Where to hunt Southern Impala
Southern Impala is by far the most numerous and the most widespread variety of Common Impala, one of the most popular trophies in Africa. The herds of this graceful antelope roam the savannah, scrub and bush landscapes in the southern and eastern part of the African continent. Southern Impala hunting is legal in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Southern Impala shooting fees can be priced as low as $250. To the trophy fee you should add the daily rates, which will bring the price of the total hunt to $1,000 or so. Few hunters, however, would travel all the way to Africa to hunt just one species; Impala are usually hunted as part of a “plains game” package. Such packages are usually priced in the $3,000-$5,000 range.
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It can be hard for a beginner to calculate a budget for an African hunting adventure. Some of the prices seem too good to be true, others may sound prohibitively expensive. Most outfitters list only “daily rates” and “trophy fees”, sometimes a “package tour”. There’s a long list of things that are “not included” in these costs, and some that are not even mentioned there (like air fare). What are the “other costs” and how much can the total price of the trip come down to?17 Aug 2017 All said and done: What’s the bottom line for an average South African hunt?
When to hunt Southern Impala?
On game farms you can hunt Impala almost a year round, but in some places December and January may be too hot for comfortable hunting. The best time to hunt any species of Impala is the rut, when males fight for dominance, and the biggest and oldest are easy to recognize. The rut takes place in May. The rest of the African winter, June to October, is also a good time for a plains game hunt.
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Impala inhabits shrub and savannah type habitat where a hunter and the PH can see far to spot the animals, and yet there’s enough cover to stalk them. Spot-and-stalk is the method of choice for trophy hunters, because the hunter and the PH usually have the time to estimate the trophy quality and make the decision whether the hunter wants this particular animal or not. Impalas are social animals, and the hunter must make sure there is no chance of a pass-through bullet hitting another antelope. An alternative way is hunting from a ground blind or tree stand positioned over a waterhole, as Impala drink almost daily.
Why hunt Southern Impala?
Southern Impala is a graceful medium-sized antelope. The males may stand up to 92 sm. (36”) at the shoulder and weigh up to 76 kg. (170 lb). Only the males carry horns, that keep growing all their lives. Impala has reddish-brown flanks and white underbelly, with a bushy tail and black stripes running on the hind legs. They are amazing jumpers, and may easily clear the typical 7-feet fence that African game farmers surround their property with. Impala is the most popular trophy with international hunters in South Africa, according to a recent survey, and this graceful, elegant antelope should be on the bucket list of everyone who plans to hunt Africa.
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We offer you original African hunting adventures in the vast, unspoiled, Mozambique wilderness. We operate numerous concessions in Sofala, Manica & Tete Provinces that still boasts large populations of both big game and plains game. These huge areas cover a wonderful range of varying habitat. As a result, we are able to offer a complete range of species available to Mozambique, ranging from the small and elusive forest duikers to the big four, leopard, lion, buffalo and elephant. Should you wish to take any of the other plains game we have on offer, with one of the above safaris, you may do so for the charge of the trophy fee only.
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