Our experience with Kaweka Hunting started when we landed at Napier Airport. We were met and taken on a small tour around Napier to a winery and lookout. We then headed to Kaweka Hunting. When we got to the lodge, we were introduced to our guide, Marcus, a young guide who was very knowledgeable and personable. Marcus, who is at least 6 foot 6 inches, helped us on our hunt by keeping his strides short so he wouldn’t leave us behind.
The chef, Dan, was very exceptional at his trade. He fixed the game that was shot so that it would melt in your mouth. Suzie, the manager at the lodge, made us feel like we had known her for years. She was very helpful with anything that we needed. Rob, the owner, was always at the lodge even though he lived farther away. We were able to get fantastic animals (Red Stag, Arapawa ram, goat, and Fallow deer) under the guidance of Marcus.
After our hunt was over, Marcus showed us the national park and some of the countryside. We will probably be back in a few more years to get another Red Stag and a Sika deer. All of the staff made this hunt a once-in-a-lifetime experience.. If you are ever in Las Vegas or some place close to here, please give us a call so we can see you again. We miss you already.