East African Greater Kudu hunting

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Where to hunt East African Greater Kudu

There are two kinds of Kudu that go by the name of “Eastern”. One is the East African Greater Kudu, the officially recognized subspecies that occupies the savannah of Eastern Africa. Within its natural range hunting opportunities exist in Tanzania. The other is Eastern Cape Kudu; this kind of the animal is recognized by trophy books, but not singled out by biologists; it is found in the South African province of the same name.

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The East African Greater Kudu hunting in Tanzania is one of the most coveted, but also most expensive hunting experiences; a 10-day hunt starts at about $30,000, before trophy fees. Typically, a trophy fee for a Greater Kudu in Tanzania is about $4,000.

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If you’re not sure what all those “package deals”, “trophy fees” and “daily rates” in the hunt descriptions stand for, and how much to budget for travel, tips, taxidermy, and whatnot, check out this blog story. It covers all items of a safari budget, and average spending figures that will help you make a rough estimate of your African adventure.

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When to hunt East African Greater Kudu?

The rut is not an option for hunting East African Kudu in Tanzania, as the hunting season opens July 1 and closes December 31. The best time for Kudu hunting in East Africa is the dry season, when the animals congregate around waterholes.

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The first choice for Kudu hunting is spot-and-stalk. The typical African way is to scout the area from vehicles, stopping to glass the area, and once the animal is located, to approach it on foot. In the case of Kudu, this is easier said than done, because the animal prefers broken terrain, which isn’t easily accessible on wheels. At that, the protective coloring of the Kudu makes it hard to see, and acute senses and natural wariness allow it to escape predators, of both two-legged and four-legged variety. Hunting from a blind over salt licks and water holes is also possible, and many hunters, especially bowhunters, find the opportunity to observe the African nature from concealment an exciting bonus to the hunt itself.

Why hunt East African Greater Kudu?

Kudu has earned the nickname “Grey Ghost” for the seemingly supernatural ability to disappear in the bush, surprising for an animal of such size (the second biggest African antelope after eland), and equipped with such impressive spiral horns. The natives of Africa and the visitors are equally awed by these horns, which are used as vessels, musical instruments, and for ceremonial purposes by the former, and have great ability to impress the grandeur of the African wildlife on the latter. Hunting Kudu is quite a challenge, as evidenced by many classic safari books, and Greater Kudu hunting connects you to a very old tradition.

Rifle Plains Game Hunt 1x1 - 2021

Rifle Plains Game Hunt 1x1 - 2021 South Africa

Hunting safaris are conducted from April to October, our dry winter months. Moderate temperatures make this an unforgettable experience. Sixteen species of game can be found at our main accommodation facility. Any species not found on the game farm are available within a short drive from the lodge. This is why we can offer an extensive specie list for our discerning hunters. All hunting safaris are tailored to the hunters needs. We do our best to offer you a professional and very personal service. Licensed professional hunters will accompany you every step of the way to guide and provide you with their knowledge gathered through many years of experience.

Trip duration: 3 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 31 Oct 2021

Price from $3,850 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Bow Plains Game Hunt - 2 hunters, 2021

Bow Plains Game Hunt - 2 hunters, 2021 South Africa

Hunting safaris are conducted from April to October, our dry winter months. Moderate temperatures make this an unforgettable experience. Sixteen species of game can be found at our main accommodation facility. Any species not found on the game farm are available within a short drive from the lodge. This is why we can offer an extensive specie list for our discerning hunters. All hunting safaris are tailored to the hunters needs. We do our best to offer you a professional and very personal service. Licensed professional hunters will accompany you every step of the way to guide and provide you with their knowledge gathered through many years of experience.

Trip duration: 5 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 31 Oct 2021

Price from $5,800 for 5 days, 2 hunters
"First Timer" Plains Game Package 1x1

"First Timer" Plains Game Package 1x1 South Africa

The Eastern Cape is an extremely diverse hunting destination and the different terrain you will encounter will leave you breathless. We will assist you every step of the way towards making your dream hunt a reality. Through many years of experience we know how to create your perfect Safari in South Africa. Our all inclusive "First Timer" package includes 8 nights, 7 hunting days and 5 species (Kudu, Common springbok, Impala, Blesbok, Duiker). Package animals cannot be exchanged for other animals Package hunters can shoot extra animals from the trophy list at only the trophy price.

Trip duration: 9 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Package price $4,750 for 9 days, 1 hunter
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