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boots for Africa?

I'm headed to Africa for the first time and I'm told my Muck boots won't cut it. I'm looking for suggestions from someone who's "been there, done that" on what boots to buy. Russell's look great, but I could pay another trophy fee for what they cost. Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: boots for Africa?

I was over last may and just wore my Irish setters and they worked fine. I did have a pair of leather danners and it was seriously so dry after 1 day they squeaked when walking, lol.
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I'm headed to Africa for the first time and I'm told my Muck boots won't cut it. I'm looking for suggestions from someone who's "been there, done that" on what boots to buy. Russell's look great, but I could pay another trophy fee for what they cost. Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: boots for Africa?

Capstick wore Clark's desert boots.
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Re: boots for Africa?

Any light weight water proof boot will be fine. Good huntin'
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Re: boots for Africa?

If their aboriginal hunters go barefoot then you should be able to wear your tennis shoes and be way ahead of the curve! I'm just joking. What species are you getting tags for?
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Re: boots for Africa?

My feet are too tender to go barefoot. I don't even like going barefoot in the driveway! Hoping for kudu, impala, warthog, zebra, and gemsbok.

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Re: boots for Africa?

I've been there 5 times. I usually just wear an ankle height hiking shoe. If you are going say late May through early September, you don't even need to worry about waterproof because it's the dry season. Unless you are hunting up around the C.A.R. or something like that.
If you plan to hunt in shorts at all, I'd recommend some type of gaiter on your leg. Most every bush over there is some type of thorny jaggers. Every time I wear shorts without a gaiter, I look like someone took a razor to me legs.
Make your shots count on the zebra and gemsbok. They are among the toughest animals over there IMHO. Good luck.
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Re: boots for Africa?

A lot depends on where in Africa you are hunting. Seeing gemsbok on your list I would assume you are going to southern Africa but terrain can be very different from one area to the next. Example the Eastern Cape has lots of very rocky mountains, & you will need boots with stiff soles to prevent hurting your feet. Other parts of the country are flat & sandy.
I use a light weight, ankle high, hiking boot with a aggressive sole. I also use gaiters (not snow gaiters) to keep the grass seeds out of my socks & other trash out of my boots. I generally wear long pants, light weight, green cotton that is double faced.
I also take two pairs of boots & alternate them every day so they have a chance to dry out from perspiration. Take a extra pair of socks and change at noon if necessary.
Weather, as mentioned it is generally the dry season, however one day in August ten years ago we had rain, sleet, & snow all in one day in the Eastern Cape. I always take a light weight waterproof jacket just in case.
Remember to bring some camp shoes. Also once the sun goes down the temperature can change quickly.
Watch the sun, I wear long sleeve shirts, not for warmth but to keep from getting burned. Look at the light weight fast dry shirts often used in fishing.
I have a small bag I put into the truck with some "stuff", extra socks, jacket, sun screen, extra ammo.
Another thing, stop at Walmart & get a big bag of Jolly Ranchers, the trackers & staff love them.
Last thing, keep a eye on US Customs. They are in process of changing what we need to do to travel out of the country with a rifle.

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Kebco please keep us updated on the change if you don't mind. Headed back to the Cape next April. TY and Good huntin'
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