I recently booked a South African plains game safari with JD Safari. Everything went extremely well and was just as described. Great camps and lots of game! JD was also able to assist in everything from getting the firearms through customs to the importing of the trophies. He is definitely knowledgeable about all aspects of African safaris. In fact I am currently working with JD Safari on a dangerous game hunt to Zimbabwe. I highly recommend JD Safari for your next hunt.
JD African Safaris booked a plains-game hunt for me with Clint Mattheus of Clint’s Hunting Safaris in Port Elizabeth, SA. I was apprehensive for two reasons: I had never been to South Africa, and I was traveling alone. But not to worry-JD handled all the details. When I arrived at the Port Elizabeth airport in mid-October, about 2:00 pm, Clint was waiting for me. Two hours later, we were sighting in my firearms on Clint’s ranch. And we were hunting a half hour after that.
If you want total cultural immersion, definitely book through JD. I’ve had friends who have used other safaris and their experience was much more “theme park”. You are there, in the weeds, with the animals. The whole experience was surreal and unforgettable.