After both Cliff’s parents left the police force in Southern Rhodesia, his father, Butch Walker, started hunting on a huge ranch in the South West of Zimbabwe. This is where Cliff’s experience of Safari life began.

At 16, Cliff left school to join his father’s company and start a 2 year apprenticeship, later becoming - at the age of 18 - one of the youngest people to obtain a full professional hunter’s license, as well as winning the award for the Best Professional Hunter in the proficiency test.

After 2 years hunting in the Zambezi Valley with his father, Cliff joined a larger hunting outfit, where he has since conducted Safaris in the following countries: Ethiopia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Mozambique. Over the years, Cliff has guided clients to well over 122 different species of Game. To date, Cliff has taken 126 leopards and 66 lions. Cliff sits on the committee for the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters Association and is on the examining committee. In the off season, Cliff resides in Zimbabwe with his wife, Sharleen.

Over the years, Cliff has received a number of awards:
• Best Lion taken in Zimbabwe-2006
• Runner up Best Plains Game taken outside of Zimbabwe- 2006
• Young professional hunter of the year, -2007 (APHA)
• Best lion taken in Zimbabwe- 2008
• Best Professional Hunter Over all 2009 - Zimbabwe
• Best Plains Game outside of Zimbabwe 2009 (APHA)
• 2nd best plains Game award for the African Professional Hunters Association
• Dangerous game outside of Zimbabwe - 2012 (Tanzanian Lion)
• Winner of the Andre De Kok Award - 2013 (APHA)

 


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