Who We Are
Chapungu-Kambako Safaris consists out of six safari outfits: Chapungu Safaris, Kamabako Safaris Mozambique and Chapungu-Kambako Hunting Safaris Nambia.
Established in 2000 by Jacques Hartzenberg, Chapungu Safaris mainly specialize in big game safaris in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Here we hunt various private and national reserve concessions as well as our own pristine flagship property, Kalahari Oryx.
In 2005, with more than 23 years’ hunting experience, Jumbo Moore moved his attention from his “Jumbo Safaris” to Kambako Safaris who operate in the famous Niassa Reserve in northern Mozambique. This unspoiled property is every big game hunter’s ultimate adventure.
During 2014, Herman Coetzee, Pieter de Lange, Louis Kotze and Uys Schickerling, operators of Chapungu-Kambako Hunting Safaris Namibia, combined their expertise and knowledge to create a successful outfit in the heart of Namibia. Currently, Uys is still part of the CKS-family, managing and conducting our areas and hunts in Namibia.
Trophy Quest is also jointly owned by Thys, Jacques and Jumbo. Before the ban on elephant hunting, Thys used to operate in the exact same concession (CH8) which they have now in 2020 gained again. This area is well known for exceptional dangerous game.
Lodzi Hunters is owned and managed by Thys de Vries – a well known and experienced elephant hunter of Zimbabwe. Lodzi Hunters operate on the CAMPFIRE area Tsholotsho South bordering the Hwange National Park, Binga on her shores of Lake Kariba. Zimbabwe is predominantly a big game safari destination.
Uganda Wildlife Safaris managed by Christian Weth, operates in exclusive wildlife areas outside National Parks in cooperation with the district local governments as well as Uganda Wildlife Authority and private landowners. These areas include the districts of Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Kiboga, Kyankwansi, Masindi & Kiryandongo, the former Aswa-Lolim Game Reserve (Nwoya Distrct), the Okidi Hills (Amuru District) and in Ajai Wildlife Reserve (Arua District). The country is known for the exceptional Nile buffalo and Sitatunga.
Meet the Team
Directors and Managers
Director & PH Chapungu Safaris (RSA)
Professional Hunter and Outfitter, Jacques Hartzenberg is the Owner of Chapungu Safaris Africa. He started hunting at a very young age and has always had a love and deep passion for the African bush and its wildlife. Big game hunting became a specialty under the wing of his lifelong friend and mentor, Ray Townsend from Zimbabwe. Jacques has always been inspired by the experiences, stories and biographies of well-known hunters. Combining his hunting skills, professionalism and his ability to stay calm in some of the toughest hunting situations, 90% of Jacques hunting clientele returns, year after year. Jacques is married to Sonja who is an artist and full time mom to their three young children, son’s Jéan and Liam and daughter Émile.
Director & PH Kambako Safaris (Mozambique)
Jumbo Moore was born & educated in Zimbabwe, graduated from Pietermaritzburg University with an Agricultural Degree and went straight into the hunting industry at the end of 1993. In 1999, Jumbo started his own venture in Zimbabwe “Jumbo Safaris”. He was predominantly based in the South Eastern Lowveld and Matetsi, but has hunted virtually all the concessions in Zimbabwe. Up to 2007, Jumbo diversified out of the Zimbabwe hunting industry, owned and managed a hide trading business, commercial grinding mill, and a vehicle maintenance garage for road haulage tankers. In 2005, Jumbo decided to follow his passion and moved his attention to Kambako Safaris in the Niassa Reserve in the North of Mozambique. Jumbo is married to Sarah, who is responsible for the Finance Department of Kambako Safaris and Pemba Beach Lodge. They have two daughters, Kyria and Kayce.
Director & PH Chapungu-Kambako Safaris Namibia
Uys was born and raised in Namibia. Family ranch visits were a frequent occurrence and thus hunting formed a part of his life from a very young age. After completing a 3-year degree in tourism at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town South Africa in 2006 he returned to Namibia and started working in the Namibian hunting industry. He then completed a 1 year apprenticeship with Erindi Hunting Safaris and joined Omujeve Hunting Safaris in 2007 where he remained for the next 7 years. He worked his way up starting as a hunting guide to a master-hunting guide; a Professional Hunter and he finally became a big game Professional Hunter in 2013. He has since conducted several successful hunts in such capacity. Uys is father to a baby girl. He is one of the partners of Chapungu-Kambako Safaris Namibia that was established in December 2014.
Director & PH Uganda Wildlife Safaris (Uganda)
Christian was born in Germany and studied a Business Administration degree at the University of Göttingen, Germany. From here he moved to Uganda and has been based in Kampala for over 10 years now. His hunting outfit, Uganda Wildlife Safaris, operates in almost all of Uganda’s game rich areas. Christian is a very avid hunter and enjoys guiding hunters to rare world-class trophies in one of Africa’s wildlife oases. Besides his love for hunting, he has furthermore a passion for tourism activities and is involved in various tourism development projects across Uganda. He speaks German, English and some Swahili. Christian is married to his wife, Kate, and they have two beautiful daughters.
Director & PH Chapungu Safaris (RSA)
Nicolai grew up in Johannesburg. His passion for hunting started at an early age. After school he started studying Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, but his underlying urge to take up his passion made him decide to quit and he enrolled for a Field Guide and Game Ranger Diploma. After completing his course he started working as a field guide and game ranger in Northern Natal. Here he gained an enormous amount of experience and also did an apprenticeship with one of Natal’s well-known outfitters. Nicolai then moved to the Great Karoo where he was reserve manager and resident PH. It is here where he met Jacques and soon thereafter he started working for Chapungu Safaris in mid 2012. Nicolai is an accredited PH for the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and North West province, as well as for Mozambique. He is currently the head PH and runs all operations in South Africa. Nicolai is married to Karlien and lives in Cape Town.
Thys de Vries
Director & PH Tsholotsho South (Zimbabwe)
Thys de Vries and Jacques Hartzenberg decided to combine their years of experience in the safari and hunting business and formed a formidable partnership in 2012. Thys comes from a long line of big game hunters in Zimbabwe, where his father, Buck de Vries, was one of the pioneers in wildlife conservation and safari hunting as we know it in Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa today. Thys was one of the youngest hunters to receive a Professional Hunters license in Zimbabwe and he has never looked back after 30 years in this industry. Their holding company, Tamafupa Hunters is the owner of Lodzi Hunters Zimbabwe and of two Campfire areas in Zimbabwe namely Tsholotsho South and Lusulu, with Tsholotsho being one of the best hunting areas in Southern Africa.