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What our hunters have to say
It can only be said that our safari experience with Roland was amazing and more than we expected. We chose to go with Roland based on recommendations from a friend who had been to Africa multiple times and highly recommended Stirling Safaris. In the end, we could not have chosen a better Professional Hunter as Roland is a top-notch hunter and guide.
Once we set up the hunt, Roland kept in constant contact with us throughout the year leading up to the safari. This was above and beyond as he would call late at night his time just to make sure we had everything we needed for the trip. Once we arrived, his personal service walked us through the airport and took care of the gun retrieving process. This experience was flawless.
The actual hunting was the best I have ever seen. I have to admit that Roland told me NO on so many animals, as he has very high standards, this resulted in us harvesting high end trophies. My wife, who has never hunted in her life, joined me in this lifelong dream of a hunt and she enjoyed herself immensely. She took thousands of pictures and videos and was able to get the true safari experience. My wife has both knees replaced and has had two back fusions, so she has physical limitations. Roland was aware of her abilities and took care of her the entire trip. In the end, Roland was able to put her on a huge Kudu and she harvested her first animal ever - in Africa - in a dress and pink tennis shoes! What a memory as we have the pictures of the Kudu before and after. An absolute experience of a lifetime.
The accommodations were very nice and the food was great. We were able to tailor the food choices to what we liked as well as partaking in what the chef provided with some of the best meals I have had. The nights around the fire recounting the experience of the day, discussing the next days plans and most importantly the open conversations about life.
All this being said, Roland treated us like family. His entire family (Mom, Dad, Brother, Wife etc) all came and spent time with us. This was not an experience where I was just a client or a paycheck. They sincerely wanted us to have a great experience and took the time to get to know us at a human level that only family would do. After my experience I now have a new friend for life as Roland and his family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t wait to go back and spend time with my friend and of course go on another world class hunting trip.
Brett & Taylor Barton
My wife and I had an opportunity to go on our first African safari. This was something that was never really on our radar of trips to take, but within 2 days I was already trying to plan our next trip out there! Every single moment of the trip was absolutely perfect! I could have never dreamed of anything better. The moment we arrived we were greeted with open arms by Roland and his family. They went above and beyond to accommodate all of our wants and needs. I’ve never felt more at home in a foreign country. The staff and atmosphere were beyond spectacular, and the hunting was incredible! The quality of animals was beyond anything I could have expected. They are very selective of each specific animal hunted and practice 100% true conservation. Our PH’s are masters of their craft. Every move they make is calculated in order to put us in the perfect position for success! I’m still amazed at just how they do it so comfortably. The food was magnificent! Hands down the best meals I’ve ever had! (We’re still waiting on Danie’s cookbook!) The laughs around the campfire and the shoulder massages are unmatched (LOL)! The memories and bonds we made here will last a lifetime. The Kalahari will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we could not recommend Stirling Safaris more! Thank you all for everything, we can’t wait to see you again!
Going on safari has always been a bucket list for me. After going to Stirling Safaris all I can think about is going back! Roland and his staff treat you like royalty. Everyone is professional, kind and gracious. The food is unbelievable. The rooms are immaculate and cleaned daily. Roland goes above and beyond to make sure every hunter has the experience of a lifetime!
"Stirling Safaris is located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Its beauty is only matched by the quality of the trophies to be hunted within its borders.
You will be guided by Roland Mahne or one of his capable professional PH's. They all bring a level of enthusiasm to their jobs rarely seen in todays world. Top this off with world class meals and exceptional service from the wait staff and you have an experience you will never forget.
Thank you Roland to you and your staff for providing that experience to me and my friends. We will always cherish these memories."
"This was my first safari/hunting trip to Africa. It has been a lifetime desire/goal of mine to hunt there. I chose Stirling Safaris based on strong recommendations from numerous trusted and experienced friends I’ve met through the Alabama Chapter of SCI.
What I was blessed to experience with Roland and his team far exceeded my expectations- “in Spades”! As I reflect and try to understand “why” it was truly so awesome, I asked myself, “what was it, that made it so unbelievably awesome?” Was it:
- The incredible beauty and peace of the Kalahari? (Which I loved and needed!)
- The incredible variety and abundance of totally free ranging African game? (non-fenced – totally free range Africa)
- The 5 star accommodations and food/drinks?
- The complete professionalism and skill of this PH operation?
- That all my goals were accomplished?
- The MANY amazing hunts and stalks – HUNTING?
As I reflect further I realize that all of these things were definite factors, but that the joy and adventure I experienced was really all about “who I did it with”, and “how we did it.”
And that’s all about Roland Mahne. Roland is absolutely the seasoned Pros Pro that I'd hoped for, but he is so much more than that. He is a genuine, happy, hearty, soul whose love/passion for hunting (and life) possibly exceeds my own!
The moment we agreed on this safari, It was as if two blood brothers had just embarked on an amazing adventure together – both 100% committed to “it” and “each other”. Roland’s passion, honesty, humility, PH skill, determination, adaptability, sense of humor, and genuine joy for nature and the hunt made it a dream experience for me. I love to hunt! Roland and Africa reminded me just how much I really do, and how much I always have!
As we got further into the two week safari, I realized that while Stirling Safaris is a “business” that Roland owns and operates, that his “Core Competency” is not about running a business. It’s about a genuine, 100% focus on the hunt, our hunting goals, hunting hard, hunting well and properly, harvesting only trophy game, and giving up everything possible, for us both, to achieve our goals on the hunt.
And we had a BLAST together! Seriously, Roland seemed as happy or happier than me when we were able to take game! And he finds and judges game so well! And he WOULD NOT let me shoot anything that wasn’t a legitimate world class trophy. And I was totally fine with that. That’s what I wanted. And that’s what he does! To that point, everything we harvested made SCI record book (topped with three Gold and three Silver trophies). Wow!
I remember when I first spoke with Roland on the phone while planning this hunt he said; “Bruce, come to South Africa and we’ll make some amazing memories!” Boy! Was he right about that! Roland is a true “Gem” doing and loving what he was put on earth to do. Hunting with him was an amazing blessing for me and without a doubt one of the best and most memorable experiences I’ve ever had in my life!"