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Old 10-10-2020, 06:48 AM   #1
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Anybody else scheduled to go to Africa in 2021.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:52 AM   #2
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Not July but May 2021. Still hoping travel restrictions loosen up soon...
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:52 AM   #3
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Hoping they will ease the travel restrictions. Talked to Bushmen Safaris last week, they are not sure when they will start to take clients.
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:54 AM   #4
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What are you doing about Flights ? Have you booked them already
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:34 AM   #5
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Aggie11 what outfitter are you going with in May ?
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:39 AM   #6
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Was scheduled to be there this past Sept 19th, but that got nixed. Will meet with my outfitter in Feb at the DSC show to see when he wants me to come, probably in Sept again hopefully.

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Old 10-10-2020, 10:44 AM   #7
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Not July but May 2021. Still hoping travel restrictions loosen up soon...
^^^ this right here, for me too. Our flights are already booked and just hoping things get back to "normal" before then.
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:04 PM   #8
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ill be going in July with numzaan outfitters
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:34 AM   #9
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rescheduled 2020 trip for 2021
probably in august
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:41 AM   #10
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I will be at Limcroma in July ... Fingers crossed
Trying to finalize my flights.
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:49 AM   #11
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I will be at Limcroma in July ... Fingers crossed
Trying to finalize my flights.
That's where we're scheduled to go in May.
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:59 AM   #12
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Seems like flights with Delta are the way to go but there are not very many scheduled right now for my dates.
United Airlines has alot of flights going from Bush-IA to Newark-IA then direct you Johannesburg.
Anybody have reviews on using United to fly to Africa?

Those of you that I’ve already gotten their flights who are y’all using?
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:38 AM   #13
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:46 AM   #14
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Seems like flights with Delta are the way to go but there are not very many scheduled right now for my dates.
United Airlines has a lot of flights going from Bush-IA to Newark-IA then direct you Johannesburg.
Anybody have reviews on using United to fly to Africa?

Those of you that Iíve already gotten their flights who are yíall using?
I'll probably be doing buff in 2021. Flew Emirates last time and was a good flight- just a little longer. I think the United flight is new unless you are missing a leg somewhere as Delta was the only American airline with non-stop to SA for a long time.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:21 AM   #15
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Will be at Limcroma Safaris May 1-10. Was scheduled for this year also but had to reschedule. Was able to move my flight to the new date . I am using Qatar Airlines from Dallas.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:56 AM   #16
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Me and a buddy of mine will be there July 8-18
Looks like United airline is now flying direct from Newark ERW airport now also and Cheaper that Delta
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:52 AM   #17
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Namibia is open and begging hunters to come.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:59 PM   #18
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:25 AM   #19
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South Africa is reopen to visitors from all over the globe (and yes, that includes Americans).

Good news !!
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:37 PM   #20
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Went in Feb 2020 before this broke wide open, flew Qatar air and saved some money. Little longer flight time but $715 RT Houston to J’borg.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:16 PM   #21
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Lookin for a flight in August 2021, finding it hard to find a round trip. Might be me though, I’m pretty tech challenged
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:13 AM   #22
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Booked for August 2021
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:10 AM   #23
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Waiting on dates from Harry for Sept! Cannot wait! Cape/Sable on the menu!
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:22 AM   #24
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nice. I'm jealous.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:35 AM   #25
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Booked August 2021 Buffalo
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:41 AM   #26
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Booked with Kusini Safari in June.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:59 AM   #27
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Ok guys...whatís it costing you? What are you going to try for? Iíve got 2 outfits Iím talking to and looking for advice.
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:20 AM   #28
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Headed to Zim late July/early Aug for cape buffalo, Chobe bushbuck and whatever else we run across especially hyena. We are flying Emirates from Hou to Harare with a layover in Dubai.
Looks like Delta has canceled all June flights out
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:24 AM   #29
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Headed to Zim late July/early Aug for cape buffalo, Chobe bushbuck and whatever else we run across especially hyena. We are flying Emirates from Hou to Harare with a layover in Dubai.
Looks like Delta has canceled all June flights out
Can you bring a hyena back?
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:26 AM   #30
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Ok guys...whatís it costing you? What are you going to try for? Iíve got 2 outfits Iím talking to and looking for advice.
Lots of variables in that question. Usually depends on what animals you are hunting and whether it's "farms" in South Africa or more wild areas. If you include more info, a cost comparison could be done but as the old saying goes, sometimes cheap is well... cheap.
SA farm hunts are usually $200-$300 day fee plus trophy fees. Wilder areas might go for $800-$1,300 per day but often have cheaper trophy fees. Lots of first timers go with a "package" that will have 3-5 common animals and roll the day fee all together for cheaper fee, but of course nothing s free. Sometimes they raise the trophy fees on other animals they are hoping you will end up hunting while there or they hunt you in areas they know don't have upper end animals.
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:27 AM   #31
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Can you bring a hyena back?
Spotted hyena yes with right permits, brown hyena no. And don't ask why, bc USFW is cra cra.
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:55 AM   #32
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Going in 1 month
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:49 PM   #33
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Going in 1 month
Mike,

