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3 Africa Hunting Myths

First off, we're going to talk about safety.

Guys, I hear all the time when I say I'm going to Africa, people are like oh is it safe over there? Are you sure it’s Safe? Can you travel over there? Like, isn't it dangerous?

 Guys, I'm here to tell you it's dangerous everywhere. No matter where you're at in the world, there's always going to be places that you do not want to go to. Look at Chicago, you don't want to go places in Chicago or LA you don't want to go places after dark in all these places, even Vegas. Remember, it's all about where you're at, who you're with and what you're associating yourself with.

 So, if you're having a good time with a great outfitter, you're not going to be going to the bad parts of town. They're not going to be taken to the dingy places after dark, and 99% of the time you're going to be away from the city, away from the towns on their private hunting places, or in the middle of the bush, like in remote Tanzania or Ethiopia, remember, you're going far off the beaten path where there's very, very little chance of there being any danger from human conflict. Look, if you're in wild Africa, you're going to always have the danger of snakes. You can have the danger of lions, Buffalo, all that. But you signed up for it.

 Remember, it's all about planning, taking proper preparation skills and put in the time to find the quality Outfitters that keep you safe no matter where you go. Remember dangers everywhere and it's how you make it out.

Africa is super safe, and I would not hesitate to go there. I consider it my second home and I feel much safer over there than many places here in the US.


Another big myth is diseases.

 Everyone thinks Africa is like run ramped with diseases that you're going to die when you go over there. Guys, that's very false. There are very few diseases really and most of the common hunting areas that you're going to like a lot of Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. You just must prepare for malaria and there's a lot of malaria free areas in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and in Namibia, less so in Zimbabwe, but in Namibia and South Africa there's lots of Malaria free or low risk areas. So, all you got to do is get the malaria pill form a physician, take it a couple days before or however, the dosage says it on there, depending on the brand you take. But you don't need to get all these shots. I've had to get a lot of shots to go to places like Cameroon, like in the far middle of the jungle where there's a lot of different bugs, water borne diseases but that’s from it being a more tropical environment. So, remember, there's not a ton of diseases in Africa, you're not going to just die over there. We have plenty of diseases here in North America after all, look at what’s happened the last few years. So, it's safe, it's easy, there's not that many diseases. You're not just going to die. Take the proper preparation, research it and have a good time. You're going to love Africa.


The final myth of today's post is cost everyone thinks you got to be super wealthy and rich to go to Africa hunting as that cannot be further from the truth.  

 I'm going off price right now in 2024 you can go to South Africa or Namibia and do you a seven-day plains game hunt, let's say five to seven species depending on the species. flights, Tips, dip, and pack All that included for the price of a quality Elk hunt here in North America. It's not super expensive guys. It's not cheap. But look at what you're getting for that price compared to what you're getting for the price here. It’s a big misconception that you had to be super wealthy to go over there. That is further from the truth. You just got to plan properly and like I said, you could go on a great safari for the price of even, the most common Elk and Mule Deer hunts here in United States. Give or take a few items remember it's not a huge deal to go over there and spend just as much money as it is here on Elk and Mule Deer hunts. So that concludes this post on the three myths on hunting in Africa. I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope it brings you some value, please share with your friends and subscribe to the YouTube channel, subscribe to the podcast, and make sure you sign up to get notified on all the blog posts on the website, have a great day, and happy hunting.

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