Zimbabwe Dangerous Game and Plains Game # 258

Zimbabwe Dangerous Game and Plains Game # 258

258.1 Over 30 years experience in Zimbabwe hunting dangerous game and plains game, means you are hunting with seasoned veterans who know the game and the country, and know it well. This outfit, and its PH’s have a sterling record, compiled over many years of professional hunting.

They have two locations. The first is in the world famous Save Valley Conservancy in the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe. The Save Valley Conservancy is just under 1 million acres in size and is reported to be the largest private wildlife area in the world. The area is renowned for its big 4 hunting as well as a huge variety and abundance of plainsgame. There is a wide diversity of habitats including open acacia woodland, mopane woodland, thick riverine vegetation and broken granite outcrops. Black and white rhino are likely to be seen during your safari there.

Their second location is sometimes considered to be one of Zimbabwe’s best hunting concessions. It is called the Sengwa Research area. It is located in the North West portion of the country in the Gokwe District. It is exactly half way between Harare and Victoria Falls. This offers a great opportunity for incoming guests to visit the world famous Victoria Falls en route to their safari. Vic Falls has to be seen to be appreciated. And with the US dollar so strong against the nearly worthless Zim Dollar, spending time in the Falls area is not expensive, and there are some wonderful hotels and restaurants.

258.5-225x300 This truly beautiful area consists of huge floodplains and rolling plateaus. The wide variety of terrain from Mopane woodland, jesse, sandveld ridges and huge vlei’s provide wonderful habitat for huge resident herds of elephant, buffalo and plainsgame. Obviously plentiful prey allows for a good population of the big cats.

Elephant trophies average between 40 and 45 pounds with the occasional bull over 50 pounds being taken most years. Tuskless cows are also plentiful and these safaris are close to 100% successful. The best times for hunting the bulls are early in March through May and late in September and October. Tuskless cows are better during the drier months of June through October.

Buffalo are plentiful and are best during the drier months of June through October.

The big cats are best hunted during the cool months of May through August. All cat hunting here is done during daylight hours and is therefore a great opportunity for the hunting purists who prefer not to use artificial light.

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258.4-300x225 The Camp in the Save area is situated on the banks of the Turgwe River in the heart of the Save Valley Conservancy. It has six luxury stone chalets with the typical thatch roofs and includes en-suite bathrooms. The dining area is continuous with a wooden deck that offers stunning views of the river. The camp is shaded by a canopy of giant nyala berry trees.

The Camp in the Sengwa area consists of three East African safari style tents . All are what you would expect of a quality operation, with en-suite bathrooms and all the necessary conveniences for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. A central dining area on a big bluff overlooking the Sengwa River provides a wonderful and scenic evening relaxation spot.

Finally, they have a pretty little guest lodge in Harare for their clients. The rate per night is around $125 and includes airport transfer, all food and beverages and shopping trips within Harare. This helps you get a night of rest before jumping off for the bush.


No. of Days/ Description of Safari/ US$

7 day           Non-trophy Buffalo Package ( Below 34″ and Exportable)       $14,000 Package

7 day           Plains game  1×1 –                                                                             $700/Day

7 day        Plains game (2 Clients per 1 Pro-Hunter) 2×1 –                              $650 each/Day

7 day       Plains game Bowhunt 1×1 –                                                               $600/Day

7 day      Plains game Bowhunt (2 Clients per 1 Pro-Hunter) 2×1 –             $550 each/Day

7 day     Plains game  Bowhunt (3 Clients per Pro-hunter) 3×1 –                  $5000 each/Day

7 day      Hippo/Crocodile 1×1 –                                                                        $1,300/Day

10 day      Sable/Plains game 1×1 –                                                                  $1,000/Day

10 day     Tuskless Elephant/Plains game 1×1 –                                            $1,100/Day

12 day     Tuskless Elephant/Buffalo/Plains game 1×1 –                                 $1,400/Day

10 day     Buffalo/Plains game 1×1 –                                                                 $1,400/Day

10 day     Buffalo/Plains game (2 clients per Pro-Hunter) 2×1 –                 $1,350 each/Day

15 day     Buffalo/Leopard/Plains game 1×1 –                                                $2,000/Day

15 day     Elephant/Buffalo/Plains game 1×1 –                                               $1,750/Day

21 day     Lion/Buffalo/Tuskless Ele/Sable/Plains game 1×1 –                     $2,500/Day

28 day    Lion/Elephant/Buffalo/Leopard/Sable/Plains game 1×1 –         $2,500/Day

Observer Fees – US$250 per person per day
Hunting Observer Fees – US$300/day (should “observer” wish to shoot a few animals from hunters bag)
CITES permits for elephant, leopard and crocodile: $150 each
Pre-baiting for cat or crocodile hunts: $300 per day + bait trophy fees
Vehicle Transfers – $500 one way/vehicle
Conservation Levy – $30/person/day
4% Gov levy on total daily rates and trophy fees
All Cat or Elephant hunts on Private Land now need a Parks Ranger – $100/day that he is needed

Ask Hunt Nation for the full list. Here are some commonly taken animal fees:
Leopard 7,500.00
Sable 5,000.00
Hippo 5,000.00
Warthog 500.00
Buffalo 5,500.00
Crocodile 4,500.00
Nyala 4,000.00
Waterbuck 2,400.00
Eland 2,500.00
Kudu 1,950.00
Wildebeest 1,200.00
Impala males 250.00
Impala females/baits 125.00

* Note: Any shots taken at Buffalo or Eland in big herds shall be considered as a hit. The same applies to Crocodiles and Hippo in the water.
** Note all wounded animals are classified as trophy animals. Bow hunters to make their own judgement.
*** Trophy fees will be charged as quoted per brochure for the year the safari takes place!
***** All animals not for export will attract 15% VAT.
****** All animals shot for baits or wounded with attract 15% VAT.
****** We do from time to time have groups of local clients in camp. These are limited but do happen. Should you wish for this not to happen on your safari please notify us at the time of booking


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