First Time African Safari - Looking for advice and recommendations
I am in the midst of planning my first African hunting safari and am looking for some recommendations on outfitters as well as general advice on what to expect. I will be going with a friend and my father (61 years old) and am looking exclusively at South Africa. We will be targeting plains game (5+ animals), specifically kudu, wildebeast (or hartebeast) as well as some of the larger antelope (gemsbuck, blesbock). We are looking for a 7-10 day hunt between April and September of this year but are flexible within that time range. As for price range, we'd like to keep the total cost including accomodations, meals, trophy fees, etc. (not including airfare, taxidermy, hotel stay on either side of the hunt) under $6,000.
Please let me know if you have any recommendations for outfitters that would fit the bill. Also, what areas in South Africa would be best for the species we have targeted. Note that I have conducted a lot of online research into various outfitters (Cruiser Safaris, African Sky, etc.) but wanted to see if anyone had any first hand knowledge or recommendations based on personal experience as it's hard to separate everything I see on the internet when I've never been to Africa before.
Thanks in advance for any advice/recommendations.
PLAINS GAME HUNT EASTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA
MABARULE HUNTERS AFRICA
My Name is Francois van Dyk the owner, Outfitter and PH of Mabarule Hunters Africa. We can offer you a plains game hunt in the Eastern Cape South Africa where you can shoot all the species you indicated and many more.
Our Offer: 1 x Hunter and 2 x Non-Hunters with 1 x PH
7 Day Plains Game Hunt:
Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Gemsbuck, Blesbuck and Springbuck.
Total cost: $ 7 740
The hunt takes place in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, near Bethuli, on a 8000 hectare Game Farm. You fly to Johannesburg and from there with a connecting Flight to Bloemfontein where we meet you and from there by vehicle to the hunting area. The same route back.
If you interested kindly contact us at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Francois van Dyk
Originally Posted by zachcrue