Namibia 2018

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by RWilliams, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. RWilliams

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    It's been a long-held dream, but I've just booked my first hunting trip to Africa with Kowas Adventure Safaris in June 2018 to celebrate my 50th year.
    It's a non-trophy hunt, maybe with a trophy or two to add to the memories.
    I'll be asking a lot of questions over the next few months, as you'll all appreciate that I want to be fully prepared for my trip...but hitting 50 doesn't seem too bad to me!
     
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    Congrats on booking! Lots of knowledge to draw from on this site, ask away
     
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    My plan was to go when I hit fifty. But, this forum screwed me up, and I miscalculated by a year - went at 49 :LOL:

    Have a great time. The folks here are great to ask away!
     
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    Hope you have a great hunt. Half the fun is all the planing!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Nice to hear and congrats. But I warn you my friend you better start shopping for 2019!!
     
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    Good for you! Have an awesome hunt!
     
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    Congratulations. Hope time doesn't drag by too slowly for you over the next year.
     
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    Welcome and ask away!
     
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  10. Sika98k

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    Too true. Namibia is addictive, great country full of great people and wildlife.

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    Enjoy the ride, the year will pass in a hurry.
     
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    I've done that same hunt with Kowas 3 times now.......yes, it is addicting, and you've knocked it out of the park choosing Kowas. They are world class people with fantastic hunting.
     
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    Best "BANG" for the $$ ever. You'll shoot a pile of animals for the price of an elk hunt in CO or a trophy whitetail in TX. Took our "once in a life-time" 1st trip in 2002 now headed back next year for trip #5 and a Lion to complete the BIG-6. Don't put your checkbook away, you'll need it again soon.
     
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    50 ! Enjoy your hunt, young man :D
     
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  15. RWilliams

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    Thanks for all the replies; a new rifle was bought last year especially for this trip, so I'm going to spend as much time as I can at the range getting used to it, seeing what ammunition it likes and shooting off sticks.
    I've been to Africa twice before, but never hunted, and I think it could become addictive very, very easily!
     
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  16. kathy

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    Welcome to the addiction, ask away, plenty of great answers on here. Forrest
     
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  17. HAPPYHUNTING

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    Just got back from a hunt with Kowas in April. Almost can not describe the hunt and constant adrenaline rush, I am 64 and never shot from sticks , was also using a new gun, get in shape, practice those 160-200- yard shots from sticks and trust your PH, they are AMAZING.
     
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  18. Kowas Hunting Safaris

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    Thank you for choosing Kowas Hunting Safaris! We are looking forward to having you with us.

    Enjoy creating memories. Half the fun is the planning and preparing part.
     
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  19. Bruce

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    GOOD STUFF..what better way to spend your 50th??
     
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  20. Mike B.

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    You won't be disappointed with choosing Kowas. We just left their place last Monday. This too was my first trip to Africa and I am glad we chose Kowas. I am currently typing this on the Delta flight 201 from South Africa and I am sad that the trip is already over. We spent 2 weeks total with them touring Etosha with Danie and Ansie for the first few days and then I hunted for 9 days with Mathieus and Jacques. Took 11 animals. It was a fantastic trip. If you have the time, talk to them about going to Erindi Game Lodge and staying there for a few days. We overnighted there on our trip to Etosha and the place was amazing.
     
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