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Andy's personal story - we couldn't say it any better!
As I sat on the plane for 18 hours from Johannesburg to Washington DC I had a lot of time to reflect on this incredible journey. The first day I knew this would be a unique experience, but as the week went on, it continued to get better. There are so many things the contributed to making this an unforgettable adventure.
Most everyday I posted pictures of the sunrises and the sunsets. The sky seemed like it went on forever and provided some of the most beautiful views of the sky that I have seen (and we see some pretty amazing sunsets in Texas). The animals and the landscape were very unique and provided a frontier feeling, that all this was new and uncharted. This obviously wasn’t the case, but it was new for me and was very special.
Lieb (PH/Owner) and his staff made sure that everything was a success, I couldn’t have asked for a better host. The professional hunter that I spent most of my time was Braam Naz Vd Merwe and he could see things that I struggled to see, he is truly a professional! Whenever I hear fingers snap, I will be reminded of this trip. When the PH spotted game they would snap their fingers to stop the bucky, but I knew that I needed to be ready to see what the PH had identified. The food that we ate all week was amazing, from the game that was served to the traditional local fare, everything was outstanding. I will now look on a beer menu for Castle Lager or Castle Light, very good South African beer.
I most likely would not have been on a trip like this if it wasn’t for my good friends Ken and Roseann Mayer. When I was considering this over a year ago, they provided all the information and gave a sense of reassurance when making the decision to make the trip. They made the trip unforgettable. I also enjoyed spending time with old friends and made some new ones, it was great to share the experience with everyone that was there. The camaraderie was pretty awesome amongst the group.
I am quite certain that I will make this trip again. In the whole scheme of things I am fairly new to hunting, but experiences like this has really meant a lot to me as a sportsman and someone who enjoys the outdoors. The US offers many great things to see and experience and I am far from fulfilling everything that one can do and see stateside. However, this trip to South Africa was an eye opening experience to what the world we live in has to offer. There are amazing places to see and also amazing people to meet. Be open to these new experiences, you never know what the journey will have in store for you. I loved every minute of this trip and it is an adventure that will be with me for a lifetime. I posted this quote earlier in the week, but it is a great quote by a great American about his African experience. It does a great job explaining the effect this place can have…
“The hunter who wanders through these lands sees sights which ever afterward remain fixed in his mind…. Apart from this, yet mingled with it, is the strong attraction of the silent places, of the large tropic moons, and the splendor of the new stars; where the wanderer sees the awful glory of sunrise and sunset in the wide waste spaces of the earth, unworn of man, and changed only by the slow change of the ages through time everlasting.” – Col. Theodore Roosevelt in Khartoum, March 15, 1910
You can afford this hunt.
Our 5 animal package is $5,200 all inclusive in camp!
NO Cape Kudu in package, replaced with blue wildebeest but Kudu can be added.
Ken celebrates 45 years hunting Africa in 2023. Join him as he celebrates this milestone and shares his love of hunting Africa with you. You'll never be the same after a safari with Ken & Roseann, the memories last a lifetime.
Must have deposit by 11/24/22 to get $4500 price w/kudu.
Ken & Roseann will be escorting 1 group to South Africa in July, 2023. If you’d like to go, there’s room! $5,200 for all inclusive 5 animal package (Blue wildebeest, impala, springbok, gemsbok and blesbok. NON-HUNTERS welcome at $1,350, VALID PRICES UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2022, at which time price will increase to $5200 and Cape Kudu is NOT included. We have been hunting with this same PH and his family since 2007. Awesome adventure, NO SHOTS REQUIRED to enter South Africa including vaccines!
We’ll take care of the details!
You name the trip you want to be on and we’ll make all the arrangements. We have been hunting with the same PH and his family for more than 15 years. Plains game and dangerous game are both available on our South Africa hunts. Family friendly food and lodging with excellent game quality and density year after year.
