As we sit back and reflect on the year that has been, we feel confident in saying that 2011 has been one of our best seasons from the past 28 years in the safari industry.
A statement like the above is a bold one, considering the rich history of hunters, friends, professional hunters (PH), and safari staff from the past. But when one considers the quality of the safaris conducted, combined with the highest level in trophy standards and areas, it goes without saying that the proof lies in the pudding – ultimately this year’s results.
Our hunts started earlier than usual, running from mid February to the end of October. We welcomed back many old faces and walked away with a host of new friends. The United States once again lead the way with the most hunters, followed in close pursuit by Spain and Scandinavia.
While the previous six years has been ravaged by drought, this season started with floods. The East Cape had more rain during 2011 than in the past five years. That not only allowed our hunters to hunt in some of the very best conditions of recent times, it also saw a remarkable rebirth of our areas and landscape. Game thrived and many species have calved two months earlier than usual. One can only imagine what good tidings this holds for future hunting.
This season once again produced a number of world-class trophies. While the PH’s have selected a few favorites we apologize in advance if we missed one or two monsters. Join us and come along to meet the lucky hunters who found themselves in the right place at the right time.