So I just wanted to share my trip of a lifetime. I just returned from a 7 day hunt in South Africa with AFRICAN ARROW SAFARIS. It was a bow only hunt around 5 hours north of Johannesburg. We hunted with the owner, Harry Nell and his awesome PHs Johan, Gary and WJ! All the guides were awesome, they cared for their hunter and wanted to see them succeed! Words cannot begin to explain how amazing this trip was. We were picked up and helped out of the airport by one of our guides and driven out to the property. We arrived around 1am, and we were to excited to sleep. All four of us stayed up getting gear ready and talking about what we thought the first morning would have in store for us. We had no idea. So the sun comes up and we shoot our bows and get placed with our PH for the week. My PH's name was Johan and he was superb! We spent 7 days of talking and him teaching me about the wildlife, birds, the animals we were hunting, the culture, and much much more. He answered every question with a smile, and I had ALOT of them. He knew his animals, knew what was a trophy, and made sure you had the best shot possible. I couldnt of asked for a better guide. Four of us hunted for 7 days and we took 28 animals in this time. We all had dream animals in mind that we hoped we would get an opportunity at. Mine was Eland, two buddies were Kudu and the other buddy wanted a Sable. First day did not disappoint as I connected with my eland that morning. Not only was he my dream animal, but he is the eland of a lifetime. I was also able to kill a blue and golden wildebeest, nyala, gemsbok, impala and wharthog. My friends shot kudu, zebra, black and blue wildebeest, nyala, steenbok, gemsbok, waterbuck, impala, wharthog and sable. The hunting was spectacular and the hospitality, food, lodging, over all experience was the same. We couldn't get over how amazing every aspect of the trip was. The guides took all of our wants into account and did whatever they could to make sure they were fulfilled. No one came home wanting anything more from the trip other than wishing it wasn't over. We are already planning for another trip with Harry at AAS. African Arrow Safaris not only have quantity but due to there strict management, their quality is above all!! Harry not only wants you to kill, but he wants you to kill trophies! They work hard to get you the biggest of each species you are after! If you are on the fence about hunting Africa and wondering how or where to go, I would HIGHLY suggest African Arrow Safaris.
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Weather was perfect. Mornings were upper 30s to low 40s. Hottest part of the day was low 80s.