All of the hunts were conducted professionally with the highest ethics and regard for the wildlife. Graham is the hardest working professional hunter or guide I have spent time with during my hunting and fishing travels. His management and oversight of my safety, enjoyment, and pursuit of African game made the trips outstanding. The animals I hunted and took on my safaris were always old, mature males. Graham has a deep knowledge of all the species we pursued and we passed on young trophy animals in search of older trophy animals. I sincerely appreciated his ability to judge age and maturity in all species. All aspects of the trip – lodging, transportation, food, skinning, trophy preparation, etc. – were managed by Graham. I have zero reservation in recommending Graham to anyone planning a safari in Africa. He can provide the “trip of a lifetime”.
I have hunted with Graham Sales on six hunts, three different countries over a 12-year period and I have another Safari booked for 2017. Each trip has exceeded my expectations. His professionalism in all aspects of hunting could not be better. When I return form a hunting trip with Graham, I take great satisfaction that his trophy selection and high standard of hunting ethics only allows that we harvest old mature males whilst very selective in trophy quality – he always puts me on the highest quality animals. He has a great eye for judging trophy quality at a distance. Again, his principles of only harvesting old mature males are a big factor as to why I continue to hunt with Graham. I not only have a great Outfitter / PH in Graham but truly one of my closest friends. I highly recommend Graham Sales as an Outfitter for his hard work, his great eye for game and always
the best level of personal service.
After two previous plains game hunts in Namibia, I booked my third hunt with Graham Sales of Graham Sales Safaris, SA. This was my ‘one and done’ safari for a Cape buffalo. We hunted hard and looked at several dozen bulls I gladly would have taken. Graham never hesitated to pass on the younger animals. And after a couple of days and several hundreds of buffalo seen, we connected on a trophy of a lifetime. According to the wildlife biologist, the buffalo we took was the oldest taken in the Klaserie Nature Conservancy for 2016. It was a true trophy of a lifetime. At all times, Graham and his staff (Albert and Kaunda) exhibited the highest level of ethics and professionalism. My every need was met. No short cuts, all fair chase hunting. We hunted hard and I was able to take 4 additional animals. All of which are fantastic trophies. I would highly recommend Graham Sales Safaris for your next hunt in South Africa. He is a true professional and a good friend.
I have been fortunate to have shared the hunting camp with Graham Sales approximately a dozen times in the three different countries in Africa as well as a couple of states in the U.S. What keeps me coming back is he really “gets” what I want to do. As I get older I really like to preserve older animals that need to be harvested. Trophy quality is highly emphasized. He really does go out of his way to accommodate not only my hunting needs but that of my wife or non-hunting companions. The professionalism is outstanding and I highly recommend him for a hunting experience whether a first-time safari or one with a seasoned African hunter.
Graham Sales is the consummate professional, meticulous about every detail, from the accommodations to the wine selection and lively dinner conversation (complete with his hilarious baboon impersonations) to – most importantly —an unforgettable hunting experience. He and his expert trackers are genius at spotting the finest specimens at great distance and through heavy brush. He led us to numerous spectacular, old trophies animals, which we happily harvested according to his high standards of sound and ethical wildlife management.
Sam bragged on you and told the Kentuckiana SCI Board that you were again donating a hunt to our fundraiser and that you would probably be attending our Chapter banquet. They were very excited to have you here! Larry Richards (Kentucky SCI Chapter President) told the Board you were "Top Class – Top Notch" and Sherry Maddox (SCI Vice President) echoed how nice you were and that she was thrilled that you would be here! Larry had received word from your last Kentuckiana SCI hunters and they were extremely happy! Larry even had some of their hunt photos on his phone and showed them around. You are building a great reputation here!
In June of this year Graham Sales hosted my entire family on safari in South Africa. I had some diverse requirements for the group since all were hunters but some of the group wanted additional activities beyond hunting. He provided us with lifetime memories in all respects. The hunting was superb and as a lifelong resident of the area he has excellent knowledge of the areas. We all hunted buffalo, kudu and many other plains game species taking some great trophy animals. His arrangements for accommodations were first class with excellent lodges and wonderful food. The extra activities were ideal and clearly, he understood the diverse
needs of our group ranging from a nine-year- old granddaughter to experienced hunters. Our entire group agreed that Graham had arranged a truly lifetime experience for all. Once again let me express my sincere thanks and those of the rest of the family for creating some life-time memories on a first-class safari! Graham, I have been to Africa 24 times and I never hunt with the same Professional Hunter again – I know I will see you again!
I have known and hunted with Graham Sales for the last 15 years, during this period he has guided his clients successfully on numerous dangerous game hunts in the Timbavati PNR. Graham has shown the greatest of respect for our wildlife, especially for those animals that he has hunted/harvested, his determination to hunt animals past their prime is evident in the way he conducts himself and in guiding his clients, and his ethical hunting is an example to others. Graham is a leader in the Hunting Industry, and without doubt one of the most professional individuals that I have had dealings with.I know him to be a responsible and reliable person of sober habits and a keen conservationist and hunter.
What a true blessing for Joe to win your donated hunt in Denver. Not knowing you or much about what we were in for it could have been a trip beset with problems & disappointments. With you, it was truly a pleasure! Everything exceeded my hopes. It was great making new “good” friends with you, Keith, Kaunda and Bogani everyone was on top of their game and professional. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for a dad to do with a son.
I hope that I will have the opportunity to hunt with you again, as I know Joe will. You’ve got a great business model going with your people skills, contacts, and areas of hunting. I know you will be very successful in years to come. One word of encouragement; I was so pleased when you asked me to say a blessing before we ate. That’s the way I grew up and I most strongly believe in Christ as my savior. My mouth and language sometimes camouflage my beliefs for which I regret. Your safety and daily life will be in my prayers as I count you as a real friend. Thanks Graham for making a broken down old man feel alive.
We just landed in Denver and are taxiing to the gate. We keep passing our phones back and forth sharing photos and memories. What an amazing time. Thanks so much for your effort, professionalism and friendship. I know I’ll see you again.
You are quite brilliant at want you do, I want to thank you and all the gentleman for an absolutely epic trip. Your patience and dedication made my first safari an experience I will never forget. I would never send anybody anywhere but straight to you. So anyway- thank you Mr. Graham – could never compare this trip to Anything I’ve ever done- and that is All You — see u in Texas
I have hunted with Graham Sales on six hunts, three different countries over a 12 year period and I have another Safari booked for 2017. Each trip has exceeded my expectations. Last trip I took my two daughters in their mid-twenties, it was the best trip of my entire life and the best trip of their lives also. His professionalism in all aspects of hunting could not be better.
When I return form a hunting trip with Graham, I take great satisfaction that his trophy selection and high standard of hunting ethics only allows that we harvest old mature males whilst very selective in trophy quality – he always puts me on the highest quality animals. He has a great eye for judging trophy quality at a distance.
Again, his principles of only harvesting old mature males are a big factor as to why I continue to hunt with Graham.
I not only have a great Outfitter / PH in Graham but truly one of my closest friends. I highly recommend Graham Sales as an Outfitter for his hard work, his great eye for game and always the best level of personal service.