Who are we

Mbalabala Safaris has been hunting in Zimbabwe since 1987 and in that time we have built a good reputation for big game trophies. We only hunt in the best areas in Zimbabwe to ensure you have the best possible hunt.

About Mbalabala Safaris

Begun by Charlie and Pam Stanton, over 20 years ago, Mbalabala safaris offers a unique hunting experience in the southern part of Zimbabwe. The hunting season takes place during the winter months, between April and October, when the bush is sparse, water scarce and the game is in perfect condition. Lindon (Charlie and Pam's youngest son) is now a director in the company and is starting to take over the reigns.

Limerick in Mbalabala, the family home since 1945, and Mashura, in the West Nicholson area, belonging to Lindon Stanton (Snr.), Charlies older brother.

Other hunting in sourced from a number of privately owned game and cattle ranches in the south western districts of Matabeleland South. Leopard and Plains Game are the major attractions for our safaris. The list of available animals can be found on our Enquiry Form. Clients are accommodated in the Farm Homestead (Limerick) and at a reed and tented camp on the banks of a farm dam (Mashura).


Successful Big Game Trophy Hunts


Satisfied Hunters

Lindon Stanton

Lindon is the couple's younger son who followed family tradition and joined Matt and Charlie in 2000. Lin is now a qualified PH and enjoys the thrill of the leopard hunt as well as the heart pounding excitement of Buffalo and Elephant hunting. Lin has also recently started up a hunting blog. (www.intothejesse.com) with 4 other PH's.

In 2015 Lin won the Largest Aquatic Animal shot in Zimbabwe for 2015 - this being a crocodile that measured 15ft 3".

Marthinus Kok

Marthinus (Tinie) Kok is a long time friend of Lindon's and also a member of Into the Jesse hunting blog. Tinie started off his safari career whilst accompanying his uncle Doug Kok during his free time where he developed a deep seeded passion for the African Bush. From there Tinie went under the tutorship of a few of the legendary PH's of Zimbabwe.

Tinies passion lies in elephant hunting as he says 'there is nothing better than getting amongst these grey giants." Tinie also guides photography and fishing safaris.


Pierre Hundemarke

Having grown up in the Midlands on a game farm, Pierre's passion for the African bush was as inherent to him as walking. He always knew he wanted to work with wildlife

He qualified as a professional hunter in 2005 and since then has been guiding clients throughout Zimbabwe helping them to fulfil their African Hunting dreams. Pierre has recently joined our Mbalabala Safaris team and is a founding member of the "Into the Jesse' hunting blog. Pierre has no favourite species to hunt, he loves to hunt them all.


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