Buffalo and Lioness Combo Hunt in South Africa
Rifle-Black Powder 1X1 ONLY $10,990
2022 / 2023
Buffalo and Lioness Combo Hunt in South Africa
ONLY $10,990 including trophy fees!
- 7 Full Hunting Days in South Africa
- 1 Lioness Trophy Fee
- 1 Cape Buffalo Bull Trophy Fee
- 7 Days / 8 Nights Lodging
- All Food and Beverages
- R/T Road Transfer from Johannesburg
- Field Preparation of Trophies
- Transportation of Trophy to Taxidermist / Dip and Pack Agent
- Cell and Internet Service at Lodge
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Firearms Rental ($100)
- Airfare to and from Johannesburg
Observer Rate is $120 per day.
This is a great opportunity to knock two of the big five off your list with this combo lioness and buffalo hunt in South Africa! By combining these two incredible animals, you get a great deal on two of the most exciting hunts Africa has to offer!
About the Cape Buffalo:
The Cape Buffalo is one of the most popular big five animals to hunt in Africa due to its affordability and excitement of the hunt. Cape Buffalo are enormous animals and can grow to just under 2,000 pounds. Males develop large horns and hard bosses that they use for defense against predators and dominance in the herd. These animals are also extremely dangerous once wounded, and have earned the nickname “Black Death” by natives who have seen the power and unpredictability of these animals after a hunter has taken a shot at them. Cape buffalo hunts are always exciting and action-packed from start to finish! You can expect your trophy buffalo to have a hard boss and horns between 38-42 inches.
About the African Lion:
The lion is one of the quintessential animals of Africa, and is known as one of the most fierce predators the continent has to offer. These powerful animals are extremely dangerous in the field, and their charges and attacks are known to be devastating. For this hunt, you’ll be stalking a lioness, which are the hunters of the pack and can be even more cunning and aggressive than males! Lionesses can range between 270 and 400 pounds, with razor-sharp teeth and claws they use for hunting prey. For this hunt, these lionesses are released several days before your arrival to ensure a fair hunt where the lion has had time to acclimate to their new environment. The lion is often considered by hunters to be the greatest trophy Africa has to offer for these reasons!
The Hunting Area and Terrain:
The area is in the North-West province of South Africa, close to the Botswana border. It is natural and untouched, and cheetahs and leopards still cross through the 8,000-acre high-fence concession. The terrain is savannah with different parts being grass, brush, and large acacia trees. Sandy soil lends itself to easy tracking of animals, and allows for easy walking through the bush. The concession is semi-desert and has no natural water on it, so artificial waterholes provide fantastic places for spotting and assessing trophy quality. There are lots of plains game animals on this concession, so the lions are busy stalking dinner from the day they hit the ground.
One of the best parts about this combo hunt is that it can be taken during any time of the year! This gives you an amazing amount of flexibility in picking the dates you are able to visit, and provides a great opportunity to work this hunt into even the busiest of schedules. The seasons are the oposite of the nothern hemisphere, so October - February are the hotter months in the Kalahari Desert. Popular times for this hunt are from April - September.
About the Outfitter:
This outfitter has been in the hunting industry since 1995 and has over 26 years of expertise in traditional African hunting. They specialize in both dangerous game and plains game hunting, and are based in a beautiful remote area that is very safe and malaria-free. They are dedicated to your comfort the entire time and will work to accommodate whatever needs you may have during your hunt. The success of your hunt is paramount, and they will work tirelessly to make your hunt both a memorable and successful one!
Lodge and Accommodations:
This 3-star lodge features duplex chalets with en-suite bathrooms. The chalets are outfitted with a combination of queen and twin size beds, small kitchenettes, a sitting room, and bathrooms complete with both stand-alone showers and bathtubs. Each chalet has its own individual heat pump units that can both heat or cool the room and hold temperatures based on your preference. Comfortable beds finish off the experience and provide a great night's sleep after a long day hunting.
