High Success Rates on this Zimbabwe Elephant Hunt
This Zimbabwe elephant hunt takes place on a huge, UNFENCED area near Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe can be a bit of a moving target polically so it’s very important to have a consultant help you with this hunt.
Elephant hunting should be done with the largest rifle you can shoot well. Most hunters are surprised to learn that a forty-yard shot is considered a long shot on elephant. Most shots are taken at between 15 and 25 yards.
The best periods for hunting elephants in Zimbabwe are from April through October.
Elephant are generally hunted on foot, picking up and following fresh spoor at waterhole’s or across roads. You must use a minimum rifle caliber of .375, however the outfitter prefers that you shoot a .458 or .416.
*Bowhunting is available by special permit. You must begin the process AT LEAST a month in advance.
Game not listed is negotiable. Elephants in Zimbabwe require a CITES permit.
Trophy Quality and Success Rates
Trophy quality is good, with bulls measuring 30 to 50+ lbs. Success rate is 70% and a refund is offered if you do not harvest your elephant. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. The terrain is fairly easy though.
This Zimbabwe Elephant hunting concession is 1 ½ hours Southwest of Victoria near Hwange National Park. Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls or charter a private aircraft from South Africa to the private are strip located on the concession.
There are two different lodges available, but each has two-bed, thatch roof chalets with in-suite bathrooms and a Lapa (a simple, thatch-roofed lodge without walls) to socialize around the fire and for meals. See photos of each below. There is also a skinning shed with block and tackle as well as a salting shed. Location is very remote with generator power.
All vehicles are well maintained four wheel drive vehicles that are fitted out with all necessary equipment to ensure a trouble free hunting Safari.
Hunt Reports from clients who’ve hunted with this outfitter:
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