Africa

BEST VALUE IN SOUTH AFRICA
6 DAY SAFARI ONLY $6500 INCLUDES
KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, BLESBOK, SPRINGBOK
AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE

Don’t be fooled by the low price, this outfitter has some of the best trophy quality in South Africa and he has a 50,000 acre free range area to go along with the normal high fence South Africa operation. HCU has worked with this PH for the past 18 years and HCU consultants Scott Steinkruger, Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have all hunted here. Over 60 percent of our customers have rebooked this hunt for a second trip and 20 percent book for a third time.

This package price includes all in country transport, services of PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. This price is based on a 2×1 hunter/guide ratio, 6 full days hunting and trophy fees for 5 animals (Cape kudu, gemsbok, impala, blesbok and springbok), all licenses and taxes, round trip airfare to Kimberley, RSA. 1×1 guide upgrade is an additional $100 per day. Extra add-on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $400 guided 1×1. Observers are $200 a day.

The $6,500 price is subject to change, up or down, until airline tickets are purchased. At the time of printing, this price is accurate from most U.S. gateway cities. We have allocated $2,000 towards airfare (actual cost of safari is only $4,500) and if airfare is less, we will pass the savings along and if the airfare is higher, we will pass that along also.

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

blesbok $450                kudu greater $2500             springbok cop $950 blesbok white $850  lechwe $2800                           steenbok $450 bushbuck $1500         nyala $2500                               tsessebe $1600  duiker $400                   ostrich $450                              warthog $400        eland $1800                  reedbuck common $1200 waterbuck $1800 gemsbok $900             reedbuck mountain $900                          wildebeest blak $900
giraffe $3500               roan $4950                                wildebeest blue $900 hartebeest $900        sable $4950                               zebra burchell $1300 impala $450                  springbok $450
zebra hartmann $1800
kudu cape $1800      springbok black $650

He is offering the four springbok slam consisting of the common, black, white and copper springboks for 6 days at $3,500 and additional animals can be taken on trophy fees.

CAPE BUFFALO COMBO WITH SABLE OR ROAN guided 1×1 for 6 days is only $14,950. Hunt SAGD.  SAGD Hunt Photos.

 

SOUTH AFRICA $6600
EASTERN CAPE 6 DAY SAFARI
450,000 FREE RANGE ACRES
INCLUDES KUDU, IMPALA, SPRINGBOK,
BLESBOK, DUIKER AND BABOON
AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE

This South African PH has VERY RARE HUNTING RIGHTS AND CAMPS in THREE different FREE RANGE LOCATIONS. His Eastern Cape camp has a large variety of plains game species in high numbers and the other two are more specific specie areas known for nyala, bushbuck, southern greater kudu, lechwe, vaal rhebuck or bush pig.

This “Eastern Cape package” price includes all in country transport, services of a PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. This price is based on a 2×1 hunter/guide ratio, 6 full days hunting, trophy fees for 6 animals (Cape kudu, impala, springbok, blesbok, duiker and baboon), all licenses and round trip airfare to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Day rate tax of 14 percent is additional and on this package it totals about $250. If you prefer 1×1 guide service the upgrade is an additional $100 per day. Extra add on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $400 guided 1×1. Observers are $185 per day.

The $6,600 price is subject to change, up or down, until airline tickets are purchased. At the time of printing, this price is accurate from most U.S. gateway cities. We have allocated $2,000 towards airfare (actual cost of safari is only $4,600) and if airfare is less you get a rebate or if it is higher you pick up the difference.

This area has 25 indigenous species available ranging from duiker to cape eland. Accommodations consist of a very nice lodge with entertainment area and trophy room plus 4 private en suite chalets with thatched roofs sitting up on the mountain ridge. Excellent meals are prepared with your trophies along with other choices accompanied with traditional South African wines or beverage of your choice.

This outfit also offers a “BUDGET EASTERN CAPE PACKAGE” priced at ONLY $3,800 PLUS AIRFARE for 5 hunting days that includes trophy fees for kudu, impala, warthog or springbok, cull black wildebeest and a cull blesbok.

