An African plains game safari is something I always dreamt of. My name is Sol Griffith, and I run Diamond Z Outdoors. We are a small (but growing) organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, promoting fair-chase hunting, preservation, and care of public land, and introducing the sportsman way of life to new hunters.
Growing up, I was an avid reader, and “Green Hills of Africa” by Ernest Hemingway and “African Game Trails” By Theodore Roosevelt was always my first choice. I read both ten times each. I had a deep passion for hunting from an early age, and hunting the Dark Continent has always been a dream.
Video from our Hunt in Africa
When are you planning your African Plains Game Safari?
This last fall, I finally finally had the opportunity to make that dream a reality and booked an African plains game safari with Nick Bowker Hunting in South Africa.
I chose to hunt with Nick because, first and foremost, he runs a low-fence, free-range operation with no captive-bred or planted animals.
The second reason was due to the hunting value—7 animals for an unbeatable price.
Nick was great to work with and very understanding as we ran into some difficulties with getting dates worked out, but it all came together.
My wife shot a beautiful impala ram and a cull warthog as well. I have already booked my next African plains game safari, and I cannot wait to return to South Africa.
I have an easy time telling a story with video than words. So I will let the videos tell the story.
As an amateur movie maker, I captured all the hunts on video and have the videos attached. I hope you will enjoy watching them and please leave any comments below.
It was a real hunt, we got lucky with a few animals, but we worked for the others. All-in-all I ended up harvesting eight animals, seven trophy animals, and one cull on my African plains game safari.
- White Blesbok
- Mountain Reedbuck
- Black Wildebeest
- Cull Springbuck