You are cordially invited to our 4th Annual TCI Fun Day. Toyota Zimbabwe will be our main sponsor again this year and we hope to see as many of you in the Hunting Industry as possible so that we can meet together and celebrate the year of 2015 as it draws to an end. Please join us for what is hoped to be a fun filled Friday, getting you ready for the weekend ahead.
TCI recently dived into a new concept of marketing which is the digital magazine. With the help of some of our operators, as well as Maple Freight and Spherical Freight who handle the shipping of trophies to final destination, we were able to put together the first edition of Nature’s Perspective.
This first edition focuses on some of the bigger and older operators in Zimbabwe, lists details of where their hunting concessions are located, what facilities are offered in their camps, and what game you can expect to find in their areas when you come out on safari. TCI shares details of its newest taxidermy art form idea known as the toile and shipping agents advert shares details about various services offered and provided for shipment of trophies to final destination.
For a link to this magazine, go to the home page of this website and click on link provided at bottom of page. We would love to receive your feedback on this marketing tool so send us your comments.
We have just completed this beautiful full mount of a leopard and it’s fresh kill, a small antelope called a klipspringer. This particular mount is going to be crated up soon and will be heading to France to one of our clients, Mr Perrey. These style of mounts are always a challenge to pack but we’re lucky that our crating department has a wealth of experience. From there, this lovely leopard is in the hands of our sister company, Maple Freight who will take care of all the documentation and send it safely on it’s way to Mr Perrey.
We are lucky enough to have one of Lin Barrie’s paintings for sale in our Bulawayo showroom. Read more about this talented artist below:
In the south east of Zimbabwe, Africa, lies the Save Valley Conservancy, (SVC), a wildlife reserve of nearly one million acres. A semi-arid wilderness of spectacular granite kopjies, golden savannah, ancient leadwood forests and monolithic baobab trees, this tantalizing territory is home to endangered Black and White rhinos, African hunting dogs, elephants, buffalo, lion and a host of other species. As an annex to the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) which comprises Kruger National Park, Limpopo Park and Gonarezhou National Park, this lowveld area is also home to artist Lin Barrie and her life partner, Clive Stockil.
Expressing her hopes, fears and love for special ecosystems with her paintbrush, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal can only truly be captured by direct observation. She immerses herself in her subjects, whether it is sketching rhinos drinking at a favourite waterhole, watching African Hunting dogs and their pups, painting traditional dancers, or sketching dhows on the Mozambique coast. The wheeling constellations and moon phases of the night skies, the people, the droughts, veld fires and regenerating rains of Africa – all are inspiration to Lin in creating her works of art on canvas and handmade paper. She is fascinated by the synergies between elements of landscape and animals, such as the texture of baobab skin which so closely resembles that of elephants’ limbs, and the shapes of monumental rock outcrops which take human or animal form.
We felt very lucky last week to have a visit from the gorgeous girls of hunting apparel and accessories brand, Girls with Guns. GWG’s Norissa Harman and Jenifer Adams alongside country singer, Morgan Mills paid us a visit on their way back from a hunting trip with professional hunter, Bruce Cronje of Martin Pieters Safaris. All the way from Northern California, the trio of hunting enthusiasts had just completed their 12th safari this year! As well as their clothing line, the girls are busy filming for their American show, Universal Huntress TV – definitely worth a watch.