The vegetation is predominantly Miombo woodland and Brachystegia forest with extensive Dambos and flood plains along the river. We have one dam and excellent fishing. Six herds of Sable roam freely, around 140 in total. Other species found are Defassa Waterbuck, Kafue Lechwe, Common Duiker, Blue Duiker, Bushbuck, Puku, Reedbuck, Zebra, Eland, Warthog, jackal, and smaller mammals such as Honey Badger and Serval. We have abundant bird-life and this includes the elusive Pels fishing owl and Rose’s Laurie to name just a few. Development started 8 years ago with the reintroduction of endemic species to the area with Sable being the main focus.
The lodge consists of a dining room and lounge and bar area, both with indoor fireplaces to keep you warm in the winter months, and an outside veranda for breakfast and brunches. Guest accommodation is in a separate en-suite chalet, well decorated and comfortable. Our aim is to create a warm atmosphere and attend to individual needs.
Takeri is a privately owned reserve owned by Mike Taylor and Patsy Hahn. Mike resides in Jersey and visits Zambia several times a year whilst Patsy lives at Takeri. Being a private reserve we set our own quotas and have not been affected by any hunting bans. All our animals and under a certificate of ownership from ZAWA.
The reserve is run by Patsy and Tinus. Patsy is a qualified professional hunter (PH) – licenced under PHAZ and ZAWA. She has over 20 years experience in tourism, having built and owned/run camps in the lower Zambezi and Luangwa Valley. She is also qualified in the chemical and physical capture of wildlife. She is involved in the daily running of Takeri and will be your PH. Patsy can also arrange hunts at several other game destinations around Zambia. Tinus has worked in tourism in several African countries as well as Dubai. Tinus handles the daily running of Takeri and will be on hand during your safari.
Hassan will be your tracker. he has over ten years experience, many of these obtained in the Luangwe Valley. His tracking skills are excellent and he has been part of the team helping the hunter get the trophy of a lifetime.
Afunika is our skinner. With over thirty years experience he will ensure your trophy is prepared to perfection.
We have several other staff members who will be on hand to ensure we can cater for yor individual needs.