Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365

Celebrity Travel Addicts – Brock of Edges of Earth & SoloTravel365

By: on July 15, 2020 In this edition of , we speak with Brock, the world traveler behind the Edges of Earth YouTube channel and the SoloTravel365 travel blog.
We chat with this modern-day explorer about the quotes he came across that made him want to follow his passion of traveling the world, traveling around different countries with locals, being under COVID-19 lockdown in India, and much more.
Check out his favorite destination s around the globe and find out where he’s off to next.
The first time I traveled out of the country , I was 14 years old.
My parents took me to South Africa for a couple of weeks to go on a Safari.
The following summer, the same South African couple that we previously met, invited me to hang out on their Ranch for the summer.
I visited South Africa again, alone, at age 15 for about 30 days.
2 years later , I traveled back to Africa, this time Zimbabwe, with my parents.
Needless to say, I was bitten by the travel bug – and bitten hard.
In fact, I think it must have burrowed its way down to the bone and never came out.
Traveling to Africa only left me with more quest ions than answers.
I was so intrigued about how and why things were so different than that of the USA, my native country.
When I think back, this must have been the origin of my travel addiction.

Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 overlooking a lake in Udaipur

India.
To be honest – it is not so much that traveling, specifically, is important (for everyone).
I believe that it is important for everybody to follow their own passion in life.
If your passion is to skateboard, awesome, make more time for it.
If your passion is aeronautics, awesome, get your pilot’s license and try to fly as much as possible.
If your passion is cooking, awesome, try to design your life around cooking more often.
In my mind, the key is not simply traveling.
The key is determining your passion, and including more of it in your life.
The only outcome from doing this, is positivity and happiness.
Imagine waking up every morning and doing the one thing that makes you smile.
How awesome would that be.
I think we can all agree that it would be pretty awesome.
I challenge everyone to look deep within themselves to determine their passion, and in addition, create a blueprint that will help you include more of it in your life.
For me, Travel is my passion.
It is my everything.
I wake up every day and go on another adventure which leads me to meet more local people and experience more of the local culture.
I am on Cloud Nine.
Absolute bliss.
To me, travel is everything that I had hoped for only a few years ago.
So for me, personally – yes, travel is definitely important.
You have a very inspiring story when it comes to how you made the decision to start traveling the world solo.
Can you please share it with us?.
In short, following my 26th birthday, I stumbled across these 3 quotes while browsing Facebook, several months apart.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon.
“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” – W.
L.
Bateman.
“Fear is temporary, regret is forever.” – Anonymous.
Now as strange as this sounds, these quotes shook my mindset to its core.
I made it a mission to determine what would make me happy, even if I did it for the rest of my life (rich or poor).
After intense thought for about 2 weeks, I determined that traveling the world and experiencing culture would be the ultimate bliss.
Just a few months later I donated everything to Goodwill and started my never-ending adventure.
The full story can be found here.
Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 taking a selfie with villagers along the coast of Gujarat, India (one man invited him to his home for tea afterward)!.
On your YouTube channel, Edges of Earth, something you try to do is travel around the country you’re visiting with a local.
How did that idea come about?.
Good question.
I’m not sure really.
I guess I just fell in love with the idea of traveling deeper within a culture and throwing myself into the unknown.
I guess I feel that the best way to do that is by meeting local people, making friends with them, and sometimes traveling together.
The amount of information that I have learned by simply being around local people, has been unprecedented.
In addition to learning more about the culture, I try my best to film the interaction between me and the local person.
I believe this gives the viewers an idea about the local people.
Things like: What the local people sound like when they speak English, what the local people dress like, what type of body language they have, what their habits are, how they make decisions, the list goes on.
I think it helps to give the viewer a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be in a particular country – which only helps to build their personal confidence about traveling there.
What is something you’ve learned or experienced through traveling with locals that you feel you couldn’t have learned or experienced otherwise?.
It’s hard to simply identify only one.
Traveling with locals helps in so many different ways.
I have been able to go to locations that I would have never thought possible if I was traveling alone.
In the United States, trespassing is a large issue.
In some other countries that I have visited, trespassing doesn’t exist.
The property is owned by the government and therefore you can travel anywhere.
If I was traveling alone, I would have never known this.
Even if I did know this, I would have never been able to build enough courage to walk in certain areas – simply because the fear of trespassing, entering someone’s personal space, or walking in the wrong area is etched deep in my mind.
It doesn’t matter which country I visit, locals are always more fun to be around and they have always been so helpful.

Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 walking through a giant lotus field with locals

You were traveling through the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
What was your experience there like?.
The lockdown situation in Tamil Nadu was definitely an interesting ordeal.
Being that I don’t pay attention to the news, the lockdown happened without me knowing it.
The very first day of lockdown, all of the businesses were closed which left me with an extremely limited supply of food.
I started rationing my food for the first week.
I ate oats and water for breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Crazy.
Soon, small food stalls opened up at certain times of the day, which gave me access to a slightly larger variety of food.
In addition to the food, the Indian Immigration Office is/was rather broken.
Apparently, foreigners were required to submit a large amount of documents to them for visa extension.
It took about seven hours to complete.
After submitting these documents seven different times (over the course of 2 months), they always rejected my application every single time.
The email department said to talk to the phone department, and the phone department said that I needed to listen to the email department.
Nobody would tell me why my paperwork was rejected.
Finally, I simply stopped trying.
The positive side of this lockdown was the amount of time that it has given me.
I have been able to get caught up on so much editing and so many other large tasks.
If the lockdown never happened, I would still be so far behind schedule.
Since December of 2016, I have traveled 365 days per year (hence the name of my website).
I took a small break to make an appearance at a wedding in the United States only once – but I still did lots of traveling while there.
Call me strange, but I enjoy visiting areas that are slightly underdeveloped.
I have found that these areas have had very little impact from Western culture – mainly because they are not tourist areas.
Because of this, their culture is extremely rich and diverse.
Rich culture is what I love.
I think I travel quite a bit slower than most other travelers.
I prefer staying in a country for several months at a time and even up to a year at a time, when possible.
This allows me to familiarize myself with the culture at its deepest level.
I enjoy this method more than bouncing from country to country for only a few weeks at a time.
That would barely give me enough time to experience the culture.
When I can start to predict the actions/reactions of the local people (within multiple different types of scenarios), then I feel culturally accomplished.
It usually takes quite a while to get to that point.
Yes, I am a geek.

Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 exploring the ancient structures of Jodhpur

India.
To be honest, I’m not quite sure.
I generally don’t focus a lot of my YouTube efforts towards teaching people about the local culture.
It’s a little bit strange because that is generally my primary focus while I am there.
The majority of what people will find on my channel is simply me interacting with local people of all types.
Sometimes the locals try to teach me their local language, sometimes they introduce me to different foods, sometimes they bring me to an interesting location, or many other things.
If people browse my YouTube channel, they will simply see the interaction between me and locals in various forms.
I guess I hope that by watching enough videos, the viewers will start to realize that the world isn’t as dangerous as the media portrays.
The majority of people in this world are kind, friendly, welcoming, and caring; even though everyone has different cultures, customs, religions, and languages.
We are all, at the basic core, human.
This is probably the most requested question I’ve ever been asked.
Usually, people want to know the ‘number one’.
I always tell them that it is impossible to choose simply one.
I usually give them the top three.
Your question is perfect.
1st Place – Philippines 1st Place – India / Bangladesh (these felt basically the same to me) 3rd Place – Vietnam I know, I know, there are 2 countries with 1st Place.
That’s because both countries are absolutely amazing.
They have different cultures and they are amazing in different ways.
I do not know how to weigh the differences.
It is important to note that when I rank a country, it is based on the people, specifically.
If the people are kind, caring, friendly, welcoming, and hospitable, then I will fall In love with everything about their country.
Architectural beauty and the beauty of the landscape is barely part of my equation.
Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 holding on for dear life on the back of a motorbike in HCMC, Vietnam.
OMG, this question is like asking a kid in a candy store about his top five favorite pieces of candy – even though he has tried 1,000 different kinds and he has loved them all.
Yikes.
My ‘top places’ are chosen by how many people showed an interest in me and wanted to speak.
Here we go: INDIA: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Ahmedabad, Rajasthan.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Tirur, Kerala.
It was really tough to make that list.
It is in order, by the way.
This short video gives you a feel for what it’s like to walk around in India.
I think I am on country number 23 or 24, depending on your definition of a ‘country’.
Wow, another tough question.
I’m not much of a foodie, but here we go: 3) Malai Kofta – India 2) Beef Lok Lak – Cambodia 1) Bánh ít Dẻo  – Vietnam (This is only a dessert.
I ate them for breakfast every day) This has been my favorite food that I have ever tried while traveling the world.
I want to fly back to Vietnam just to eat one.
Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 joining some local men in a Vietnamese village for rice wine and chicken parts.
Again, I’m not much of a foodie.
So this question is difficult.
I usually just eat something relatively healthy for 10 minutes and then keep going.
It’s quite rare that I go to a restaurant to ‘enjoy’ a meal.
Food simply keeps me alive.
That’s how I view it haha.
I do, however, recommend that people try a few famous meals within each country that they visit.
You know what’s crazy.
I started watching a movie that I have never heard of before, and thought it was going to be just another B rated film.
Every minute that passed, I literally couldn’t believe how similar I was to the main character.
The way he spoke, the decisions that he was making, the ideas that he had, his personality…our similarities were unbelievable.
I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie.
I had the most eerie feeling of deja vu throughout the entire movie.
That movie was called Into The Wild.
Yuck.
I hate traveling through airports.
People, crowds, waiting, delays, overpriced food, excessive use of A/C…this list goes on.

Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 at the top of MS University in Baroda

India.
Another tough question.
I spent a total of two months volunteering at an underprivileged school, a tiny village, in the middle of nowhere, in Bihar, India.
I won’t reveal the name.
But if you watch my video series, I’m sure someone could figure it out if they really wanted to know.
Despite most of the students being born into poverty, they all were quite kind, friendly, full of smiles, and high-fives.
Definitely a place I will never forget.
Local people, only.
I am quite strictly a solo traveler.
I have been invited to travel with other foreigners as well as having foreigners who invited themselves to travel with me.
I have declined all of them.
My definition of solo traveling is slightly different, and deeper, than that of other travelers who have talked about the topic.
I feel that if you are traveling with another foreigner, then you are not solo traveling.
But if you are traveling with a local person, then you are still considered a Solo Traveler.
I will break this ‘only travel with locals rule’, if another YouTuber reaches out to me and wants to collaborate for two or three days.
Anything beyond that, will most likely be declined.
Definitely contact me if we are in the same location at the same time.
I have heard that some travelers bring gaming systems along with them (Xbox/PlayStation), play games on their phone, or watch Netflix.
To each their own, I suppose.
For me, the best way to kill time is to simply go outside and travel more haha.
Seriously.
It is, however, very rare that I have free time.
The majority of the time is spent editing videos.
This takes a ridiculously large amount of time.
But if for some reason I am all caught up (which has only happened once in four years [2020 lockdown]), I would simply go out for a walk in the local neighborhood to meet some local people.
I would probably be invited to play a game [in real life] with the local people.
To me, this is so much fun.

Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 soaking in the beauty of Hong Kong

