Africa Hunting Safaris Eden Prairie MN

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Will Skadsberg
(952) 927-7311
6250 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN
Agency
Skads Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.skadstravel.com

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Linda Mccormick
(612) 661-4622
5412 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
Agency
Borton Overseas, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Europe-Northern
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Camping / Hiking, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Nature, Rail, Safari, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.bortonoverseas.com

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David Lovick
(763) 231-8870
13756 83Rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN
Agency
Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Gay & Lesbian, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Rail, Religious, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Sports / Exercise, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.tvlleaders.com

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
(952) 854-5900
3815 American Blvd. East Bloomington
Minneapolis, MN
 
Gloria Stock Mickelson
(952) 914-6759
6442 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN
Agency
Travel Leaders Franchise Group
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelleaders.com

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Jane Norman
(612) 661-4633
5412 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
Agency
Borton Overseas
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Rail, Safari
Website
www.bortonoverseas.com/

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Tharwat Farrag
612-77884567
2213Cenntral Ave. Ne
Minneapolis, MN
Agency
Heart Land Tours
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Golf & Tennis, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Minority-Hispanic, Religious, Safari
Website
www.heartlandegypt.com

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Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District
(952) 854-5900
3815 American Blvd. East Bloomington
Minneapolis, MN
 
Steve Loucks
(952) 914-6969
6442 City West Pkwy
Eden Prairie, MN
Agency
Travel Leaders Franchise Group
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelleaders.com

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Becky Geyer
(952) 914-6790
6442 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN
Agency
Travel Leaders Franchise Group
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelleaders.com

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Planning an African Safari - Part 1

The undulating hills and rugged rock koppies made for a beautiful setting under the warm South African sun. Feathery umbrella-shaped acacia trees and thorn bushes dotted the landscape, relieving the vast grassy plain. We enjoyed perfect weather, while scoping the herds of long-faced, red hartebeest. Since both males and females of the species have tall horns, it takes a practiced eye to tell the difference from two hundred yards. A hundred or more of the brush-tailed beasts ranged across the dry African bushveld, but we had yet to see the really impressive bull. After two days combing the bushveld for the perfect trophy, Piet and I spotted a bachelor herd of about 20 bulls spread out against the base of a rocky hill.

In the middle of the group, stood a magnificent bull with magnificent “S” curved horns perched atop his elongated head. We pulled around to the far side of the hill and began our stalk. Slowly working our way up through the thick, bushy undergrowth, we caught short glimpses of lute-shaped horns and deep russet hides glinting in the sun. Traveling through sandy soil littered with crisp, dry leaves, in the company of a Professional Hunter (PH) and two trackers is no quiet task. A few too many crackles, and the herd was onto us, moving smoothly away into deeper cover.

We hunkered down for a long wait, while the bulls settled back into the calm of the afternoon. Finally, we were able to ease our way quietly out onto a rock promontory, to gain a better view. Imagine our surprise to find the herd bedded down immediately below us in a densely wooded copse. Watching closely through the binoculars, we tried in vain to find the bull we had spotted earlier, the one with recurved horns. The bulls began to meander through small openings in the brush, making the sighting easier but identification even more difficult.

Finally, I spotted the graceful “S” horns moving toward the next clearing. It was the pride of the herd. He moved into the open, and I took careful aim, placing my crosshairs right on the crease of his shoulder. At the retort of the .06 the brush exploded with scattering red bulls. I held my breath, trying to track my trophy through the scope, as he kicked up his heels and bolted into the bush. Four pairs of eyes watched, and no one saw him emerge from the thicket. Uncertain of the kill, we made our way down the rocky hillside into the copse. The bull lay a mere 15 feet from where I had hit him. Here was a beautiful trophy, adding a true sense of accomplishment to the thrill of hunting the bush in Africa.

Planning an African safari can be a very exciting and rewarding process in its own right. It is often necessary to book a hunt a year or two in advance. Learning about Africa, its animals and its people, can build a pleasing sense of anticipation, helping to maintain the excitement over this extended time. Since much of Africa lies in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite North America. In most Southern countries...

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