We headed into the African bush with the pothole paved road giving way to gravel and then seasonal dirt tracks. Bridges? Who needs bridges? Along the same way the few electrical poles disappeared too. People walked or road bicycles. Villages eventually became widely dispersed before the countryside finally cleared of man. Game scout check stations with gates mark the route where our paperwork was verified. Looking up at the top-seat, my college-age boys, Robert and Johnathan, had hair blown wildly and broad smiles. Continue reading Dugga Boys Zambia Safari
Washington D.C. – Today, Zambian Tourism and Arts Minister, Jean Kapata, announced that the ban on hunting, which was enacted in January 2013, has been lifted.
Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation maintained that the ban was counter- Continue reading ZAMBIA LIFTS BAN ON HUNTING
Sarge Karim shares some photos of some of his hunts in Zambia.
Mufunta is an area located in the west of Zambia bordering the Kafue national park. The area boasts the highest density of Sable than any other, with several trophies scoring in the high 40s. Other plentiful plains game in Mufunta are; roan, eland, kudu, hartebeest, reedbuck, common duiker, impala, warthog, bushing and buffalo.
Nyamvu and Nyakolwe are adjacent, privately owned wild and unfenced hunting concessions located in the famous Luangwa Valley. These areas boast some of the largest roan populations in Zambia. Other huntable species include; hippo, crocodile, buffalo, puku, bushbuck, impala, kudu, warthog, hartebeest, zebra, hyena, and waterbuck.
Calling for “collaboration and support” with and from Safari Club International and SCIF, the Honorable Sylvia T. Masebo, MP, Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, addressed the SCI Board of Directors at the Convention in Reno Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Recently, Zambia halted much of its hunting pending development of accurate data about the numbers and status of wildlife in that Southern African country.
“As a representative of the Zambian government, I’m here first of all to learn and understand more on the safari hunting industry on a global perspective. Secondly, we wish to use this opportunity to clarify the measures taken by our government to ban hunting of big cats and suspend the granting of safari hunting concessions in some of the hunting area…. Last but not the least, we are here to request for collaboration and support in addressing the problems of poaching and inadequate information on the populations of wild animals in Zambia,” she told the SCI Board. Continue reading SCI Invited To Play Major Role In Future Of Zambia Hunting