Hmm, exotic.
Not sure.
Basically any place as far away from the tourist area as possible.
Maybe traveling outside of the tourist area is exotic to some people, but to me, this is completely normal.
I feel awkward and out-of-place when I travel to a tourist area.
I guess I’m a bit weird.
The word ‘exotic’ does remind me of a unique story.
I was in Vietnam traveling with a local man on his motorbike when it suddenly started to rain.
We stopped at the nearest coffee shop to stay dry.  As we entered, we were wondering why the coffee price was significantly higher than the normal local price.
It turned out that it was a ‘special’ coffee shop.
You pay a high price for coffee and they will give you and your friend a room with a bed.
They will also give you as much time as you want to ‘drink the coffee’.
The local man and I both felt awkward, but we also thought it was hilarious at the same time.
We actually bought coffee and went inside the room.
A couple of days later we went back and filmed a street food video inside that same room (that video turned out to be hilarious).
If you are only thinking about it, keep in mind that: There will never be a ‘perfect’ time to start traveling.
Never.
We all have stress in our lives, commitments, expectations, social pressure, etc.
You just have to take a leap of faith (a rather big leap, if I may add).
If not now, when.
The best time to start is, and will always be, now.
I recently wrote a couple of massive articles which talk about this very topic.
Important Critical Solo Traveling tips that you should know before you go & when you should start solo traveling.
My best travel advice is to simply be prepared.
There are so many amazing things that you will get to experience while you are traveling the world.
But there are also some negative things as well.
The key is to be aware of the potential negativities.
If you are prepared for them, then they won’t affect you as much.
If you are not prepared, they will hit you blindsided.
Taking a few moments out of your time to learn what you currently don’t know, will be of great benefit to you.
Internet.
Seriously, that’s all I need.
I just need a local SIM card with 4g, and I’m good to go.
Without the internet, I couldn’t communicate to locals (other than with body language…and we all know that can be a bit difficult).
I don’t need A/C.
I don’t need a beautiful house / hotel.
I don’t need new clothes.
I don’t need games.
I am the most basic/simple/plain person you have probably ever met.
I just don’t need much to be happy.
All I want to do is travel to new locations and meet new local people.
That is it.
OK, maybe my camera & laptop for making videos.
So that’s 3 things.
Oh, and clothing – so I don’t get arrested.
There’s 4 ;).
Papua New Guinea has been on my radar for years.
I’ll probably go there when I eventually reach Indonesia.
Every time I have checked prices to fly into Papua New Guinea, it has been unbelievably expensive.
So, I just figured that I would wait until I am in the neighborhood and simply cross the border or something.
From the outside looking in, it appears that there are a lot of places in which the people are one-with-nature.
They live a very rustic and underdeveloped lifestyle.
For some reason, I am intrigued by ancient culture and basic human instincts.
Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365 Watching the sunset over a river in a small village in Bangladesh.
“Your time is running out.

Start living!” – EdgesOfEarth (me) Somewhere along my YouTube journey

this quote popped into my head.
I now say it at the end of almost every video.
I realized that many people spend their whole lifetime helping to achieve the dreams of someone else (their boss).
And it usually isn’t until old age until most people discover that they have spent their whole lifetime prioritizing someone else’s life, rather than their own.
Sad fact, indeed.
Why not consider taking your life back.
Why not consider creating a life that is geared towards you and your own personal goals/aspirations.
Food for thought.
With every passing day, the window of opportunity becomes smaller and smaller (time is running out).
If you don’t treat your own goals seriously, nobody else will.
If not now, when.
Where do you hope to travel after the pandemic is over?.
My ticket was booked for Sri Lanka, and it has been canceled so many times that I have lost count.
After Sri Lanka, I will stay in Delhi, India for a few months, and then I will be off to Pakistan – if all goes well.
Brock of Edges of Earth and SoloTravel365.
Brock is a Solo Travel Vlogger and has been on the road since June of 2016.
You can usually find him far away from the tourist areas hanging out with the locals.
When he’s not wandering around villages, he is usually behind his computer editing his latest video.
You can learn more about Brock and his travels on his website and YouTube channel, and don’t forget to follow him on Instagram and Facebook as well.
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Mozambique is a malaria destination

Mozambique Hunting Guide .

Use the guide below to help you plan your hunting trip to Mozambique

Hunting in Mozambique .

Our hunting season in Mozambique is from 15th May to 30th November

The Niassa Reserve falls within the subtropical region of the country and receives on aver age 1000mm (40”) rain per year.
The rainy season coincides with the heat and humidity from December th rough April.
Winter, which is the dry season, stretches from May to mid- September and this is then also the coolest time to visit the country.
Average day temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C (68°F and 86°F).
Animals become more visible from May through to November as the bush dries out and they tend to congre gate close to water sources.
August, September and October are the best months to hunt for predators while November is very good for buffalo as it is the driest time of the year.
We are very specific with what we hunt, no buffalo or sable hunting is done in the herds, only lone bulls or groups of bulls are perused.
Sable bulls must show secondary growth of 1” at the base of the horn, which ensures that they are over 7 years of age.
With regards to the hunting of leopard and lion, we adhere to a strict protocol which ensures that we hunt these animals sustainably.
If you are after a daytime leopard, the best time to hunt them is before the end of August.
Hunting is allowed at night, with artificial light, but only for lion, leopard, crocodile and bushpig.
Hunting of female, young and/or im mature animals is prohibited.
Each hunter is allowed to bring a maximum of three firearms to Mozambique with a maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm.
The airline’s restriction is 11lbs of ammunition.
No automatic , semi-automatic or military grade firearms are allowed.
We recommend the minimum calibre to be used on thick skinned game is a .375 and recommend clients bring 20 soft rounds and 20 solid rounds.
For general plains game, we recommend a calibre in the .300 range with 40-60 rounds of ammunition.

