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 :
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 !!