Over the course of our last safari with Pete and Elizabeth Stout, it was decided we’d keep our readers up dated on a daily basis via our John X Safaris Facebook Fan page. Elizabeth was kind enough to accept the responsibility of sharing their highlights along the way, inviting the reader along on their journey of discovery.
If you’ve been missing out on the news and would like to stay connected with us while we’re out in the field, then become a John X Fan today! It’s easy to join and you’d have front row seats to weekly trophy picture updates!
For those who have been following their safari on our John X Fan page, some of the below news may be old, but rest assured, you have not heard it all…..
Part 1 – “Working for our Kudu”
Upon the Stout’s arrival we headed north to the Great Karoo, the hunt was on for Kudu, Impala, Black Wildebeest or Gemsbuck. A number of Kudu were spotted, but nothing took our fancy. It was not until late that first afternoon that we found a small group of Gemsbuck with two great bulls accompanying five or six cows and calves. Our focus soon shifted from Kudu to Gemsbuck. A strategy of approach was discussed, before starting our stalk up a dry river bed.
We hadn’t gone 100 yards when Pete leant over and whispered to Elizabeth; “Walk like Indian.” It cracked us up! Both Zwayi and I just about fell down laughing, we’d never heard a better description for watch where you’re going and go quietly! After re-gathering ourselves I pressed on, leading the party ever closer to the un-expecting Gemsbuck.