Thank you both so much for sharing your special part of the world with us. I have been dreaming of Africa since I was a dirt poor teenage boy, hiding from the misery in my life by immersing myself in hunting books at the library. You helped a dream come true for me buddy. That's a debt I can never repay...
Bill Nowicki - MN USA (2012)
We can't thank you, Sabina and all your staff enough for the wonderful time we had. Look forward to getting the info from the taxidermist, and putting our feelings to words on your website. You truly provided a wonderful time for us, and we are forever thankful for our experience. We look forward to booking another hunt with you, and consider You and Sabina friends for life..
Flemming Havemann - Denmark (2012)
Torben and I had a most exquisite and enjoyable time together with Chris Troskie, PH, and Sabina, his charming wife. They treated us as royalties and offered us experiences for a lifetime.
Right from the early start - about 6 months before our departure to South Africa - we had excellent contact to Chris, and we received very good and useful information.
Having trained our eyes for animals etc. in The Krüger National Park, we met Chris on a petrol station in White River, close to the luxurious lodge and the beautiful hunting area.
From the first minute there was a friendly atmosphere between us.
During our stay we saw a wide variety of animals and harvested some nice trophies from the list of desires - impala, zebra and kudo.
Chris and his staff have excellent game-eyes. They worked hard to organize and provide the best experience for us hunting as well as during game drives between the huntings. We enjoyed the nice rythm between hunting and non-hunting periods.
Chris and Sabina´s hospitality and humourare second to none which made our stay even more enjoyable. The atmosphere was warm the whole way through - also in the evenings, when we were braiing and sitting around the fire under the stars.
Sabina´s cooking is of high quality, and we give her ***** 5 stars, also for the elegant decoration of the table.
It is always difficult to repeat a success. We do, however, hope to come back hunting with you again, and I will do my best to "persuade" my fellow hunters in Denmark to hunt with you.That would be great!
Torben and I could not have made a better decision than choosing Chris Troskie Safaris.
Daryl Payne - AB Canada (2011)
My wife and I had an outstanding time with Chris and his wife Sabina. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed every minute of our trip with CT Safaris. The food, the atmosphere the settings, did I mention the food??…Everything was priceless. I will admit that my wife had reservations about going to Africa as she doesn’t hunt. She was anticipating long boring days in camp waiting for me to return from hunting. Well on the 3rd day of our trip she came to me saying that we need to talk. I was nervous thinking that maybe she wasn’t having fun. I asked what was wrong and she said “We’re coming back here!” Wow what a relief. She had a great time and got along great with Sabina. She had her choice of things to do and was never left to be bored.
The hunting I experienced was so much different than home. We saw game all day every day and I was fortunate enough to take 8 animals in 5 days. Couple this with an epic tracking job/stalk on a pair of Gemsbok that resulted in 3 up close opportunities with his tracker. That was mind blowing for me. Seeing these guys in action is worth every nickel of the trip in itself.
All in all I was able to take a great Gemsbok bull, Gold Medal Impala ram, 2 Bushbucks one of which will be Gold Medal, 2 huge warthogs, an extremely old Kudu bull that was broomed off and had massive bases and a Chacma Baboon that the landowner sorely wanted off of her land. I think that spells out the recipe for an extremely successful hunt.
I was able to discuss with Chris what I wanted to hunt and how we were going to go about it. Every night while sitting around the fire we would formulate a plan for the next couple of days. I always felt included and a part of the hunt. I never felt like I was just a client that was tagging along to pull the trigger when something big enough came along. I hunted Limpopo and it is rich with opportunities. CT Safaris is a great choice to take advantage of those opportunities.
I feel as though I left having made another friend. I have done other guided hunts before and this is the only time I can say that. By midway through the first day we were joking like old hunting buddies and for that I am eternally grateful. I don’t just call anyone a friend but I had no time making that connection with Chris. He is a hunter at heart and is genuinely determined that his clients have a great time while in his care.
CT Safaris is first class! I know I’ll be back. After all, my wife said so!
Jeff Gray - NSW (Australia) (2011)
CT-Safaris has just provided a first class safari for me.Chris Troskie went all out to provide whatever was needed to allow me to obtain 10 wonderful Plains Game.
I was originally skeptical if my health would allow it to happen as I knew that “I was not 6 foot tall and bullet proof” at 65 years of age and I had advised Chris of my concerns well before my arrival in Johannesburg but his dedication to a client provided ‘Par Excellence’ for the hunt and on occasions I had my own ‘Gun Bearer’ to help in the rocky conditions of the Free State.
Some of my trophies should be Rowland Ward entries when measured ‘Green’ by my Taxidermist but I will have to wait for two months before a final decision is made.
It is hard to pick just one trophy to brag about but the 5” Duiker and the last trophy on the last day, an Eastern Cape Kudu Bull is definitely at the top of my memories, both from the Eastern Cape.
