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Hello, everyone. I'm Kento.:A Happy Wave:

I'm an American living in Japan. I will be embarking on my second trip to Africa, but my first African hunt, this summer. I am, as you may guess, very excited. :D

My first trip to Africa was about 30 years ago when my family visited Kenya for a photo safari. I have since traveled pretty well, though I've not yet been to South America or Antarctica. Africa is still very high on my list of most amazing places I've ever visited.

Last summer my father announced that he would be spending a good chunk (of my inheritance) on a safari for the whole family. Wow! What a great idea! I'm sure it will be far more valuable as an experience than the cash could ever be. My family (myself, wifey and 2 kiddies) will be meeting my parents and sister's family (with husband and 2 kiddies) in South Africa for a 12-day hunting / photo safari with Thwane Safaris in Lampopo province. My father, brother-in-law, niece and I are interested in hunting, while the rest are too young or not interested in hunting. As the Thwane lodge is set up for a maximum of 10 people, we will be taking over the place for a week and a half. (y)

I have a lot of questions and will be posting them here. I am so glad to have such a wonderful resource available, especially while living in a country that's not very hunting-oriented. (I have yet to meet a single person who legally owns a firearm and I've lived here for about 14 years.) I hope you will all be patient with my newby questions. I'm gonna have quite a few, I suspect.

I look forward to interacting with a lot of you over the next several months. Wish I could join my dad, who will be attending the Dallas show in January. In the mean time, hope everyone had a great Christmas and wish you all a happy new year!

Kento
 

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Welcome Kento! Wow that sounds like you and your extended family will have a trip of a lifetime.

Why not buy your dad a ticket to the AH dinner in Dallas? That we a bunch of us can meet him and personally wish him well with his generosity.
 

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Welcome and greetings from an American living in Korea to an American living in Japan! You've definitely come to the right place- the members here have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will ensure your safari is a great success.
 

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Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!

Welcome Kento! Wow that sounds like you and your extended family will have a trip of a lifetime.

Why not buy your dad a ticket to the AH dinner in Dallas? That we a bunch of us can meet him and personally wish him well with his generosity.

Thank you for the invitation. I would do that, but unfortunately he is planning to be there on Saturday only, leaving in the evening. I will try to persuade him to stay overnight, but his ticket may be nonrefundable. I'm sure he didn't know about the dinner opportunity. I didn't know about it until a couple of days ago (saw it on the forums). Do you think it would be difficult to get a room nearby for the night if he can change the ticket?

Welcome and greetings from an American living in Korea to an American living in Japan! You've definitely come to the right place- the members here have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will ensure your safari is a great success.

Hi! I thought I had noticed someone here was in S Korea. Do you mind if I PM you? BTW, I have an acquaintance who is visiting Seoul at this very moment.
 

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Welcome @Kento!. This forum has a wealth of information from some extremely knowledgeable folks, enjoy!
 

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Welcome Kento. You will find this site filled with information and guys willing to answer whatever questions you may have. Do you or your family own or have access to firearms and a place to practice?
 

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