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Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Standard Velocity, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Bos en Dal Safaris

    Bos en Dal Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    Welcome to AH you will find everything about a safari on here but be warned if you are going to do it once you will return for more
     

  2. One Day...

    One Day... AH Fanatic

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    Welcome to the madhouse Standard Velocity, you will find the inmates deeply contaminated by the African bug, mostly contagious, and generally certifiable on account of rifle buying madness. You are in the right place for Safari knowledge and experience sharing :)
     

  3. edward

    edward GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    S.V.your first trip will be just that,then will be the 2nd,3rd,you get the idea.
    welcome.
     

  4. Standard Velocity

    Standard Velocity New Member

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    Africa being big and all I guess I will need some guidance from those who have been around.

    It looks like various game are present in different regions which are open or not for hunting subject to the vagaries of the governments who control them. Dangerous game would probably not be on the list for a first safari so a good plains game package would be reasonable. The only DG of interest would be buffalo but they appear to be pricey.

    Trophy quality over quantity would always be the goal. I’ve passed on more trophies than I’ve taken for an assortment of reasons (including one monster whitetail that was just too fun to watch). Game management, whether on my property or halfway round the world, is more important than bragging rights.

    It would be nice to have an experience that is safe for my better half but adrenaline inducing enough to be memorable. We like comfort but would trade a luxury experience for something unique every time. We’ve found we have more fun interacting with the people who live where we travel. Last time we were in Canada a guy who owned the art gallery invited me to use his moose tag if we could justify another trip.

    For the foreseeable future learning about the regions and game is the goal. I’ve read some stories of disappointment on here too, so any advice on pitfalls will help in later decision making. Advice on unreliable outfitters, bad taxidermy, unnecessarily dangerous situations, cultural taboos, etc. will help tremendously.

    Thank you all!
     

  5. Spear Safaris

    Spear Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Fanatic

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  6. Velo Dog

    Velo Dog AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Hello Standard Velocity,

    Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris of Namibia, welcomes you to the greatest forum on earth.

    Regards,
    Velo Dog.
     

  7. Bullthrower338

    Bullthrower338 AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard SV! I highly recommend you start planning a trip! If you are looking for something more economical I would recommend gambling, a cocaine habit, a couple of ex-wives and a trophy girlfriend because you may be able to stay more fiscally responsible than once you start hunting Africa. You will find yourself doing back alley big bore deals, ordering brass and bullets in huge quantities for rifles you don’t even have but the stuff was on sale. But other than that you won’t find much more rewarding in life!
    Cheers,
    Cody
     
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  8. Huntshoek Hunting Safaris

    Huntshoek Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Senior Member

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    Welcome to AH!
     

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  10. Travel Express

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    Welcome to the family and the forum Standard Velocity, you are in the right place! Nothing like AH for information and getting people on their way to Africa.

    Whenever your ready we would be happy to help you with your planning.
     

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    Happy planning! Do consider Namibia to be your choice of destination. Wonderful FREE RANGE opportunities. What is on your wish list?
     

  13. L'Atelier Verney-Carron

    L'Atelier Verney-Carron SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome to AH Standard Velocit. Planning is half the fun! Enjoy the forum, it's very addicting.

    If you are interested in our services please do not hesitate to contact us.
     

  15. Norma-USA

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    Welcome Standard Velocity! Enjoy the site!
     

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