The friendship shown to me by the staff of the various lodges we hunted from was exceptional, with the meals created by Sabina a real delight so if you decide to hunt with Chris and Sabina make sure in addition to your normal ‘Kit’ you bring a large appetite as the servings are Huge.
If you want to ask any questions in preparation for your hunt, Chris will give you my Email address.
Cheers from Australia
Christine Alward - AB (Canada) (2011)
“When first asked if I would join my husband to South Africa on Safari I was hesitant. I decided after about a week of deliberation to join him. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to see the animals in their natural environment and do some sight seeing. Of course maybe take down an animal or two. I could not have made a better decision. Chris & Sabina made a wonderful trip even better. Chris and Sabina’s hospitality and humour is second to none which made this hunt even more enjoyable. I am proud to say we developed a very special relationship with this couple during our time with them. I was amazed at how many beautiful species we were able to hunt. I myself was able to take my dream animal the gemsbok. I have to thank Chris & Sabina from the bottom of my heart for the most amazing experience of my life!!!!!
Dennis Ockinga - WA (USA) (2008, 2010, 2012)
I have hunted with Chris Troskie two times now, once in 2008 and again in 2010. I am planning on going again in 2012. On my first hunt I arrived as a client and left a friend and could not wait to go back to Africa with Chris and his lovely wife Sabina. The hunting has been excellent with most trophies making SCI gold. I have been fortunate enough to take 2 animals that qualified for Rowland Ward status. The service and food and lodging have been first class. You will not believe the ability Chris has at seeing game. Looking forward to our next hunt together.
Paul & Patty Jones - USA (2008, 2009, 2011)
My wife and I just spent 2 weeks hunting with Chris Troskie in Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa... We finally made the time for the type of trip I've always wanted to do. We had a fantastic time, saw a wide variety of animals and harvested some very nice trophies, saw a lot of good country and enjoyed good food and comradarie.
Chris passionately enjoys hunting and and worked hard to organize and to provide the best experience for us in hunting and for the entire trip. He has an excellent game-eye and is a good hunter. We hunted and killed Burchells zebra, impala, waterbuck, nyala, blesbok, baboon, and blue wildebeest. We hunted and saw but didn't kill kudo, bushbuck, and gemsbok. We also saw but didn't hunt springbok, caracal, duiker, eland, red hartebeest, jackal, klipspringer, ostrich, reedbuck, warthog and near Cape Town, penguins, black wildebeest, bontebok and cheetahs. The number and variety of game was amazing! Even if not hunting, seeing the game was good enough (well, almost, since I am a hunter) to make the journey.
I used a .375 H&H Model 70 Winchester but anything used for deer and elk should work well as .30-06 and .308 are popular in Africa. A Savage 99 in .358 or a Winchester 71 in .348 would be ideal for the larger game seen and for the relatively short-range shooting in thick brush if I was to return with a lever action rifle to hunt in the bushveld...
The 2 lodges we stayed in were comfortable and well maintained. Sabrisa (their home in Limpopo) is nestled under trees between hills in the bushveld and has a very picturesque "Africa as I imagined it" atmosphere. We stayed in a romantic chalet a hundred feet from their home. Emaweni was also comfortable and had wonderful views as KZN is mountainous country.
The people we met were polite and understand hospitality and service. Sabina (Chris' wife) was an excellent cook and companion for my wife (when she was not hunting with me). After each day's hunt , we enjoyed a fabulous meal then good conversation and companionship around the fire-pit with Chris and Sabina.
My non-hunting wife said up until the end of our 1st day that she could see me returning to Africa to hunt again but she wouldn't need to come back (20 hour flight from Atlanta) if I did, but by the second day, was excited to talk about when we could BOTH come back so I doubt that I'll be able to return to Africa without my wife coming along too (which is fine with me)!
We also did some tourist stuff arranged by Chris and Sabina (an African cultural village, elephant rides and 4 days in Cape Town) as well as the hunting. It was a truely wonderful trip for both of us and to hunt in Africa fulfills the dream of a lifetime! That said, we will be saving for another trip to Africa in a year or two, hopefully, to hunt buffalo with Chris in Mozambique.
My only complaint about the trip is that we couldn't stay longer and hunt more game!
Kevin Stuemke - USA (2009)
First of all I would like to thank Chris owner and operator for a fantastic hunt. Chris delivered everything he said he would and more. Lodging and meals were excellent as well as the staff and game. I would also like to thank David Keith, with out his help and guidence this trip would have never happened. David spent alot of time on the phone and emails with me in order to make sure everything went as planned. I would also like to thank Kathi Klimes for making our travel arrangements. Three of us were hunting on this trip, My father his best friend and myself. We all hunted for plains game only. I took Nyala, Kudu, black and blue wildebeest, warthog, Impala, Eland, and Blesbok. My father took Kudu, Nyala, Red Heartebeest, Waterbuck, Impala, Eland, Blue and Black Wildebeest, and warthog. Our friend Art took Zebra, Nyala, blue and black Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbok, Red Heartebeest, and waterbuck. Chris runs a first class operation and I hope to hunt with him again.
