Planning Your Safari
- Decide on the animals you want. We will find the most suitable area with the best trophies for you.
- The biggest mistake you can make is to choose the wrong outfitter. Do your own research by talking to hunters who have hunted Africa. Check an outfitter's reputation and make sure he has hunted the animals you want.
- Start preparing long before the hunt. The best outfitters and professional hunters are often oversubscribed, so book far in advance.
- Make certain that you have located a good taxidermist before you go on safari.
Arms, ammunition and bows
Be confident that you are proficient with your weapon. Shoot a lot from various positions.
- We recommend the .308, .30-06, or .300 for normal game.
- For any of the big 5 a .375 is the smallest caliber allowed.
- Final rifle sighting will be done on arrival.
According to South African ordinance, the following minimums apply:
- Category 1: Small game including Blesbok and Nyala ewe but excluding a Nyala bull. 40lb bow with minimum arrow weight of 400gr.
- Category 2: Medium game including Eland, Giraffe, Carnivores, Bushpig, Warthog Crocodile and Baboon. 70lb bow with minimum arrow weight of 550gr
- Category 3: Large Game including Buffalo, Elephant, Rhinoceros and Hippopotamus. 80lb bow with minimum arrow weight of 700gr.
- Crossbows may only be used to hunt Category 1 game.
- Only broadheads may be used
- Final bow sighting will be done on arrival
Clothing and personal kit
May to August are the cooler months in Africa. The daily variation can be from 0°C (32°F) to 35°C (90°F) or above.
Warm and waterproof clothing is essential.
Good hunting boots or walking shoes will ensure a comfortable hunt. Make sure your shoes are "walked in" at least a month before the safari to avoid painful feet and blisters.
Malaria prophylactics are necessary. Consult your physician.
Bookings, reservations and payment
- 50% of daily rate for the duration of the Safari is required to secure a reservation, the balance is payable on arrival
- Reservations must be made 3 months before the Safari commences
- Only bank guaranteed cheques, travelers cheques or cash is accepted
- All costs incurred during the Safari including trophy costs are payable on completion of the hunt
- Cancellations are subject to 10 weeks notice in writing
- 50% of the deposit is refundable
- Full deposits can be carried forward for Safari at a later date. When re-booked for the following year, the new price list will be apply.
Daily rates include
- All transport from and to local airports
- Professional hunter services
- Camp staff, gun bearers, skinner and tracking services
- Meals and drinks
- Field transport
- Laundry service
- Concession area fees
- Ground travel fees between concession areas
- Trophy field preparation
- Value added tax at 14%
Daily Rates Exclude
- Cost of hunting licenses and trophy fees
- Air travel to and from Lodges
- Air travel to and from concession areas
- Accommodation before and after contracted safari period
- Disinfecting, packaging, forwarding and insurance of trophies from taxidermists or airports
- Trophy shipment costs
- Rifle rentals at 15 US$ per day and ammunition at cost if required
- Taxidermist charges
- Staff gratuities
- While every precaution is made, no responsibility can be accepted for any accident, illness or loss nor any expenses incurred as a result.
- A signed indemnity form will be required before commencing the hunt
- Trophy fees are payable in respect of all animals bagged or wounded
- Arrivals before noon will be regarded at a normal hunting day. Arrivals after noon will carry a US$ 100 hunter and US$ 50 daily charge.
We reserve the right to change conditions, terms and pricing without written notice