SOUTH AFRICA: Great Hunt with Ibamba Safaris - South Africa
This is a discussion on SOUTH AFRICA: Great Hunt with Ibamba Safaris - South Africa within the Hunting Reports & Reviews forums, part of the HUNT AFRICA category; All, just got back about two weeks ago from my first hunt in RSA. Sorry for the delay in my ...
08-06-2013, 03:11 PM #1
SOUTH AFRICA: Great Hunt with Ibamba Safaris - South Africa
All, just got back about two weeks ago from my first hunt in RSA. Sorry for the delay in my report, but this was coupled with a move from Alaska to Arizona and trying to get our house settled down here. Boy is it HOT down here!!! Anyway, my father and I had a great hunt with Ibamba Safaris. While this was our first safari, we were VERY impressed with our hosts. Ibamba Safaris is definitely a first rate company and by day 2 of our 7 day, we were both already planning our return trip. The details were for the Safari were a 2 person/7 day hunt in the Limpopo area with our choice of an Impala, Blesbok or Warthog and a Jackal. I was on a Bow/Rifle combo (PSE/6.5 Creedmoor) with my father using rifle only (300 Win Mag). Between the two of us, we took 2 Blue Wildebeests (Both Rifle, 300 Win Mag), 2 Impala Rams (Bow/Rifle), 2 Blesboks (Bow/Rifle), 1 Warthog (Rifle 300 Win Mag), 1 Bushpig (6.5), 1 Impala Ewe (6.5), 1 Kudu (Bow). We did not really hunt the Jackal, but I did miss a shot at one, running away at about 175 yards. Either way, we had a great time, and I cannot wait to bring my daughter back with me next time. She really wants to shoot a Zebra and maybe a Warthog.
First, I want to thank everyone here on Africa Hunting for the great information that you were able to provide me. Because of the forums and PMs, I think we were well prepared for the trip. Everything for getting row 31 from ATL to Joburg (Lots of extra leg room), to using a Meet and Greet Company when we arrived (We could have done it alone, but the $$ spent was well worth it), and the right stuff to pack (we only took 3 sets of cloths each, and that was just about the right amount), and I could go on.
So, I have attached the pictures of some of my animals (Kudu, Blue, Bushpig) and my father's (Blue, Blesbok, Impala). Enjoy.
08-06-2013, 03:45 PM #2
Thank you for the hunt report and pictures Grady! Nice to hear that you had a great time and that you are already looking at returning...
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08-06-2013, 04:55 PM #3
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Glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your hunt and pictures."TIME"........God's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
08-07-2013, 11:12 AM #4
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Congrats for a great hunt and very nice trophies, I specially like the bushpig !
Thanks for sharing !
08-07-2013, 11:24 AM #5
- Member of Houston Safari Club, Gulf Coast SCI, SCI International. Rowland Ward, NRA, RMEF, Nort American Hunting Club - Life Member, Texas Trophy Hunters
- Hunted Mozambique, South Africa, (Kwa-Zulu Natal & East Cape), Zimbabwe (Charisa & West Nicholson), U.S.(Texas, New Mexico, LA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Wyoming & Montana), Canada (Alberta) & Argentina (Cordoba)
Congrat's on a great hunt Grady! Love the bushpig! Thanks for the report.
08-07-2013, 08:36 PM #6
- Member of SCI (Sioux Falls, SD) RMEF, NWTF, NRA, NTA, BCSC, SDTA, NDTA, P&Y,
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Grady, welcome back.
A trip to Africa is like eating Lay's potato chips, can't have just one!! I've done 5 hunts and 2 more planned.
Is Bushpig a opportunistic trophy or did you hunt with dogs? Blesbok is better than good. Congrats!
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08-07-2013, 08:53 PM #7
You done good! Nice animals. Bushpig are not easy to take. I really like the sunrise (sunset?) shot. Neat stuff. Glad you guys had a good hunt.
08-08-2013, 03:31 AM #8
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Congratulations on some nice trophies.
It is great to hear when someone gets support from fellow hunters and ends up having a great trip.
Thanks for sharing your pictures.Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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08-08-2013, 09:48 AM #9
Roger, The Bushpig was a HUGE surprise. As we were going to a different area, we spotted him, and it was a quick shot or some would say a lucky shot, but either way, I was fortunate.
The picture was a sunrise on our final day.
08-08-2013, 07:11 PM #11
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congratulations to you and your father on a great trip with some really nice trophies
08-09-2013, 11:58 AM #12
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Thanks for the hunt report, nice pictures!
08-19-2013, 07:00 PM #13
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Congrats and thanks for sharring your hunt with us, those are some great trophies love that bushpig three trips and don't have one yet. maybe next time.Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.
08-19-2013, 07:30 PM #14
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What a neat adventure for you and your father. There is something special about hunting with your father. Brings back some fond memories. Took my dad on a bunch of western states US hunts but never to Africa. Wish I did. I am happy for you and your father.When I am not hunting, I am thinking about hunting....I think I'll go hunting.
08-20-2013, 01:52 PM #15
Thanks Stretch...While this was one of many hunts with him, it was definately one of the top hunts with him. My daughter is already planning my next safari so that she, not me, can take a Zebra and Gemsbok. She is taking after her mother, always planning new ways to spend money, but at least this time, her plan is to spend it with me doing something that we both enjoy.
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