The Next Level

The Next Level

It’s been a very wet rainy season in Zimbabwe. In fact one of the wettest in the last 20 years which following on from one of the driest in 30 years has made for some interesting times out in the bush. The one thing that never changes is the intensity of the...
Just Look at that Ivory!

Just Look at that Ivory!

When it comes to Mahenye there are two things that are synonymous with October and November. Very hot weather and very big ivory. PH Phillip Smythe recently guided Herrman on his first quest for a big elephant bull in our Mahenye concession. Over the first 5 days...
“When I Grow Up I Want to Be..”

“When I Grow Up I Want to Be..”

I recently had the pleasure of joining PH Thierry Labat and our good friends and clients the Adam family on safari on Sango. Being on safari with 3 generations of familiy is not something that happens often, especially when the eldest member of the family is the one...
Rosettes amongst the Rocks

Rosettes amongst the Rocks

Not more than a year ago PH Phillip Smythe captured a monster leopard on a trail cam that proved elusive and thwarted their efforts to get the crosshairs on him. Known to us for a number of years this big tom leopard roamed the north western section of ARDA on a...
Old Boy Country

Old Boy Country

PH Phillip Smythe recounts his recent hunt for a dagga boy in the Save River. Following the herds on the islands we came across them filing one by one through a narrow gap in the river beds. Hearing buffalo moving all around us we decided to retreat a little a safer...
Ranch Record

Ranch Record

It’s not every day that we see new records being set. But this last week gone by Roland managed to top the charts for a species that we know all too well – the impala. For those of you who have visited Sango you’ll know it’s sometime a case of...
Monsters in Murky Waters

Monsters in Murky Waters

Looking for a challenging hunt?  Look no further than hunting down a monster crocodile out of one of the oldest waters in Africa – the mighty Zambezi. Crocodiles are notouriously alert and the big ones – well they don’t get big for no reason! It...
Jesse Fever

Jesse Fever

Tracking buffalo in the thickets of the ‘mpangara jesse’ bush of ARDA is not for the faint hearted. Fortunately the relatively bare ground makes for relatively straight forward tracking and mostly quiet stalking and whilst this is usually a welcome...
Raining Rain

Raining Rain

The lowveld and in particular the Save Valley Conservancy has suffered one of the worst wet seasons for 25 years this year, but finally some good rains have fallen throughout the lowveld and all of Zimbabwe for that matter. This will fill the water holes up, allow...
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A pre-season journey to Sango afforded myself, Ian and Phillip the pleasure of spending some time with some very important people. Jannie and his wife Cathy are the very life-blood of Sango ensuring that while we all attend to the business of sales and administration...