Area: Nuanetsi ranch
Outfitter: Chifuti safaris
Operator: Mbalabala safaris
PH: Lin Stanton
This was Jim's first trip to Zimbabwe, he was after Cape buffalo ,Eland ,Kudu and warthog. Jim arrives in Bulawayo and we headed south east to the nuanetsi conservancy. After a five hour drive we arrived at Mbizi camp. We enjoyed a few ice cold beverages then hit the sack for an early start. The first couple of days we walked about 9 miles a day tracking various herds
PH – Mike Blignaut Operator : Shaun Keeny Safaris Client: Kevin Kevin has always wanted to come to Africa to hunt plains game, in particular Blesbuck, Zebra and Warthog. We started off his list with Blesbuck. Kevin shot this Blesbuck after we belly crawled up a broken damn wall to within 190 yards. Using the wall as a rest, Kevin squeezed off a shot and the Blesbuck fell instantly. Kevin’s Zebra was spotted whilst we were heading back to camp. It was feeding in an open vlei.
An early start found us tracking sable again after spooking them twice,we left them and walked into a waterhole. After sitting for about twenty minutes we had over seventy Impala, twenty odd warthog,eland and zebra come and drink. After lunch we decided to track the sable Bulls that we had followed in the morning. After an hour or so we got onto the Bulls but just couldn't get a clear shot at the biggest bull. They moved off and we followed slowly and quietly until eventually
After picking upmy clients from Australia, we spent our first night at Mbalabala where we would plan on trying for a sable. Rising early we had a good breakfast and tea then headed out for a morning drive. After a short while we decided to walk in some thick Jesse where I knew three sable Bulls lived. Ten mins into the walk we found there fresh tracks heading into the thick bush. We followed. Tracking was tough in the hard soil so we left the tracks and slowly crept through e
We launched a full scale war on ceropithicus aethiops(vervet monkey) with only one succumbing to the clutches of a 300 weatherby. For obvious reasons i cannot show any pictures of this, however i will tell you there was nothing left. Vervet monkeys have bright blue testicles so spotting out the male is generally easier. The rest of the day was spent looking for a big warthog and kudu. Today is our last day. But be sure to join me for my next safari on the 20th for more pursu
Having an inclination that something fed we did our rounds to all the baits which was a 78km round trip. To our disgust we found three females were engorging themselves. Driving around we saw a nice warthog running away. We followed and took a shot. We found a few drops of blood but no warthog. We tried to follow for an hour but nothing. It was gone...
We went back to camp for dinner and some sleep #Chap #RockyGlen #warthog
"The last day" today we were gonna look for a old warthog or bushbuck so we drove along the river. The weather has been disturbing drizzle and cold so not too many hogs were out and about. We saw one great bushbuck but he sent us chasing him for two hours. Always being just his rump through the brush. Wish we could have got him he was real dandy. We had roast klippy for dinner, it was awesome. Tomorrow we will be heading off to Nehimba photographic lodge situated deep in the
Rising early and watching the sun rise over the Bubye river was amazing all we needed to see was a bull nyala. We drove and walked all morning only seeing a very young nyala bull. Later in the day we tried to do a sweep through one section of river which a bushbuck doe and a young warthog came bashing out. We then decided to go check another section on last light and spotted a good nyala bull. Before i could put my binos up he was out of there in a flash. Hopefully tomorrow