Feb – Nov
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.
$1,250/day – 10 to 14-days, 1×1 – Elephant bull and plains game
$1,550/day – 15-days, 1×1 – Elephant bull, Cape buffalo and plains game
$1,000/day – 10-days, 1×1 – Tuskless elephant and plains game
$1,250/day – 14-days, 1×1 – Cape buffalo, tuskless elephant 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.