plane tickets are bought the wait is going to kill me

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  1. Biggdawg

    Biggdawg BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    We finalized the dates for my first african safari yesterday and got the tickets bought. Now the wait really begins.

    I am so excited i don't know if i can stand it. we are leaving the 28th of may starting our hunt on the 1st of june and getting home on the 18th of june.

    We are going to Namibia and hunting with kalahari hunting safari's in 2 of their locations. Khomas Hochalnd Mountains and their Klahari lodge area. then on a private ranch for a few days at the end for a cull hunt -- hunting partner is good friends with him we will be the only hunters on the land for the season.

    my list of animals is as follows don't know if i will get them all but hope so.

    Kudu
    gemsbok
    hartmann zebra
    Impala -- not sure if i will get this one the drought has hit them hard

    animals of opportunity:
    warthog
    springbok
    steenbok
    blesbok
    blue wildebeast
    heartebeast
    baboon ?
  2. Frozen6bt

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    I'm in the same boat as you. Except I don't leave until July 24th...... Only 167 days to wait......:(
  3. Biggdawg

    Biggdawg BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    I didn't want to count the days because i know it will seem like longer if i do :rolleyes:

    we are actually leaving a week earlier than planned, everything was set up for june 5th but we had to bump it up a week which is a good thing when you are not very patient. lol
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    Oh yeah? well I don't leaver until August 14th, so I don't feel sorry for you!!! ;)

    the planning and anticipation really are fun though!!
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    Congratulations to you all, you're heading to Africa to go hunting.

    Take it all in, enjoy it. Shoot straight.

    Take LOTS of pictures and notes for posterity and the hunt reports!
  6. Biggdawg

    Biggdawg BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

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    Thanks Brickburn,

    plan on getting plenty of pics, video and may take some notes -- not much of a writer lol
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    Hi Biggdawg

    Safari place - check
    game animals - check
    Airline tickets - check

    Rifle - ?
    Ammo - ?
    Luggage - ?
    Camera - ?
    Travel Doctor - ?
    Rifle Permit - ? Are you spending the night in Joberg ? Work on your SA rifle permit.

    The planning is on going and there are things to do.
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    well since everyone was counting the days, I had to count mine...hahaha...at least I have broken the 100 day mark, and am sitting at 95 day only left today...not bad considering I just sent my deposit in a day ago... :)
    my hunt this round is hippo, crocodile, spotted hyena, steenbok, honey badger, and all of the small cat species I can find, on calling night hunts. I haven't decided for sure on giraffe and red lechwe yet.
    I have 17 hunting days so success should be pretty good hopefully and not rushed!
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    im very jealous!

    my hunt is probably about 500 days out. :(

    -matt
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    You Guys are Light weights I Booked my Trip in May 2013 and Airfare in June of the same year,,I,m about 3 months out and Counting:cool:
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    Congrats on your first trip, lots of fun. 224 days for me.
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    August 21st for me. Its a long wait but the more time I have the more money I can take, so there is a good trade off there. Zebra, wildebeest, impala, gemsbuck, blesbuck, and warthog for me. Kudu too if all the planets line up properly.:rockon:
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    Awesome, guys, have a good trip. Wish I was going but the taxidermy from the last trip isn't done yet. Got more saving to do. :crying:
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    Have a good trip. I myself will be leaving May11 for Africa!!!!
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    OH yes the fun has just begun. but i have a good start on most of it I hope.
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    We are booked to leave july 28th till aug 16th for two fun trips with paw print and tootabi.We used Lori at travel express again and just as before she saved me some money and made the planning easy.Nice to know the first part of the trip is planned so we can just think of hunting and not the traveling part.just have to get the list done of all what we will be hunting for.Good luck to all going this year and those making plans

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