First African hunting trip?

Discussion in 'GREAT DEALS on Hunts Worldwide' started by Meat78, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Diamondhitch

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    As long as you choose a good reputable outfitter you will be short of time, you will be short of money but you will not be short of game or hospitality, thats for sure.
     
  2. Bobpuckett

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    Hey Diamondhitch what time will you be on the East Cape Deb and I will be in Tarkastad on the 29th of May ourself.
     
  3. Diamondhitch

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    I will be in the same area but I fly home on the 25th so I guess I will just miss you. Good luck on your hunt.
     
  4. eai outdoors

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    Dear Meat78:

    Welcome to the forum! You will find a lot of great advise from these chaps!!!

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  5. Stretch

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    Welcome Meat78,

    I too am planning a first time African Safari. I have learned much from this site and you will too. All the AH members are more than helpful. Pretty simple...if you want to know, just ask. My advice to you is to check out the AH outfitters tab for information, links and reviews. There are several outfitters that are very active on this forum. A couple of them already replied to your post. I can tell by their comments from past post that they are very sincere about helping everyone. This genuine guidance will carry-over to the business they represent. I would start by contacting several of these outfitters. Give them a chance to help you by providing them with some general information so they can build a package that allows you to form a budget. Price is not and should not be the only factor. You are not buying animals! You are investing in an adventure that will be a accumulation of memories for years to come. Compare what they offer and decide for yourself what is more important to you.
    Another tip: spend time perusing the shot placement gallery. African animals are built different than animals from North America. I copied and pasted these animals in full page color images then placed them in a folder so I can take with me when I hunt. This way even when I am in the bushveld I can review the location of the vitals of each species any time I want to.
     
  6. Nyati

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    Welcome to the forum, Meat !

    You already got the best advice from the regulars here.
     
  7. Bushwack

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    Welcome to the Forum Meat78,

    I can assist...PM send
     
  8. Tom071

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    ANy updates? I leave for Cruiser on 1 may
     
  9. Baobab

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    Welcome to AH from Namibia
    I sent you a PM
     
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    Baobab no PM recived?
     
  11. atafrica

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    We do rifle hunts for beginner up to pro, we will love to accomodate you and your girlfriend.It will be a trip never to forget!We hunt on concession in the Free State, South Africa where only the best trophy animals get selected before every hunting season.
    Greetings @Africa Hunting Safaris
     
  12. Osonjiva Hunting Safaris

    Osonjiva Hunting Safaris AH Senior Member

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    Dear Meat78

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at Osonjiva with any questions you might have, we are always more than willing to help out.

    Find underneath contact details for references with regards to Osonjiva.

    From: Richard Hatala [mailto:rshatala@earthlink.net]
    Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 9:18 AM
    Subject: RE: reference about Osonjiva Hunting Safaris

    Sure!!!!

    I can't say enough good things about Osonjiva and Sylvia.

    I have hunted quite a bit (40 years) and have had the opportunity to experience many guided trips. As far as big game hunting is concerned, Osonjiva not only provides a great hunt but the accommodations are 5 star. I have never experienced such luxury on a hunting trip. In fact I would rate the food and accommodations on par with many family vacations, including my honeymoon.

    My time with them exceeded all my expectations and I plan on returning. Hopefully with my son as a collage graduation present.

    I can talk all day about them and welcome any opportunity to speak with your clients if they would like to arrange a phone call. However, I can provide you with a much more detailed account of the trip via a website I manage.

    If you visit
    Namibia 2010
    you will be able to review all the details of the trip I took in 2010
    If you have any difficulties with the web site let me know.

    Again, feel free to share this website and/or ask any specific questions. I would be more than happy to talk more about the wonderful time I had.
    Your clients will very much enjoy themselves!!!!

    From: T-Bird [mailto:info@t-bird.si]
    Sent: 29 February 2012 23:15
    To: elina@safari.lv; info@osonjiva.com
    Subject: RE: reference about Osonjiva Hunting Safaris

    Dear Elina,

    I would gladly share my experience regarding the hunting and the accommodation in Osonjiva Hunting Safaris.

    For the last 7 years I've been hunting in different camps of Namibia, but there was always some sort of problem.
    There were unexperienced guides, bad hunt planings and accommodations, sometimes we didnt even get the animals that we already arranged upfront, and the most important thing is that some of the camps dont even know how to prepare and organize transport of the throphie animals to Europe.

    I've been a regular guest in the Osonjiva Hunting Safaris for the last 4 years. From my personal experiences I can guarantee you that if you are looking for a high class hunting and accommodations you are going to get it. The hunters are very experienced, all the animals are throphie quality and are just the right age.

    I dont have any problems with the throphies anymore. I get them from Taxsidermy, which is owned by Sylvia, and what I get from them is top quality.

    Tinus and Sylvia are ready to fulfill wishes from theyr every client, they are wirth the trust!

    On your request I've also added a few pictures of mine.

    If you need any additional information please feel free to contact me !


    Best regards, Franko

    2012-02-29


    Mobilni tel: 00386 41 630 864
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