John Murdoch - Australia (2009)
It must be the season to have a good hunt with Chris Troskie Safaris Africa.
Everything went smoothly and many thanks to Chris and Sabina for running such a professional outfit considering they are fully booked this season.
Thank you for your kind wishes to my family. I am already planning to come back in
6-8 years with my son and then Nette joining me later to go to ZIM. for buff. You will be on my list for some hunting either at Emaweni or elsewhere. I feel the need for another Springbok and Eland or a trip to the Kalahari. I said I wasn't going to be a repeat client but you did do a great job and you listened to what I wanted.
J Pestrue - USA (2008)
I had been to Africa twice already and enjoyed myself both times. I wanted to go back and when I purchased a hunt at a Safari Club International Local Chapter Event the start of my third Africa trip began. I have always had good luck buying SCI hunt's and this trip with Chris Troskie Safari's would be no different. From the time I was picked up personally by Chris and his wife Sabina to the time I left, I was treated like royalty. I even had my own chalet. Sabina, a great cook, had gourmet meals every night and even had different theme nights like Traditional African Food Night, Italian Night, Medertarainian Night, Spanish Night, German Night, etc. I looked forward to each meal but the night meal was my favorite because it was followed by campfire conversation. Chris & Sabina really know how to treat you. In addition to having a great time, the hunting was also excellent. Since I had been bowhunting to Africa twice, the list I gave Chris was harder than most. By the time a left, I had the following trophies: Eland, Mountain Reed Buck, Impala, Warthog, Baboon, Giraffe, Guinea Fowl, and Francolin Fowl. The Eland and Mountain Reed Buck trophies are truly exceptional. I truly enjoyed my time with Chris Troskie Safaris and I look forward to my next African Adventure.
A Law - UK
When I started deer stalking in England some years ago, I could only dream as many do of actually hunting in Africa, following in the footsteps of Selous, and “Karamojo” Bell. Today, I can claim to have successfully hunted many plains game - an achievement gained through the careful guidance of Chris Troskie...I was also impressed with the steadfast determination demonstrated by Chris during my recent hunting to achieve a successful outcome to the stalk for me...A hunter also knows that really, hunting is more than just the taking of an animal. It is about anticipation, hopes, determination, patience and a sincere trust between the guide and the hunter. I am proud to simply say that I have that implicit and absolute trust in Chris. If I had the opportunity to rewind the clock and hunt again in Africa, I would do so, but only to re-live the hunting once more with Chris. As this is impossible, I can only look forward to future hunts in Africa. And it will only be with Chris Troskie Safaris.
D Proctor - USA
We enjoyed our trip very much - thanks for the time you invested in us... I saw the pictures you posted on your website of us - could you send me the files? My wife would like to have a couple of large prints made...I am looking forward to meeting you next Saturday! I mailed and emailed invitations out to folks who may one day be interested in hunting with you...Hope you had a good Christmas as well, Dee received a nice note from your daughter...I enjoyed having you as a guest in our home, and getting to know you a little better. I hope we can continue our friendship over the years...
M Wirtz - USA
First of all I would like to thank you again for an excellent and very enjoyable hunt. I have given your name and e-mail to many people. The picture on your web site were a pleasant suprise...Again, Thanks for a wonderful hunt and first trip to Africa. Hope to be back soon!
F Kelly - USA
The best thing I can say about Chris and his services is that I would be going back in 2008 but issues came up back home so it will be 2009 for sure... I lived in Africa for several years and am acquainted with hunting, safari etc... like most are not... Troskie Safari is one of the finest I've been with... The service was superb... I actually gained weight the food was so great. Chris T is a gentleman of the first order, he guides as a top safari PH should. You will enjoy your time with him... and the hunting of course is excellent...
Pat and I both had a wonderful time, thanks to you and the rest of your staff... The offer to spend a little time in Alaska is still open. If you can work it into your finances and your schedule, we could work it into our schedule...
R Cox - USA
Chris, thank you for a wonderful time. I made it home at 1430 on the 14th. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had. The blesbok was worth the trip by itself. Tell everybody i said hello...
D Harrison - USA
South Africa is amazing! I had a great time, every day was a unique experience... The first day out we all got something - I got a Zebra and my Dad an Impala and Caracal. The next day I got an Impala...Everything has been just great...
T Peterson - USA
We've had a wonderful trip! These camps are amazing. First day out we shot a Caracal an Impala and my son shot a wonderful Zebra. We had a great time here. All the PH's were great, the camps we stayed in were wonderful and we had a great time...
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