The large 55,000 hectares ( 135,850 acres ) unfenced Gokwe North hunting area in the north western part of Zimbabwe, consists of Areas 1 & 2 and extend from Charisa Safari Area and the Chizarira National Park in the West, to the Sanyati River in the east, and borders the Matusadona National Park in the North. The landscape is broken country, with springs and natural water scattered throughout and well drained by the Ume River and its tributaries.
Resident herds of buffalo and elephant exist, apart from seasonal migratory elephants visiting the area from Matusadona National Park. Leopard are also found with somewhat less lions in the area apart from hyenas and some plains game species. Crocs and hippos are hunted in the Sengwe area, near Binga.
The area’s own landing strip is adjacent to the Main Camp which considerably shortens the travelling time to and from the area. A seven hour drive in from Harare option also exists.
The Main Camp lies on the escarpment close to the Gokwe road whereas the more remote and rustic Kausiga Camp, covered by large Acacia Albida trees, lies 30 kms inwards to the east on the Ume River. Its only accessible by 4x4 vehicle.
The weather from May to September is normally very pleasant, with daytime temperatures of about 30 degrees Celsius, which fall to about 10-15 degrees Celsius at night. It’s a pleasure to hunt here. When adequate size game tracks are picked up, they are followed on foot – a classic walk and stalk approach. Trophies are well taken care of and processed according to hunters’ instructions.