The Managing Director of gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offered the chance of a lifetime: to shoot a Nile buffalo in Uganda with the first London Best rifle made by the company since returning to London in 2013.
Uganda, to hunters, is a special place. Dubbed “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, this is the real Africa, untamed, beautiful and harsh. I’d been invited to join one of Rigby’s Continue reading Hunting On Hallowed Ground→
Storm clouds built up over the distant treeline, thunder and lightning getting closer until the first fat raindrops fell. It was early afternoon. Few sounds are more soothing than soft rain on canvas and Continue reading Pearls Of Uganda→
Our SCI record book is a great reference for both desk and field. It does an excellent job of “organizing” the bewildering array of Africa’s hundred-plus species, subspecies and races of antelopes into understandable groupings. One such grouping is the family of “waterbuck, lechwe, kob, puku and reedbuck,” taxonomically the antelope subfamily Reduncinae. Although this large group varies tremendously in size and color, there are obvious shared features: All are creatures primarily of wetlands or well-watered grasslands. Only the males have horns; the horns are heavily ringed and generally have a forward curve, although with kobs and lechwes, this may be only in the uppermost portion of the horns. Continue reading Kobs And Lechwes- The Beauty is in the Curve→
It was still dark when five of us boarded the14-foot wooden canoe and headed down-stream. If everyone kept his balance and behaved, there was a reasonable chance the canoe wouldn’t tip over. The Mayanja River flows through Kafu River basin, dissecting a vast sea of tall papyrus. Continue reading Unforgettable Uganda – Part 1→