Saving money over time for your Dream Hunt

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 Blesbok and 1 Springbok  ), which is  5 hunt days, 7 days here, 6 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 !!

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