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Dear @JPbowhunter & @BenKK
Out if interest...
- What would you say should the hunt costs be of a safari like in the video with Stefan Fouche?
- Should it cost more, or less than a regular hunt?
- I mean, the PH & Trackers still has to putt in their time and effort, and the logistics will be harder...
I'm very curious... Because hunts like that intrigue me as well. It would be great to hear your comments.
Most all hunts quoted in USD. Im puzzled as well.
There have been many times I would have been better if my hunt was quoted in Rand!Good morning, Philip. A little below that question we gave an Australian perspective on currencies. You’re right, most hunts are quoted in USD. Nobody has to oblige Australians and offer a quote in AUD, for sure. But it is appreciated in tough economic times and can take some of the stress out of it for guys like me who have to struggle with each penny saved. It might not be feasible or worthwhile for some outfitters to do this, but I can think of two outfitters who make a habit of this and win repeat clients from Australia. I’ve hunted with neither. My PH on my last trip was kind enough to offer me a quote in AUD, which helped immensely. Again, it’s not an obligation, but it is appreciated and can be an important consideration for us. I think USD is obviously the most common currency for international hunters, followed by the Euro then perhaps CAD. Cheers, Ben
Good explanation. I feel the same being Canadian. Another part of Safari, watching currency exchange rates, then wondering, worrying if rate goes up or down. First payment on next hunt I lost about $500 because week later US rate went down. This after many weeks looking at rate, trends and asking. Just never know. I do know NEVER to use a Canadian bank, exchange company saved me $800 on next payment.I specifically stated that this was not to be a debate thread because I know what I want and...well that's it.
Seeing as it keeps coming up and although ben has answered it earlier I don't want USD quotes because I'm not American. And the exchange rate makes every hunt cost around 50% more when converted to my currency with no signs our economy is going to swing around in the next couple of years. For people with bad math that means a $5,000 USD hunt for me would cost around $7,500 or a $10,000 one would be $15,000. When I book a hunt I want to know what it will cost me and local currencies have been stable the last couple of years with a reasonable exchange rate.
I hope this settles the debate.