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Hunting trips

in Botswana

Botswana is situated in Southern Africa. One of the least dense populations in the world provides for the wildlife to thrive. Botswana is endowed with a great variety of wild game. For many years, it is known as one of the best destinations for the dangerous game hunting, including elephants, lions and leopards. The picturesque Kalahari stretches and the vast Okavango delta are also home to a wide variety of plains game.

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SEASON
ROUTE
HUNTING
ACCOMMODATION
AREA HUNTING TROPHIES

SEASON

The hunting season in Botswana lasts from April till November. Hunting at the farms is available all year round. The recommended season for the elephant hunt is August - November, also the beginning of June and September in some blocks.

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ROUTE

The flights from the main African cities arrive to Botswana daily. For example, you can choose Johannesburg, Windhoek or Nairobi as a stopover point. The ground transfer to the hunting area from the airport takes around 1.5 – 4 hours, depending on the block chosen for the hunt. Charter flights are available for your convenience.

HUNTING

As a rule, the 4x4 vehicle is used for transportation around the hunting area. Once located, the trophy animal is stalked on foot. The lay of the land is flat, making the hunt easier. The PH and a group of trekkers accompany each hunter. During the elephant hunt, you need to go trekking for 3-6 miles (6-10 kilometers) daily, sometimes up to 9-12 miles (15-20 kilometers.) Hunting with dogs is available if you want to bag a leopard.

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ACCOMMODATION

The hunting camps usually consist of 2-4 large comfortable tents with all necessary amenities. Hot shower and flush toilet are available. There is also an outside deck for socializing and resting. It is often located on the riverbank and allows enjoying the wildlife of Botswana.

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AREA

The Okavango River delta: a true earthy heaven with thousands of game animals.
Chobe: a vast territory in the north of Botswana holds the largest herds of elephants in Africa.
Kalahari: central region allows harvesting the large antelope species, such as Oryx, Eland and Kudu.
It is also possible to go hunting to the hunting farms of Botswana.

HUNTING TROPHIES

Leopard
Lion
African wild cat
Cape or Southern Buffalo
Warthog
Bushpig
SOUTHERN IMPALA
KALAHARI SPRINGBOK
COMMON REEDBUCK
CAPE OR RED HARTEBEEST
KALAHARI GEMSBOK
TSESSEBE
SOUTHERN ROAN ANTELOPE
CAPE ELAND
LIVINGSTONE ELAND
SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU
CHOBE BUSHBUCK
LIMPOPO BUSHBUCK
Haggard Oribi (Central Oribi)
Steenbok
Sharpe Grysbok
Southern Bush Duiker
CROCODILE NILE
ELEPHANT
COMMON OR RINGED WATERBUCK
BLUE WILDEBEEST
PUKU
COMMON LECHWE
COMMON HIPPOPOTAMUS
COMMON SABLE ANTELOPE
ZEBRA

BOTSWANA

Botswana is among the safest African countries for tourists. Apart from the unforgettable hunting experience, it offers great fly fishing for tigerfish and many other species in the Okavango delta, mokoro rides, quad biking, and 4x4 off-road adventures. You will get a wide choice of accommodation options from high-class hotels and luxury lodges to guesthouses and camping grounds.

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The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood.” Sir Richard Francis Burton

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it possible to tell the size of the tusks before actually seeing the elephant?
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    The experienced trackers are able to define sex and approximate age of the animal by its tracks. However, after a long stalk one might find out that the size of tucks is very decent, although it is a large bull.

  • What are the calibers good for the elephant hunt?
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    The main calibers for the elephant hunt are .416 и .470.

  • How many rifles is it allowed to import in Botswana?
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    You may import a total of three firearms in Botswana, they must be of different calibers. A maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition per each caliber.

  • Is Botswana free from malaria?
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    We recommend taking malaria prophylactics. There is a risk of malaria in Botswana. Adequate clothing and mosquito repellent will help too.

  • Do I need a visa to visit Botswana?
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    The basic rule when it comes to visas to Botswana is that visitors from Commonwealth countries do NOT require a visa before traveling to Botswana. The list of non-visa visitors also includes a great number of European countries and the USA. Please kindly check if your country is on the list.

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