Safari Guide: A Guide to Planning Your Next Hunting Safari

Safari Guide: A Guide to Planning Your Next Hunting Safari

by Richard Conrad

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Safari Guide: A Guide to Planning Your Next Hunting Safari by Richard Conrad

In this book, a comprehensive country-by-country and animal-by-animal comparison and guide on how to plan your (first) safari, he takes the mystery out of trophy fees, concession fees, and daily fees, and he teaches you how to shop and find a decently priced kudu or buffalo. He lists equipment needed, questions to ask, parks to visit, and he discusses travel and health issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571572080
Publisher: Safari Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Introductionxiv
Part I.Safari Basics
Chapter 1An Overview1
Professional Hunters3
Middlemen: Agents and Safari Companies6
The Cost9
Paying for the Safari20
Guidelines on Tips21
Hunting Methods22
Ranch versus Concession Hunts25
Chapter 2Game: What's Available?27
Plains and Bush Game32
The Pigs34
Warthog35
Bushpig36
Small Antelope37
Duiker38
Springbok39
Klipspringer40
Dik-Dik40
Bushbuck41
Mountain Reedbuck and Vaal Rhebok42
Grysbok42
Oribi42
Steenbok43
Small Cats43
Medium-Sized Antelope43
Impala44
Reedbuck44
Blesbok and Bontebok45
Black Wildebeest46
Red Hartebeest and Sassaby46
Sitatunga47
Common Nyala48
Large Antelope49
Greater Kudu50
Sable51
Gemsbok52
Roan53
Waterbuck54
Blue Wildebeest55
Zebra56
Huge Antelope: The Eland57
Birds59
Chapter 3Where to Hunt61
Country Profiles71
Botswana73
Cameroon75
Central African Republic76
Ethiopia77
Mozambique79
Namibia80
South Africa82
Tanzania85
Zambia88
Zimbabwe90
Chapter 4What Does a Safari Cost?93
Clothing and Equipment93
Air Travel94
The Hunt96
Cost of a Standard Hunt98
Botswana101
Cameroon101
Central African Republic (CAR)101
Ethiopia101
Mozambique102
Namibia102
South Africa102
Tanzania102
Zambia102
Zimbabwe102
Historical Perspective: Comparing 1968 Safari Prices with 2000 Prices103
Comparison of Trophy Fees104
Chapter 5Travel and Health107
Documents, Insurance, and Health Care113
Things to Do116
Chapter 6Recommended Gear and Clothing117
Gun Cases118
Cameras118
A Journal120
Clothing121
Gratuities for Your PH124
Gratuities for the Native Staff125
Chapter 7Rifles and Ammunition127
General Observations127
A Brief History129
Big, Medium, and Small Bores133
Bullet Weight and Design135
Choice of Bullets145
Bullet Placement147
Handloads versus Factory Loads151
Are African Animals Tougher?156
Selection of Rifles and Calibers160
Preferences of Gunwriters162
Preferences of the Professionals163
Preferences of Resident Africans166
Preferences of Firearms168
Ammunition Availability170
Scopes173
Spare Parts and Accessories174
Sighting In175
Practice, Practice, Practice180
The Fun Factor182
Some Conclusions184
Things to Do189
Chapter 8Taxidermy and Trophy Care191
Taxidermy191
Shipment of Trophies195
Shipment from Zimbabwe195
Shipment from South Africa196
Part II.My Safari in Zimbabwe
Chapter 9I Meet Some Africans200
The Wa-Benzi200
Derek and Margaret203
Mick and Alison210
Elijah and Efias213
Chapter 10Turgwe Camp215
Rhino Protection218
Daily Routine219
A Scare in the Shower221
To Take a Drink222
The Camp Cat223
Snakes Alive!225
Insect Safari226
Trixie, the Lion Dog227
Chapter 11The Game in Zimbabwe229
Bushbuck229
Impala232
Klipspringer and the Accidental Bushbuck234
Duiker237
Warthog238
Eland239
Kudu241
Zebra249
Part III.My Safari in South Africa
Chapter 12The Game in South Africa254
Nyala254
Gemsbok258
Blesbok264
Springbok265
Waterbuck266
Nels and Anke's Kudu Buffet268
Chapter 13On the Kopje271
Appendix ADaily Rates275
Appendix BTrophy Fees276
Appendix CBallistic Rules of Thumb278
Appendix DFactory Ammunition281
Appendix EEquipment Checklist286
Appendix FParks and Preserves287
Appendix GUseful Contacts294
Appendix HStandard Hunt Costs301
Appendix IQuestions for Your Agent & Outfitter302
Appendix JFurther Reading306
Bibliography309
Safari Videos312

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