I stumbled upon Nhoroís website purely by accident. I was interested in shooting a lion but had no desire to shoot one over bait, much less out of a vehicle. I contacted Gordon about the hunt and he explained how they hunted lions, the proper way; that is, cutting a track and tracking the lion until you find it. The hunt was everything he told me about and more. The first day we followed a lioness for a couple of hours and she managed to slip out on us repeatedly. We finally got within 15 yards of her at one point but couldnít get a clear shot and had to give up, because the sun was going down. The second day we cut another track and were following tracks, when all of a sudden the lioness walked out upwind within 60 yards of us. The first shot was a kill shot, but she didnít seem to be aware of the fact. She belly crawled around a bush, saw us and poised to make a charge, but second shot in the chest dropped her in her tracks. A slight feeding issue with my rifle between the first and second shot added a little extra excitement to the hunt. Itís an experience Iíll never forget and is by far the best hunt Iíve ever been on. The tracts Gordon has access to in the Kalahari are excellent and all the lions are free roaming, not caged up lions in a high fenced area. If youíve always wanted to do a lion hunt but thought you couldnít afford it, the lioness hunt is a great alternative.
After the lioness hunt I tagged along with my good friend Scott on his trip on Gordonís concession in Limpopo. This was my third trip to Africa and I must say I have never seen as many quality animals as I saw on this huge concession. I was fortunate to shoot a beautiful 40Ē gemsbok bull while I was there, and observed the biggest kudu and waterbuck Iíve ever seen (including magazines and television).
Gordon and Jon are very professional and a lot of fun to be around; itís like hunting with your buddies. There are a lot of PHís out there, but there are very few that have the experience that Gordon has hunting dangerous game; he learned from some of the best in the golden years of hunting safaris. I trust Gordon and the next dangerous game hunt (cape buffalo) will definitely be with him.