Baboon hunting

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485 hunting trips from 125 outfitters starting from $292

485 hunts
$292 starting from
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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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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?

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.

Free Accommodation Package

Free Accommodation Package South Africa

PACKAGE INCLUDES 7-nights accommodation 6 full hunting days UPGRADE FOR $1000 and get 10 days (9 nights) and a FREE BLESBUCK Trophies included: 1 x Kudu, 1 x Bushbuck, 1 x Impala, 1 x Common Duiker, 1 x Baboon, 1 x Night Hunt & 1 x Jackal Our motto is not to let a client shoot a trophy that we as a company won't hang on our own wall for viewing. We have a mixture of wide grass veld and deep bushy valleys that allows us to offer such animals all in one package. You can expect healthy and tasty food at every mealtime, warm comfy beds for a good night’s rest and warm running water to wash the day's dust away. We have some of the best guides in the business with the best equipment to make your safari as smooth as possible. Last but not least, you can be sure to sit around the African TV (open fire) after dinner enjoying the sounds of the night in the African bush.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Dec 2021

Package price $4,300 for 6 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Limpopo Bushveld Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Limpopo Bushveld Plains Game Hunt South Africa

We have acquired the hunting rights on several different areas, enabling us to provide each client the opportunity to hunt all the Plains Game and Dangerous Game this magnificent country has to offer. Each Privately Owned Reserve in our concession areas comes with its own individual game managing plan, thereby ensuring an abundance of trophy quality game. The main hunting area is situated in the Limpopo Province’s true African Bushveld (close to Kruger National Park) with grassy plains, an abundance of scattered trees, interspersed with different types of bush and scrub. The nature of the bush assures the hunter (and the hunted) of a fair chase. The only way your hunting trip will happen is if you make it happen. Go ahead; take the first step towards an unforgettable journey in life. Safaris with uncompromised excellence. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $2,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Bushveld Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Bushveld Plains Game Hunt South Africa

This private wildlife reserve covers 8,000 acres of pristine Lowveld savannah. The habitat is distinctly and pre-dominantly African Lowveld with sweetgrass, many tall trees such as leadwood, knob-thorn and marula as well as low shrub-like trees. Hunting in this bush environment is challenging but most satisfactory as it is only conducted on foot. Apart from African buffalo, sable antelope and greater kudu, we offer 13 other plains game species, a variety of game birds as well as predators. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 3 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 30 Nov 2021

Price from $560 for 3 days, 1 hunter

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