Hi GWH,Thanks for the welcome. As with many o/seas hunters, my first trip will be on a budget, I'd like to take on of the bigger plains game species (Eland, Kudu, Sable) plus some of the smaller antelope depending on what is available. A Warthog is definitely on the list and The ultimate goal for me would be to take leopard and Cape Buffalo, the only two out of the Big 5 I have a strong interest in.
I'm a kiwi living in the UK. I lived in Melbourne for 8 yrs. I've hunted both RSA & Namibia for plains game. RSA is great, especially for novice hunters but mainly game ranches. Namibia is spectacular and probably more authentic, especially in tribal area concession area hunts, than RSA. I hear Caprivi strip and Botswana are excellent for big Buff, leopard and plains game. What have you hunted in NZ? I have Himalayan Thar and Red deer on my list and from what I hear NZ is definitely the top place for these species? Any advice, recommendations much appreciated