Where to hunt Tsessebe
Tsessebe are the fastest antelope found in Africa and can attain speeds of over 90 km/h. They are closely related to the Topi, Korrigum, Tiang, Blesbok and Bontebok. There is also a subspecies known as the Bangweulu Tsessebe found on the Bangweulu Flats, Zambia. This species naturally occurs from Angola, across the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, to Northern Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. They can be hunted on concessions in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, plus they are also available on numerous game ranches in South Africa and Namibia.
In Zambia numerous 6-11 day combo packages are available with combinations including plains game, Sitatunga and Buffalo. These packages range in cost from $17,000-37,800. In Botswana a ranch hunt goes for $300 per day with a trophy fee of $2,500. In South Africa and Namibia the ranch daily rates range from $350-450 per day. In Namibia, Tsessebe trophy fees range from $2,750-3,350 as compared to $2,000- 2,825 in South Africa.
When to hunt Tsessebe?
Tsessebe may be hunted year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Namibia, hunting is closed in January and February. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. Autumn is the best time to hunt Tsessebe when food is scarce and the natural waterholes start to dry up. By October/November the heat is intense in these parts of Africa so be prepared if you hunt later in the year.
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Spot and stalk is usually the best way to hunt a Tsessebe. Generally found in relatively open areas and near water in the late afternoon. Quiet often spotted from the truck which can be parked away out of sight and then a planned approach can be made to stalk these animals. If you are bowhunting, your best bet is to hunt from a blind overlooking water. The use of mineral blocks and salt licks will also attract the animals to such a site.
Why hunt Tsessebe?
Tsessebe belong to the Wildebeest and Hartebeest families which are normally hunted by collectors of these bigger sized species. Although not a highly sought after trophy it is popular with collectors. The most common way to mount a Tsessebe is a shoulder mount which makes it very difficult to identify from other closely related species, especially Topi. Therefore, you may be tempted to skull mount your trophy and rather display the skin which make for a rather beautiful rug.
1:1 Limpopo Trophy Hunt South Africa
We are situated in the Limpopo Province, only a 3 hours drive from Johannesburg International Airport. This is a fantastic place to hunt species like Buffalo, Sable, Nyala, Impala, Kudu, Eland, Zebra and a whole host of other species in their natural environment. All hunting is done in a very traditional manner, by foot (walk and stalk). The area is suitable for bow and rifle hunting. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 3 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Dec 2021
1:1 Lowveld Plainsgame Hunt South Africa
Established in 2009 and situated in the north eastern part of South Africa known as the Lowveld, home to the jewel of the African Game Reserves, the iconic Kruger National Park and numerous “Big 5” privately owned parks forming the Greater Kruger National Park. We specialize in dangerous game hunting destinations in and around some of these private reserves and the Limpopo Valley with a combination of hunting options from open unfenced, to partially open and fenced areas. We offer tailor-made hunts to suit your needs and requirements. Whether you are interested in hunting elephant, Cape buffalo or pursuing the big cats, we have it all on offer along with an abundance of plains game that South Africa has to offer. The desert species that we do not have available in the Lowveld Bushveld can be hunted on our Kalahari concession. We will plan your hunt and ensure that your safari is an unforgettable one! Our total concession areas are in excess of 250,000 acres and we cater for both rifle and bowhunters. First time visitors and seasoned hunters returning to Africa are all welcome. For the non-hunters we are on the doorstep of the Greater Kruger National Park. Our sister company offers dedicated photographic safaris to the Kruger National Park and sightseeing trips to the scenic Blyde Canyon, the third biggest canyon in the world. Numerous other wildlife rehabilitation attractions and five star spar treatments are among some of the most popular add-ons to this safari. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 31 Dec 2021
1x1 Plains Game Safari 10 days South Africa
A plains game hunt includes some of the most iconic trophies in Africa. The family operation offers plains game hunting in their privately owned hunting territory. The hunt requires at least 10 days for one hunter. We are dedicated to fair chase hunting.
Trip duration: 10 - 13 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
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