April – November
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.
7 day Cape buffalo Special 95% Success over 10 years _ $14,463.50
DR $1100/day $7,700
VAT $22.5/day $157.50 Govt Levy 2% DR $154
Buffalo GF $5,500
Govt Levy 4% GF $220 DAPU1%DR&GF $132
Trophy Prep $600
$1,295/day – 18-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, Leopard, Sable and plains game
$1,450/day – 15-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, leopard and plains game
$1,100/day – 14-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, sable and plains game
$1,100/day – 14-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, hippo, croc and plains game
$1,250/day – 14-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, tuskless elephant and plains game
$1,550/day – 15-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, Elephant bull and plains game
$1,095/day – 10-days, 1×1 – Cape buff and plains game
$650/day – 7 to 10-days – Plains game
Lion Safari rates
$2,000/day – 21-days, 1×1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, Leopard, Sable and plains game
$2,000/day – 18-days, 1×1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, croc and plains game
$2,000/day – 24-days, 1×1 – Lion, Cape buffalo, Elephant bull and plains game
$250/day – observer
Buffalo cow $1,250
Tuskless elephant $5,000
Honey badger $200
Impala male $250
Impala female $150
Kudu bull $1,200
Kudu female $600
Trophy fees subject to change
Some species are very limited quota, please inquire at time of booking.
Professional hunter, tracker, skinner, accommodations, meals, beverages, full camp staff, daily laundry service, field care of trophies and in-field transportation.
Optional charter flights – approximately $2,000/direction
Ground transfers – approximately $250/direction
Hotels before or after if needed
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
Cameraman and editing packages
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
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
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.