Zambia's Top Forty
7TH EDITION T0 2013
Trophy Records Of Zambian Game Animals
Measurement of the Top Forty of each species taken in Zambia by safari hunting clients guided by a licensed Professional Hunter from 1983 to 31st December, 2013
|CONTENTS||Page No.||Page No.|
|Abbreviations and Symbols||2|
|Award Winning Trophies||3 & 4|
|African Lion||SCI||5 & 6||Steenbok||SCI||70|
|African Leopard||SCI||7 & 8||Zambezi Sitatunga||SCI||71, 72 & 73|
|Spotted Hyaena||SCI||9 &10||“||PHAZ Straight Line||74, 75 & 76|
|Cape Buffalo||SCI||11 & 12||Tsessebe||SCI||77 & 78|
|“||Roland W ard||13 & 14||Warthog||SCI||79 & 80|
|Chobe Bushbuck||SCI||15, 16 & 17||Common Waterbuck||SCI||81 & 82|
|“||PHAZ Straight Line||18, 19 & 20||Crawshay’s Defassa Waterbuck||SCI||83 & 84|
|Bush Pig||SCI||21||Blue Wildebeest||SCI||85|
|Blue Duiker||SCI||22 & 23||“||Roland Ward||86|
|Southern Bush Duiker||SCI||24, 25 & 26||Cookson’s Wildebeest||SCI||87 & 88|
|Yellow-backed Duiker||SCI||27||“||Roland Ward||89 & 90|
|MAP OF ZAMBIA||28|
|Livingstone’s Eland||SCI||29, 30 & 31|
|“||PHAZ Straight Line||32, 33 & 34|
|Sharpe’s Grysbok||SCI||35 & 36|
|Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest||SCI||37, 38 & 39|
|Hippopotamus||SCI||40 & 41|
|Southern Impala||SCI||42 & 43|
|Southern Greater Kudu||SCI||45, 46 & 47|
|“||PHAZ Straight Line||48, 49 & 50|
|Black Lechwe||SCI||51 & 52|
|Kafue Lechwe||SCI||53, 54 & 55|
|Oribi||SCI||57 & 58|
|Puku||SCI||59, 60 & 61|
|Common Reedbuck||SCI||62, 63 & 64|
|Roan Antelope||SCI||65 & 66|
|Sable Antelope||SCI||67, 68 & 69|
Abbreviations and Symbols Used
NOTE: In cases where scores of more recent trophies equal positions up to No. 40 in the PHAZ Top 40 Book, the earlier trophies take precedence.
For omissions, errors or alterations to recorded details – please advise Colin Dunn in writing
|PHAZ||Professional Hunters’ Association of Zambia||Lwengu||Lwengu Safaris||* Horn broken or damaged; measured as existing|
|SCI||Safari Club International||Malambo||Malambo Safaris||o Award winning trophies|
|RW||Rowland Ward||Mbeza||Mbeza Safaris Zambia Ltd.||~ Amendments/corrections|
|Mbizi||Mbizi Game Ranch||– Misaligned|
|African Exp.||African Experience||Miengwe||Miengwe Game Ranch|
|Af.Game||African Game Conservation and Safaris||Mitchell||Mitchell Safaris Zambia Ltd.|
|Alfa Recr.||Alfa Recreational Safaris||Miyombo||Miyombo Safaris|
|Bang. B’Craft||Bangweulu Bushcraft Safaris||Mogambo||Mogambo Safaris|
|Baobab||Baobab Trails (Zambia) Ltd.||Msikizi||Msikizi Safaris|
|Big Game||Big Game Safaris Ltd.||Mtendere||Mtendere Game Ranch|
|Bimm||Bimm Safaris||Muchinga||Muchinga Adventures|
|Buffalo||Buffalo Hunting||Mulobezi||Mulobezi Safaris (Zambia) Ltd.|
|Mzimbili||Mzimbili Game Farm||Mwingi||Mwingi Game Ranch|
|Busanga||Busanga Trails Ltd.||Nansai||Nansai Game Ranch|
|CGS||Cotton Gordon Safaris||Nchila||Nchila W ildlife Reserve|
|Chibote||Chibote Safaris||Ngwenya||Ngwenya Safaris|
|Circuit||Circuit Safaris||Nkanga||Nkanga River Game Ranch|
|Eastern||Eastern Safaris Ltd.||Nsonga||Nsonga Game Management|
|Eco||Eco Safaris||Nyampala||Nyampala Safaris|
|Exclusive||Exclusive Safaris Ltd.||Nyanga||Nyanga Safaris Ltd.|
|Funji||Funji Safaris||Nyumbu||Nyumbu Safaris|
|GMZ||Game Management Zambia Ltd.||Nyakolwe||Nyakolwe Game Ranch (unfenced)|
|G/Trackers||Gametrackers Safaris Ltd.||ProHunt||ProHunt Zambia|
|Getaway||Getaway Safaris||Rev. Fund||Revolving Fund|
|Greystone||Greystone Park||Royal Z||Royal Zambezi Wildlife|
|H.Horizon||Hunting Horizons(Z) Ltd.||Safex||Safari Expeditions Zambia Ltd.|
|H&G||Hunters & Guides Zambia Ltd.||Shiwa Exp.||Shiwa Expeditions|
|Hunt Zam.||Hunt Zambia Ltd.||Sky||Sky Safaris|
|Hunters||Hunters Ltd. or Hunters Ltd. Zambia||Sofram||Sofram|
|Jungle||Jungle Safaris||S&S||Swanepoel & Scandrol|
|Kakuli||Kakuli Safaris||Tudor||Tudor Conservation Ltd.|
|Kalwewo||Kalwewo Game Ranch||United||United Safaris|
|Kota Kota||Kota Kota Hills||Valley||Valley Safaris|
|Kushinga||Kushinga||Wangwa||Wangwa Game Ranch|
|Kuzuma||Kuzuma Safaris Ltd.||Wildcat||Wildcat Safaris|
|Leopard R.||Leopard Ridge||Wildlives||Wildlives Game Farm|
