfitter of this area is Gavin Rorke and Doug Carlisle.
I have quite a few friends hunting Dande this season for Buff and Tuskless.
 

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I have been examining PH's in the makuti area for years...the bulls are hard to find at the best of times! I would go with Martin in the Omay! Just me tho!
 

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I heard Makity, Rifa and Charara ara much better areas than the Omay...

Thanks for the info classicsafaris I will visit C&M Safaris booth at DSC to see what is available in Dande, but a really well know spanish agent told me the Dande was sold out... lets see!




I have been examining PH's in the makuti area for years...the bulls are hard to find at the best of times! I would go with Martin in the Omay! Just me tho!
 

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Another two good options would be the State Forests around Wankie National Park or the private ranches of the Midlands.

Who in particular (which outfitters) hunt in the State Forests there or in the Midlands area?
 

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The Styles brothers buffalo range have quota on Panda Masui which is pretty good for Ele as well. Buzz is one of the best but not cheap youll have an awesome hunt.

My best always.
 

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Hi everyone...

What do you guys know about Malapati Safari Area which is in the south border of the Gonarezhou National Park? Who is operating this area?

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Hi everyone...

What do you guys know about Malapati Safari Area which is in the south border of the Gonarezhou National Park? Who is operating this area?

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SSG Safaris, Nixon Dingzi (sp), booked by Aaron Nielson at GHR
 

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I to am looking into an elephant/sable hunt for 2014/2015 if you could please pm me James if you have some info on zim as that is where I am looking as they seem to have the best prices
 
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I have just returned on friday from zim.We hunted near malapati and i met nixon as well.we hunted the Niavasha safari area.took 2 x 60 lbs elles on a 14 day 2 x 1 safari and a 45 lbs on a 10 day 1 x 1 safari. great areas,great camps,great elles,Hard hunting this time of year but very satified clients!!!
 

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I have just returned on friday from zim.We hunted near malapati and i met nixon as well.we hunted the Niavasha safari area.took 2 x 60 lbs elles on a 14 day 2 x 1 safari and a 45 lbs on a 10 day 1 x 1 safari. great areas,great camps,great elles,Hard hunting this time of year but very satified clients!!!


Pictures, please!!!
 

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