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  1. Smitty

    Smitty New Member

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    Hi Everyone!
    I have been fascinated by Africa, and dreamed of going there since I was a teenager.
    I am just starting the search for a Plains Game hunt, and I am excited to see the wealth of information available here. Ideally, I am looking at an 8-10 day hunt for Kudu, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Warthog, and Zebra.
    I am not interested in "luxury" and 5-star dining. I am far more interested in a real experience. Tent camping near a river and hearing hippos, hyenas, jackals are far more important than fine dining.

    Nice to meet you all,

    Thanks,
    Virgil
     

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  4. Smitty

    Smitty New Member

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    Thank you Sir. I am looking forward to learning all this site has to offer.
     

  5. Smitty

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    Thank you!
     

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    Welcome to Ah, I am sure that there are many outfitters on here that can help make your dream happen
     

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    Welcome to AH Virgil! You found an amazing place to start your journey.
     

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  10. Smitty

    Smitty New Member

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    Thank you. I am hoping so also.
     

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    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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  12. Smitty

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    Thank you, Philip.
     

  13. Bullthrower338

    Bullthrower338 AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome aboard. From my experience there is no dining on Kudu back strap or springbok medallions that doesn’t qualify as fine dining!
    Good luck planning your trip you are ahead of most, you have your list narrowed down.
     
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  14. De Klerk Safaris

    De Klerk Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Senior Member

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    Welcome Virgil.
    E-mail me for a quote.
    Sincerely
    Hans
     

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    Welcome to AH
    Hope you find the best deal for you.
     

  16. Eureka Hunting Safaris

    Eureka Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Senior Member

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    Welcome Virgil

    We can assist you with what you want, please contact me if you need more information or a quotation.

    Regard
     

  17. Safari Co. Africa

    Safari Co. Africa SPONSOR Since 2018 AH Member

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    Welcome!
    I can offer you a tented camp and superb hunting!

    Contact me if you are interested.

    Kind regards James Cameron
     

  18. Shootist43

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    Hi Vergil, I see that a number of outfitters have already contacted you. Your ideal African hunt is not atypical and should be very easy to accommodate. "Look around" for a while before deciding on an outfitter, then make up a short list of possibilities. Compare the "fine points" then make your decision. For first timers this takes over a year, but don't worry about the time. You'll be having fun all the while. Are you going solo or do you have a friend that is going with you? It's better with a buddy even a virtual friend met here on AH. Keep us posted with your progress and remember that you can ask questions along the way. There are lots of experienced folks on this site that are more than willing to help.
     

  19. MG Hunting

    MG Hunting SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Veteran

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    Hello, welcome to A.H.
    I've just sent you a PM with the information.

    Best regards
     

  20. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Smitty, welcome to AH! Glad to hear you are planning an Africa adventure! Tent camps are absolutely awesome! All kinds of fresh tracks each morning right outside your door and lots of strange noises all night! Great fun just to walk out of camp and start your hunt!
    Best of luck in your choice!
     

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