BOTSWANA: Botswana Or Bust

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A last minute opportunity hunt came open and an outfitter I know asked if I could make it happen. I immediately pulled it together and my dream of hunting the giants of Botswana has materialized.

Jumped on a plane yesterday on British Airways out of LAX and am in mid transit to Johannesburg. Needless to say ever time I check in on BA it seems nobody has ever checked a rifle in….75 minutes later I was checked in and happy to get on the flight.

I will keep you all,posted as to the South Africa COVID testing requirements after clearing customs tomorrow. Stay tuned for my 14 day Safari adventure is about to begin.

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Enjoy Botswana! My avatar bull was taken there in 1990.
 

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Good for you. Looking forward to going on the trip with you from afar.
 

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Quick travel update:
Deplaned in Johannesburg and headed to customs. I was asked for my South African COVID questionnaire and my negative COVID test with QR code. Very quick and easy and did not have to show them any proof of vaccinations. Waiting for plane to Gaborone.

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Good luck @Hunting Hitman and safe travels!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Botswana. It is a country I know very little about for hunting.
 

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Good luck @Hunting Hitman and safe travels!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Botswana. It is a country I know very little about for hunting.
Starting in the early 60's it became a top safari destination and many of the better known PH's from east Africa migrated south to start new companies and open it up to safari.
Sadly the Okavango Delta is closed to hunting now, or was last I heard, but when it was open it was some of the very best hunting in all of Africa.
 

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