Zambia Record Book

Zambia's Top Forty


Trophy Records Of Zambian Game Animals

Measurement of the Top Forty of each species taken in Zambia by safari hunting clients guided by a licensed Professional Hunter from 1983 to 31st December, 2013

CONTENTS Page No.   Page No.
Introduction 1    
Abbreviations and Symbols 2    
Award Winning Trophies 3 & 4    
African LionSCI5 & 6 SteenbokSCI70
African LeopardSCI7 & 8 Zambezi SitatungaSCI71, 72 & 73
Spotted HyaenaSCI9 &10 PHAZ Straight Line74, 75 & 76
Cape BuffaloSCI11 & 12 TsessebeSCI77 & 78
Roland W ard13 & 14 WarthogSCI79 & 80
Chobe BushbuckSCI15, 16 & 17 Common WaterbuckSCI81 & 82
PHAZ Straight Line18, 19 & 20 Crawshay’s Defassa WaterbuckSCI83 & 84
Bush PigSCI21 Blue WildebeestSCI85
Blue DuikerSCI22 & 23 Roland Ward86
Southern Bush DuikerSCI24, 25 & 26 Cookson’s WildebeestSCI87 & 88
Yellow-backed DuikerSCI27 Roland Ward89 & 90
Livingstone’s ElandSCI29, 30 & 31    
PHAZ Straight Line32, 33 & 34    
Sharpe’s GrysbokSCI35 & 36    
Lichtenstein’s HartebeestSCI37, 38 & 39    
HippopotamusSCI40 & 41    
Southern ImpalaSCI42 & 43    
Southern Greater KuduSCI45, 46 & 47    
PHAZ Straight Line48, 49 & 50    
Black LechweSCI51 & 52    
Kafue LechweSCI53, 54 & 55    
Red LechweSCI56    
OribiSCI57 & 58    
PukuSCI59, 60 & 61    
Common ReedbuckSCI62, 63 & 64    
Roan AntelopeSCI65 & 66    
Sable AntelopeSCI67, 68 & 69    


Abbreviations and Symbols Used

NOTE: In cases where scores of more recent trophies equal positions up to No. 40 in the PHAZ Top 40 Book, the earlier trophies take precedence.

For omissions, errors or alterations to recorded details – please advise Colin Dunn in writing



Symbols Used

PHAZProfessional Hunters’ Association of ZambiaLwenguLwengu Safaris* Horn broken or damaged; measured as existing
SCISafari Club InternationalMalamboMalambo Safariso Award winning trophies
RWRowland WardMbezaMbeza Safaris Zambia Ltd.~ Amendments/corrections
  MbiziMbizi Game Ranch– Misaligned
African Exp.African ExperienceMiengweMiengwe Game Ranch 
Af.GameAfrican Game Conservation and SafarisMitchellMitchell Safaris Zambia Ltd. 
Alfa Recr.Alfa Recreational SafarisMiyomboMiyombo Safaris 
Bang. B’CraftBangweulu Bushcraft SafarisMogamboMogambo Safaris 
BaobabBaobab Trails (Zambia) Ltd.MsikiziMsikizi Safaris 
Big GameBig Game Safaris Ltd.MtendereMtendere Game Ranch 
BimmBimm SafarisMuchingaMuchinga Adventures 
BuffaloBuffalo HuntingMulobeziMulobezi Safaris (Zambia) Ltd. 
MzimbiliMzimbili Game FarmMwingiMwingi Game Ranch 
BusangaBusanga Trails Ltd.NansaiNansai Game Ranch 
CGSCotton Gordon SafarisNchilaNchila W ildlife Reserve 
ChiboteChibote SafarisNgwenyaNgwenya Safaris 
CircuitCircuit SafarisNkangaNkanga River Game Ranch 
EasternEastern Safaris Ltd.NsongaNsonga Game Management 
EcoEco SafarisNyampalaNyampala Safaris 
ExclusiveExclusive Safaris Ltd.NyangaNyanga Safaris Ltd. 
FunjiFunji SafarisNyumbuNyumbu Safaris 
GMZGame Management Zambia Ltd.NyakolweNyakolwe Game Ranch (unfenced) 
G/TrackersGametrackers Safaris Ltd.ProHuntProHunt Zambia 
GetawayGetaway SafarisRev. FundRevolving Fund 
GreystoneGreystone ParkRoyal ZRoyal Zambezi Wildlife 
H.HorizonHunting Horizons(Z) Ltd.SafexSafari Expeditions Zambia Ltd. 
H&GHunters & Guides Zambia Ltd.Shiwa Exp.Shiwa Expeditions 
Hunt Zam.Hunt Zambia Ltd.SkySky Safaris 
HuntersHunters Ltd. or Hunters Ltd. ZambiaSoframSofram 
JungleJungle SafarisS&SSwanepoel & Scandrol 
KakuliKakuli SafarisTudorTudor Conservation Ltd. 
KalwewoKalwewo Game RanchUnitedUnited Safaris 
Kota KotaKota Kota HillsValleyValley Safaris 
KushingaKushingaWangwaWangwa Game Ranch 
KuzumaKuzuma Safaris Ltd.WildcatWildcat Safaris 
Leopard R.Leopard RidgeWildlivesWildlives Game Farm 
LC&SLuangwa Crocodile and SafarisWLPAWildlife Producers’ Association 
LilayiLilayi Game RanchZambeziZambezi Hunters (Pty.) Ltd. 
Lion HeartLion Heart SafarisZamsafZambia Safaris Ltd. 
LuawataLuawata Conservation Ltd.ZNTBZambia National Tourist Board 


