Preparing For Your First African Safari

Craig Boddington

( Planning a safari is unlike the planning for almost any other type of hunting adventure. The preparation and anticipation of the actual trip can be as exciting as the safari itself.

In a world where nature reigns, one must be prepared. The first stop on your adventure should begin at the seminar “Your First African Safari” held during SCI’s 45th Annual Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, February 1-4, 2017. The seminar will be February 2, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in Lagoon K/L at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Level 2.

“Your First African Safari” is SCI’s longest-running seminar. It will be moderated by world renowned hunter, Craig Boddington, and hosted by other leading experts in their fields. The panel discussion is intended for hunters in any stage of planning their first African safari. Panelists include:

Beverly Wunderlich, owner of J/B Adventures and Safaris

Beverly is a veteran hunting consultant and will speak to pros and cons of booking through an agent rather than direct. She will also discuss the details: paperwork, making flight arrangements and shipping trophies.

Ludo Wurfbain, owner of Safari Press and Publisher of Sports Afield Magazine

Ludo will suggest what to read and what videos to watch before, during and after your safari.

Johan Calitz, legendary African outfitter and PH

Johan will discuss what outfitters and PHs expect from clients, and what you should expect from them.

Jack Atcheson, Jr., experienced outfitter and former taxidermist

Jack tells how to get the best mounts of your African trophies.

Craig Boddington, world renowned hunter, writer, book author and TV host

Craig will cover guns and loads, shooting tips, and equipment for safari.

Click here to see a full list of seminars.

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