Hunt References 2019-02-28T14:01:13+00:00

Jay McNaughton (USA)

The hunting at Safari Trails International is exciting and challenging with lots of animals and excellent chances for success. With Russ’s hunting experience and knowledge of his land, which has been in his family for 7 generations, and surrounding ranches, confidence is high. Russ is down to earth, humble and hardworking and will do everything he can to put you on good animals…

The hunting at Safari Trails International is exciting and challenging with lots of animals and excellent chances for success. With Russ’s hunting experience and knowledge of his land, which has been in his family for 7 generations, and surrounding ranches, confidence is high. Russ is down to earth, humble and hardworking and will do everything he can to put you on good animals. The lodge and lodging are first rate and a very nice place to bring your family. Spending time with Russ, his better half Julie and their two boys, Chad and Mitch, is a great benefit of hunting with Safari Trails International. You’ll feel welcome and quickly become friends; looking forward each evening to great meals and time around the fire.  I very highly recommend Safari Trials International for incredible hunting, friendship and relaxation.

John Estes

“‘ Our trip to the Eastern Cape was my family’s second safari with Russell. We first hunted together in Mozambique. Both of these trips were highly successful from a hunting standpoint but also enjoyable experiences for all of us.Russell does his best to make sure every aspect of your trip is as good as it can be.We are planning on a repeat performance!”

The Doramus / Burnell Family

I would like to THANK you all for making our trip to SA a wonderful experience! The Doramus / Burnell family had the time of our lives! Don’t think I would change anything, except maybe my shot at the warthog!  Debbie and Christy from Gracy Travel – Absolutely fantastic! Russell and Julie, your hospitality was fit for a king! We enjoyed time at your camp with your boys. Brendon, and Mike, our tracker, with their knowledge of the African flora…

I would like to THANK you all for making our trip to SA a wonderful experience! The Doramus / Burnell family had the time of our lives! Don’t think I would change anything, except maybe my shot at the warthog!  Debbie and Christy from Gracy Travel – Absolutely fantastic! Russell and Julie, your hospitality was fit for a king! We enjoyed time at your camp with your boys. Brendon, and Mike, our tracker, with their knowledge of the African flora and fauna were great and a treat to be with too! Spending time at Hellspoort Valley Game Farm was an unforgettable experience, with the meals and evenings spent at the lodge fun to the next power!  The entire trip from start to finish was “for a lifetime” made possible by all of you!

Brown Delozier – Mamemo Outfitting (USA)

I have known and hunted with Russell Lovemore since the late ’90’s. Always courteous, polite, hard working and determined. Being in this business myself, I find it easy to put Russell and his staff at the top of my list of professional hunters, that I trust to take care of my clients as well as my friends and family on safari. Let’s not forget his lovely wife Julie, who as well, is second to nobody when it comes to her fantastic meals and organization.

Mychal & Melissa Murray

My wife and I hunted with Russ twice in the Eastern Cape and we’re planning our third trip now, including our two young children this time. Russ and Julie work hard to provide a welcoming, safe and enjoyable safari experience whether it’s your first trip to Africa or you’ve been a dozen times. Russ has access to good properties and will do all he can to ensure quality hunting. We’re looking forward to the next trip and don’t expect it to be our last.

Kenny Brown (USA)

Russ and I are privileged enough to have hunted together for many years, including safaris in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, as well as Cameroon. I have just returned from another hunting trip to Mozambique and wanted people to know just how great the hunting is @ Chawalo Safaris, Mozambique. Russell Lovemore, and his staff @ Chawalo Safaris, are extremely…

Russ and I are privileged enough to have hunted together for many years, including safaris in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, as well as Cameroon. I have just returned from another hunting trip to Mozambique and wanted people to know just how great the hunting is @ Chawalo Safaris, Mozambique.

Russell Lovemore, and his staff @ Chawalo Safaris, are extremely skilled, dedicated and they all worked tirelessly to make my trip an absolute pleasure.

Comparing experiences from eight previous safaris, this safari was the best ever, from the handling of the logistics to the awesome destination. I was impressed by the professionalism and true dedication to the care of their guests. It is impossible to pick a highlight of the trip. A true African adventure, wild and remote but with all the creature comforts you could wish for.

One can’t beat a pride of Lion at 40 yards during the daytime and shooting a 14 foot + croc or success taking Elephant, Hippo, Buff, Sharpes Grysbuck, and a huge Bushbuck over 17″!!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot on the Zambezi. Highly recommended!

