In a word . . . Incredible
brand new member and son of long time member, K-man.
I had the privilege to accompany my dad on his 8th African safari and my first to Kowas Adventure Safaris. This hunt story began in Feb 2022 when the hunt was won at auction at the Oklahoma Chapter DSC Event. Since the hunt was for a 2x1 experience I was invited to go and jumped at the chance. After some quick decisions and arrangements with work and life we set dates for July 21-28th.
Travel was long (~36 hours each way) but thankfully uneventful. Tulsa -> Dallas -> Doha -> Windhoek via Qatar. We were graciously met at the airport by Ansie. A quick, scenic drive we’re greeted by the gates to Kowas (pictured above). Arriving Thursday afternoon around Elleni and Jacques met us with beverages at the property and showed us to our Sprinbok room. We had a quick rest then went to sight in the rifle. For this safari we elected to share my dad’s Blazer R8 in 30-06 and the 375 barrel made the trip as well but wasn’t needed.
A quick adjustment to the scope and then dad and I both made a shot off the sticks (which were practically touching) @100 yds, off to a game drive to get familiar with the truck, property, and game.
The game on this drive was plentiful and photogenic. Giraffes, wildebeests (black and blue), oryx, springbok, steenbuck, kudu and many more. We were fortunate enough to see several pairs of bat earred foxes
After the game drive, spirits were high and I felt comfortable immediately. A proper first night meal of oryx steaks was prepared by Jacques on the bry.