The main lodge consists of the bar, dining area, lounge, and trophy room. The food is very good and is served family-style from a buffet bar. A beautiful large open space greets you upon entering with trophies scattered throughout. Cell phone and internet service is available here. The patio is connected to the main lodge and is where the traditional evening fire is built. Because the area is remote with little light pollution, stargazing on the patio is a favorite of the outfitter.
A Typical Day Hunting Buffalo and Lioness:
The day will start with coffee and a light breakfast, enjoyed in the main lodge before beginning the hunt for the day. After breakfast the hunt begins, and you will be accompanied by highly skilled trackers and your professional hunter. You will start off by searching for fresh tracks of lions or buffalo. Once tracks are found, the hunt is on! You will track and pursue the trophy on foot. Because of the size of the concession, be prepared for quite a bit of tracking and walking. Oftentimes, you may not locate the animal before mid-day, so you can choose to go back to the lodge for some lunch, and either resume the tracking where you left off or take the afternoon off. Tracking and hunting will continue all the way until sunset, when it becomes too dark to effectively track and spot animals in the brush.
The difficulty of the hunt and the amount of walking necessary can be adjusted to match your physical abilities.
Once your trophy animal is found, you and your PH will work to get a good angle and wait for a shot to present itself. Due to the terrain, be prepared for exciting close encounters with the trophy animal. This hunt is very unique because of the terrain, as the sand, tall grass and in some places thick brush can allow animals to blend in easily and at times be difficult to spot. On the occasion, the females may climb a tree and be waiting for you as you approach, so keeping an eye out above ground level is necessary for safety.
Other Available Animals:
During your hunt, you may also have the ability to take other animals! Trophy eland, blue wildebeest, impala, warthog, blesbuck, springbuck, steenbuck, and duiker are all abundant on this concession, and other animals that may be encountered are also on the pricelist below.
Trophy Care and Shipping:
Your animal will be skinned and put in salt and then will be delivered to the taxidermist or dip and pack facility within 2 weeks after the completion of your hunt. The outfitter will review taxidermy or dip and pack for you before final shipping.
The outfitter has three different available rental rifles. The first is a .375 H&H with a Leupold 1.5-5x scope, the second is a .416 Rigby with open iron sights, and the third is a .500 Jeffery with open iron sights. Rifle rental cost is $100 for the entire hunt and ammunition cost is charged per round fired.
If you plan to bring your own rifle, the minimum caliber is .375 H&H.
You will first fly to Johannesburg, South Africa. From Johannesburg, it is a 6-7 hour drive to the lodge. If you arrive early in the morning, no arrival day lodging will be needed, and the outfitter will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hunting lodge. If you arrive in the late afternoon or evening, it is recommended that you stay overnight at the Afton Safari Lodge. You will be met by the Afton staff and transported to the nearby Afton Safari Lodge guest house. After a hearty breakfast, your outfitter will meet you and drive the 6 hours to the hunting lodge. Once you arrive at the hunting lodge, you will be greeted by the lodge staff, settle in and begin preparing for the next day’s hunt!
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A $3,500 deposit is due to book this combo hunt. Full balance must be paid either by US cash or credit card (3% fee) at the end of the hunt.
Deposits are non-refundable. A safari can be rescheduled once subject to availability if the outfitter is notified at least 60 days in advance of the hunt. Safaris that are rescheduled are subject to a $150 Admin Fee to be paid directly to the booking agent. Hunts moved to a subsequent year are subject to that year's pricing.Travel insurance can be obtained to cover unexpected illnesses.
EXCLUSIONS: International airfare, rifle rental, ammunition used, rifle importation costs, shipment of trophies to taxidermist, taxidermy, international shipping of trophies, before and after safari lodging, insurance, gratuities
Contact John Martins at 727-434-0840 to book this Combo Hunt in South Africa!
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