Professional Hunters Association of Zambia

Introduction – Trophy Records of Zambian Game Animals Recorded By PHAZ Measurers of Professional Hunters’ Association of Zambia Since 1983

It was in 1981 when our Chairman at the time, David Frost, conceived the idea of producing a book to promote Zambia’s Professional Hunters on the world stage. At the time there was only Zambia Safaris Ltd. until the latter part of 1970ies when two other safari companies, namely, Big Game Safaris and Hunters Ltd., had started up and it appeared more would follow.

David Frost and Keith Asherwood were instrumental in forming a Training Programme and an apprenticeship system for up-coming young (and older) Professional Hunters. Zambia Safaris Ltd. had previously developed a system when it was the only safari outfitter in Zambia and it had also encouraged a training programme to help indigenous Zambians to enter into the Safari Hunting world as Professional Hunters but with only limited success, mainly because of the limited background abilities of some of the earlier applicants.

David Frost was, in addition to being a wildlife enthusiast, also a wildlife conservationist but he was also the owner of a leading printing and publishing company in Zambia which proved extremely helpful. When he retired his daughter, Pricilla (known as Cilla) and later his son, Peter, helped with the printing works necessary for both PH Training systems and for the Animal Trophy Record Books.

If my memory serves me correctly, there were only two Roland Ward official measurers in 1982/3, namely, Phil Nel (Zambia) and Robin Hurt (Kenya). Phil was a leading and well- respected Professional Hunter as indeed was Robin but they spent most of their time in the bush. It was therefore decided that I should apply to become registered as a measurer with SCI and Roland Ward. We adopted the SCI measurement system to determine the winners in the CAT and ANTELOPE categories commencing in 1981. Other categories were introduced later.


Then Heather Asherwood and Mike Heath (who worked for David Frost) joined me as official PHAZ measurers but Mike then became a fulltime Professional Hunter who was therefore out of Lusaka most of each year.

We basically use the SCI measurement system but for the spiral antelope we changed our start date to 1991 as the earlier trophies were not measured using the identical method. For buffalo and wildebeest we also measure for Roland Ward. Later we introduced our own PHAZ STRAIGHT LINE measurement for the spiral antelope which is a single straight line measured for each horn with no other distractions.

After much thought the format was decided and that a book should be prepared reflecting Zambia’s Top 20. Later as more excellent trophies were harvested, this was increased to Zambia’s Top 40.

With the increase in the number of Safari Outfitters and their apparent lack of interest or willingness to bring PHs’ trophies for measuring or call the official measurers to visit them and measure their outstanding trophies, it has become difficult for many PHs to have their trophies measured and Michael Borman has now joined Heather and me as a PHAZ measurer and I would personally like to thank them both for their dedicated contribution to this 7th Edition to 2012.

Roland Norton, a previous Chairman, wrote the introduction for the 2006 edition very eloquently, and it reflects our sentiments exactly.

A special thanks goes to the team members who have dedicated so much of their time to this task and especially to my wife, Fiona, who has spent hundreds of hours over the last thirty years collating and checking the records and having all six of the previous record editions published – they are the unsung heroes to whom we are all grateful.