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496 hunting trips from 133 outfitters starting from $250

496 hunts
$250 starting from
9 animals
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About Big Five hunting

The “Big Five” is an old African term from the “golden years” of the safari. It stands for five African animals that were considered the most desirable trophies, and at the same time the most dangerous animals to hunt: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. Each of these species presents a unique challenge for a hunter. Elephant and buffalo hunts are usually conducted by tracking, and as often as not involve days and days of following the spoor until an opportunity to harvest a “tusker” or “dagga boy” presents itself. The most popular method of hunting free-ranging lions and leopards is over bait, where days after days may draw blank as the predators prefer other food sources, and once they visit the bait, the trophy estimation and the shot typically must be made under less than perfect lighting conditions. And you know well that you can’t afford crippling any of the Big Five. The elephant and the buffalo are hard to stop simply because of their mass. An additional challenge is that these are herd animals, and other herd members may join in the charge. The big cats are solitary (lion hunting regulations are drawn so as to prevent killing pride lions), but also highly skilled at killing things. The bottom line here is that a Big Five hunt is a complicated affair, that requires a highly competent PH and team, and usually takes a lot of time. These days, old-fashioned grand safaris where all the Big Five were taken during just one hunt are history. Hunting is strictly limited by a system of quotas and international agreements for trophy importation, in order to protect populations of these iconic species. The Rhino now exists only in a few protected areas, and hunting opportunities are limited to game farms in South Africa and Namibia (which made an invaluable contribution to the preservation of the species). Hunting for other members of the Big Five typically takes place in the wildest corners of Africa, with rules, prices and challenges varying greatly from country to country.

Top hunts

1:1 Trophy Hunt Africa

1:1 Trophy Hunt Africa South Africa

We cater for rifle, bow, handgun and black powder hunters.

Trip duration: 2 - 16 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

Daily rate fee $670 for 2 days, 1 hunter
Buffalo Solid Boss Bull Package

Buffalo Solid Boss Bull Package South Africa

The package includes 7 days hunt all-inclusive and 1 Buffalo bull up to 40" We welcome a great number of clients every year to hunt on some of the most rewarding areas you will find in South Africa. By promising quality, we have found that more and more people want to take part in the experience of hunting our areas, as we constantly produce trophies that any hunter can be proud of. This did not come as a given, we spent countless hours driving for thousands of kilometers to get to the point where we can honestly say, we found the perfect areas for our hunters. Offering the best of everything, everywhere. Our headquarters are based in Marloth Park, a game reserve neighbouring the Southern Kruger National Park. Our part of the world is known as the Lowveld and is situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The tropical weather we experience provides an abundance of water that allows us to specialise in Nile Crocodile hunting.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2021

Package price $8,500 for 7 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Northern Cape Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Northern Cape Plains Game Hunt South Africa

We offer trophy hunters the chance to hunt fine game and to enjoy excellent game fare in an accommodating atmosphere. We are situated in the Northern Cape Province, a province that is legendary for its herds of game, huge open skies, diverse ecological systems and intriguing geological structures. Here you can have the ultimate hunting experience with a variety of game to hunt, from Springbuck to Sable. If an animal on your wishlist does not occur here, it can be arranged to hunt at another concession, to assure that your unique trophy list and goals are reached. The duration of your hunt will be determined by the number of animals desired. The recommended time for an ordinary plains game and dangerous game hunt will be 7-10 days. We can customise any hunting packages to suit your requirements.

Trip duration: 7 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2021

Daily rate fee $3,360 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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Aleksei Agafonov Founder, Europe +43 (660) 380 28 95
Jennifer Jenkins Support, North America +1 (307) 752 78 86
Peter Ruddle Support, Africa +27 (0)83 604 0723