Where to hunt Impala
Herds of Impala may be found roaming the savannah, scrub and bush landscapes in the southern and eastern part of the African continent. Biologists divide the antelope into two subspecies: Common and Black-Faced. Trophy books and hunting clubs further divide the Common Impala into Southern and East African varieties, and some outfitters also have Black Impala, a color phase of the Southern Impala, on their price lists. Southern Impala hunting is legal in Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, while East-African Impala offers exist in Tanzania. Black-Faced and Black Impala can be hunted only on game farms in South Africa and Namibia.
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. Black-Faced and Black Impala are found only on a limited number of game farms, and the trophy fees are as high as $1,700 and $2,000 to $2,500 respectively. Tanzanian hunting safaris are some of the most expensive hunts in Africa, starting at just under $30,000 before shooting fees. The shooting fee for East African Impala is about $1,000.
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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?August 17, 2017 All said and done: What’s the bottom line for an average South African hunt?
When to hunt Impala?
Impala hunting can take place all year round, especially on game farms. But in some places December and January may be too hot for comfortable hunting. The best time to hunt any species of Impala is May, when, during the rut, the biggest males fight for dominance.The rest of the African winter, June to September, 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. Impalas can be active in either day and light but is most conspicuous in the morning and in the evening. This behavior makes Impala one of the best quarries for spot-and-stalk hunting. When alarmed, the herd of impalas forms a tight group, when it is easy to lose track of the trophy you’ve chosen, and, the bullet might easily pass through your target and hit another Impala that stands behind. It’s also not the best idea to shoot Impala on the run, as they can leap in zig-zag, effectively avoiding predators. Impala never venture far from water sources, and must have a drink on a regular basis. This offers a bowhunter an opportunity to hunt this animal from a ground blind or tree stand positioned over a waterhole.
Why hunt Impala? All hunts (653)
Impala, according to a recent survey, is the most popular trophy for international hunters in South Africa. It is one of the most abundant African antelopes, with population pushing 2,000,000 heads, and provides harvest opportunities for hunters of any income or skill level. But getting a really impressive trophy is a great challenge. Impala is a graceful, beautiful creature, especially a big, mature buck with his long, lyre-shaped horns. These horns grow all over the creature’s lifetime, and make a spectacular trophy. With its delicious flesh, Impala pleases not only the eyes, but also the taste buds, and is a popular object not only for trophy, but for meat and biltong hunters, too. In short, this antelope should be on the bucket list of everyone who plans to hunt Africa.
Eastern Cape Safari 2x1 South Africa
We believe that each hunter has his/her own idea and dream of hunting Africa. For this reason we offer our South African hunts on an exclusive daily rate basis, allowing each individual to tailor make their very own safari. The area spans from the plains of the Great Karoo, with its large herds of game, big mesas and steep gorges, to the breathtaking mountains of the Sneeuberg range. The mountains enjoy a moist climate, where you can hunt the elusive Vaal Rhebuck at 6000 feet above sea level. As the mountains drop away towards the escarpment, the land becomes more arid and the wildlife surprisingly more abundant. You can expect the plains game here to be some of the best in Africa, with record quality Gemsbuck, East Cape Kudu, Black Wildebeest and Springbuck slam, just to mention a few. Please choose the days you wish to spend and the desired species from the trophy list.
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 30 September 2019
Build your own package 1x1 Namibia
From the majestic Kudu to the delicate little Duiker, the choice of trophies is all yours. Hunting begins either on foot or by hunting vehicle. However, if fresh tracks or animals are spotted, stalking will continue on foot. Rifles, shot guns and hunting bows may be used. After slaughtering, trophies are professionally cleaned, treated and packed. Build your own package: choose the number of days you would like to spend and the trophies you wish to harvest. The hunt is conducted on 1x1 basis. Group leader hunts for FREE! - Book a hunt for a group of 4 hunters, excluding of yourself, and you, the group leader will hunt for free. A maximum of two trophies per species may be harvested, per hunting client, per permit. Daily rates are charged per night spent in camp.
Trip duration: 6 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019
"Build Your Own" Safari 1x1 Namibia
The game farm has some of the highest populations for plains game hunting and its variety of African trophy hunting species makes it a paradise for any hunter, with the climate and terrain making it well-adapted to bow hunting. Build your own custom hunting package by selecting the number of days and species you wish to hunt. Hunts are only conducted on foot - fair chase! Please note that shooting from vehicles is not allowed. The game is located while cruising in a 4 X 4 vehicle. A large area can be covered, without losing valuable hunting time walking through dead terrain. Once game has been spotted, the stalk is planned and the vehicle drives off, leaving the hunter and his guide in a suitable position. Walking distance will not exceed 3 miles per day. The PH will bring you in a shooting distance between 80 to 200 yards. "Shooting sticks" (a rest for your rifle in order to ensure a stable position to shoot from) will then be set up. Once the stalk is completed, the vehicle will pick you up. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019
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