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Get to know us and why we started Shakari Connection....
Over the nearly thirty years that we have been travelling around Africa in the hunting safari business, we have met numerous hunters in hotels, airports, bars, on concession boundary roads ..and they all have had stories to tell ...
"Nobody told me about the Dutch Consent Form and the new double rifle I bought especially for my first buffalo hunt is still in New York"
"I booked a 2x1 hunt with my buddy and there were 18 other hunters in our camp"
"Nobody met me at Johannesburg Airport. I didn't know I was supposed to fly to Richard's Bay"
"I've just finished my second hunt in Tanzania and still haven't got a buffalo"
"I've been staying in this hotel for 3 days and still haven't been told when my air charter leaves"
"British Airways won't carry my .308 Blaser"
"My trophies were refused entry and sent back to Dar es Salaam"
We don't claim to have all the answers but we thought it would be really useful for all hunters to Africa, especially first-timers, to have as much useful information as possible gathered together in one place.
There is plenty of information out there on different aspects of hunting Africa on other websites and hunting forums but we also aim to guide potential clients into asking all the right questions of their potential outfitters or agents in order to get their hunt completely right for them. Over the years it has never ceased to amaze us how clients part with so much money to hunt in Africa yet neglect to make sure the components of the hunt which obviously are important to them, are not in place.
He began his professional hunter training in 1980 with the late Mr Vivian L Good and later under the eagle-eyed tuition of Mr Ian Goss, the chief examiner of professional hunters in Kwa Zulu Natal. During his almost three decades of working in the African hunting industry, Steve has hunted professionally in six African countries and has a wealth of experience with dangerous game. He writes for a variety of hunting magazines and websites and has just completed an eBook called 'How To Become A Professional Hunter In Africa'.
She has been hunting Africa for almost twenty years as a client. For fun and to further her knowledge, she completed her Professional Hunter training with Ian Goss in 1995. Susan also has a great deal of medical experience with specific focus on cardio-thoracic surgery and has additional qualifications in tropical medicine. Susan also deals with the management, sales and logistics responsibilities of our hunting company.
As co-directors of our company Kuduland Safaris (Africa) Ltd, both of us are extremely keen proponents of ethical hunting and ethical business practices and over the years we believe we have built up a solid reputation both with our colleagues in the hunting industry and with the hunting public.
We owe a major debt of gratitude to our friend and veteran African hunter, Peter Lang who has not only contributed his informative and amusing hunting articles but has proof-read every page of this site. His suggestions and comments have been invaluable.
We came across SiteSell.com which is an Internet company that enables anyone to create a great website. So with 'Site Build It', Susan taught herself how to design and write this website. It took about a year to get Shakari Connection more or less completed but a website is always an ongoing project, keeping it fresh with new developments in the hunting safari industry.