African Hunting Gazette

Jan 18th

2021

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The Gerenuk

The most bizarre looking of the gazelles, the gerenuk gives a first impression of being of an impala with very long legs and neck. Which is why it is sometimes called the giraffe-necked antelope. The ears are quite large, as are the eyes, and the muzzle has a “pinched” appearance. The upperparts are rufous-fawn, with […]

Jan 9th

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with Thierry Labat

Both my parents immigrated to then Rhodesia from Mauritius. My father was only 20 years old in 1964 when he left Mauritius to come and work in the sugar industry in a place called Hippo Valley, in south-eastern Rhodesia. He started as an assistant section manager, then manager, until he was able to buy his […]

Jan 3rd

2021

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Namibia Running Out of Patience with CITES

At the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to CITES held last year, five southern African countries, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia proposed that the ban ontrade be lifted. These countries constitute the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) which holds two-thirds of the continent’s approximately 400,000 African elephants. The Conference rejected this proposal, which […]

Dec 15th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On Safari in Africa with… Russ Lovemore

Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Port Elizabeth in 1967. Grew up on a farm in the nearby Paterson area. Q: How did you get into hunting – what was it that influenced you? A: My father was not a hunter, however both my grandfathers were and their stories […]

Dec 1st

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

Namibia’s Khomas Hochland

In the early eighties, the history of the Khomas Hochland Conservancy began. The Conservancy was founded to get neighboring farmers together and to reintroduce game species into the area. It was an important step to get the farmers together to combine the interests of game and cattle farmers. The Khomas Hochland Conservancy is situated about […]

Oct 31st

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

The common warthog

Description The common warthog has an overall skin colour of grey with a sparse covering of bristle-like hairs and a mane of long, erectile hairs along neck and back. The colour of mane hairs varies from straw-brown to black and is raised when an animal is under stress. Tufts of pale to white coloured whiskers […]

Oct 23rd

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with… Axel Engman

Q: Tell us how you came to be in Africa. A: I am the first generation of the Engman clan to have settled in South Africa – and I arrived on an airplane. Q: So where were you born? A: I was born in Sweden in a little village named Dalstorp in 1969, and moved […]

Oct 13th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On Safari in Africa with… Hannes du Plessis

Q: Tell us about your family, how they originally got to Africa. A: My ancestors arrived in Africa during the 17th century. Q: When and where were you born? A: I was born in Windhoek, Namibia on 6 February, 1963. Q: How did you get into hunting – what was it that influenced you? A: […]

Oct 3rd

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with… Jaco Oosthuizen

Q: When and where were you born?   A: I was born in northern Namibia back in 1973, in the town of Tsumeb, though I spent my early years on a cattle ranch just east of Etosha National Park. Later on we lived in town because of the high security risk in the middle of […]

Sep 25th

2020

CategoryPosted in African Hunting Gazette

On safari with… Gary Duckworth

Q: Tell us about your family, how they originally got to Africa. A: My great-great grandfather came to South Africa around 1850. He was a doctor, and he married an Afrikaans Boer woman. My great-grandfather also married an Afrikaans Boer woman and they fought against the English during the Boer war. Their family farm was […]

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