His “EASTERN CAPE PREMIUM PACKAGE” IS $6,600 PLUS AIRFARE for 7 hunting days and includes trophy fees for kudu, gemsbok, bushbuck, impala, blesbok, duiker and baboon.

They also have a camp in the Kwa Zulu Natal region that has exceptional free range nyala and bushbuck accessible with a short flight from Johannesburg to Durban. The different locations can be reached with a 2 to 8 hour vehicle ride depending on the camp, making it possible to hunt different camps on the same safari. Terrain varies in the different areas from rolling hills with scattered thorn and brushy hillsides in the Eastern Cape to more mountain terrain with thick bush, valleys and flowing rivers in Kwa Zulu Natal.

They also offer day trips for non-hunters at $350 per guide and this includes a vehicle and the cost can be split amongst passengers. These are exclusively for your group, no mixed parties. Close by are national parks, Big 5 game reserves and there is a really nice bed and breakfast on the Indian Ocean for your pleasure.

 

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below and extra days can be added:

baboon $350            hartebeest $1100              springbok $400
blesbok $500           impala $450                           springbok black $650 bushbuck $950       jackal $250                              springbok white $950 bushpig $1200        klipspringer $1500             steenbok $450
caracal $1300          kudu cape $1450                 suni $1650
duiker $400             kudu gr southern $2650   vaal rhebok $1600 duiker blue $2000 lechwe $2900                       warthog $450
eland $2550              nyala $2650                           waterbuck $2400
gemsbok $1350      ostrich $800                          wildebeest blak $850
giraffe $3500           reedbuck cmn $850          wildebeest blue $950 grysbok $1500         reedbuck mtn $550          zebra burchell $1450

 

This outfit offers exceptional safaris with fantastic free range hunting, great accommodations and excellent meals. HCU has worked with this outfit for the past 8 years and HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz, Cliff Graham and Scott Steinkruger have hunted their assorted camps. Hunt SAAP.  SAAP Hunt Photos.

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER CONSERVANCY
FREE RANGE CAPE BUFFALO
TRADITIONAL TRACKING ON FOOT
7 DAYS ONLY $19,250 ALL INCLUSIVE
BULLS RUN FROM 36 TO 39 INCHES (6 permits)
2 SPECIAL TROPHY PERMITS $24,500
GOOD FOR BUFFALO FROM 40 TO 44 INCHES

In 2014 this outfitter that we had been working with for several years was able to acquire buffalo permits bordering the west side of Kruger Park and we were ecstatic to say the least. SINCE THEN THEY HAVE BEEN 100 PERCENT SUCCESS ON MATURE BULLS! Hunt will include all licenses, permits, trophy fee, 1×1 PH, skinners, camp staff, accommodations, catering, laundry, day rate, taxes and airport pickup. Trophy fee is refundable in the unlikely event of not getting a buffalo.

Here is a premier free range cape buffalo hunt for old mature bulls with the possibility of seeing the “Big 5”. In our opinion this 50,000 acre portion of the Greater Kruger Conservancy area is as good or better than hunting in Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Tanzania without the travel problems or getting your trophies shipped back home. This is your classical cape buffalo hunt, where you and your PH and trackers find fresh spoor of old mature bachelor bulls “Dugga Boys” (they try to target bulls 14 years of age or older) and proceed on foot to hopefully get the opportunity to take or pass the buff. Sometimes this takes course over several days, but most hunts are successful in 3 or 4 days.

7 day hunt for buffalo in the 36 to 38 inch class guided 1×1 is $19,250. Camp accommodations are very nice and personal. The main building has 4 private cabins near a well-frequented water hole where hunters can see or hear elephants, lion, hyena, leopard or a host of other wildlife. Once you have taken your buffalo remaining days can be spent at camp or visiting Kruger National Park. This PH also gets 2 special permits for buffalo over 40 inches and they expect to take trophy bulls in the 40 to 44 inch class. He pays dearly for these special tags and the hunt price will be $24,500 for 8 hunting days.

