Saving for an African safari  is easy and over time is very little cost per month :

start saving ONLY $ 400 / month !!


Here is the time frame, for example :

3 Trophys ( 1 Kudu, 1 Impala and 1 Gemsbok ) , 5 hunt days, 7 days here, 6 nights with RHS, 2 hunters
Package price = $ 4000.
 your first half deposit is $ 2000 on booking
So, in about 2 ½   years time = 30 months  ( mid 2017 ) you want to go on your Safari and you start to save $ 400 per month now.
After about 5 months of saving you have the deposit saved and paid for and you get a date booked with Richard Holmes Safaris.
After another 17 months of saving = $ 6800  ( 6 months before your safari ) you have the money ready for the final half of the hunt and for 2 High Season Airfare ( $ 2000  final half of hunt deposit – 2000 Airfare = $ 800 left in savings ).
Another 6 months of savings till your hunt = $ 2400 + 800 already saved = $ 3200 saved.
 and you have money for tips, hotels, taxi, curios and gifts on your trip = $ 1400 ( = $ 1800 left in savings ).
After your safari you have enough to pay for the required half of your Taxidermy mounting bill  = about $ 1800  paid to taxidermist here.
After another 8 months of savings, after your safari, by which time your 3 Trophys are mounted and ready to be sent to your home, you have all the money to pay for this, the final payment = $ 3200. ( being the final half to taxidermist, air freight of your crate, US customs clearing and transport fees to your home )

3 Trophys per hunter ( 1 Kudu, 1 Impala and 1 Springbok  ), which is  4 hunt days, 6 days here, 5 nights with RHS, includes 2 hunters and 1 PH, Package price total = ~ $ 5000.

Your first half deposit is $ 1250 per hunter on booking ( package is for 2 hunters )

So, in about 1 half years time = approx 19 months you want to go on your african hunting Safari and you start to save $ 400 per month.

After about 4 months of saving you have your safari $ 1250 deposit saved and paid for and you get a date booked with Richard Holmes Safaris.

After another 14 months of saving = $ 5600  saved ( which is 6 months before your safari ) you have the money ready for the final half of the hunt and for your High Season Airfare ( $ 1250  final half of hunt deposit – 2500 Airfare for one hunter, and you have $ 1850 left in savings ).

Another 6 months of savings till your hunt = $ 2400 + 1850 already saved = $ 4250 saved
 and you then have money for tips, hotels / afton, taxi, curios and gifts on your trip = $ 1050

( = $ 3200 left in savings ).

After your safari you have enough to pay for the required first half of your Taxidermy mounting bill  = about $ 1200 for the the 3 trophys shoulder mounted and paid to taxidermist here ( = $ 2000 left in savings ) and

then after another 5 months of savings = $ 2000, your savings = $ 4000, then you have enough saved to pay for the final half to taxidermist here and for the trophys crated and ready to be shipped = $ 1200 ( = $ 2800 left in savings ) and no more saving is needed.

After another 1-2 months your trophys are ready to be sent to your home, you have all the money to pay for this, the final payment = ~ $ 2700 being for the air freight of your crate, US customs clearing and transport fees to your home !!

And you may still have some change left over to have a party with your hunting friends to celebrate the arrival of your Trophys !!

In Summary Simply : 

Start Saving ONLY $ 400 / month  1 and half years before you want to go on safari and for 5 months after your africa hunting Safari and this will cover ALL costs and you have 3 beautiful African Iconic Trophys , have had an Experience and a Hunt of a Lifetime !!

 

A similar savings plan as above can be used for my africa safari hunting package :

http://www.capeafricanhunting.co.za/page/8_trophy_mixed_choice_package

where each hunter would need to save about $ 10,000 over 2 years to cover ALL costs, which includes ALL as lsited above i.e. hunting package, tips, afton, gifts and costs of your trophys mounted, crated, air freighted, customs cleared and landed at your home. Save about $ 8000 in first 20 months before your hunt and the final $ 2000 after your hunt.

 

how to budget & save for your hunting safari

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