Big Game hunt at Caprivi

Namibia

Namibia owns a jewel which is hard to reach: the Caprivi Strip in the extreme north of the country, stretching east to the Zimbabwe border. It is a true tropical paradise and is becoming more and more one of the most sought after destinations for ambitious big game hunters.

The Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region) is one of thirteen provinces in Namibia and covers a total area of  14,785 square kilometers. Namesake is the former Chancellor „Graf von Caprivi“. The terrain is located in the extreme northeast of the country bordering on Botswana, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the most water-rich region in the country, a vast marshland with vast flood plains and impressive wildlife.

Impressionen

Huntable game species

African Elephant: (Loxodonta Africana)

The African elephant is the largest land mammal. With more than three meters of height and a weight of about 5 tons an impressive appearance - especially while hunting, when the hunter often gets 20 meters close to the bull elephant!

In countries with CITES quotas, their population is essentially threatened through poaching and habitat loss  by illegal settlers or nomads. Regulated and compliant elephant hunting doesn´t menace its existence. It even protects it by involving the rural population in the revenue and the meat - and by the permanent presence of professional hunters in the hunting area.

 

Cape buffalo: (Syncherus Caffer)

The Cape buffalo or Kaffir buffalo occurs in a variety of habitats, from dense rainforest to open savannah. In the mountains you can find it up to an altitude of 3000 m. The largest populations exist in wet savannahs with year-round good supply of drinking water, grasses and dense retreat areas. Tall grown bulls can reach a shoulder height of 1.70 meters, a length of 3.40 meters and a weight of 1,000 kg.


Hippopotamus: (Hippopotamus amphibius)

The hippo is one of the heaviest land mammals after the elephant. It reaches a head-torso length of up to five meters and a weight of up to 4. 5 tons. During the day they are mostly in or directly at the water, they regularly come ashore during the night to graze and change back into the water at dawn. Doing this they keep their usual paths. Despite their cumbersome appearance, they can run at speeds of up to 45 kilometres per hour for short, making them a serious opponent for the hunter, especially on land.


Nile crocodile: (Crocodylos niloticus)

In southern Africa the genus Crocodylos Niloticus, a species of real crocodiles, can be found. The Nile crocodile is usually three to four meters long; capital specimens can also reach 5 meters. As cold-blooded animals, crocodiles need extensive sunbathing for digestion and can therefore often be found on sandbanks or embankments during the day. At the slightest disturbance they disappear into the water and despite their size they are often lightning fast. Until 1996 classified as endangered, the species is now considered no longer threatened.

Hunting method/Hunting season

The best hunting seasons are the months from June to November, i. e. the dry season. Moderate to cool temperatures are to be expected, but it may get hotter again from October. Buffalo and elephants get exclusively tracked, which is the most promising type of hunting in Caprivi. The guest hunter requires engagement, fitness and shooting skills, because the hours of stalking are quite strenuous.

A special „African waterfowl-hunt“ is also offered in the Caprivi strip. Thanks to extensive standing and flowing waters and strict licensing, the populations of hippo and crocodile have grown rapidly. This is a hunt for the experienced big game hunter who is interested in rare trophies.

EQUIPMENT

In addition to the usual equipment for hunting in Africa, special attention should be paid to well worn, light shoes and seamless stockings made of functional fibres. Cotton quickly becomes wet and softens the foot skin at high temperatures. It is best to take two pairs of ankle-high boots with you, because especially when following the track you often have to walk several miles. Here the old rule applies: For every pound of ivory the hunter must run one mile!

Concerning the hunting weapon, there is of course the never-ending argument pro or contra double rifle or bolt-action rifle. If you can shoot well over open sight or a red dot sight, a double rifle with not less than . 450/. 470 NE is the right choice; with the bolt-action rifles, the suitable calibers start at. 416 Rigby. In any case, the selected caliber must be well tolerated and the hunter should be able to hit a large beer coaster over fifty metres, even standing freehand.

ACCOMODATION

Salambala is the largest concession in Caprivi and has a good elephant population, as well as licenses for buffalo, hippopotamus and crocodile. Impala and Burchell's Zebra are present in large numbers (licenses for kudu, waterbuck and blue wildebeest are only available in very limited numbers).
Kabulabula, a recently designated safari area, is dedicated exclusively to big game such as elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile. Between February and July Kabulabula can only be reached by boat, as it is mostly located in the flood plains of the Chobe River.
From 2017 we will be able to offer hunting in the Bamunu concession for the first time. Lusese, located between Kabulabula and Salambala, also offers a new Timberdeck camp that leaves nothing to be desired.

PRICES AND FEES


Buffalo hunt

• 7 hunting days • 1:1 guided tour • Licensed professional hunters • 4x4 off-road vehicles • Camp staff, trackers and skinners • Food and drinks (alcohol-free) • Laundry service • Trophy field preparation • All licenses and permits

• Incl. 1 Buffalo (no limit)

Per hunter:     from 19.400,- US$


Elephant hunt:

• 14 hunting days • 1:1 guided tour • Licensed professional hunters • 4x4 off-road vehicles • Camp staff, trackers and skinners • Food and drinks (alcohol-free) • Laundry service • Trophy field preparation • All licenses and permits

• Incl. 1 Elephant

Per hunter:     from 52.000.- US$

 

Trophy fees:

• Hippo                                                        4.800,- US$

• Crocodile                                                 5.500,- US$

• Kudu                              1.950,- US$

• Waterbuck                                                2.400,- US$

• Spotted Hyena                      2.500,- US$

• Warthog                                             650,- US$

• Impala                                         600,- US$

• Burchell´s Zebra                              1.350,- US$

• Wildebeest                                               1.350,- US$

• Lechwe, red                      4.950,- US$

Note: Wounded game will be charged as killed.

 

Additional costs:

• Flight to Katima Mulilo (Mpacha)

• Booking fee 250.- US $

• Rifle hire 100.- US$ (per day)
  Ammunition from 7.50 US$ (per shot)
  Magnum calibres from 15.- US$ (per shot)

• Dip & Pack, Trophy Shipment

• Trophy fees, gratuities

• Personal expenses

• Companion per day 440.- US $

• Hotels before and after the hunt

• Sightseeing tours

 

Price and program changes reserved. The terms and conditions of K & K Premium Jagd GmbH apply.
We recommend to book a travel insurance covering cancellation of the journey too.