I am an avid hunter in North America and hunting in Africa has been a dream for 40 years. I grew up reading Jack O’Connor, Elmer Keith and all the other great writers of that era. I was always intrigued by the almost magical mystique that the dark continent seemed to exhibit. I have put off this trip for several years due to some unwarranted excuse of some sort. It was my wife that gave me the nudge I needed to move forward realizing my dream. I had several contacts with Marius at KMG prior to my booking. I followed many threads that AH members posted regarding Marius and KMG. The one consistency was that all these people seemed extremely satisfied with their experience made possible by KMG. For me, it was obvious who I would book with for my first safari. My wife and I, decided two years ago that this trip would be an anniversary gift to each other and I am certainly glad she accompanied me as it gave additional depth to this experience. The accommodations and dining were top notch, and better than any experience I have had in North America. The game was abundant and allowed us to be selective with our trophy choices. We hunted kudu, gemsbuck, zebra, impala and blesbuck and took extremely nice animals. We hunted several concessions Marius had obviously pre-scouted and knew exactly what we would encounter in these large areas. This certainly was an on-the-go hunt as we were always glassing, evaluating and stalking for the duration of our trip. This trip was a welcome change from the single specie hunts I am accustom to in North America. In South Africa, there is an opportunity to hunt diverse species and terrain within a 45 minute scenic drive, we were stalking zebra one day and walking the rolling hills and mountains for kudu the next. I’m sure there are others like me, lurking in the shadows of AH thinking about making their dream trip happen but finding excuses and not doing anything about it just like I did. I am grateful for the “push” my wife gave me to contact KMG and making a 40 year dream a reality. We are now in the early stages of planning a return trip again with KMG as the hospitality and welcoming environment at KMG was like visiting with friends and family. Looking forward to our next South Africa sunrise!