Hippo, Crocodile Combo Hunt
10 day Trophy Hippo and Croc Hunt in South Africa or Mozambique.
Hippo and Croc hunting…Dangerous Game at its finest! You’ll usually be hunting from a hide, so patience is key, but when that trophy hippo or croc shows up it is time to get your game face on. This hunt requires precision marksmanship, so make sure you are getting plenty of range time in as you need to hit a spot the size of an orange. But don’t worry, it doesn’t require huge calibers, a 7mm you can shoot well will do the trick.
Typical Hippo and Croc hunting is offered from March-November, any time during the season makes for great hunting.
This is a hunt from a hide (blind) for both the hippos and the big crocs. The outfitter pre-scouts to find the big ones and where they are spending their time, then they will set up a hide on that location for your hunt. Typically you will hunt the hippo first, as hippo makes very good bait for big crocs. You might sit for 1 hour or you might sit for 6 days waiting for the right animals to give you the right opportunity.
Hippo and crocodile hunts are guided 1-on-1, plus trackers.
One of the benefits of hunting hippos and crocodiles is that there is a 100% shot opportunity on your animals during a 10 day safari.
This is your chance to hunt an actual prehistoric animal, when it comes to giant crocs, and even more they are the only dangerous game animal that sees you as food” -Outfitter
Other Available Game
Plains game is easy to add onto your hippo, crocodile hunt, but you can also hunt cape buffalo, lion, leopard and elephant. We can build custom safaris for whatever you want to do.
Many hunters worry about travelling to Africa, but there is no need. The airport in South Africa is easy, clean and modern. Most people speak good English, and the PH will be right there to help you with the entire process.
Travelling to South Africa is easy.
You will fly to Johannesburg, South Africa where the PH will meet you immediately upon landing. He will help you with your luggage and rifle or bow.
The “Joburg” airport is very modern and easy to navigate. From the airport, the PH will drive you to the hunting area, which is a two-and-a-half hour drive North. Once you arrive at the lodge, all travel while hunting will be from 4×4 pickup trucks with racks in the back. All vehicles are new, clean, and in good working order.
The lodge consists of 6 en-suite rooms, decorated in a modern afro-ethnic style. Elegant, yet understated and always in pristine condition with natural stone, wood and thatch. The lodge also boasts a swimming pool, fully stocked bar, an outside dining area, and a lapa area with fire pit and bbq.
South African ‘Boere’ Cuisine
The food is South African ‘Boere’ (local) with a touch of European. Expect lots of meat, vegetables, and fruit, all complimented by a variety of South African wines. You will eat a hearty breakfast, usually come back to the lodge for lunch, and then a nice dinner at night. Prior to dinner, you will lounge around the fire pit or in the bar talking about the days hunt and tomorrows plans. You will feel at ease with the staff, who treats you, not as a client but, as a friend.
Once an animal is taken, the staff will be called on the radio to take care of it and get your trophy to the skinning shed. They will take care to properly skin your animal the correct way depending on how you want it mounted.
Immediately following your hunt, a taxidermist will collect your trophies and get them dipped, packed and ready for shipping.
Other Activities are also available
If you aren’t a hunter, or have non-hunters in your group, don’t worry because there are plenty of activities available.
- Elephant back safaris*
- Curio Shopping*
- Rock Art Expose’ – Bushmen paintings
- African tribal dancing
- A visit to the White Lions*
- Game drives and walking safaris*
- Bird Watching
- Trips to outlying areas*
- Helicopter rides*
- Horse Riding game viewing Safaris*
- Just relax and enjoy Africa
Please note that items marked with an asterisk (*) are charged additionally.