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#6294684 - 05/11/16 03:01 AM Hunting South Africa
Karakal Safaris Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/09/16
Posts: 6
Loc: South Africa
Hey guys,

I'm new to THF thought I'd introduce myself with this post.

Based in South AFrica I'm a PH busy with the application for my Outfitters and developing Karakal Safris. We will be offering some really exciting opening specials hopefully available in the next month or so (just waiting on our permits).

I would love to hear from a few of you if you heading to Africa this year whats on your wishlists?
What do you look for when planning your trip to South Africa?
If there are any of you who are planning your first safari to Africa this year what are your expectations and concerns?

Looking forward to your responses.

Please go and like our facebook page www.facebook.com/karakalsafaris

Kind regards
Daniel


Edited by Karakal Safaris (05/11/16 03:04 AM)

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#6294691 - 05/11/16 04:29 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8355
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Welcome to the forum.
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...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

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#6294816 - 05/11/16 07:59 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Creekrunner]
kdkane1971 Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 1992
Loc: Mesopotamia
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Welcome to the forum.

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#6296030 - 05/12/16 03:00 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Creekrunner]
Karakal Safaris Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/09/16
Posts: 6
Loc: South Africa
Thanks Creekrunner.

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#6296235 - 05/12/16 09:00 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
EddieWalker Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1308
Loc: Tyler, TX
Good luck. When I was there two years ago I was shocked at how many ranches there where that where not set up for overseas hunters. Seems like there is a lot of potential for somebody who has the connections to do well there.

Post some numbers, for me it's all about the price and what I'm getting. Mostly looking for Buffalo/Sable/Roan and some of the tiny ten for my next trip.

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#6296255 - 05/12/16 09:14 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
rbw1 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 257
Good luck with your new venture ,I started on my own last season and was thrilling and stressful all at the same time.

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#6296271 - 05/12/16 09:26 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: rbw1]
jstrip1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 116
good luck to you.
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#6296648 - 05/12/16 02:39 PM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
sparrish8 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1329
Thanks for posting, it's good to see an outfitter ask what's important to customers.

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#6297711 - 05/13/16 11:56 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
Erny Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1916
Loc: Smith County
Looking forward to seeing some of your packages/prices.

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#6298930 - 05/15/16 12:09 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
neverguess Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/07/16
Posts: 39
Loc: Oregon
A buddy of mine just did SA, and was surprised by the hidden expense. I would love to see an outfitter that had the whole export of trophies back to the US figured out and advertised, like a price including dip/tan etc of capes and horns for a set fee, shipped to your taxi in the US.

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#6298934 - 05/15/16 12:37 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: Karakal Safaris]
Just Nate Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4648
Loc: Austin, TX
Welcome to the Forum, make sure you post pictures of your clients hunts. I really enjoy the pictures.

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#6301092 - 05/17/16 02:11 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: neverguess]
Karakal Safaris Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/09/16
Posts: 6
Loc: South Africa
Originally Posted By: neverguess
A buddy of mine just did SA, and was surprised by the hidden expense. I would love to see an outfitter that had the whole export of trophies back to the US figured out and advertised, like a price including dip/tan etc of capes and horns for a set fee, shipped to your taxi in the US.


Hi Neverguess,

Thanks for your response, that is a very interesting point and great idea. I am well connected with a great taxidermy and shipping agent so will have a look at something like that. Great point.

Kind regards
Daniel

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#6301093 - 05/17/16 02:13 AM Re: Hunting South Africa [Re: EddieWalker]
Karakal Safaris Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/09/16
Posts: 6
Loc: South Africa
Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Good luck. When I was there two years ago I was shocked at how many ranches there where that where not set up for overseas hunters. Seems like there is a lot of potential for somebody who has the connections to do well there.

Post some numbers, for me it's all about the price and what I'm getting. Mostly looking for Buffalo/Sable/Roan and some of the tiny ten for my next trip.


Hi Eddie,

Thank you for your response. You are absolutely correct, there truly are a lot of ranches here that are not fully equipped for the overseas clients. That is where us as Outfitters are working hand in hand with the Ranch owners to add value to their ranch by catering for the international clients.

I would most certainly be able to help you with those species as soon as I have all my permits. If you would like to look at something for next year PM me your email address and I can send you some details.

Kind regards
Daniel

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