SOUTH AFRICA: Family Trip With African Sky Safaris

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Last month my family and I did a Beginners Safari with African Sky Safaris. This was our first trip to Africa
and we had an unforgettable time. The PH Jaco, lodge and lodge staff were excellent and they did a great
job putting us at ease after a long flight.

I have mainly hunted in the north east of the US for whitetail deer.

Going to all the different game farms and riding around in our own safari vehicle and seeing all the diversity
of game was a true adventure in itself.

I managed to get all of the trophies that I going for and then some. My seventeen year old daughter surprised
us and succeeded in not only taken her first trophy, a Blesbok, but also took a Blue Wildebeest, both with one
shot kills.

All in all, the entire trip was way too short and we would have liked to spend another week. Even my wife, who
doesn't hunt, loved getting up early every morning and going out on the game drives.
 

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Great to hear your first hunt went so well! You sound a lot like us: it was our first trip this year, we've hunted mainly whitetail & most importantly the trip was successful and fun!

We would like to hear more about African Sky Safaris as both my wife and I like to sightsee & hunt.

PS: would love to see some pictures.
 
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Congrats on your successful hunt !

Now we wait for the pics......:popcorn:
 

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And you were able to share it with your family...nice!
 

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gday steamman
glad to hear you and your family had a great time in Africa
congratulations mate
when are you going again :beer:
 

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Ok here are some pics. Also we stayed at the Bushveld secondary hunting lodge it was clean and very comfortable.
The staff made you feel right at home and like we were on are own private safari. The last day they had a BBQ which
included samples of the game we hunted, plus chicken just incase. African Sky Safaris may not be the cheapest
but we felt it was worth it and would use them again.


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Congrats Steamman on your family's great Safari and a BIG Congrats to your Daughter on her first trophies. The pictures didn't open for me you may have to load them again.
 

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Congrats on a great safari! Photos will not open for me also.
 

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pictures second try.


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That worked.
Thanks for sharing your trophies.

Congratulations.
 

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nice animals steamman
the girl looks very happy with her prizes
thanks for showing us :thumb:
 

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Congrats steamman, glad you had a great time!
 

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