Review of Karoo Wild Safaris - Tim and Teri, Lousianna USA
I have wanted to be able to go on a hunt to South Africa for a very long time. After doing my research and discussing the hunting experience that I hoped for with Victor, I was sure that I wanted to go with Karoo Wild Safaris. I explained that I was a novice regarding hunting plains game, having only hunted whitetail deer in the US. I was assured that this is easily accommodated. Was it ever! I gave Victor a list of trophies that I would like before the trip, thinking that I would not get half of them. I was pleasantly wrong! I took ten trophies of a lifetime, including a sable antelope which was at the top of my list. I also had an exciting stalk and took an eland on Victor’s property that I later found out had the largest set of horns that has been taken by Karoo Wild. Victor is an expert professional hunter as well as host. The four different areas that I hunted showcased the natural beauty of South Africa. We hunted rolling hills as well as more mountainous and rocky terrain. Victor and his tracker, Mitchell, were exceptional at spotting game and he can spot an animal and tell you immediately if it is of trophy quality. Victor has access to numerous properties as well as his own and certainly does his homework on where to go for the species that you’re looking for. I also asked Victor for advice on how to have the trophies mounted and I believe that I was able to make some great choices on how to display them with his guidance. Victor and Lindsay made my wife and my stay one of the best experiences that we’ve ever had. They made us feel welcome instantly and their hospitality was beyond outstanding. Their lodge is comfortable and immaculate. The meals were exceptional as well and paired with delicious South African wine. I was initially concerned that my wife wouldn’t enjoy herself, but in addition to going on several hunts with me, Lindsay showed her the rugged beauty of South Africa including Addo National Park as well as a day trip to Graaff-Reinet.Now, she can’t wait to go back, just like myself. I would highly recommend Karoo Wild to any hunting enthusiast.