Outfitter #280

Northern Zimbabwe Safari

Or Call: 1-800-346-8747

Description

Hunt Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, sable and a host of other plains game in arguably one of the best Zambezi Valley safari areas with a highly respected safari in Africa today. Bags can be varied with good populations of kudu, warthog, bushbuck, baboon, hyena, zebra and many other plains game animals.

 

This operator is very serious about anti-poaching and keeping quotas well below what can be sustained in the area to insure great quality and quantity of hunt able animals. Their year-round anti-poaching program has a serious track record of catching and obtaining convictions, thus making their area very unattractive to poachers.

 

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.

 

Buffalo hunting is done by tracking and stalking. There are fantastic numbers of buff in the area, and success rates over the past five years has been over 98%. This operator really stresses taking old, hard bossed bulls and letting younger bulls walk, even if they have great horns. The average buffalo will be 37-38”, but a number of 40”+ wide bulls have been taken each year. Each PH is very experienced in all of the Big 4 and conduct numerous buffalo hunts each season.

 

If the season is right, and you tag out early, there are opportunities to do some tiger fishing on the nearby Zambezi River.

 

Elephant bulls average 35-40 pounds but 60 pounders have been taken from time to time.

 

100% success on tuskless elephants.

 

80% success on leopards

 

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


Price

$1,295/day - 18-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, Leopard, Sable and plains game

$1,450/day – 15-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, leopard and plains game

$1,100/day – 14-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, sable and plains game

$1,100/day – 14-days, 1x1 – Cape buffalo, hippo, croc and plains game

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

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

$1,095/day – 10-days, 1x1 – Cape buff and plains game

$650/day – 7 to 10-days – Plains game

 

Lion Safari rates

$2,000/day - 21-days, 1x1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, Leopard, Sable and plains game

$2,000/day – 18-days, 1x1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, croc and plains game

$2,000/day – 24-days, 1x1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, Elephant bull 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

April - November

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.