|LC&S||Luangwa Crocodile and Safaris||WLPA||Wildlife Producers’ Association|
|Lilayi||Lilayi Game Ranch||Zambezi||Zambezi Hunters (Pty.) Ltd.|
|Lion Heart||Lion Heart Safaris||Zamsaf||Zambia Safaris Ltd.|
|Luawata||Luawata Conservation Ltd.||ZNTB||Zambia National Tourist Board|
Introduction – Trophy Records of Zambian Game Animals Recorded By PHAZ Measurers of Professional Hunters’ Association of Zambia Since 1983
It was in 1981 when our Chairman at the time, David Frost, conceived the idea of producing a book to promote Zambia’s Professional Hunters on the world stage. At the time there was only Zambia Safaris Ltd. until the latter part of 1970ies when two other safari companies, namely, Big Game Safaris and Hunters Ltd., had started up and it appeared more would follow.
David Frost and Keith Asherwood were instrumental in forming a Training Programme and an apprenticeship system for up-coming young (and older) Professional Hunters. Zambia Safaris Ltd. had previously developed a system when it was the only safari outfitter in Zambia and it had also encouraged a training programme to help indigenous Zambians to enter into the Safari Hunting world as Professional Hunters but with only limited success, mainly because of the limited background abilities of some of the earlier applicants.
David Frost was, in addition to being a wildlife enthusiast, also a wildlife conservationist but he was also the owner of a leading printing and publishing company in Zambia which proved extremely helpful. When he retired his daughter, Pricilla (known as Cilla) and later his son, Peter, helped with the printing works necessary for both PH Training systems and for the Animal Trophy Record Books.
If my memory serves me correctly, there were only two Roland Ward official measurers in 1982/3, namely, Phil Nel (Zambia) and Robin Hurt (Kenya). Phil was a leading and well- respected Professional Hunter as indeed was Robin but they spent most of their time in the bush. It was therefore decided that I should apply to become registered as a measurer with SCI and Roland Ward. We adopted the SCI measurement system to determine the winners in the CAT and ANTELOPE categories commencing in 1981. Other categories were introduced later.
Then Heather Asherwood and Mike Heath (who worked for David Frost) joined me as official PHAZ measurers but Mike then became a fulltime Professional Hunter who was therefore out of Lusaka most of each year.
We basically use the SCI measurement system but for the spiral antelope we changed our start date to 1991 as the earlier trophies were not measured using the identical method. For buffalo and wildebeest we also measure for Roland Ward. Later we introduced our own PHAZ STRAIGHT LINE measurement for the spiral antelope which is a single straight line measured for each horn with no other distractions.
After much thought the format was decided and that a book should be prepared reflecting Zambia’s Top 20. Later as more excellent trophies were harvested, this was increased to Zambia’s Top 40.
With the increase in the number of Safari Outfitters and their apparent lack of interest or willingness to bring PHs’ trophies for measuring or call the official measurers to visit them and measure their outstanding trophies, it has become difficult for many PHs to have their trophies measured and Michael Borman has now joined Heather and me as a PHAZ measurer and I would personally like to thank them both for their dedicated contribution to this 7th Edition to 2012.
Roland Norton, a previous Chairman, wrote the introduction for the 2006 edition very eloquently, and it reflects our sentiments exactly.
A special thanks goes to the team members who have dedicated so much of their time to this task and especially to my wife, Fiona, who has spent hundreds of hours over the last thirty years collating and checking the records and having all six of the previous record editions published – they are the unsung heroes to whom we are all grateful.
COLIN DUNN and HEATHER ASHERWOOD PHAZ Measurers