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298 hunting trips from 105 outfitters starting from $520

298 hunts
$520 starting from
8 countries
9429km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Baboon

There are five species of Baboon in Africa, more or less evenly distributed across Africa. Hunting opportunities exist in just about every country from Burkina Faso and Cameroon to Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. However, if you wish to target a particular species of the Baboon specifically, you’d better make sure in advance whether large numbers of the particular species are there on the outfitter’s territory.

Price distribution

Baboon is one of the most affordable animals to hunt in Africa, and the shooting fee can be as low as $60 (on some properties, where they are a problem for the landowners, you might actually get a chance to shoot a few for free). However, dedicated baboon hunts are rare, as baboon is usually hunted if an opportunity presents itself in the course of a regular plains game or dangerous game safari. Overall, you can go to hunt in Africa for as little as under $2,000, although most “plains game packages” sell for $3,000-$7,000 range.

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What will the bottom line of my African safari be? It’s not always easy to answer this question, and many beginners are confused by daily rates, trophy fees, and package deals. And what about other expenses, such as tips, travel and taxidermy? Nobody but you can answer this question, but this blog post will help.

August 17, 2017 All said and done: What’s the bottom line for an average South African hunt?

When to hunt Baboon?

Baboon is hardly ever hunted specifically. Opportunities to hunt baboon exist pretty much the year round, especially on game farms. No month is necessarily better or worse for baboon hunting, especially given the wide distribution of the species, but most people prefer to schedule their plains game hunts for the Southern Hemisphere winter, that is, June to October.

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Few hunters target baboons specifically, but many will take one if an opportunity presents itself. This may happen in the course of a spot-and-stalk hunt, or while waiting in a blind over a waterhole. A hunter who wants to add a big, mature baboon to their trophy collection and doesn’t want to wait for an opportunity should try to ambush or stalk a family group when the baboons are preoccupied with their scavenging activities.

Why hunt Baboon? All hunts (298)

If you have to ask this question, you’re probably not from Africa. Baboons multiply like crazy, especially in absence of their natural predator, Leopard. They are intelligent, strong, and have an efficient social structure, which makes their scavenging expeditions into farmlands and human settlements especially devastating. They make dangerous neighbors, known to steal and kill pets and even children, and small wonder that most locals adopt a “shoot on sight” policy against them. A hunter who will try to add a baboon to their trophy collection, however, may find them a quarry that commands great respect - the same intelligence and social cooperation make Baboons hard to outsmart, as long as they know they’re being hunted. In fact, some hunters who tried to collect all species of the Baboon reported that the experience left them wondering who has more brains.

Game Hunt 1x1

Game Hunt 1x1 Namibia

With the words of Hemmingway, The Green hills of Africa 1935 “ Now it is pleasant to hunt something that you want very much over a long period of time, being outwitted, out-manoeuvred, and failing at the end of each day, but having the hunt and knowing every time you are out there, sooner or later your luck will change and that you will get the chance that you are seeking.” These wide open spaces lead to the birth of our bush camp which is built with the objective to bring you back to the days of Hemmingway and Capstick. Situated in the granite koppies/hills of Welvaart, with approximately 100 000 ha of privately owned land. We have two spacious safari tents for accommodation, a kitchen and a large multipurpose entertainment tent with adjacent boma. To ensure exclusive privacy and best personalized service to you, your family and hunting friends, we kept the bush camp small, but big enough to provide you with the experience of a life time, with a sense of adventure you can only get in a tented camp.

Trip duration: 1 - 10 days

Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019

$520 for 1 hunter
Promo Central Namibian Plains Game 1x1

Promo Central Namibian Plains Game 1x1 Namibia

We offer you guided hunting safaris on our exquisite game ranch just south of Windhoek, Namibia. There are 25 species of plains game on 60 000 acres of privately owned land, making this game ranch the perfect location for plains game hunting. To ensure the ultimate hunting experience combined with appreciating the unique Namibian environment we recommend planning your hunting trip to last around 10 to 12 days (hunting season starts on 1 February and ends on 30 November). Our policy of not taking double bookings can make your dream come true of being the only hunter/group on 94 square miles / 243 square km free range. Together with a success rate of 90% of the hunting trophies acquired on the ranch qualifying for gold medals according to the Namibian quality control system hunters are guaranteed of a successful hunting safari. A typical hunting day will start bright and early before sunrise with a hearty breakfast buffet. The hunting method employed is spotting and stalking. (recommended rifles - .270 thru to .300). Depending on the success of the hunt, lunch will be served either at the lodge or on the plains as not to interrupt the progress made on the hunting safari. Hunting will continue into the afternoon if so desired by the guests or visit the cheetahs and attend a cheetah feeding. For Leopard and Cheetah hunt minimum of 14 hunting days required. There is no minimum hunting days requirement but we recommend 7 hunting days. 50% discount on daily rates on any safari booked in March, April, October and November! This promo is valid only if the booking takes place in the mentioned months. Please inquire for available days!

Trip duration: 5 - 16 days

Trip available on: 1 October 2019 30 November 2019

$1,000 for 1 hunter
Classic Plains Game Safari 1x1

Classic Plains Game Safari 1x1 Namibia

This is a classic plains game safaris on 1x1 basis. Please choose your hunt length and trophies desired. A four-wheel drive vehicle, fitted with two-way radios, will be driven by your professional hunter during your safari. The scenery blends from hilltops to flat savannas where Springbuck and other game are numerous. Once game is spotted, you and your professional hunter will leave the vehicle to stalk on foot. He will then assist you in selecting the trophy that you will take.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019

$2,800 for 1 hunter
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