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Leavin on a jet plane

Eleven days, but who's counting? Eleven, ten, nine......

In a mere eleven days, my wife and I will leave our home in the far northwest corner of this great nation and head to the dark continent of Africa. We fly out of Seattle on the morning of the 2nd of July and into Johannesburg on the evening of the 3rd, gaining 9 hours of timezones.

$6100 gives me 7 days of hunting plus 3 days of sightseeing and 9 animals. Yes, you read that right; 9 animals. I get to shoot 6 trophies, a blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, duiker, warthog, impala and bushbuck. On top of that, I will take a cull wildebeest, warthog and impala for meat.

My wife and I will enjoy ten days of Africa together. We will spend three of those days sightseeing and relaxing. She will accompany me on hunts and run the camcorder. What a fantastic adventure we will have. What a way to celebrate your 47th anniversary!

We are blessed!

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All I can say is get over the

All I can say is get over the jet lag real quick and get to hunting and sight seeing. Sounds like a great trip.

Good luck.

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totally skip

I've decided to totally skip the jet lag thing and just start huntin.  Jet lag is overrated.  Let the hunting begin!

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Have a wonderful time!

You are going to LOVE Africa. My family and I left two monthes ago today for the "Dark Contenent". Twelve days flew by and we are already planing our return trip. No better value for your hunting dollar anywhere! Where are you going Arrowflipper? And Good Luck! Kevin

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Kevin,

Thanks for the comments. This will be my second time there. The first time I went to Namibia on a ten day hunt. Had a great time but the animals were hard to find. I took a 50 inch Kudu, a 39 inch Gemsbok and a nice Hartman Zebra. (send me your email and I'll send pictures)

This is the first time my wife has been there. We are going to the Zulu Natal area about 8 hours southeast of Johannesburg. The concession has a large variety of animals and a high success rate. I'd love to take more but on a retired teacher's income, taxidermy would eat me up. They have some fantastic Nyala but my wallet just isn't that deep. We're actually going over with my taxidermist and his wife and he's about the best I've ever found. If you see my animals, you'll see what I mean.

I have a close neighbor that did a guided elk hunt in Utah a year ago and it cost him ten grand. Africa is still the best deal out there. Where did you go and what did you get.

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Mankazana Valley

Hi John, We were about 3 hours North of Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape. Look on this forum under "Were back from The Eastern Cape". I told some of our story and put on photos of my animals. My email is kskayn@ymail.com. Talk to ya soon. Kevin

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we want stories!

We want picture sand stories when you get back!

Good hunting and safe travel to you and yours.
Africa is a bargain when you look at per animal cost. Heck it will cost me a grand in non-resident tags, gasoline, food and lodgeing to chase one moose in Maine this fall!
God willing, you will have a grand time. Maybe I'll get lucky and bag a deer too, but YOU will see a LOT of game in RSA!

To steal a phrase from a friend "Whack! whack! whack! and stack stack stack!"

I wish good shooting and trophy collecting to you
Go get 'em!

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Good luck !

arrowflipper,

Hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy. I hope to see some great pics on your return and read a great story.

Quinton

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Mised this post earlier AF,

Mised this post earlier AF, but I am guessing by the date, you're either on a plane right now, or just got off one.  Here's to a great week of hunting and sightseeing!!!!

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I think you almost there!

Good luck AF. Have a safe and wonderful trip. I can't wait to see the pictures and here the stories. Kevin

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$6100? Does that include air

$6100? Does that include air fare, lodging and meals? I've have heard for years that African plains gabe was the best deal going. One of my brother's jus got back from a photo safari with his son. Not sure how expensive it was but he said expensive. He generally doesn't ask what something cost't, he want's it he just buy's it so I'm guessing it was awfully high.

Have a great time over there. I had several places I'd always dreamed of hunting and Africa is the only one I never made.

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