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My trip cost

Hi Don, We just booked again for 2015 with Mankazana Safaris for $2800 for 10 hunting days 1X1, plus arrival and departure days with $1000 credit towards trophy fees . That includes all meals and lodging, PH and tracker (see my trip details on here) "Back from The Eastern Cape". This is not on thier website, but you can get on there and compare the reg price ($5000). We got a great deal. Frans (the owner) offered this to me and 4 of my buddies. Me and my buddy Joe H.(who went this year with me) couldn't pass it up. Too bad the other guys didn't take him up on the offer. That does not include air fare. Kevin

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good deal

woods1126 wrote:
Hi Don, We just booked again for 2015 with Mankazana Safaris for $2800 for 10 hunting days 1X1, plus arrival and departure days with $1000 credit towards trophy fees . That includes all meals and lodging, PH and tracker (see my trip details on here) "Back from The Eastern Cape". This is not on thier website, but you can get on there and compare the reg price ($5000). We got a great deal. Frans (the owner) offered this to me and 4 of my buddies. Me and my buddy Joe H.(who went this year with me) couldn't pass it up. Too bad the other guys didn't take him up on the offer. That does not include air fare. Kevin

 

that's a better deal than a guided elk hunt in this country! Good luck!!!

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he's back!

I am pleased to report that Arrow flipper is safe on the ground in the US of A.

He has some really nice animals to his credit too, but I'll let him tell you all about them ;)

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Nice!  Can't wait for the

Nice!  Can't wait for the report!

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Welocome home!

Come on John, Tell us all about it!! Kevin

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i hope you enjoy your hunt to

i hope you enjoy your hunt to the max! it sounds like a lot of fun will be had. i leave in 8 days myself to head back to namibia for hippo, croc, hopefully hyena and possibly an elephant bull. i will take the houston-frankfurt-windhoek-katima in caprivi strip for this trip. best of luck to you and we all hope to see a lot of pictures.

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Have a wonderful trip!

Wow Kevin, Please take alot of photos. Good luck and be safe. Kevin

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I left....

OK, I left on that jet plane and don't let anyone tell you that 21 hours on a plane isn't a long time. Add the 16+ hours from Atlanta to Johannesburg to the 4 1/2 hours from Seattle to Atlanta and we were airborn for about 21 hours. But boy was it worth it!!! As you may recall, I went with the intention of taking 6 trophies and a few culls. All that changed. We got nothing the first day but two on the second. I took a nice blue wildebeest and a dandy impala on day two of the hunt. Then as we were driving around seeing lots of animals, I fell in love with the nyala. The trophy fee on one nyala was greater than the fees for my last four animals, but I figured it was worth asking. I asked my PH if I could trade my last four animals (warthog, red hartebeest, duiker and bushbuck) for a nyala. He not only agreed but said he would throw the warthog in free. My hunt changed dramatically. We had been seeing lots of nyala but of course, when you're after one, they just somehow disappear. But not entirely...... on day five I connected on a beautiful 28 inch nyala bull. I will have him mounted full body as they are just a magnificent animal. I ended up taking a blue wildebeest, impala, warthog, nyala and a monkey. My wife tells our grandchildren Curious George stories and she wants the monkey mounted full body. Who am I to argue? It was a fantastic hunt with some fantastic people. I can't say enough good about Chamanzi Zulu Safaris. They are pure quality.

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Congrats!

Congrats!  That is a trip and a hunting experience of a lifetime - wow!

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Congratulations on your

Congratulations on your successful hunt. I have always loved the way that the nyala looks, it's just something about them.

So when are we going to get the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say?

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