Africa

South Africa is unique as it offers some of the best plains game hunting available in Africa today. There are over 50 species, which include the Big 6 - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Hippo.

Hunting is done on either privately owned land i.e. Ranches or Government controlled areas and reserves. Safaris are conducted throughout the year, however, the best months are from March through November.

Prime hunting areas are the Northern Province (Limpopo Valley), Zululand and Eastern and Northern Cape regions.

Terrain can vary from riverine vegetation to desert landscapes, mountains and typical African bushveld.

This is unique as each of these habitats support a variety of species.

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Botswana has the enviable reputation of some of the most pristine and beautiful hunting areas in Africa, with the majority of hunting being conducted on government-controlled concessions.

Botswana is well known for its diverse range of wildlife. Most of the major African game species can be found, along with a number of species that are endemic to the region. The country is home to 164 species of mammals, 157 of reptile, 80 of fish, 550 of bird and uncountable different kinds of insects.

The Government of Botswana has set aside thousands of square kilometers of national territory as protected areas (around 17% of the country area) and wildlife management areas (another 20% of the country).

The Okavango and Chobe areas offer the sportsman an excellent safari experience which includes hunting from Mokoros (dug-out canoes).

It is without a doubt the best country in Africa today, for hunting elephant and it's not uncommon to see herds of over 100 Elephants or more at a time. Tracking these giants is a truly stirring experience

Hunting months are from April through September, with over 25 species available for hunting.

 

Zimbabwe, landlocked (borders on South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana) where the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary. In full flood (February - April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river form the world's largest curtain of falling water.

Excellent for big game and a variety of plainsgame. Hunting is conducted mainly in the Zambezi Valley and on lowveld game ranches, as well as the Matetsi/Hwange area in the north-western part of the country, which borders on the Hwange National Park. The Zambezi Valley is renowned for elephant, leopard, buffalo and plainsgame with some great fishing for Bream and Tigerfish on Lake Kariba and the Zambezi River. The Matetsi region has the reputation for big lion, buffalo and sable as well as various other species.

Lowveld regions are best for plainsgame and leopard. Over 30 different species are available for hunting in Zimbabwe

Hunting months are from April through October. Hunting is mainly on Government concessions and private land

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Situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean, border by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, Mozambique is one of the least-developed countries in Southern Africa. Bisected north and south by the Zambezi River. Its diverse terrain ranges from dense forests, swamplands and palm forests, and because of its coastal proximity, the climite is mostly tropical.

After years of political chaos, Mozambique's hunting is making a comeback. Game populations are on the increase after years of massive poaching. The government is working together with locals and safari operators to ensure that the Mozambique hunting industry and local population both reap the benefit of the wildlife resource. As a result, poaching has dramatically decreased.

Elephant, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard are among some the quality trophies available for the decerning hunter.

Ensure that you have taken prophylactics before travelling to Mozambique. Expect rugged terrain with both hot and cold weather.

Hunting months are June through November

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Home of the mighty Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi river, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of bird and wildlife, Zambia is acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit.

Blessed with 17 magnificent waterfalls, apart from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zambia has the largest water resource in Southern Africa with 5 massive lakes and an abundance of rivers.

With its varied terrain, ranging from floodplain's, riverine forest, mountains and swamps, Zambia offers the trophy hunter a diversity of habitats and species. A distinct feature of hunting in Zambia is the zoning of game management areas around national parks. This allows game to move freely between the parks and the zoned hunting areas, which in conducive to a continuous supply of trophy animals. These areas are excellent for lion, leopard, buffalo, kudu, roan, water buck and numerous other species.

From the beauty of the Zambezi and Luangwa river, to the ruggedness of the Muchinga escarpment and the vastness of the Bangweulu Swamps (which supports herds of Black Lechwe, Tsessebe and the elusive Sititunga), Zambia is truly a hunters paradise.

The hunting is challenging and exciting, offering over 35 different species of game. So, if you are into real hunting, then this is the place to be.

Hunting months are from June through November.

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The United Republic of Tanzania as it exists today consists of the union of what was once Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar. Tanzania is mountainous in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, is situated. To the north and west are the Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa's largest lake) and Lake Tanganyika (Africa's deepest lake, known for its unique species of fish). Central Tanzania comprises of a large plateau, with plains and arable land. The eastern shore is hot and humid with the island of Zanzibar lying just off its shore.

Tanzania contains many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks, including the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, in the north, and Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the South. Gombe National Park in the west is known as the site of Dr Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzee behaviour.

Tanzania has considerable wildlife habitat, including much of the Serengeti plain, where white-bearded wildebeest and other bovid's participate in a large-scale annual migration. Up to 250 000 wildebeest perish each year in the long and arduous movement to find forage in the dry season.

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