Saving for an African safari is easy and over time is very little cost per month : start saving ONLY $ 400 / month !!
Here an example and the time frame of all costs -
flights, the hunt, other, taxidermy and shipping trophies home :
3 Trophys ( 1 Kudu, 1 Blesbok and 1 Springbok ) , 5 hunting days, 6 nights with Richard Holmes Safaris for 1 hunter:
Package price = $ 3300. Your first half deposit is $ 1650 on booking.
So, in about 1 half years time = 18 months, you want to go on your Safari and you start to save $ 400 per month now.
After about 4 months of saving you have the deposit saved and paid for and you get a date booked with Richard Holmes Safaris ( RHS ).
After another 10 months of saving = $ 4000 and you have the money saved for the final half of the hunt and for High Season Airfare ( $ 1650 final half of hunt deposit – 1650 Airfare = $ 700 left in savings ).
Another 2 months of savings = $ 800 + 700 already saved = $ 1500 saved and you have money for hunting tips ( $ 600 ), hotel / Afton Guest house in Johannesburg and dinner ( $ 120 ), preapproved gun import permit ( $ 100 ), Afton rep tips ( $ 30 ), curios and gifts on your trip ( $ 50 ), which totals approximately $ 900 and so you still have about $ 600 left in savings for another 4 th trophy animal on your hunt, eg. Black Wildebeest.
Then you are ready to go Hunting !
After your safari, another 5 months of savings = $ 2000, you then have enough to pay for the required half of your Taxidermy shoulder mounting bill = about $ 1850 paid to taxidermist here for 4 trophys ( and $ 150 still left in savings ).
After another 9 months of savings after your safari = $ 3600 saved + 150 left in savings = $ 3750, by which time your 4 Trophys are mounted and ready to be sent to your home and you have all the money to pay for this, the final payment = $ 3750. ( being the final half to taxidermist $ 1850, air freight of your crate, USA/ Your customs clearing fee and transport fee to your home ) and you have about $ 50 left to have a party to celebrate the arrival of your trophys !!
Simple Summary :
Start Saving ONLY $ 400 / month about 1 and half years before you want to go on safari and for ~ 14 months after your Africa hunting Safari and this will cover ALL costs and you have 4 beautiful African Iconic Trophys and will have had a Great Experience and a Hunt of a Lifetime !!