Namibia is probably one of the best places to hunt elephant in general. If you look at an African map, you will note that the Zambezi strip (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip) forms a long arm which borders with Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. This is the original walkway of all elephants. Elephants throughout these countries all move through this area. Therefore there are ample elephant, especially from September onwards, where they move into the Zambezi in higher numbers.
Buffalo and elephant hunting is a dangerous hunt and it shouldn’t be taken up lightly. You want the oldest animal, a post productive animal. Old solitary bulls want to be alone, and therefore seek places sometimes difficult to stay in for cows and calves because of a long walk to water. Second most important is the experience. There is nothing more satisfying in hunting hard for a specific animal. Sometimes a hunter and his guide gets lucky and finds such an animal early on in the hunt, but most of the time it takes a lot of hard work. Our outfitter’s average for the last couple of years has been around 50-pounds and have taken 70-pounders and up. This most certainly places hunters, and especially first time dangerous game hunters, out there in a position where they think it “easy” to take a 70-pounder or bigger elephant. This is most certainly not the case. A “standard” elephant might be high in poundage, but will be measured mostly by his age. We will never take an elephant who is too young or have tusks that are not trophy size. Few hunters will mind the poundage when the moment comes where you stand 15 yards away from that old bull.
Your satisfaction would be in getting the right outfitter and the right area. Our outfitter tailor-makes your safari according to your wish list and your number one choice of trophy. They have qualified and hold the proper Namibian PH Dangerous Game licenses to personally guide their hunters. They hunt and personally guide the best dangerous game areas in the Caprivi so as to ensure your best chance on a quality big game trophy.
The Caprivi is one of the last remaining free-roaming areas where you can still feel Hemingway’s breath on your shoulder. Come and experience this true thrill.
Day rate safaris
$2,000/day – 1×1
$450/day/person – observer
Baboon – $175
Buffalo – $10,925
Croc – $5,180
Duiker – $400
Elephant – $35,000
Hippo – $6,900
Impala – $920
Kudu – $3,220
Leopard – $7,590
Roan – $14,950
Sable – $14,950
Spotted Hyena – $2,875
Warthog – $520
Chapmann’s Zebra – $2,300
Red Lechwe – $5,175
Reedbuck – $3,680
Bushbuck – $4,300
Trophy fees subject to change
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Accommodations, meals, alcoholic beverages in moderation, guides, trackers, skinners, and in-field transportation, daily laundry, field care of trophies, airport meet and greet in Katima Mulilo, ground transfer to lodge, license fees.
Dip/pack & crate
Hotel before or after hunt, if needed
Trip insurance, Ripcord medical
Firearm rental $50/day
Community fee of $130/day/hunter and $25/day/observer
15% VAT on trophies not exported
1% Tourism levy
Delivery of trophies to taxidermist for Dip/Pack/Crate
South Africa Itinerary
Day 1: Depart for Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, clear customs – overnight
Day 3: 1st flight to Windhoek, Namibia and take flight to Katima Mulilo
Day 1: Depart Windhoek for South Africa
Upon arrival in Johannesburg stay in-transition
Day 2: Arrive US
Day 1: Depart for Frankfurt, Germany
Day 2: Arrive in Frankfurt, stay in-transition You will have approx. 11-hour layover
Take night flight to Windhoek, Namibia
Day 3: Arrive in Windhoek in the morning and take flight to Katima Mulilo
Day 1: Depart Windhoek for Frankfurt
Day 2: Arrive US
Please call WTA Travel for further information at 1-800-884-9332
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.