African Safari Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

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DO I NEED AN ELECTRICAL CONVERTER/ADAPTER?

You will need an adapter to plug into the outlet. The adaptor will change the voltage from 230-240 Volts, 50 HZ to 120Volts. Here is a link for the proper one. USA to South Africa plug adaptor.
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HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS?

Our Professional Hunters are highly experienced with a combined 30 years of hunting experience and are licensed for both plains game and Big Five hunting.
WHERE WILL I BE MET?

You will be met at Johannesburg International Airport in the arrivals lounge by your professional hunter who will have a sign with your name on it as well as a TDK Safaris apparel. From the time you land in South Africa to the time you depart, you are in our care.
ARE THE CAMPS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO BRING ALONG WOMEN & CHILDREN?

Our bush camp is very comfortable and outfitted with modern amenities. If not hunting, women and children are welcome to relax in the safety of the camp or go on daily excursions.
Click here to see the accommodations.
CAN OTHERS GO ALONG WITH ME DURING MY ACTUAL HUNT?

Observers are encouraged to accompany you during the hunt. In this way they will be able to share in your special memories as they happen. If they do choose to go along on the stalk, they must follow the directions of the PH at all times.
WILL MY CELL PHONE WORK?

South Africa has a well established and sophisticated telecoms infrastructure. However, it's best to check with your service provider regarding serviceability in South Africa. Your provider will usually have an International plan that you can add on for the length of your trip.
ARE THERE MALARIA RISKS?

While malaria is endemic to certain parts of South and Southern Africa, it IS NOT prevalent in the Limpopo Province. The risk of contracting malaria is very low if the necessary precautions are taken. It is always wise to contact a health care professional for the most current advice before entering a malaria area.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO HUNT?

The hunting in our area is phenomenal throughout the year so it will depend on what temperatures you are comfortable with and what weapon you are using. October through March is our summer months and maximum temperatures of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit can be expected. April through September is our Winter, minimum Temperatures of around 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit can be expected early morning and in the evening. Rifles are a little easier to use in thicker brush (October - March) while archers might want less obstruction from the foliage (April-September).
WHAT IS THE BEST CALIBER TO BRING?

.30 caliber rifles with heavy grain weight bullets are great for most of the African game. For Dangerous game the minimum caliber you can use is .375 H&H.
CAN I RENT A RIFLE?

Yes you can we have a selection of rifles to choose from for $50 per day including ammo.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF DIPPING, PACKING, AND SHIPPING MY TROPHIES?

We closely work with Bullseye Taxidermy and African Legacy Logistics and when your hunt is over, we take you to meet Craig at Bullseye where he will fill you in on all the details. You will also receive an invoice from Brett at African Legacy Logistics for transport from Bullseye to the airport for export. We will have prices on hand to give to you at camp, but if you want them before your hunt we can send them to you as well.
DO YOU HAVE ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY OTHER THAN HUNTING?

Yes we have a lot of different activities for the whole family to enjoy! Please go to our "Hunt TDK" page, then under "TDK Safaris Excursions" you will find a list of some of our favorite outings along with the cost of each.
IS THERE INTERNET SERVICE IN CAMP?

Our bush camp is run on solar so there is no internet available in camp. However, it is available at our main location. If you would like to get on the internet let one of the staff know.