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First trip

Lenny, I think you are picking wisely.  Namibia is a great place to start your African hunting.  I say "start" because once you go; you'll always want to go back. 

We flew through J-burg SA on our trip to Namibia.  We actually spent the night in J-burg at a wonderful bed and breakfast.  The down side of that is that we had pick up our guns and then recheck them when we flew out the next morning to Namibia.  As much as we loved our stay (going both ways) at the bed and breakfast, it will save you a lot of red tape to book right straight through to Namibia.  That way you won't have to hassle with your guns in South Africa. 

Namibia is a wonderful place to hunt and explore.  There are several top notch PH's and most of them will accommodate you in hunting as well as side trips.  Their service is superb and hospitality unmatched.  We saw lots and lots of game and I took some great animals.  Relatively speaking, Namibia is probably the least expensive place for an African hunt.

You can either go through an agent here or straight through the PH.  I'm sure others will share a good PH with you and I'd be more than happy to do the same.  If I went back, I'd go to the same hunting ranch as I know of their wonderful service and great animals.  (You can read my story "Se ah bra" about my trip to Africa under the section here of stories)  Or, if you want to contact me personally, I'll send you a copy of my complete journal covering everything we did for 12 days.  If you're interested, I'll put you in contact with them to see if they are booking for 2012.  If I knew I was going, I'd definitely book as far in advance as possible and lock in the prices.

My email address is elk66@comcast.net 

 

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Nambia safari

My wife has wanted to go to Africa on a vacation for a while now. I made a deal with her that I would take her if I could do some hunting while there. What kind of price tag am I looking at for a Nambia hunt. Don't need to hunt a lot of animals, but would like to hunt a few spieces. What's the most popular game in Nambia? Not even sure if Nambia is the place I should take her. Looking for a place with stuff to do for my wife and hunting for me. Any suggestions?If someone over there would like to trade, I can offer a Cougar, Bear and Mule deer hunt here in the US. I would like to trade for a Leopard hunt in Africa

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Plains game hunst are really affordable

Hunt Okanogan wrote:

My wife has wanted to go to Africa on a vacation for a while now. I made a deal with her that I would take her if I could do some hunting while there. What kind of price tag am I looking at for a Nambia hunt. Don't need to hunt a lot of animals, but would like to hunt a few spieces. What's the most popular game in Nambia? Not even sure if Nambia is the place I should take her. Looking for a place with stuff to do for my wife and hunting for me. Any suggestions?If someone over there would like to trade, I can offer a Cougar, Bear and Mule deer hunt here in the US. I would like to trade for a Leopard hunt in Africa

 

Plains game in Namibia can be done for less than the cost of airfare to get there. 

It is THE place for greater kudu and I don't think any hunt there would be complete without Oryx gazelle (aka gemsbok).

Leopard will cost quite a bit more since it is "dangerous game". 

 

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i wish you luck on your

i wish you luck on your trade.  i am not sure how many namibian outfitters will see the offer here.  that aside, if you go to namibia and want some tourist stuff,  go to etosha national park.  it is a three hour drive from windhoek and you will see so much there.  it is a wonderful place and you can spend several days to a week there without any problems.  you willdefinitely not regret it.

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my neighbor is form namibia,

my neighbor is form namibia, however, when i asked hime if he'd ever been hunting, he looked at me like i was retarded. aparently, it's a dumb question.

i do know that recently, there was some change in legislation on "exporting" firearms from the US. i'm not sure what the changed, you probably have to pay more $$ now though.

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