2019 / 2020
Cape Buffalo Hunt in Zambia
Safari Package Includes:
- 7 Full Hunting Days
- 2 Travel Days
- 8 Nights Lodging
- 1 - Cape Buffalo Bull Trophy Fee
- All Licenses and Permits
- VAT on Lodging/Daily Rates
- PH, Tracker and Safari Vehicle
- All Food and Beverages
- Field Prep of Trophies
- Delivery of Trophies to Dip & Pack / Taxidermy
- R/T Road Transportation from Livingstone
Add an Observer for $100 / Day
Add Hunting Days for $500 / Day
Add $250 for Rifle Rental if Required
Add $250 for License
Ammunition @ $50 / Box
ADD A SABLE FOR ONLY $4,000!*
* Must be booked initially with the buffalo
The Zambia Cape Buffalo
The Cape buffalo found in Zambia are Savanna buffalo (sycerrus caffer). Cape buffalo are native to Zambia and have existed there for thousands of years.
The Cape Buffalo Hunting Area
Your hunt for Cape buffalo will occur on a privately owned 20,000 acre reserve located deep in the Zambian bush. The main hunting area is just over 100 kms north of Kalomo Town and is adjacent to the world-renowned Kafue National Park. Developed over 20 years ago, the area now boasts a herd of over 300 Cape buffalo which are natural to the area and roam freely within the private reserve.
The Zambia Cape Buffalo Hunt
Your hunt will occur on a private reserve of 20,000 acres. There is a herd of over 300 buffalo on this reserve. Buffalo trophy size ranges from 36" to just over 40".
A typical hunting day will begin by driving and looking for tracks or buffalo. Warterholes may be checked. When a suitable sized track is located you will begin following the buffalo on foot until you catch up with the buffalo and can assess its trophy potential. Once a suitable trophy has been located you will proceed to stalk to within comfortable shooting range of the buffalo bull and hopefully the bull will shortly be on his way to the salt room!
Other species are available including Crawshay Defassa Waterbuck, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Chobi Bushbuck, Puku, Sharps Grysbuck, Common Reedbuck, Nyala, Oribi Blue Wildebeest, Greater Southern Kudu, Impala, Warthog Common Duiker and Bushpig. Sable and Roan are also available.
The Cape Buffalo Hunting Camp
During your hunt for Cape Buffalo in Zambia you will stay in a 3-star lodge set deep in the Zambian bush. The lodge receives its power via electrical generators. Hunters will stay in separate permanent African-style thatched chalets with in-suite bathrooms. Each of these chalets are decorated in the local Zambian style and feature solar lighting and comfortable bedding. Your cameras and other devices can be charged by using either the solar or generator power systems.
Cellular phone service and internet is available in camp.
Livingstone is located at the world-famous Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Several activities are available for you and / or your family either before or after your safari.
- Curio Shopping
- Viewing the falls
- Day trips to Chobe National Park in Botswana
- Walking with Lions
- Riding Elephants
- High Tea at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel
- Zambezi River Dinner Cruise to see Crocs and Hippos
Guests fly in to Livingstone, Zambia. The outfitter’s staff will personally meet and greet you in Livingstone at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport. Livingstone is on the Zambia side of the great Victoria Falls. Short tours can be arranged for after your safari.
You will need to book your flight from your home country to Johannesburg (O.R Tambo international airport). From there you will need to book a connecting flight to Livingstone (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport) Zambia. The outfitter recommends booking with South African Airways as it allow transportation of rifles. Additional documentation is needed by persons under the age of 18 years for travel to and from South Africa!
Standard legislation pertaining to the carriage of weapons and ammunition for each destination will apply. Passengers entering South Africa with onward international flights may have their firearms and ammunition checked through to their final destination. Do however note that such firearms and ammunition may be blocked by airport baggage screening staff for inspection, which will require the airline to page each passenger to proceed to a designated baggage reconciliation area, where you will be required to open any bags containing ammunition for inspection. Please ask to have your rifle checked direct to Livingstone (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport) Zambia.
Visas are required for most passports. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border in United States Dollars cash ($80 per person). Keep a flight or tour itinerary and / or copy of your air ticket handy. The outfitter will send you a letter stating you will be hosted by them in Zambia.
Departure from camp is planned for the early morning after breakfast. We would have to leave early since it’s a or 5 hours’ drive from Camp. You can either choose to overnight in Livingstone at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort or Royal Livingstone hotel or transfer directly to your pre-scheduled international connecting flight back home via Johannesburg (O.R Tambo international).
The local currency is Zambian Kwacha. There are numerous banks and bureau de change shops. USD and all other major currencies are widely accepted though it will likely be convenient to have some local currency during your stay. ATM machines are available.
Medication, Medical Insurance & Evacuation Insurance
Malaria is an endemic in Zambia. We suggest that you consult your doctor beforehand and inform him/her that you will be visiting a malaria area. Travelers carrying prescription medicine must carry a copy of their prescription with them at all times. Benadryl is a controlled substance in Zambia. Be sure to get a prescription or find some alternative medicine to substitute for it. It is also imperative that you have adequate medical insurance that includes evacuation in the event of an emergency.
The deposit to book this hunt and reserve dates is 50% of the package and any observer fees. The balance of the safari is due in cash or by wire transfer prior to departing camp.
No refund of the deposit will be made if the safari is cancelled 9 months or less prior to commencement.
EXCLUSIONS: International Airfare / Charter Flights / Before or After Safari Meals and Accommodations / Rifle Import Fee ($250)and $2 per Bullet Tax or Rifle Rental ($250)including Ammo Used / Dip and Pack / Taxidermy / Shipping of Trophies / Hunting License ($250) / Visa on Entry ($50 US Cash per Person) / Gratuities / 5% Community Support Fund on Trophy Fees Only (Optional)
Hunt # ZA-BB-Cape Buffalo