Africa

SOUTH AFRICA 7 ANIMALS $7470 INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE! EASTERN CAPE 6 DAY SAFARI INCLUDES KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, WARTHOG AND BABOON PLUS CULL WILDEBEEST AND BLESBOK 450,000 FREE RANGE ACRES – NO HIGH FENCES

This “EASTERN CAPE PACKAGE” price includes all in country transport, services of a PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation, VAT tax 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 7 animals (Cape kudu, gemsbok, impala, warthog, baboon and 2 cull animals, a wildebeest and blesbok), all licenses and round trip airfare to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. If you prefer 1×1 guide service the total upgrade is an additional $390. Extra add on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $400 guided 1×1 plus VAT tax. Observers are $185 per day.

The $7,470 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 $5,470) 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 the small duiker antelope to the 2,000 pound 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 game meat along with other choices accompanied with traditional South African wines or beverage of your choice.

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 camps are more specific specie areas known for nyala, bushbuck, southern greater kudu, lechwe, vaal rhebuck or bush pig.

This outfit also offers a “BUDGET EASTERN CAPE PACKAGE” priced at ONLY $5,925 AND INCLUDES AIRFARE for 5 hunting days that includes trophy fees for kudu, impala, warthog or springbok, cull black wildebeest and a cull blesbok.

“MANAGEMENT PACKAGE” for cull animals is only $2,450 for 5 days guided 2×1 including blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, blesbok, warthog and impala (additional animals are available) plus VAT tax of $225. Cull animals are all exportable, most will be old females or non-trophy males as determined by the Professional Hunter.

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 or a day’s drive. 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, without extra flights. 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:

baboon $350           hartebeest $1100              springbok black $650
blesbok $500           impala $450                      springbok white $950
bushbuck $1250     jackal $250                        steenbok $450
bushpig $1250        klipspringer $1500           vaal reebok $1600
caracal $1300         kudu cape $1650               warthog $450
duiker $400            kudu gr southern $2650  waterbuck $2400
duiker blue $2000 lechwe $2900                     wildebeest black $850
eland $2450            nyala $2650                        wildebeest blue $950
gemsbok $1450      reedbuck can $950            zebra burchell $1450
giraffe $3500          reedbuck man $550           grysbok $1500
springbok $450

This outfit offers exceptional safaris with fantastic free range hunting, great accommodations and excellent meals. They also offer cape buffalo on a 25,000 acre preserve for $15,220 all inclusive or a free range buff outside of Kruger Conservancy for $19,750.

HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz, Cliff Graham and Scott Steinkruger have hunted their assorted camps. SAAP Hunt Photos.

 

6 DAY SAFARI ONLY $6500 INCLUDES
KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, BLESBOK, SPRINGBOK AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE

This outfitter has some of the best trophy quality in South Africa. He has a 50,000 acre free range area to go along with the normal high fence South Africa operation. Over 60 percent of our customers have rebooked this hunt for a second trip.

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 air- fare to Kimberley, RSA. 1×1 guide upgrade is an additional $50 per day. Extra add-on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $350 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. SAGD Hunt Photos.

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

blesbok $450             kudu greater $3200              springbok cop $950
blesbok white $950  lechwe $2800                         steenbok $400
bushbuck $1500       nyala $2500                            tsessebe $1600
duiker $400               ostrich $450                           warthog $500
eland $1950               reedbuck cmn $1200           waterbuck $1800
gemsbok $1200         reedbuck mtn $900              wildebeest black $1100
giraffe $3500             roan $3500                             wildebeest blue $1100
hartebeest $1100     sable $3000                             zebra burchell $1300
impala $450              springbok $450                      zebra hartmann $1800
kudu cape $1800     springbok black $650

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 $14,450.

HCU consultants Scott Steinkruger, Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have all hunted here. Hunt SAGD.

THIS IS OUR #1 NAMIBIA DESTINATION WILD AFRICA 400,000 FREE RANGE ACRES
$400 DAILY RATE PLUS TROPHY FEES
THEY ALSO OFFER PHOTOGRAPHIC AND TOURING PACKAGES

This PH grew up in the hunting industry in Namibia and became the youngest qualified big game professional hunter in Namibian history and he is also one of the few PH’s that has hunted all the big five. He has the hunting rights on their concession consisting of 400,000 wild African acres and his family also owns a 17,000 acre high fence reserve within the concession 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 safaris include pickup and return to Windhoek Airport, con- cession area fees, PH, gun bearer, tracker, skinner, camp staff, field transportation, daily laundry service, accommodations, meals, alcohol- ic beverages in moderation, soft drinks, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. Hunting days can be arranged for only $350 guided 2×1 or $450 guided 1×1 and observers are only $150 per day. 15% VAT tax on day rates only is not included and the hunterpermit 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 hunt- ing.

