African Hunting Safari
Eastern Cape South Africa. Your destination for an African Hunting Safari. Join Nick Bowker, your Professional Hunter and Outfitter for an African Hunting trip of a lifetime. See my hunting blog reports below
African Plains Game Hunt
Growing up I was an avid reader. "Green Hills of Africa" by Ernest Hemingway and "African Game Trails" by Theodore Roosevelt were always favorites. I had a deep passion for hunting from an early age and hunting the Dark Continent has always been a dream.
This last fall I had the opportunity to finally make that dream a reality and booked a plains game hunt with Nick Bowker. I chose to hunt with Nick because first and foremost he runs a low-fence, free range operation. And has no captive-bred, or planted animals. The second reason was the value of the 7-animal package. Nick offers this package at an unbeatable price.
My First African Hunting Safari
An African Safari, the stories of vast lands, and the variety of many animals. In 2019 my friends invited me on a trip to South Africa. A trip I am glad to have been part of. Nick Bowker runs a quality operation, laid back, easy-going, nice accommodation, and great food.
From Day 1 it was Hakuna Matata. Morning coffee, to scanning the ever-changing landscape for trophies to be had. A grand brunch, a good nap, great company, back to surveying the countryside for more trophies. To top it off with stories and tall tales of the daily adventures, wine and dine and start all over the next day.
Cull hunt with Nick Bowker
I saw a posting on another website for a cull hunt package for twenty animals. The package included five trophies and fifteen culls. The animals in the package were Springbuck, Impala, Blesbok, Mountain Reedbuck and warthogs. I did not care about the trophies.
I didn’t know what to expect of a cull hunt. I saw once on TV where someone had a portable shooting bench, and the TV made it look like shoot and stack them up. I got the impression that it was a “lesser” form of hunting. It turned out to be the same as trophy hunting. The difference being multiple tags, and your “trophy” has different characteristics.
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 got the opportunity to stumble across Nick's website while planning and he was one of the few Professional Hunters that offered single day hunting outside of the other great packages that he has advertised.
Nick and his brother greeted us at the airport and took the 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.
Armando back hunting in Africa
Armando was back with his wife Roberta for their fifth Safari. Previously Armando had made hunting trips to Namibia, the Limpopo region and the Eastern Cape. Armando was looking for a high quality Lechwe, Nyala, Waterbuck and Bushbuck trophies in a free-range environment.
I was on hand to meet Armando and Roberta at the Port Elizabeth airport after their long trip from Italy to South Africa. We made the one and hour trip back to Olivefountain lodge where Armando and Roberta settled in.
African Hunting Safari – The Czechs arrive
Rob Bowker collected us from the Port Elizabeth airport for Andre’s first hunting safari in Africa. I was returning for my second African hunting Safari in South Africa with Nick Bowker.
I had an excellent previous experience with Nick. I was keen to bring my friend Andre for some free-range hunting in South Africa.
Nick is an Outfitter with more than 25 years of professional experience. Both Andre and I were taking Nick’s seven animal package.
My African Hunt
While touring their quaint log home. Thomas showed us his African trophies. You know one thing leads to another and a year later Thomas and I are on an aeroplane to Africa. Wild! My first African hunt.
Our host, Nick Bowker, and his brother Rob, rugged 5th generation South African "farmers" of English descent, were most gracious and met us at the "Oliver Tambo" Airport in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. This is a small airport on the order of Colorado Springs or Corpus Christi. Guns, ammo, luggage all right there and a great relief after a nearly 24 hours of flight from Minneapolis, Houston, Atlanta, Johannesburg and finally Port Elizabeth.
Our African Hunting trip with Nick Bowker
It was seven years since our last hunting trip to the Eastern Cape with Nick Bowker.
I was with my buddy for our second trip with Nick. We wanted to go after some different animals this time. We also wanted to hunt a few of the same animals as our first time in South Africa. We had previously had fantastic Kudu hunting with Nick.
In 2012, both of us took a Kudu, Mountain Reedbuck, Springbuck, Impala, Warthog and Blesbok. Nick has very appealing hunting packages available for South African Plains Game.