@HeinrichH, you are right. Sometimes, in extolling the virtues of "wild" Africa, we slight South Africa. The reality is that South Africa offers all sorts of experiences, and while the truly wild may not be one of them, you can get pretty close.@ActionBob
You are well experienced hunting Africa. All this being said, SA always takes a bad rap. Compare those places to areas in the APNR where we hunt. There are no better big game hunting in Africa today than over there, unfenced, and highest population of animals you will find.
Fenced areas you do find some grear places which can offer a lot more to a hunt and experience.
I just feel everyone is always quick to put down SA, I've hunted all over Africa, and let me tell you there a reason i am based here. I do however love Zim, Moz, bots, and absolutely love zambia, but those perfect wild African places can be found here as well. Unfortunately not for cheap, looking for the absolute best costs more. But i agree every hunter has different preferences, desires, and budgets, and need to plan accordingly, unrealistic cheap hunts are still the most risky hunt you can book in africa doesn't matter where you go. And the lesser few get lucky to get what they are promised.
My 2 cents
That's why I tend to intersperse hunts in South Africa, which I find fun and generally stress free, with hunts in higher stress places such as Cameroon and Ethiopia. I am off to Benin in a couple of weeks, but have already firmed up plans for a hunt to South Africa this summer (hope to finish the Tiny Ten!).
There is a place for everywhere. The issue is one of knowing what you are buying, being honest in what you are selling, and - and this is just my view - not devaluing the experience by giving it away.
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