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David Langerman and John Sharp in the Bubye. Be hard pressed to top either one of them.

Going this year for multiple buffalo and taking the whole family.

Save was good, Nyakasanga when it was an auction area was great. Cant go wrong with CMS

@Muskox +1 on @John Sharp and @DaveL .

Flying into Bulawayo is easy, as it isn't a huge airport. Very nice and efficient airport.

Read the report @Bullthrower338 and @tarbe did on their hunt with John and Dave in the 800,000+ acre BVC.


This is a link to my report from my hunt with @John Sharp.
https://www.africahunting.com/threads/zimbabwe-john-sharp-safaris.22880/
 

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Lots of good advice above.

My recommendation is to talk ftf at a show with the folks who hunt the areas you are most interested in.

All the outfits and areas mentioned above can provide an excellent experience. The cherry on top is being able to hunt with someone you feel a kinship with.

This is not always possible to find. But if you can add that dimension to your hunt, it will be something truly special.

Best of luck in your "hunt for a hunt". The chase is a big part of the experience and the fun!


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@Muskox +1 on @John Sharp and @DaveL .

Flying into Bulawayo is easy, as it isn't a huge airport. Very nice and efficient airport.

Read the report @Bullthrower338 and @tarbe did on their hunt with John and Dave in the 800,000+ acre BVC.


This is a link to my report from my hunt with @John Sharp.
https://www.africahunting.com/threads/zimbabwe-john-sharp-safaris.22880/
Never finer gentleman could one share a fire with, just wish you could have joined us Dave! Still cherish every moment of that trip daily. Life long friendship and undying memories are a huge part of the deal, money is just money, ask our elected officials, it don’t mean a damn thing at the end of the day!
 

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I understand there are ranches in Zimbabwe, but I don't know much about it. I have multiple safari planning guides but they are over 10 years old and I am not sure places listed in there are still accurate.

Looking for a plains game/buffalo or hippo hunt in a free range or very large ranch. I want something different than South Africa.
bunch of great places. I would do Save with Desfountain Safaris.
 

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Why most of the offers and packages in Zim are focused on DG?
There is much less offers specializing on PG.
In fact, in great majority of offers, PG looks more like possible opportunity, rather then specialized PG safari.
I am asking based on my impression, not necessarily it is true.
Am I wrong in this estimate? If I am not wrong, then why is that?

Because Zimbabwe can not compete in variety, quality and cost with the game farms in RSA where the stock and breeding are controlled. Just for the cost of the daily rates of a 7day PG hunt in Zimbabwe one can have a 7 day PG hunt in RSA including trophy fees etc..

On my upcoming hunt any plains game I take will be for bait. I will take a trophy Kudu if we see one. But the focus of the 21 days hunt is leopard, buffalo and elephant.
 

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Never finer gentleman could one share a fire with, just wish you could have joined us Dave! Still cherish every moment of that trip daily. Life long friendship and undying memories are a huge part of the deal, money is just money, ask our elected officials, it don’t mean a damn thing at the end of the day!
Work and life have been grinding me to a pulp lately.

I woke up at 0230 this morning and knew I had to get out of bed....

Went upstairs and took a position on a couch. In the dim light from the front porch light I could clearly see the outline of my Cape Buffalo's horns, showing well against the light colored wall.

I closed my eyes and thought about the 12 days in the BVC with you, John and Dave. I found sleep again.

Better than any drug.....
 

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Work and life have been grinding me to a pulp lately.

I woke up at 0230 this morning and knew I had to get out of bed....

Went upstairs and took a position on a couch. In the dim light from the front porch light I could clearly see the outline of my Cape Buffalo's horns, showing well against the light colored wall.

I closed my eyes and thought about the 12 days in the BVC with you, John and Dave. I found sleep again.

Better than any drug.....

I know exactly what you mean! Africa is a drug that we can never get enough of!
 

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Work and life have been grinding me to a pulp lately.

I woke up at 0230 this morning and knew I had to get out of bed....

Went upstairs and took a position on a couch. In the dim light from the front porch light I could clearly see the outline of my Cape Buffalo's horns, showing well against the light colored wall.

I closed my eyes and thought about the 12 days in the BVC with you, John and Dave. I found sleep again.

Better than any drug.....

Classic case of hornamus Syncerus Caffer. There's only one cure......... go get another one!

Either that or you can try that Charlie Sheen Tiger's blood deal, but that didn't work out too well for him. :E Happy:
 

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Does someone have a link with a map of safari areas in Zimbabwe?

Or recommend a book that has it?
 

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Does someone have a link with a map of safari areas in Zimbabwe?
Each outfitter would have their own areas shown. The CMS web link I had posted and that was subsequently removed was a link to their areas. If you google and find their web site you can look at it.
 

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There is a map of Zim with all areas on it. I’m sure if you google it you will find it.
 

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