Stan Gentzler (USA)

Thank you both for making my “Trip of a Lifetime” more than I could have ever imagined. Russ’ expertise in judging game animals in the field afforded me the opportunity to harvest “above average” trophies which I will enjoy forever. His Team of assistants made my hunting time safe and comfortable. My Thanks to Julie for being the perfect host with first class accommodations and gourmet style meals…

Thank you both for making my “Trip of a Lifetime” more than I could have ever imagined. Russ’ expertise in judging game animals in the field afforded me the opportunity to harvest “above average” trophies which I will enjoy forever. His Team of assistants made my hunting time safe and comfortable. My Thanks to Julie for being the perfect host with first class accommodations and gourmet style meals. Most of all, I want to thank you for my new heartfelt respect for the animals of Africa and the hospitality of the people there. No doubt that I will book another trip with Safari Trails International and bring my friends and family so they may know what a true African hunting experience is.

Michael

I have been fortunate enough to have hunted the Chawalo area for many years. In my opinion, there is no better place than Chawalo, now known as Safari Trails Mozambique, if you are looking for a big hippo or monster crocodile. Sitting right on the banks of the Zambezi, Chawalo has access to miles of river frontage, teeming with croc and hippo For plains game, record class bushbuck and grysbuck are the norm, as well as great kudu.”

Jeff White ( USA )

Since I was out of high school my dream was to go to Africa and hunt a Buffalo and sable. Well all my dreams came true with Russ and Safari Trails International.In life there are events that come and go, but the 3 weeks that I spent in Mozambique with Russ are as vivid as yesterday.Not only did I get my target package animals but he put me on many more including a 16′ Nile crocodile…

Since I was out of high school my dream was to go to Africa and hunt a Buffalo and sable. Well all my dreams came true with Russ and Safari Trails International.

In life there are events that come and go, but the 3 weeks that I spent in Mozambique with Russ are as vivid as yesterday.

Not only did I get my target package animals but he put me on many more including a 16′ Nile crocodile.

Not only will I cherish my trophies and memories forever but I will return to hunt again and make new “memories for a lifetime”.

Thanks again Russ and Julie

 Andrew

10/10, a great experience. Andrew is a great PH. The accommodation and food was excellent. It was a very fun hunt and I look forward to seeing Andrew in the US in Jan/ Feb.

 Larry & Janine Wehrkamp

First of all, thanks to you and your staff for an amazing experience.Chawalo offers all you could ask for. Although my primary hunt was for croc, the number of other trophy species we saw was impressive. We saw literally hundreds of croc and hippo, plus elephant, kudu, bushbuck, warthogs and hyena.In one day I shot a 14’2″ croc and a 2 ton hippo, as well as caught a Zambezi Tiger Fish.

Dear Russ,

First of all, thanks to you and your staff for an amazing experience.

Chawalo offers all you could ask for. Although my primary hunt was for croc, the number of other trophy species we saw was impressive. We saw literally hundreds of croc and hippo, plus elephant, kudu, bushbuck, warthogs and hyena.

In one day I shot a 14’2″ croc and a 2 ton hippo, as well as caught a Zambezi Tiger Fish.

I highly recommend your operation for the hunter that wants a real no-fence hunt for great trophies.

Thanks Larry & Janine Wehrkamp

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Tony Martins

After much deliberation and a great recommendation from friend and hunting icon Jim Shockey, we chose Russ Lovemore and Safari-Trails International for our first African adventure. My non-hunting wife Debbie, scout/tracker/ skinner Mike, tracking dogs Fudge and Diesel, Russell and I spent a week hiking, duck-walking, knee-crawling and belly-crawling all over Handfield Farm…

After much deliberation and a great recommendation from friend and hunting icon Jim Shockey, we chose Russ Lovemore and Safari-Trails International for our first African adventure. My non-hunting wife Debbie, scout/tracker/ skinner Mike, tracking dogs Fudge and Diesel, Russell and I spent a week hiking, duck-walking, knee-crawling and belly-crawling all over Handfield Farm and other nearby properties, bowhunting walk-and-stalk style for zebra, impala, gemsbok, wildebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck and duiker.

This was a truly wonderful collection of first experiences, thanks to the Lovemore’s and their staff. Their experience, professionalism and genuine concern for their client’s satisfaction and enjoyment were obvious, comforting and greatly appreciated. Russell and Julie run a first-class operation, with beautiful lodge, gourmet meals, excellent service and abundant plains game. And having a PH who is himself a bowhunter is a welcome bonus – even though he shot the fletching off my #2 hunting arrow when we practiced!

We enjoy visiting with Russell during his annual stateside visits, and look forward to new and exciting experiences that await at the Lovemore’s new concession in the wildlands of Mozambique. If your bucket list includes a custom tailored African adventure that will most certainly include some memorable “firsts” as ours have, we would highly recommend the engaging and entertaining Mr. Lovemore, and Safari-Trails International or the new Safari-Trails Mozambique.