Cape Buffalo hunting

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Where to hunt Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo is considered to be one of the most dangerous members of the “Big Five”. Cape Buffalo are the most common wild bovine species on the African continent, widely distributed throughout Southern and East Africa. Free range Cape Buffalo can be hunted in Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Even on the enclosed territories of South Africa, these animals can be quite a challenge to hunt.

Price distribution

Cape Buffalo prices range significantly from an all-inclusive game ranch hunt in South Africa to a full blown traditional East African safari. A typical Cape Buffalo 5 - 10 day package hunt cost will range from $9,000 - $20,000. Often the lower end prices are for management bulls. 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. Dangerous game daily rates range from $600 - $1200 per day with a trophy fee of approximately $6,000 - $8,500. Note, the latest trend on the South African ranch hunts is to sell trophies by the inch.

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Cape buffalo hunting always involves the probability that things will not go as planned, and result in a close encounter of a dangerous kind. Read how one such encounter turned out for James Reed, Director for North America, in the Caprivi Strip.

6 Jan 2017 Staredown with the Devil

When to hunt Cape Buffalo?

Cape Buffalo may be hunted all year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Namibia hunting is closed in January and February, and in Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. In Zambia the hunting season runs from I May until 30 November and in Tanzania from the 1 July to 31 December.. 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. Hunting in the swamps of the Zambezi Delta of Mozambique and the Luangwa areas of Zambia may be unpleasantly hot in October and November.


Hunting methods All hunting methods (15)

Hunting Cape Buffalo the traditional way requires a certain amount of fitness and time on your feet. First your tracker needs to break the tracks of a big bull. The best place to look is around waterholes and along the hunting tracks. Then the follow-up tracking process will begin. Once your tracker indicates the bull is nearby you need to go into stalk mode. This often leads you into very thick bush. Now things get up close and personal and you are totally reliant on the swirling wind to not give your position away. Hand signals will now become the order of the day, as you can see the Buffalos feet or a dark patch in the bush but cannot make out the shape of the Buffalo. Make sure your first shot counts as these docile animals can become extremely aggressive, vindictive and cunning when wounded. Always take a back-up shot. Bow hunters can also walk and stalk, or wait in a blind over water as Buffalo are a water dependent species.

Why hunt Cape Buffalo? All hunts (359)

Cape buffalo aren't known as “Black Death” without reason. The Zulu people of South Africa call a Cape Buffalo an “Inyati” as a sign of respect for its strength and hunters say that if your first shot is a bad one, the next 14 will only annoy him even more. A wounded Buffalo hunt can make for an exciting hunt and in some instances end in a deadly experience. This is the most enthralling dangerous game hunt where shot placement is critically important. This is likely to be your hunt of a lifetime, a bucket list hunt for most hunters and for some Buffalo hunting becomes an addiction. Buffalo make great shoulder mounts as each animal has their own characteristic markings, some with broomed off horns, torn ears and battle scars.

South Africa Premier Cape Buffalo Safari

South Africa Premier Cape Buffalo Safari South Africa

PACKAGE INCLUDES 8 x FULL HUNTING DAYS 2 x TRAVEL DAYS 1 TROPHY: 1 x Buffalo over 40 inches. We have a great track record on old dagga boys we have harvested. AREA: This is a true African experience, as you will hunt large herds of Cape buffalo on large concessions. Hunt is conducted in a large area 35 000 acres plus. 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: 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $14,500 for 10 days, 1 hunter
Caprivi Buffalo Hunt 2020

Caprivi Buffalo Hunt 2020 Namibia

Hunts for dangerous game are conducted on our exclusively operated conservancy in Caprivi region bordering the Mamili National Park in the south and the Mdumu National Park on the northern side.

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020

Price from $22,000 for 10 days, 1 hunter
7 Days Buffalo Hunt Limpopo

7 Days Buffalo Hunt Limpopo South Africa

This 8 nights 7 days hunt includes 1x Buffalo bull (no size limit). Accomodation for 1 observer is for free!

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2021

Package price $9,500 for 8 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
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