Unsure to be honest.
I had such a good experience this time that it would be a tough call for me to take the gamble on another outfitter/PH. Would certainly consider another country depending on what I think I'd like to target. At this stage, after seeing a very fine specimen last week, Eland...
I've just arrived home from my first Safari with Somerby Safaris in South Africa and all I can say is Wow! What an experience. I was lucky enough to share this Safari with my wife and my 15 month old son. Hats off to Somerby for the way they were able to cater to a 15 month old and I can't...
Another post from a newbie trying to work out what he wants out of his first African hunt!
I keep seeing recommendations of people saying to ask about cull animals that may be available.
Can people please share some pictures of different cull animals and examples of pricing for cull...
Trying to limit the amount of moving around as we'll be with our toddler. Happy to spend more time hunting less animals looking for quality over quantity. If I have to pass up something that's not readily available in our area, so be it.
This is pretty much my exact thinking.
It was more just a thought exercise for future trips to be honest. For example, if I didn't take a Kudu this trip, what part of Africa would present the best value for a trophy Kudu another time. One day I would like to take an Oryx, but when the price...
Appreciate that advice.
All these questions coming from the point of view of a person that hasn't seen a kudu in the flesh.
I doubt very much I'll turn down a 54" Kudu if I see one ;)
These questions aren't even necessarily about this trip but looking into the future.
Hunting with Somerby Safaris,
They've been amazing to this point.
Very much open to opportunity and taking what the bush presents.... But it doesn't stop me from working out every possible combination of animals in the meantime ;)
However, I've managed to get a bit of a different set up for my safari due to travelling with the little fella. I'm happy with that side of it. Basically an ala carte hunt with better pricing than normal.
This is why I'm starting to talk myself into leaving a Kudu for another time and place. We're locked into to the outfitter for this trip as they've been amazing to deal with and very accommodating for us travelling with a 14 month old.
As I said some of the prices quoted are some of the best...
That's exactly the sort of info I'm after!
My main target is Kudu but when it comes to add on species I'd like to get the best bang for buck with the view of going back to Africa in a different area in the future targeting different species.
I'm in the process of planning my first safari and while researching it's quite clear that the same species of animal can have vastly different trophy prices in different areas/countries.
For example, where I'm planning on hunting in Limpopo the price I've been quoted for a Red...
From sunny (not so much lately) Wagga Wagga.
Taking my Christensen 300WSM. A little worried about using the ELDX's I normally use in Africa but the outfitter assures me they'll hold up just fine.
Going to be hunting in Limpopo.
Thanks for the welcome!
Heading to South Africa with Somerby Safaris for 7 days in April.
The main target is a Kudu (very original I know) and anything else will be based on what presents itself while on the hunt.
Travelling with a toddler and 3 guns (competing in the world trap championships...