Buffalo hunting has been part of my family for more than 60 years. My Grandfather lived in what was known as the old Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, were he had a huge Ranch. He was a great big game hunter in those days. He hunted extensively in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. His favorite buffalo caliber was the .9,3x62 Mauser. He got mauled by a rouge buffalo bull on the shores of Lake Kariba, and died shortly after that. I therefore chose my logo to be a Cape buffalo in memory of this once great hunter.
In my opinion the buffalo is the most intrepid of the big five. If the first shot is well placed the buffalo will run a short distance and you will hear the sound that every buffalo hunter hopes to hear - the death bellow. However, if the first shot is not well placed you are in for the long haul, a wounded buffalo is the most dangerous game animal in Africa.
I was fortunate enough to be able to hunt buffalo in the early stages of my hunting career and till this day it is still my favorite hunt to guide. Therefore getting up in the morning, and having a quick cup of coffee and a slice of toast, then getting on the back of the Land Cruiser, driving through the bush until you find the fresh tracks of a big herd of buffalo or dugga boy and then start your pursuit after Africa's black death, mbogo, nyati, call him whatever you want, it is in my opinion what hunting is all about. We at Intrepid Safaris are as determined as a big buffalo bull to satisfy our client's needs.