Bowhunting is allowed in Mozambique and is currently legal during the hunting season

All species may be t ak en with a bow.
Should a hunter wish not to bring his/her own rifle on the safari, there are camp rifles and ammunition available for their use at an additional cost.
Each hunter is required, by law, to have a hunting licence before a firearm import permit will be issued.
Furthermore, due to small quota allocations per area, a client needs to reserve animals (including plains game) upon booking the safari.
Permits are issued for each trophy before the commencement of the safari.
Non-reserved animals may be taken if available but will incur a 50% surcharge on top of the Government Licence fee to cover the costs of late application fees and courier fees of licences to Pemba.
There is daily laundry done in camp.
Below is a packing list to get you prepared for your Mozambican safari: 3 x T-shirts.
2 x long sleeve shirts (khaki or olive green).
1 x sweatshirt / fleece.
1 x warm jacket (khaki or olive green).
2 x pairs of comfortable shorts.
2 x pairs of cotton trousers / pants (khaki or olive green).
4 x pairs of socks and underwear.
1 x belt.
1 x hat / cap.
Swimsuit.
Lightweight, durable, waterproof hiking shoes / boots.
Flip flops, .

Sandals or Teva’s for around camp

Personal documentation: Passport, airline tickets, rifle import documentation, invitation letters, emergency contact list and copies of all documents.
Personal items: Cash (clean/unmarked notes, 2009 or newer), toiletries, sunglasses, reading glasses, any prescribed medication (if applicable), sunscreen, cellphone and iPad charger, power adapter (Local power 220V) and leisure reading books.
Hunting gear: camera, knife, ammo belt, binoculars, telescope, hunting backpack, flashlight, hunting gaiters or leggings and insect repellent (Skin so Soft by Avon is recommended).
Malaria prophylactics.

The closest port of entry to the Niassa Reserve is Pemba International Airport (POL)

We recommend that hunters fly via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

to Pemba directly on SA Airlink.
There is one flight per day (none on Sundays and Tuesdays).
A Chapungu-Kambako representative will meet and assist each client on arrival at Pemba airport.
Clients will travel in a light aircraft from here to camp.
It is advisable to make use of a travel agent when booking your international flights to Africa.
Miriam Clingensmith at Frosch travel agency can assist with any flight bookings ( / +1 713-590-8138).
She is also available to meet in person at the DSC and SCI shows.
Overnighting in Johannesburg.
Some flights via Johannesburg require you to overnight in Johannesburg before catching the SA Airlink flight to Pemba the following morning.
We strongly recommend using Afton Guest House for your accommodation and for processing your South African firearm intransit permit.
Travellers to Mozambique must have a valid passport with validity of not less than six months and a Visa (to be applied for 60 days before the safari from the Mozambique Embassy in the hunter’s respective country).
It is important to note that all hunting safaris are potentially dangerous and it is each client’s own responsibility to arrange his/her medical, evacuation or personal insurance.
We recommend Ripcord Comprehensive Travel Protection () as a preferred travel insurer.
It is advisable to take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling anywhere in Africa.
Ensure that your ammunition is in a separate lockable container from your rifle.
It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Mozambique and no import permit is required.

A valid firearm import permit is required before any hunter arrives in Mozambique

We assist with the application thereof and every hunter must provide us, at least 12 weeks before the commencement of the safari, with a scanned colour copy of his/her passport, a colour copy of a passport size photograph in .jpeg format, a copy of the US Customs form 4457 or Firearm License from your home country, the travel itinerary and the completed Client Information Sheet.
Clients visiting or travelling through South Africa (depending on the airline in-transit regulations) will need to complete a South Africa Firearms Permit Application Form (SAPS 520) and obtain the permit prior to their arrival.
Please check with your travel agent or airline about the transit procedure when travelling through South Africa.
For more information please see our.
All skins are washed in bactericide and dry salted while skulls are boiled, cleaned and peroxided in camp.
At the end of the hunting season (end of November), representatives from the Niassa Reserve Management inspect and measure all trophies in camp.