GROUP 1: Depart USA July 15 – arrive JNB on July 16; fly to KIM on July 17; Hunt July 18-23; DEPART for USA on July 24 and arrive in USA on July 25, 2023 Ken and Roseann WILL NOT be on this trip but coming in on July 24, 2022.
GROUP 2: Depart USA July 22 – arrive JNB on July 23; fly to KIM on July 24; Hunt July 25-30; DEPART for USA on July 31 and arrive in USA on August 1, 2023*
* Group Two: After the hunt, this group will have the option to travel to Victoria Falls for a 5 day touring adventure with Ken & Roseann. You’ll visit places like the Chobe National Park (largest elephant herd on earth); go tiger fishing on the Zambezi River and more. VIDEO HERE!
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South Africa Packages & Add-Ons
Our partner has more than 35 species available to hunt. We will be escorting 3 groups to South Africa in July, 2023. If you’d like to go, there’s room! We’ve- been hunting with this same PH and his family since 2007. Awesome adventure, NO SHOTS REQUIRED to enter South Africa including vaccines!
SOUTH AFRICA 2023
All inclusive 5 animal package (Blue wildebeest, impala, springbok, gemsbok and blesbok. NON HUNTERS welcome (family friendly) at $1,350 pp.
ZIMBABWE BOTSWANA - SIDE TRIP
This trip will take place AFTER the hunts are completed on July 31, 2023. Details coming soon. Aug 1 – Aug 6 are the dates of this side trip!
approx. $5K per couple including airfare, hotels and meals plus activities4
Flights in Delta Comfort+ and Delta Premium are becoming scarce, important to book this asap. Did a quick check on Delta.com from DFW-JNB-DFW and the BASIC ECONOMY cost is approximately $2,250. So you might want to check the dates AND BOOK AIRFARE.
IN-COUNTRY flight needed and we’ll give you all the info and which flights to arrange on Orbitz, cost about $250 RT.
ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG
We have staff to meet you in the great hall and take you to Afton Safari Lodge (a Craig Boddington favorite) with or without guns – then you’ll be returned to the airport the next morning to head to KIM (Kimberley South Africa, the diamond capital of the world!) where Lieb will meet you and take you to the hunting lodge, about 1.5 hours south.
Green rhino bulldogged to the ground! July 2022
Want to ‘bulldog’ a rhino to the ground? You can…
It was a gorgeous, crisp fall day in South Africa when Steve started his GREEN rhino hunt with landowner, Ken, Lieb (PH), Veterinarian and hunt boys. The hunters are SIX hours in with 3 failed darting attempts stalking the prehistoric-looking rhinos. The rhinos don’t see well but they can smell and hear, the hunters had to watch front, back and both sides when they would miss – and once, the hunting group was ‘charged’ but rhinos were turned before they got to them. READ ON.
The thrill and excitement of this GREEN rhino hunt is stalking to within 30-40 yards of these ancient beasts to be able to take a shot. On the 4th stalk, Steve connected, it was a good solid dart, thankfully. The guys are hustling to follow up, get the photos taken with monster, have the rhino vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped and blood drawn, but when they approach, this bad boy doesn’t want to go down. He’s separated himself from his herd buddies and is just standing there – not wobbly, not woozy, not doing anything. The ENTIRE hunting group, landowner and veterinarian included proceeded to BULLDOG the rhino to the ground. TRUTH.
In just minutes, photos were taken, vet had completed his tasks and injects the antidote into the rhino. Rhino stands up and walks away toward his herd. Ken says that next to his elephant hunt in 1979 that THIS was the most adrenaline rushed hunt he’s ever been part of. Steve is going to do it again in 2023 – Steve’s closing comment was, “In my entire life, and it’s been an exciting one – I’ve never done anything that was THIS exciting, ever. And I can’t wait until next year to do it all again.” And yes, ‘TEDDY’* was raised in salute to this great hunt.
*Those that aren’t familiar, TEDDY is Teddy Roosevelts’ Pewter flask, from one of his H&H gun cases that Steve carries on every hunt filled with good whiskey – there’s a story there too. Join us, Teddy will be there in 2023.
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