I'm very jealous. Keep me posted.
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:56 PM   #34
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August. 2 weeks of hunting, 13 species of plains game.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:29 AM   #35
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Anyone recommend how to get there? Is delta going to be flying to SA anytime soon? I hear horror stories about European connections...my experiences with idiots in Toronto over broadheads leaves me a bit gunshy....
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:55 AM   #36
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I've always gone direct from ATL to JNG via Delta. The last time I went direct on SA from JFK to JNG. Prefer the Delta flight. Overall shortest time travelling and a comfortable flight
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:17 AM   #37
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Flying out of Houston to New Jersey, short layover then to Joburg. United with exit row seats ( more leg room) long flight. $1,500.00 round trip. Leaving late August and return Labor day. Sabudawn Safaris, Limpopo. Guide has first hunters today. Waiting on report.
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:32 AM   #38
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You guys fly business class for more room?
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:46 PM   #39
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You guys fly business class for more room?
Wish I could afford it. On Delta First Class was $8K one way, so $16K round trip. There is no Business class on Delta, but you can pay about $300 extra round trip for additional leg room in Economy Plus. That's what I've done.
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Old 04-23-2021, 01:43 PM   #40
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Flying out of Houston to New Jersey, short layover then to Joburg. United with exit row seats ( more leg room) long flight. $1,500.00 round trip. Leaving late August and return Labor day. Sabudawn Safaris, Limpopo. Guide has first hunters today. Waiting on report.

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Old 04-23-2021, 02:07 PM   #41
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Spotted hyena yes with right permits, brown hyena no. And don't ask why, bc USFW is cra cra.
I really wish Trump would have fixed these issues before he left office. I can't believe we are still not allowing polar bear imports. Not that I'll ever be able to afford but we could all follow Doc's live threads.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:44 PM   #42
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I really wish Trump would have fixed these issues before he left office. I can't believe we are still not allowing polar bear imports. Not that I'll ever be able to afford but we could all follow Doc's live threads.
Don't let they stop you ! You can still go on hunt-just can't get it back. There's a guy doing faux polar bear mounts now The SA guys press this issue all the time with coaxing Americans to still do farm lion hunts, but I guess I really am that selfish. If I can't bring it home, then it doesn't really interest me.

And I try to stay out of public politics, but Trump didn't do a whole lot to help hunters. Now he didn't hurt us either, so I guess that's a bonus.
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Heading to Tanzania for the first time in a few months, do yall get any vaccines before going?? Hep A, Typhoid, Yellow fever?
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:45 PM   #44
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Two years ago we flew Emirates to Dubai then to Joberg. It was super nice and easy, just expensive. I'm hoping to go in 2022 and will probably do the same again assuming it is available.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:35 PM   #45
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Good luck to those of you headed to Africa! Beware of shipping cost on your trophy’s, it’s currently insane.
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:21 PM   #46
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Anyone recommend how to get there? Is delta going to be flying to SA anytime soon? I hear horror stories about European connections...my experiences with idiots in Toronto over broadheads leaves me a bit gunshy....
I am headed to Zambia on June 24th for 17 days or so. You might want to consider a travel agent that specializes in our type of trips. The changes are constant and that is their job to route you correctly and most efficiently. I am flying Qatar Airlines.
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You guys fly business class for more room?
....or 1st class. Worth it as the relaxation and amenities are never ending. Many also have incredible clubs/lounges at larger airports for layovers that are not super long. I take showers and have dinners in the clubs, make calls, emails, nap, etc. Once back on the plane totally refreshed and READY to start the hunt.
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Heading to Tanzania for the first time in a few months, do yall get any vaccines before going?? Hep A, Typhoid, Yellow fever?
Tanzania has areas that may require or suggest the shots or pills for various ailments. Check with a travel doctor as they keep the list super updated.
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:53 PM   #47
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Everything is still ago. South Africa with Limcroma Safaris’s . JULY 8-19 2021
Flights booked through United Houston-Newark,NY- Johannesburg.
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:56 PM   #48
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What's on the hit list this trip??
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:02 PM   #49
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We’re headed to Zimbabwe between July 14 and July 28. All still full speed ahead.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:18 PM   #50
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Im headed to Zim for Cape Buffalo, bushbuck, impala and depending on time and money either hippo, croc or tuskless elephant. My only concern is the ever changing requirements for covid. Im not getting the clinical trial experiment, so Ill have to test before I leave. My flight is Anchorage to DC and overnighting there. Then on to Harare. so Ill need a test most likely in DC. Hopefully there is a place close to my hotel.
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