Outfitter #280

Zimbabwe Elephant Safari

Or Call: 1-800-346-8747

Description

The Zambezi Valley has one of the highest concentrations of elephants in the world, and this area is one of the best in the Valley. This operator has made his reputation as being one of the “rock stars” of elephant hunting, and this is an experience like no other.

 

Whether you are tracking down an old tusker looking for a trophy bull, or hunting a tuskless cow, you will be on tracks every day and into elephants. On trophy hunts expect to look at a number of different bulls as you search for an old and worn bull that is a true trophy. On tuskless hunts, that may be the most exciting hunt in the world, you will be in elephants daily, often doing approaches on 2-4 groups in a day looking for a mature tuskless cow with no calf that fits the criteria. Be assured, on this hunt you will be up close and personal on a number of elephants, and your heart rate will be elevated to the max on a number of occasions.

 

They operate 5 safari camps, all of which are very clean and comfortable, and the food is amazing. Four of the camps are chalets, and a main open-air bar/lounge/dining area, and the other makes use of luxury East Africa style tents with on suite bathroom facilities. Everything in camp and all equipment are kept in top-notch condition. The camps are generator powered for electricity (220V), and laundry is done each day, so you can pack light.

 

This operator also gets 2 tags a year in the famous Kazuma area where bulls in the 60-65 pound range are the norm, but there is an honest chance for a gigantic bull in the 70-lb+ class on any given day. It is normal to see over 100 bulls on this safari. These hunts are priced on request, and are one of the best opportunities in Africa to take a monster bull.

 

 

Elephant bulls average 35-40 pounds but 60 pounders have been taken from time to time with over a 90% success rate. Those who go home without a bull just did not find THE bull they were looking for.

 

100% success on tuskless elephants.

 

98% success rate on hard bossed buffalo bulls over 5 years.


Price

$1,250/day – 10 to 14-days, 1x1 – Elephant bull and plains game

$1,550/day – 15-days, 1x1 – Elephant bull, Cape buffalo and plains game

$1,000/day – 10-days, 1x1 – Tuskless elephant and plains game

$1,250/day – 14-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, tuskless elephant and plains game

 

$250/day – observer

 

Trophy fees

Baboon $80

Buffalo $5,000

Buffalo cow $1,250

Bushbuck $850

Bushpig $400

Civet $350

Crocodile $5,000

Dove $5

Duiker $300

Eland $1,500

Elephant $15,000

Tuskless elephant $5,000

Genet $250

Grysbok $450

Hippo $5,000

Honey badger $200

Hyena $550

Impala male $250

Impala female $150

Jackal $250

Klipspringer $750

Kudu bull $1,200

Kudu female $600

Leopard $6,500

Lion $10,000

Monkey $25

Porcupine $200

Reedbuck $600

Sable $5,500

Serval $500

Warthog $450

Waterbuck $1,750

Zebra $1,250

Trophy fees subject to change

Some species are very limited quota, please inquire at time of booking.

Dates

Feb - Nov

Included

Professional hunter, tracker, skinner, accommodations, meals, beverages, full camp staff, daily laundry service, field care of trophies and in-field transportation

Excluded

Trophy fees

Flights

Optional charter flights – approximately $2,000/direction

Ground transfers – approximately $250/direction

Hotels before or after if needed

Tips

CITES permits

Rifle rental and ammo

Field prep of trophies – Appox $600/hunter

2% VAT on day rates

4% VAT on trophy fees

$22.50/day VAT on accommodation

1% DAPU VAT on day rates & trophy fees

$20/day/person Conservancy fee

$10/day MARS Air Rescue - mandatory

Trip insurance

Ripcord

Cameraman and editing packages

Transportation

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, Clear customs and overnight
Cabela's Travel can assist you with B&B and firearm transition service
Day 3: Morning flight to Harare, Zimbabwe where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp

Your scheduled trip dates - full days

Departure Itinerary
Day 1: Depart camp for your mid-day flight to Johannesburg, South Africa where you will stay in-transition and catch your flight to the USA
Day 2: Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home

Physical Requirement Level

Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.