Where to hunt Zebra
Zebra thrives on every part of southern and eastern Africa where there are open grounds with grass for grazing and waterholes not far off. Of three species of Zebra, two - Plains and Mountain Zebra - can be legally hunted. Plains Zebra is bigger than Mountain Zebra but has relatively shorter legs. Mountain Zebra have dewlap, and a different stripe pattern including full white belly. Plains Zebra may form large herds, while Mountain Zebra live in small family or bachelor groups. Plains Zebra is further divided into six subspecies, including Burchell's and Chapman’s Zebra. It can be hunted in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Mountain Zebra is further divided into Cape Mountain Zebra, found the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and Hartmann's Zebra, that can be hunted in Namibia and on some hunting operations in South Africa.
The most affordable Zebra hunting opportunities are to be found in Botswana, where the trophy fee can be as low as $500. Another good option for a price-savvy hunter is a cull hunt, as it is the skin, and not antlers and horns, that is the trophy of a Zebra hunt. Shooting fees for cull hunts are usually in the $500 range as well. For trophy hunting, the price of the more common subspecies is within $1,000-$1500 range. The more exquisite subspecies, such as Cape Mountain Zebra, may cost up to $5,000. Don’t forget to add daily rates and other associated fees.
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When to hunt Zebra?
Zebra hunting opportunities exist all year round. However, in a large part of its range, hunting is uncomfortable (and the season often is closed) in the summer and/or the wet season, because of weather conditions. Most Zebra populations don’t have a specific rut time, with mares coming into heat at random. It is usually believed that the best time for a plains game hunts is the last months of the dry season, that is, August to October.
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Zebra prefer wide open spaces with grass for grazing and water not too far away. They live in family groups, either a stallion with a harem of mares and their young, or bachelor groups of males. The Zebra don’t rely on “hide” strategy to escape predators; as soon as one animal senses danger, it gives an alarm call, and the whole herd takes flight. Spot-and-stalk is the preferred method for Zebra hunting, but both Plains and Mountain Zebra have their specific challenges. The former dwells on open plains with little cover, and often forms big herds, so a hunter has to escape hundreds of attentive eyes and be ready for a quick long shot. The latter inhabit rugged terrain that sometimes make the hunt resemble a true mountain hunt, and is usually hard to cover in vehicles, so the hunter should be prepared to do a fair bit of walking. Bowhunters may choose to wait for the animal in a ground or elevated blind over a waterhole.
Why hunt Zebra? All hunts (490)
The skin of the zebra is one of the most popular trophies of African safaris, and many hunters who tried Zebra steaks say it’s some of the best meat they’ve tasted. Zebras are mostly threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and hunting concessions play an important part in their conservation. This especially concerns the Cape Mountain Zebra, which depends on herds from game farms for both numbers genetic diversity. Whether you should target the darker Cape Mountain Zebra in South Africa or the duff-colored Hartmann’s zebra in Namibia, the Chapman’s and Burchell’s Zebra with their brown “ghost” stripes or the contrasting black-and-white eastern variety in Tanzania, zebra hunting offers a unique challenge and adds a different edge to your plains game safari.
Limpopo Trophy Hunt 1x1 '19 South Africa
We have many different animals species available to hunt in South Africa. Certain animals require permits and therefore require prior arrangement. Once you give us a list of the species you want to hunt we can apply for the required permits. A good hunt on plains game will usually be between 7 to 10 days, depending on whether you are a bow or rifle hunter and how many animals you wish to hunt.
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
Promo Central Namibian Plains Game 1x1 Namibia
We offer you guided hunting safaris on our exquisite game ranch just south of Windhoek, Namibia. There are 25 species of plains game on 60 000 acres of privately owned land, making this game ranch the perfect location for plains game hunting. To ensure the ultimate hunting experience combined with appreciating the unique Namibian environment we recommend planning your hunting trip to last around 10 to 12 days (hunting season starts on 1 February and ends on 30 November). Our policy of not taking double bookings can make your dream come true of being the only hunter/group on 94 square miles / 243 square km free range. Together with a success rate of 90% of the hunting trophies acquired on the ranch qualifying for gold medals according to the Namibian quality control system hunters are guaranteed of a successful hunting safari. A typical hunting day will start bright and early before sunrise with a hearty breakfast buffet. The hunting method employed is spotting and stalking. (recommended rifles - .270 thru to .300). Depending on the success of the hunt, lunch will be served either at the lodge or on the plains as not to interrupt the progress made on the hunting safari. Hunting will continue into the afternoon if so desired by the guests or visit the cheetahs and attend a cheetah feeding. For Leopard and Cheetah hunt minimum of 14 hunting days required. There is no minimum hunting days requirement but we recommend 7 hunting days. 50% discount on daily rates on any safari booked in March, April, October and November! This promo is valid only if the booking takes place in the mentioned months. Please inquire for available days!
Trip duration: 5 - 16 days
Hunting season: 1 October 2019 30 November 2019
Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1 South Africa
Nestled deep in the Waterberg, you enter a quiet, malaria- and crime free paradise, situated just 3,5 hours from Johannesburg in one of the most unspoiled and untainted regions of Southern Africa. The Waterberg has passed as a world heritage site by the United Nations. Stylish accommodation in the main lodge and a real African style bush lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. All guest rooms are with bathroom en suite. Enjoy the daily activities or relax by the pool and at night share stories around the fire site, while our friendly staff attends to all your needs. Your hosts are original Germans and have been involved for more than 20 years successfully in the hunting and lodging business. We are qualified to take on a hunting trip with a professional hunter. You will find an abundant number of game. Other activities are guided walks , clay target shooting, pistol shooting exercises, bird watching or game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle. If you have the desire to take a longer trip we gladly organize tours to the Kruger National Park, the Pilanesberg Park or other sightseeing venues such as God’s window or Tzaneen. You see that we have a lot to offer and that this part of South Africa is the best choice to pay a visit to. Once you get hooked, it won’t let go of you! Come and share this amazing feeling of peace and tranquility with us in our paradise. Please note, that we not only take hunters, guests who want to do a photo safari are also more than welcome. Jackal and Baboons can get shot for free. Should the hunter wish a trophy we charge €50 for preparation. Hunt for Kudu needs a minimum of 7 hunting days.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 January 2019 31 December 2019
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