This outfit is a family operation of over 25 years of experience that offers both traditional spot and stalk hunting on open wild Africa lands along with a large game reserve located about 2 hours southeast of Windhoek. Hunt NMKS.

Animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

baboon $300               red hartebeest $900
blesbok $900               roan $8000
duiker $400                 sable $7000
eland $2500                 springbok $600
gemsbok $600             steenbok $400
giraffe $2500               warthog $600
greater kudu $2500   waterbuck $2500
impala $700                wildebeest black $1400
jackal free                   wildebeest blue $900
nyala $4000                 zebra burchell $1250
ostrich $500                 zebra hartmann $1250 

This PH also operates his own safaris in the previously known area as the famous Namibia Strip for dangerous game including elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocs, along with some plainsgame. Call for pricing.

They also offer photographic 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.

 

FREE RANGE CAPE BUFFALO $19,750 ALL INCLUSIVE SOUTH AFRICA BALULE AREA OF KRUGER CONSERVANCY BULL ELEPHANT $38,000 ALL INCLUSIVE 8 DAYS

These restrictive permits are acquired through the Kruger Conservancy
with the purpose of harvesting 10+ year old mature bulls in the 36 inch
range. Sometimes this takes course over several days, but most hunts are
successful in 3 or 4 days.  Past SUCCESS HAS BEEN 100 PERCENT, but in the unlikely event the hunter would not get a buffalo $10,000 would be refunded. Hunt will include all licenses, permits, trophy fee, 1×1 PH, skinners, camp staff, accommodations, catering, laundry, day rate, taxes, and airport pickup.

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 most other Africa destinations 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 12 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 inch class guided 1×1 is $19,750. 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.

On the normal 7 day hunt many buffalo hunters spend their remain- ing 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 wa- terbuck. 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 are 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 and best dates would be from May to late September.

ELEPHANT HUNTS are restricted to about a 35 pound limit and success has been 100 percent on bulls of that caliber.
HCU’s Bob Wodzisz and his wife, Shoshana, have been on both buffalo and elephant hunts with this outfit. SAB Hunt Photos.

MOZAMBIQUE TROPHY BUFF HUNTS $21,000 7 DAYS AND HUNT 40 INCH PLUS BULLS

This is our top buffalo PH and they hunt the Sabie Area on the eastern boundary of the Greater Kruger Conservancy with no size limitations. Free range area that typically has good rains resulting in an abundance of animals, including the Big 5 that you can expect to see during your safari.

7 hunting days is $21,000 and includes all the permits, concession and community fees along with the normal safari amenities. This area also has some exceptional Greater kudu and Limpopo bushbuck, Sharpe’s grysbok are also endemic to the area. This hunt is for old mature bulls and hunters wanting a 40 inch or better buffalo. Success has been 100 percent and in 2019 they took 8 big bulls.

This safari can also be combined with a free range plainsgame hunt on the South Africa side in the Umkommas River Conservancy as it is only a 7 hour drive.

Hunters fly into Johannesburg and take a short inexpensive flight to Maputo, Mozambique where you are met and driven 3 hours to buffalo camp. Hunt MZP.

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 baited leopard hunt out of blinds and this PH has hunted leopards the past 18 years with high success.

2021 he only had one older hunter and when the leopard got to the bait the hunter coughed spooking the cat. That was his only opportunity.

2020 Africa border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 due to the drought they only took one hunter and he had two opportunities on male leopards but missed.

2018 season ended with 3 hunters tagging 3 toms, including the beautiful cat taken by HCU hunter, Les Compton. 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.

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 mostly May to September and some prefer later dates.

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 admis- sions. 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      14 day klipspringer $1000
gemsbok $750                        warthog $400
impala $850                            waterbuck $2800

10 DAY PLAINSGAME PACKAGE INCLUDING TROPHY FEES FOR GREATER SOUTHERN KUDU, GEMSBOK, HARTEBEEST, BLUE WILDEBEEST, STEENBOK AND WARTHOG IS ONLY $8,000 2×1 or $9,000 1×1.  Hunt NMNES.