Planning a trip across the pond :)

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  1. NathanFlorian26

    NathanFlorian26 New Member

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    Hello All,

    I found this site in my search for information regarding hunting in Africa...this is a great site and offers a TON of good information. Some buddies and I are avid hunters, but have only hunted White Tails, Turkeys and Wild Boar in the Southeastern parts of the US. We typically plan a few good trips each year and we are looking at South Africa later this year. I would like to take a Kudu, Impala and Gemsbuck and possibly a few other plains animals on the same trip. Any suggestions and what we should expect, things we should bring with us and any tips or reputable outfitters that we should contact? What is the procedures on importing trophies to the US and bringing rifles into South Africa? Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.
     

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    Welcome to AH Nathan! Glad you found us, you will enjoy our community... :)
     

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    Welcome aboard from a fellow southerner! Tons of info and knowledge on this site.

    Lots of reputable outfitters who are sponsors on the site. A few basic tips, don't overpack, take lots of pics, take some extra cash for another critter or two that you didn't expect!
     
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    Start reading right here.
    https://www.africahunting.com/community/safari-planning-guide/

    Importing your trophies is a long way off.


    Outfitters: Start reading hunt reports and have a look at the Sponsors of the AH. Look at the DEALS & OFFERS section.

    Have fun planning.

    By the way, Welcome to AH.
     
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  5. Buckdog

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    welcome Nathan and good luck and have fun planning is the best part. I would personally recommend Andri Fox Safaris he is one of the sponsors here you can search him for hunt reports you will find mine and others and they are all good. he would not disappoint you. PM me if you want details I have walked in your shoes we all have it is a big decision.
     

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    Welcome to AH sir!
     
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    Welcome to AH. Rather than answering your questions I'd suggest you and your buddies spend some time looking at previous AH posts. Your hunting plans are very doable. Once you've browsed the site for awhile and still have questions, speak out and you will get answers from lots of members. You can start by checking out the outfitters that are AH Sponsors. They are vetted on a daily basis. Reviewing the many options that are available and planning the hunt is all part of the fun. I hope you enjoy our site.
     
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    Bos en Dal Safaris SPONSOR Since 2014 AH Elite

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    Welcome Nathan. The outfitter will assist you with bringing the rifles over and assist with the trophies. But for now you need to decide with whom you want to hunt!! Send me a pm with your requirements and we'll take it from there.
    All the best
     

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    Welcome to the forum Nathan, you are in the right place! Enjoy!
     

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    Welcome to AH Nathan. you have already made a good choice by joining this site for more information. If you need a quote for your trip please contact me on my mail address below and we will be more than happy to assist you.
     

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    Nathan,
    You've come to the right place to do your research. As mentioned by the other members, there are reputable outfitters on this site, and it will only be beneficial to take a look at the previous threads re regards to your destination of choice, travel requirements, offers available on the site, and so forth.
     

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    welcome nathan

    pls send me a mail and i will answer all your questions
     

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    Welcome Nathan
    Please send me an e-mail and I will respond back with a quote for you and your buddies.
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    Welcome Nathan
     

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    Hi Nathan,
    Welcome to the site. i´m sure you will find answer to most of your questions here.
    If you need any further asistance don´t hesitate on contacting your Outfitter, as he will gladly help you.

    Also take a look on Our website. We specialized on groups of Friends and also bow hunitng.
    Keep well!
     

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    Welcome to AH Nathan! Importing your rifles into SA is a relatively simple process, if you'd like it expediated there are agents that will obtain a pre-issued permit on your behalf. There are a number of taxidermists in SA that will dip and pack your trophies or mount them to be shipped back to the US. Your chosen outfitter will assist with the process.

    Keep well

    Victor Watson
     

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    Welcome plan of answers right on this site with many great outfitters to pick from.

    Good luck with the trip
     

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