RICHARD COOKE - P.H.
..schooled in Zimbabwe and achieved an agricultural degree at Pietermaritzburg University in South Africa.
Since 1996 Richard has guided between 150 & 200 days hunting per year. These have only been dangerous game hunts, with the focus in recent years being on Elephant hunts.
Richard attended hunting conventions in Europe each year between 1996 & 2000. His first trip to USA was in 1999 and he has been attending the hunting shows in Dallas and Reno every year since then.
BELINDA COOKE - Marketing and Logostics
Belinda Cooke (Chubs) Schooled in Zimbabwe, caught the travel bug early after a year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Perth, Australia; attained Diploma in Travel and Tourism/Marketing in UK.
In 1997 accepted position as Sales/Marketing Manager at Ilala Lodge / Spencers Creek in Victoria Falls. Fell prey to Richard Cookeís charm and combined experiences forming Richard Cooke Safaris and Outfitting. Runs Company from home in Vic Falls - back up, logistics, supplies, bookings, assisting with hunters wives and observers/photographic clients.
JOSEPH SHOKO - Tracker
Joseph has tracked for me since April 1996. He accompanies me on all safaris within Zimbabwe. Mozambique and Botswana.
His home is in the Jambezi area close to the Victoria Falls International Airport.
SILAS MATHE - Tracker & Skinner
Silas has skinned and tracked for me since April 1996. He accompanies me on all safaris within Zimbabwe. Mozambique and Botswana.
His home is also in the Jambezi area close to the Victoria Falls International Airport.
BRIAN ASHBY - Videographer
Born and bred Zimbabwean, I have grown up with a passion for hunting and fishing, which has led me closer and closer to leading a life that permanently revolves around the African bushveld and her waterways.
I have been living at Victoria Falls with my family for 17 years now and have been a professional cameraman for at least 15 of those years. Richard Cooke and I are the best of friends and have made a highly successful team, along with Joe and Silas. If you are going to spend your hard earned money on a hunt of a life-time then make sure you have it filmed by a professional, so that you can relive the experience forever. CLICK HERE
TIM ELLEMENT - P.H.
.. was born in 1971. He grew up on a farm hunting and fishing as a child and fell in love with the outdoors!
He attained his full Professional Hunter's licence in 1993 and has hunted in all areas of Zimbabwe ever since.
TERRY FENN - P.H.
Born and bred in Zimbabwe, Terry was a Game Ranger for National Parks and Wildlife Management for four years in the 1970's. He moved on to management of cattle/game ranching in both Zimbabwe (Nuanetsi Ranch) and in South Africa, as well as running small scale safari operations. Terry furthered his experience in cattle and game ranging at Lemco Ranch (Pvt) Ltd in 1986. In 1990, he joined Rusty Labuschagne and Safari Trackers on Angus Ranch, Save Conservancy, running the game ranch and Safaris.
Since 1994, Terry has been fully occupied in the safari industry, and has worked with most of the safari operators in Zimbabwe, as well as in Botswana and Tanzania.