First Time African Hunt with Nick Bowker South Africa

My wife and I decided to take our honeymoon to South Africa for 2 weeks. We stumbled across Nick's website while planning. He was one of few Outfitters that offered single day hunting outside of other great packages that he has advertised. We decided to take the first few days of our honeymoon for a first-time African hunt.

Nick and his brother greeted us at the airport and we took a short 1.5-hour drive to his family farm. While I was after Kudu, my wife had never shot a rifle outside of two rounds at a target range a decade ago.

Over the two days we were there, we finally convinced her to try some target practice with a .243 that Nick had. After building some confidence on shooting sticks at the lodge, Nick took her on a bush hike to find Impala.

Nick could perfectly place my wife in position to make her first kill. She looked like a natural with the shot from 143 yards. Nick was there by her side to guide her as well as keep her calm. An unreal experience to be an observer and not the hunter on that day.

First time African hunt safari with Nick Bowker Hunting
Kudu Trophy – First Time Hunter

His staff and accommodations were top notch as well as his fees were reasonable and competitive.

My wife and I were very impressed with Nick’s hospitality and attention to detail, especially when it came time to eat. Our food was amazing and plentiful, our lodging was comfortable and cosy. Wildlife on the property was abundant (no high fences either)!

I have already pre-booked for an 8-day hunt in 2021 to go back and have ample time to do a 7-animal package that Nick is assisting me with on customizing and I would highly recommend this Outfitter to first-timers and seasoned African hunters alike. His glassing as well as stalking knowledge coupled with the crew skills and knowledge of our hunting area made for an exciting two days of hunting in South Africa.

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