Next year i will be marrying my beloved better half, making her a 'stalking widow' instead of just being .......'stalked' by me !!! Unconsciously I creep around the house rolling my heels like there's a trophy buck around every doorway, old habits die hard eh boys ! After shooting for 30 years I just can't help it.
Anyway, here is the question ;
We are going on honeymoon to S.A. next year and would like to combine sightseeing and monging on a beach with a traditional Safari and Big Game hunting trip.
I am aware that there are several outfitters on here, but having looked online too the choice is even more confusing than choosing your first rifle ! We can go either at March-May or August-October, which are the best times I understand. With a preference for September into October . With it being our honeymoon, my concern is also that while Fred Flintstone here (Yabbadabbadoo etc) is off with a "semi" in my trousers plugging Gnu and the like. Back at the ranch Mrs Flintstone is happy horse trekking, visiting the spar for a mud pack and hot stone aromatherapy yoga palate' massage treatment ! We bumped into Tony Jackson at the Midland Gamefair who can arrange the trip for us, but so far he's not been in touch. Obviously if/when he does I would still like to compare prices, recommendations and facilities with other outfits. The trip will be either 2 or 3 weeks (probably 3) because it's unlikely we'll fit everything in in 2, it depends on the wonga needed really.
This is flexible depending on the price but I'm looking at between 5-7 head , with a trophy that can be brought back mounted. The weeks would probably be best spread into Hunting and Safari for the first, Sightseeing the second and then the Beach on the third... or divided equally if less than 3 weeks.
Hope I've covered most of the idea with you, any suggestions or recommendations for contacts please boys will be greatfully received ? And before you all start with the funnies boys, anyone suggesting them going instead of me (I can see the posts now) can fekkn frrgett it !!!
Confused and Expectant