Thereafter a transport permit is issued to transport the trophies from camp to Pemba

Once in Pemba, all trophies undergo inspection by representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Agriculture and Veterinary and permits are issued to transport the trophies from Pemba to Maputo/Matola.
From here, Safari Air Cargo apply for the final export permits and once issued, .

The trophies are transported to Life-Form Taxidermy in South Africa

This is the closest registered veterinary-accepted handling facility in South Africa for Mozambique trophies.
At Life Form, all trophies are once more inspected before either being shipped to each hunter’s preferred taxidermist abroad or we recommend to have the trophies mounted at Life Form Taxidermy (www.lifeformtaxidermy.com).
Mozambique is a malaria destination, so it is advisable to take malaria prophylactics before arriving in the country.
Adequate clothing as well as mosquito repellent are important to minimize mosquito bites.
Tsetse flies are also found in the area, .

But pose little to no risk of acquiring African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)

Each hunter is advised to bring a small personal medical kit with necessary preferred medication for headaches, colds, burns, allergies etc.
Hunting in Mozambique.
Our hunting season in Mozambique is from 15th May to 30th November.
The Niassa Reserve falls within the subtropical region of the country and receives on average 1000mm (40”) rain per year.
The rainy season coincides with the heat and humidity from December through April.
Winter, which is the dry season, stretches from May to mid-September and this is then also the coolest time to visit the country.
Average day temperature ranges between 20°C and 30°C (68°F and 86°F).
Animals become more visible from May through to November as the bush dries out and they tend to congregate close to water sources.
August, September and October are the best months to hunt for predators while November is very good for buffalo as it is the driest time of the year.
We are very specific with what we hunt, no buffalo or sable hunting is done in the herds, only lone bulls or groups of bulls are perused.
Sable bulls must show secondary growth of 1” at the base of the horn, which ensures that they are over 7 years of age.
With regards to the hunting of leopard and lion, we adhere to a strict protocol which ensures that we hunt these animals sustainably.
If you are after a daytime leopard, the best time to hunt them is before the end of August.
Hunting is allowed at night, with artificial light, but only for lion, leopard, crocodile and bushpig.
Hunting of female, young and/or immature animals is prohibited.
Each hunter is allowed to bring a maximum of three firearms to Mozambique with a maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm.
The airline’s restriction is 11lbs of ammunition.
No automatic, semi-automatic or military grade firearms are allowed.
We recommend the minimum calibre to be used on thick skinned game is a .375 and recommend clients bring 20 soft rounds and 20 solid rounds.
For general plains game, we recommend a calibre in the .300 range with 40-60 rounds of ammunition.
Bowhunting is allowed in Mozambique and is currently legal during the hunting season.
All species may be taken with a bow.
Should a hunter wish not to bring his/her own rifle on the safari, there are camp rifles and ammunition available for their use at an additional cost.
Each hunter is required, by law, to have a hunting licence before a firearm import permit will be issued.
Furthermore, due to small quota allocations per area, a client needs to reserve animals (including plains game) upon booking the safari.
Permits are issued for each trophy before the commencement of the safari.
Non-reserved animals may be taken if available but will incur a 50% surcharge on top of the Government Licence fee to cover the costs of late application fees and courier fees of licences to Pemba.
There is daily laundry done in camp.
Below is a packing list to get you prepared for your Mozambican safari: 3 x T-shirts.
2 x long sleeve shirts (khaki or olive green).
1 x sweatshirt / fleece.
1 x warm jacket (khaki or olive green).
2 x pairs of comfortable shorts.
2 x pairs of cotton trousers / pants (khaki or olive green).
4 x pairs of socks and underwear.
1 x belt.
1 x hat / cap.
Swimsuit.
Lightweight, durable, waterproof hiking shoes / boots.
Flip flops, sandals or Teva’s for around camp.
Personal documentation: Passport, airline tickets, rifle import documentation, invitation letters, emergency contact list and copies of all documents.
Personal items: Cash (clean/unmarked notes, 2009 or newer), toiletries, sunglasses, reading glasses, any prescribed medication (if applicable), sunscreen, cellphone and iPad charger, power adapter (Local power 220V) and leisure reading books.
Hunting gear: camera, knife, ammo belt, binoculars, telescope, hunting backpack, flashlight, hunting gaiters or leggings and insect repellent (Skin so Soft by Avon is recommended).
Malaria prophylactics.
The closest port of entry to the Niassa Reserve is Pemba International Airport (POL).
We recommend that hunters fly via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, .