On the normal 7 day hunt many buffalo hunters spend their remaining days hunting the Umkomaas River Conservancy located only about an 8 hour ride from the buffalo area. The Umkomaas is 160,000 free range acres of relatively thick hilly country that harbors exceptional nyala, bushbuck and greater southern kudu, along with other indigenous species of plainsgame such as bushpig, grey duiker, giraffe, eland, reedbuck both common and mountain, blue and black wildebeest, warthog and waterbuck. Accommodations are the traditional tented camp with en suite chalets, electric blankets if necessary, with indoor and outdoor showers making this a great experience. Most hunters add on 3 days to make this hunt an awesome 10 day safari. The travel day and day rate is included on your 7 day buffalo hunt and when you surpass that the remaining 3 days are priced at only $400 per day plus trophy fees on additional animals. This area produces the highest quality and numbers of free range nyala and cape bushbuck hunting we have experienced anywhere.

Hunters are picked up at the Johannesburg Airport and driven 4 hours to the buffalo camp at no charge. Limited buffalo openings are available for 2019 and best dates would be from May to late September.

This outfit also has one elephant opening left for 2018 priced at $36,000 and the elephant is currently exportable. 2019 elephant hunts are sold out.

Bob and Shoshana Wodzisz enjoyed this buffalo hunt with some friends. Hunt SAB.  SAB Hunt Photos.

 

NUMBER ONE NAMIBIA DESTINATION
400,000 FREE-RANGE ACRES
7 DAY PACKAGE 5 HUNTING DAYS
ONLY $7000 INCLUDES
GREATER SOUTHERN KUDU, GEMSBOK,
SPRINGBOK AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE
OR
GO 9 DAYS 7 HUNTING DAYS
AND ADD RED HARTEBEEST
FOR ONLY $8500

This PH is a past president of NAPHA, Namibian Professional Hunting Association, and has hunting rights on the Dordabis Conservancy consisting of 400,000 wild African acres and his family also owns a 17,000 acre high fence reserve within the conservancy where hunters are able to pursue animals that are not indigenous to Namibia, although 90 percent of the hunts take place on the free range conservancy.

These packages include pickup and return to Windhoek Airport, concession area fees, PH, gun bearer, tracker, skinner, camp staff, field transportation, daily laundry service, accommodations, meals, wine, beer, soft drinks, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. Price is based on a 1×1 hunter/guide ratio, trophy fees listed in the package and roundtrip airfare to Windhoek, Namibia. Extra add on days can be arranged for only $300 guided 2×1 or $395 guided 1×1 and observers are only $130 per day. 15% VAT tax on accommodations is not included, which should total under $400, or the hunter permit of $25.

Luxury accommodations are in a typical African savanna setting with all rooms having en-suite bathrooms and located about 70 yards apart overlooking a natural waterhole that is frequented by many species of wild animals. They also have a family unit with two bedrooms and a private connected sitting room. The lodge has the dining area where traditional meals are prepared mainly on the outside barbeque under thatched roof with many of the meats from the day’s harvest. Evening drinks are enjoyed around the campfire each night after hunting.

The package prices including airfare are subject to change, up or down, until airline tickets are purchased. At the time of printing, this price is accurate from most U.S. gateway cities. We have allocated $2,500 towards airfare (actual total cost of 5 day safari is $4,500 and 7 day is $6,000) and if airfare is less we will pass the savings along and if the airfare is higher, we will pass that along as well. Many hunters prefer paying day rates and adding trophy fees for their desired animals. These hunters typically have an idea on what they want and add animals as opportunity arises.

This outfitter grew up in the Namibia Caprivi area, where his father was the first cattle trader with the blacks. He started hunting at the age of 9 providing meat for the cattle herders and has been professionally operating safaris for over 25 years and is located about 2 hours southeast of Windhoek.

This is a very professionally run family owned operation with low prices that offers both traditional spot and stalk hunting on open wild Africa lands along with a large game reserve.

 

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

baboon $220                red hartebeest $600              blesbok $600          roan $8000                   bushbuck $1500                       sable $7000
duiker $365                  springbok $380                         eland $2200 steenbok $350           gemsbok $600                            warthog $500
giraffe $3000              waterbuck $2200                     greater kudu $2000    wildebeest black $1100  impala $550                     wildebeest blue $900
jackal free                      zebra Burchell $1100           ostrich $300          zebra Hartmann $1250

They also offer touring trips or hunting trips combined with touring trips to the 14,000 square mile Etosha National Park or the Skeleton Coast, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert for fishing and sightseeing in a game park.

