Buffalo hunting

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494 hunting trips from 146 outfitters starting from $2,500

494 hunts
$2,500 starting from
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Where to hunt Buffalo

Known as “Black Death”, this animal’s reputation precedes it. Buffalo are the only members of the cattle tribe which occur naturally in Africa. The Cape Buffalo is the most common and largest of the three African species, found in the savannas of Southern and East Africa. The smaller Dwarf (Forest) Buffalo being a resident of the predominantly forested areas of Central and Western Africa and the Western Savanna Buffalo a native of Western Africa. Cape Buffalo can be hunted in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique. Dwarf Buffalo are available for hunting in the Cameroon and Central African Republic. The Western Savanna Buffalo in the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Benin.

Buffalo Niassa - Bush TV

Always an impressive sight watching a herd of buffalo coming in to drink. Exclusive footage from one of our listed outfitters in Mozambique.

Price distribution

Cape Buffalo prices range significantly from an all-inclusive game ranch hunt in South Africa to a full blown 7 day traditional East African safari. A typical Cape Buffalo 5 to 10 day package hunt cost will range from $9,000 - $20,000. Often the lower end prices are for management bulls or small territories. Best you research your hunt thoroughly to find the hunting conditions that most suit your needs and take note of the excluded extra costs involved in the hunt. On the bigger open territories of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, the buffalo package prices range from $12,000 - $20,000. Cape Buffalo can also be bought for a trophy fee and added to a dangerous game daily rate ranging from $600 - $1200 per day. Western Savanna Buffalo hunts sell for approximately $10,000 and a Dwarf Buffalo hunt for around $15,000 - $ 20,000. Keep a look out for cancellation and end of season clean-up hunts.

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When to hunt Buffalo?

Cape Buffalo may be hunted all year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Namibia, for instance, hunting is closed in January and February, and in Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. The best months for hunting Buffalo are the dry autumn months, especially when the grass is short and water becomes scarcer. In areas where tracked and hunted on foot, the drier the conditions the better.


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A traditional Buffalo hunt on foot is never an easy hunt, requiring a certain level of fitness to track these animals, especially when hunted in free range areas, swampy or hilly terrain. This can often be a very challenging hunt as these animal can cover so much ground. The standard procedure is to rise early in the morning and search for fresh spoor and dung along the roads. Once found, you take off on foot following the tracker(s). Make sure you take ample water and energy bars as you could be in for a long hike. Buffalo often rest up in heavy thickets, this makes for a difficult and dangerous approach. The swirling wind in these situations often gives you away and many Buffalo are shot in close proximity due to the thick bush. When hunting in the swamps, their presence is often given away by the presence of cattle egrets. Wading through the water and reed beds can be quite tiring in these hot and barmy conditions.

Why hunt Buffalo?

Are the meanest and one of the most fearsome animals to hunt as you often hunt them on their terms in thick bush where they have the advantage. They say they give you that look as if you owe them money. Facing down a Buffalo on foot is one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will ever get. No matter what size calibre rifle you use, that first shot is vital to avoid a confrontation with a wounded Buffalo. Many a wounded Buffalo have got the better of a pursuing hunter. Generally, you can breathe a sigh of relief when all goes well and your first shot is true but one mistake and all hell can break loose. Even with firepower and technology on your side this is truly a man verse beast hunt. Always remember to take an insurance shot before approaching a supposedly dead Buffalo. Most Buffalo give a death bellow which may encourage some of the other “Dagga Boys” in the herd to return and support their fallen companion, so be on the lookout when approaching your dead Buffalo.

Buffalo Bull Package

Buffalo Bull Package South Africa

BUFFALO PACKAGE INCLUDES DURATION: 8 day (7 nights) hunt including arrival and departure day. HUNTER(S): 1 Hunter x 1 PH TROPHY FEE: 1 x Buffalo Bull PACKAGES: Only 2 available for 2021 season We specialize in dangerous game hunts, as well as all South African plains game safaris and wing shooting. We will exceed all our client’s expectations and finish off their safari by already planning the next one! On many occasions, while hunting you will see an abundance of game as well as all the different types of fauna & flora in the area, giving our clients picture-perfect photo opportunities. Our concession areas make up a combined total of 380 000 acres. To accompany you on every hunt we take snacks and refreshments to keep you well hydrated and energized during your hunt. We have our own exclusive hunting concessions in South Africa in the North-west Province. We are fortunate as the area where we hunt offers our clients most of the species that are available throughout South Africa as it is a combination of bushveld, highveld and middelveld habitat systems. We tailor hunting packages to suit our client's safari needs, whether it involves Big 5 safaris, plains game hunts or bird hunts. We are dedicated to make your African Trophy Hunting Safari a memory of a lifetime.

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Apr 2022

Package price $8,500 for 8 days, 1 hunter
Cape Buffalo Package on 1x1

Cape Buffalo Package on 1x1 South Africa

The package includes 8 nights at our 5* Lodge Free stay and access to our photo-safari program for 1 observer Full board at a high gastronomic level 7 hunting days with professional hunter 1:1 and 4WD hunting car Transfer to and from Johannesburg airport and all other transportation. 1 Cape Buffalo up to 40” (extra $750 per inch bigger than 40”) Buffalo not delivered REFUND $10.000

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022

Package price $10,700 for 8 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Limpopo Plains Game Hunt

Limpopo Plains Game Hunt South Africa

This is a classical plais game hunt with trophies at your choice.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $13,250 for 5 days, 1 hunter

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