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The Roosevelt Guild

Teddy Roosevelt's "Big Stick," 1908 — Frazier History MuseumTheodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the USA, was well known for his commitment to conservation, superior hunting ethics, excellence in execution and love for Africa.

With the same excellence as President Roosevelt we created the Roosevelt Guild as the new standard in superior African Hunting service provision. This ensures that only assessed and proven outfitters and service providers are admitted to the guild and recommended to you.

We hear stories of fly-by-night hunting outfitters that take their clients’ deposits and disappear, leave them stranded at the airport, lose or damage their valuable trophies, offer them canned hunts, cheat them in many other ways and generally give our profession a very bad reputation.

We want to make sure that never happens to you.

We visit and hunt with each of the companies we admit. We travel with them, evaluate their meals, use their facilities and assess their skills – all so that you can make a safe and informed decision on your next hunt.

Our standards are high.

Not every outfitter that approaches us to be a Roosevelt Club member is automatically assessed or admitted – and if those we do visit have a poor rating on one or more aspects, we make sure that we faithfully reflect that in our assessment.

Although you cannot always predict what people will do, these guys are on the level. They will look after your personal safety and they have your welfare at heart – and we personally visited facilities to make absolutely sure.

We rate them on a scale of 1 to 5 on:

  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Vehicles
  • Hunting proficiency
  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Professionality

The Roosevelt Guild is a list of assessed and verified hunting service providers who have been proven to be trustworthy and provide services of excellence. 

Each member receives a numbered plaque to verify their membership.

The list will grow as we assess and accept new service providers.