 

HUNTING AND TOURING COMBO 12 DAYS $8600 (1 HUNTER AND OBSERVER) 7 DAYS HUNTING INCLUDING: GREATER KUDU, GEMSBOK, BLUE WILDEBEEST, SPRINGBOK, 2 DAYS OF TRAVEL, 3 DAYS OF TOURING EITHER IN ETOSHA PARK OR THE SKELETON COAST. AIRFARE MUST BE ADDED.

 

NON-TROPHY HUNTING PACKAGE $4000 1×1
7 DAYS 5 HUNTING FOR 10 NON-TROPHY ANIMALS TO BE LEFT IN AFRICA.

This is a very inexpensive hunt for management animals or broken horns or females. The hunter can experience a lot of hunting without the expense of shipping trophies home. All else is included the same as a trophy hunt, airfare must be added.

All safaris are private for just your group and can be done from February 1 to November 30. June, July and August is their winter months and expect cool mornings and evenings from May to September. Hunters can rent a firearm for only $50 per day plus ammunition. They offer calibers like 7×64, .300 Winchester magnum, .308 and .243. Archery hunts can be conducted either by sitting water holes with blinds or spot and stalk. $800 deposit is required to book your safari and hold prices. Hunt NMKS.

14 DAY NAMIBIA LEOPARD PACKAGE
ONLY $16,500
PLUS $7,000 WHEN YOU TAKE A SHOT

If you don’t pull the trigger on a male leopard you are not charged the $7,000. We do not know of any leopard hunt priced this reasonable with this success rate. This is a 14 day traditional leopard bait hunt out of blinds and this PH has hunted leopards the past 16 years.

In 2017 they hosted 3 leopard hunters and 2 were successful on real nice large toms. HCU’s Andy Matis had a very exciting hunt that ended with him taking a nice tom.

In 2016 he had 4 hunters take home 3 toms. In 2015 all 3 hunters killed a male leopard. Prior years dogs were legal to use on leopard hunts and were quite successful, but those stats are meaningless since dog hunting has become illegal.

This price includes 14 days of hunting, guides, trackers, accommodations, meals and airport pickup in Windhoek. Additional expenses would be tips, alcohol and baits at $100 for smaller animals like warthogs to $200 for big game and depending on the weather you may need up to 8 or 10 baits, the PH will also pre-bait at no additional charge. Rifle rental is available at $30 per day plus ammo and they have .375, .338, .308, 30-06 and 25-06.

Their main lodge is about 3 hours northwest of Windhoek in a malaria free area and they hunt 400,000 acres of free range concession lands. Depending on the year they get 3 or 4 leopard permits annually. Hunts can take place from February to late September, but mainly May to September and later dates are normally better.

They have 21,000 acres under high fence for hunting a few plainsgame species that are not indigenous to Namibia, besides the 400,000 free range acres. They offer touring in either Etosha Park or Skakopmund, which is on the Skeleton Coast. Both places are only a couple hours from the lodge. Touring is only $175 per day plus mileage and park admissions. Accommodations and meals are included.

Plainsgame day rates are $390 per day 2×1 or $500 1×1 and non-hunter observer rates are $175. Arrival and departure days are $175, airport transport $350 per vehicle. Government license fee is $100. Trophy fees currently are as follows:

baboon $100           kudu greater $1800    wildebeest black $1350
blesbok $600          ostrich $600                     wildebeest blue $1250
caracal $1000         red hartebeest $650   zebra burchell $1500
dik-dik $2000         springbok $650              zebra mountain $1500
duiker $400             steenbok $350                14 day min eland $2200
gemsbok $750       warthog $400                 14 day klipspringer $1000
impala $850            waterbuck $2800

10 day packages including greater kudu, gemsbok, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, warthog and steenbok are $8,000 2×1 or $9,000 1×1. Hunt NMNES.