To Pemba directly on SA Airlink

There is one flight per day (none on Sundays and Tuesdays).
A Chapungu-Kambako representative will meet and assist each client on arrival at Pemba airport.
Clients will travel in a light aircraft from here to camp.
It is advisable to make use of a travel agent when booking your international flights to Africa.
Miriam Clingensmith at Frosch travel agency can assist with any flight bookings ( / +1 713-590-8138).
She is also available to meet in person at the DSC and SCI shows.
Overnighting in Johannesburg.
Some flights via Johannesburg require you to overnight in Johannesburg before catching the SA Airlink flight to Pemba the following morning.
We strongly recommend using Afton Guest House for your accommodation and for processing your South African firearm intransit permit.
Travellers to Mozambique must have a valid passport with validity of not less than six months and a Visa (to be applied for 60 days before the safari from the Mozambique Embassy in the hunter’s respective country).
It is important to note that all hunting safaris are potentially dangerous and it is each client’s own responsibility to arrange his/her medical, evacuation or personal insurance.
We recommend Ripcord Comprehensive Travel Protection () as a preferred travel insurer.
It is advisable to take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling anywhere in Africa.
Ensure that your ammunition is in a separate lockable container from your rifle.
It is legal for hunters to import bows for bowhunting purposes into Mozambique and no import permit is required.

A valid firearm import permit is required before any hunter arrives in Mozambique

We assist with the application thereof and every hunter must provide us, at least 12 weeks before the commencement of the safari, with a scanned colour copy of his/her passport, a colour copy of a passport size photograph in .jpeg format, a copy of the US Customs form 4457 or Firearm License from your home country, the travel itinerary and the completed Client Information Sheet.
Clients visiting or travelling through South Africa (depending on the airline in-transit regulations) will need to complete a South Africa Firearms Permit Application Form (SAPS 520) and obtain the permit prior to their arrival.
Please check with your travel agent or airline about the transit procedure when travelling through South Africa.
For more information please see our.
All skins are washed in bactericide and dry salted while skulls are boiled, cleaned and peroxided in camp.
At the end of the hunting season (end of November), representatives from the Niassa Reserve Management inspect and measure all trophies in camp.
Thereafter a transport permit is issued to transport the trophies from camp to Pemba.
Once in Pemba, all trophies undergo inspection by representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Agriculture and Veterinary and permits are issued to transport the trophies from Pemba to Maputo/Matola.
From here, Safari Air Cargo apply for the final export permits and once issued, the trophies are transported to Life-Form Taxidermy in South Africa.
This is the closest registered veterinary-accepted handling facility in South Africa for Mozambique trophies.
At Life Form, all trophies are once more inspected before either being shipped to each hunter’s preferred taxidermist abroad or we recommend to have the trophies mounted at Life Form Taxidermy (www.lifeformtaxidermy.com).
Mozambique is a malaria destination, so it is advisable to take malaria prophylactics before arriving in the country.
Adequate clothing as well as mosquito repellent are important to minimize mosquito bites.
Tsetse flies are also found in the area, but pose little to no risk of acquiring African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).
Each hunter is advised to bring a small personal medical kit with necessary preferred medication for headaches, colds, burns, allergies etc.
Big Game Hunting.
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Our Team.
Trophy Gallery.
Testimonials.
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Botswana Hunting Guide.
Mozambique Hunting Guide.
Namibia Hunting Guide.
South Africa Hunting Guide.
Uganda Hunting Guide.
Zimbabwe Hunting Guide.
Botswana.
Trophy Quest CH8 Camp.
Mozambique.
Kambako Camp.
Litule Camp.
Pemba Beach Lodge.
Namibia.
Caprivi Camp.
Lindenhof Game Ranch.
South Camp.
South Africa.
Kalahari Oryx Private Nature Reserve.
Uganda.
Aswa Lolim.
Kafu River Basin.
Karamoja-North.
Zimbabwe.
Binga – Lake Kariba.
Kazuma Camp.
Tsholotsho South.

