First African Safari in June!

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Anyone else on the 2:30 am flight from Doha to Johannesburg?
 
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Good luck. Enjoy the trip and hunting. Looking forward to the report.
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We arrived at the lodge, seeing some springbuck next to the “road”.

After dinner on black wildebeest, I’m just enjoying the sounds and smells outside a bit. There was a blesbok not 30 meters from my room in the dark, snorting away. I saw it run off after trying to approach it.

There is no sound here… no trains, planes, cars or anything… some lights in the far distance and a sky full of stars. This is paradise for me.

The rooms are amazing, the sights tomorrow promise to be amazing, we are on the top of a hill overlooking a valley with aloe Vera? which are blooming. I’ll need to make sure about the plants tomorrow.

For tomorrow, as the first day, we will wake at 7:00, breakfast at 7:30, shoot the rifles and then start exploring.

This is a dream come true.

Thank you all AH members, I’m loving every second of it.


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We arrived at the lodge, seeing some springbuck next to the “road”.

After dinner on black wildebeest, I’m just enjoying the sounds and smells outside a bit. There was a blesbok not 30 meters from my room in the dark, snorting away. I saw it run off after trying to approach it.

There is no sound here… no trains, planes, cars or anything… some lights in the far distance and a sky full of stars. This is paradise for me.

The rooms are amazing, the sights tomorrow promise to be amazing, we are on the top of a hill overlooking a valley with aloe Vera? which are blooming. I’ll need to make sure about the plants tomorrow.

For tomorrow, as the first day, we will wake at 7:00, breakfast at 7:30, shoot the rifles and then start exploring.

This is a dream come true.

Thank you all AH members, I’m loving every second of it.


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Love it!
Go get ‘em!
 

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Enjoy it and slow down not to miss the small things as this will not be your last time in Africa.
 

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Wonderful VBE, by now you will be out in the bush - what is on the ticket?
 

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The first day, the first stalk, not even 15min after we started walking from the lodge, I think my smile says it all. When I get back home, I’ll be writing a full hunting report.

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Well done and with shorts!

Yes of course, it is 27 Celsius here. :)

I’m overheating almost! :)

Today a male warthog, my father a blesbok and a really big black wildebeests!


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Good thing you are not posting much having too much fun!!!
 

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Guys… bushbuck is starting to be the challenge for this trip, been out on 5 stalks/blinds and seen many, but either not in range or too difficult too shoot. Or nothing to be seen due to changing winds…

I get why everyone was urging to put it higher on the priority list! Tomorrow we go out again!
 

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Good thing you are not posting much having too much fun!!!

Indeed, I’m having the time of my life…
So far I’ve been lucky to hunt for blesbok, warthog, 2 velvet monkeys, impala and an injured 45+ inch Eastern cape kudu. :D

Still want to look for bushbuck, nyala or waterbuck, black or blue wildebeest and if possible a baboon.
 
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Grand to have that first Safari plenty on the list to fill up.
They are called Vervet Monkeys not Velvet have you seen their Blue Balls?
 

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Grand to have that first Safari plenty on the list to fill up.
They are called Vervet Monkeys not Velvet have you seen their Blue Balls?

Indeed, they were difficult to miss

Today was another amazing day, I’m dead tired walking up and down the mountains for three days, but an amazing waterbuck was taken!

Tomorrow we look for sable for my father on another location
 

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