Specialty Animal Hunts
Rifle or Black Powder 1 x 1 ONLY $2,100 per Hunter
2021 / 2022
This is a specialty animal collectors dream hunt! Hunt in Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga with one of Africa's most experienced rare animal specialists for exotic species such as Aardwolf, African Wildcat, White Tailed Mongoose, Bushpig and more. They are one of the few outfitters in South Africa that can pull permits for some of the most sought after species by collectors. Hunting will primarily be done at night, although daytime hunting with dogs for serval, bushpig and caracal may occur in the daytime.
Rifle, Bow or Black Powder 1 x 1 ONLY $2,400 per Hunter
2019 / 2020
This is the ideal discounted safari for the specialty cat collector. You will hunt with one of Africa's most experienced rare animal specialists for Caracal and Serval in Kwazulu-Natal. They are one of the few outfitters in South Africa that can pull permits for some of the most sought after species by collectors. Hunting will primarily be done during the daytime, utilizing experienced hound packs to corner your trophy Serval or Caracal until you can reach the scene. It is a highly effective way of hunting these elusive predators, and if you haven’t hunted with a great team of hounds before, it is a different way of hunting that you will enjoy!
Specialty Animal Hunts in Africa
Most first-time hunters to Africa do not start out taking specialty animal hunts. Rather, they start their African hunting with a plains game safari or two. Many hunters will move on to big game hunting, while others will start searching out the odds and ends that make up the specialty animal category. Specialty animal hunts in Africa are a quest, but can become an obsession. The taking of some of the rare and unusual species of Africa can be quite satisfying and in some cases, these trophies produced by specialty animal hunts may become the stars of a hunter’s trophy room.
Specialty animals are any animals that don’t fit into the dangerous game or plains game classifications. Specialty animals also include the small African cat species, but those will be included in a separate section of this website. There are a lot of odds and ends animals in Africa, starting with the aardvark. The aardvark is protected in many areas, but it is still possible to get a permit every now and then.
The striped, spotted and brown hyenas all fit in to the specialty animal category. Many other nighttime animals are also considered specialty animal hunts. The honey badger, aardwolf and black-backed jackal are specialty animals that are mostly hunted at night. Bat-eared fox and Cape fox are also collectable species that may be taken on specialty animal huns in certain areas in Africa. So is the bushpig. Bushpigs are hunted with spotlights or over bait such as corn or rancid meat. The bushpigs are not looking to eat the rancid meat but are mainly after the maggots that rotten meat piles produce.
Red river hogs and giant forest hogs are also the targets of specialty animal hunting safaris. Then there are the primates such as vervet monkeys and baboons. The baboon is a hunter favorite and a male baboon with his teeth exposed makes for a fearsome looking trophy mount. Specialty animal hunts may also include small mammals like the mongoose and the rock hyrax. Some African countries allow the harvesting of rock pythons and other snakes. Specialty animal hunts in Africa offer the hunter a challenging hunt for some of Africa’s most exotic animals.
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"I booked the hunt through John Martins, the owner of Discount African Hunts. It was a smooth transaction and he provided me with good and accurate information."
"This 10 day package safari was a fantastic experience. I learned many new hunting skills and made new friends. I would go back and do it again in a heartbeat. I'm going back. That says it all. Thanks to Discount African Hunts for setting me up on a fantastic plains game safari."
"I would recommend this hunt although I would recommend John at Discount African Hunts even more. Areas can get hot and cold but John always knows the hot spots to send hunters."
"This was my first trip to Africa and can positively say it will not be my only one. Words simply can not describe the events of the hunt. I hunted with both longbow and compound and took a total of 12 animals. I speak volumes to Discount African Hunts. These guys know the ins and outs. Thank you for my first Amazing African Adventure!"