2016 – By Leave a Comment     Jerusalem

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» » Africa & Middle East Fifteen Must Do Activities with Kids in Tel Aviv

December 20, 2016 – By Leave a Comment   About an hour’s drive away from the ancient capital city Jerusalem is Tel Aviv, the second most populated town in Israel.
Situated on the Mediterranean coast, tourists come for the white, sandy beaches and surfing.
However, there is far more to this fast-paced city than meets the eye.

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December 10.

2016 – By Leave a Comment     When traveling to a new country

there is so much to see and take in, not to mention taste.
Israel with its different cuisines and cultures is a Hodge podge of sensory culinary experiences waiting to be discovered.
However, families who aren’t planning a visit in the near future to the Middle East… Read More Filed Under : Tagged With: , bamba, blissli, brined pickles, chocolate halva, chocolate spread, cold chocolate in a bag, dried fruit, , foods, green olives, , israeli snacks, krembo, leben, milki, snacks, , white cheeses Exploring Jerusalem with Kids.
November 29, 2016 – By Leave a Comment     Jerusalem, Israel, is a Middle East ern city holy to three religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
A unique city filled with diverse neighborhood s and ethnicities, it has been the subject of political disputes and wars throughout the centuries.
A fascinating destination to explore, the city offers exciting educational and fun opportunities for families… Read More Filed Under : Tagged With: , city of david, , Islam, , Israel Museum, jerusalem, middle east, The Shuk, , Western Wall, Yad Vashem 2theloo Helps Families with Autism.
November 29.

2016 – By Leave a Comment Contrary to popular belief

sometimes, one can reinvent the wheel.
In this case, we are talking about a trending alternative in public lavatories.
When out and about , especially when traveling, parents often worry about dirty facilities or begging stores to use their restrooms.
Introducing 2theloo, a relatively new concept birthed in the Netherlands in 2011 by… Read More Filed Under: Tagged With : 2theloo, , , , public toilets, , Exploring Tel Aviv’s New Sarona Market with Family.
November 29, 2016 – By Leave a Comment   Centrally located on the north-south axis in Tel Aviv is the neighborhood of Sarona.
German Lutherans under the Ottoman Empire first established Sarona 140 years ago.
The settlement declined over time, and the buildings were all but in ruins.
Then, in the mid-2000’s, a project began to restore the old suburb entirely.
Today.

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November 27.

2016 – By 1 Comment At a timeworn crossroads where trade routes merge

travelers will come across one of the oldest, still-functioning port cities of the world.
Strategically situated at the junction of continents and water, there is varied history in the arches, alleyways, and cobblestone.
Now an artist colony filled with galleries and restaurants boasting exquisite sunset views over… Read More Filed Under: Tagged With: Andromeda’s Rock, , Blackout restaurant, clock tower, , flea market, horoscope, jaffa museum of antiquities, Kapish, Nalaga’at, simon the tanner’s house, st.
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Family Trip to Hassan II Mosque Casablanca

October 28.

2016 – By Leave a Comment Many people associate Casablanca

Morocco with the 1942 Academy Award winning romantic drama movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
In the film, the city is the World War II meeting place for spies and traitors where one must choose between love and patriotism.
But, in this day and age, Casablanca is quite different.

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October 3, 2016 – By Leave a Comment       Travelers looking for a unique travel destination should put the country of Jordan on their bucket list.
Despite the unrest, its northern neighbor is experiencing and the resulting influx of refugees, Jordan is a thriving tourist destination. A relatively small country, its rich history and a plethora of family-friendly sites make it the… Read More Filed Under: Tagged With: bedouins, , iddle east, jerash, jordan, petra, the dead sea, , wadi rum Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport with Kids.
April 27.

2016 – By Leave a Comment Named after Israel’s first Prime Minister

Ben Gurion is the largest airport in Israel.
It is an international airport and has provided services to over 15 million passengers in the last year.
It has been in existence since 1936 with many upgrades and improvements since; the most recent one being in 2004 when terminal three… Read More Filed Under: Tagged With: , , Ben Gurion airport, , 5 Eilat Spots to Explore with Kids.
October 12, 2015 – By Leave a Comment         Guest post by Darya Short   Its strategic location on the Bay of Aqaba has since ancient times afforded the Israeli city of Eilat, the capacity to serve as a port to the likes of King Solomon, the trading Nabateans, the Romans and even the Crusaders.
Now.

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