Hello my fellow Africa Hunting enthusiasts ! I'm writing this report as I sit in the guest lodge at Lianga Safaris and even though my hunt started 3 days ago this is the first night that I've actually had a chance to write! Africa is truly amazing and I don't think I could be having a better time if I tried. Let me apologise in advance for any spelling or formatting errors, I didn't bring a computer so I'm writing this on my tablet. I will be updating this as we go, and eventually I'll figure out how to get pictures on here as well. Herman Scheepers is the owner of this outfit and met us at the airport on Sunday. Himself and his wife Annette made us feel welcome right off the bat and got us through our gun claim like magic. No bribes required! The lodge is about 4 hours outside of Johannesburg and after a quick bite to eat we headed out. I'd like to say I remember the whole trip but the fact is that I fell asleep halfway through . When we got to the lodge I was astounded at the variety of game that could be seen. Nyala, Blesbuck, Impala, Waterbuck and Ostrich. I could tell that this was going to be a dream come true and so far it has exceeded this lofty expectation in every way except for my shooting which, I'm sorry to say, has left a lot to be desired despite cloverleafing the target that they had us shoot to make sure we were on point when we got here. As soon as we had unloaded our bags and gotten our rifles re-zeroed we were up on the back of the truck for a game drive around his property. It's almost 3000 acres and we saw a ton of additional species including Hartbeast, Wilderbeast, Zebra and Kudu. As we were trundling along Herman spotted a very nice Blesbuck ram and asked if I wanted to start the hunt already. He didn't need to ask twice! We went past it a ways then jumped off the truck and started tracking back. It took about 10 minutes to locate the trail again and the Blesbuck had moved along. We closed in and Herman got me on the sticks but no sooner had I found him in my scope than he took off! Blast! But for some reason he stopped and turned around, I can only speculate to see what on earth he was running from and with a single squeeze of the trigger I had my first African animal! I was ecstatic! As I said, pictures to follow and I'll leave off here for now as there is a Braai outside and I can smell the food from here!