2019 / 2020
Hunt Kafue Lechwe in Zambia
ONLY $5,000 All-in!
Safari Package Includes:
- 7 Full Hunting Days
- 2 Travel Days
- 8 Nights Lodging
- 1- Kafue Lechwe Trophy Fee
- All Licenses and Permits
- VAT on Lodging/Daily Rates
- PH, Tracker and Safari Vehicle
- All Food and Beverages
- Rifle Rental - $250 Total
- Ammo @ $50 / Box
- 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
The Kafue Lechwe
The Kafue Lechwe is a subspecies of the southern lechwe. They are a reddish brown medium sized antelope that are found on the Kafue Flats and select game farms in Zambia. Kafue Lechwe live exclusively in marshy areas where it will wade in knee deep water to feed on aquatic plants.
The Kafue Lechwe Hunting Area
Your hunt for Kafue Lechwe will occur on a privately owned 12,000 acre reserve located deep in the Zambian bush. The main hunting area is just over 30 kms east of Kalomo Town on the Zambezi Plateau. Developed just 10 years ago, the areahas 160 head of sable and a stable population of roan. and other antelopes.
The terrain consists of mostly Miombo Woodlands (semi-open forests with a mixture of tree sizes) with oipen plains between the wooded areas. The plains are tall grass areas, with big scattered ant hills. The grass in the early season is tall in some areas, but the outfitter does controlled burning to provide new growth for the animals well into the late season.
The Kafue Lechwe Hunt
Your hunt will occur on a private reserve of 20,000 acres. A typical hunting day will begin by driving to an area that Kafue Lechwe frequent and then getting out and scouting on foot until a suitable lechwe is spotted.
Typical day: The day starts with coffee, toast and biscuits around the camp fire. The hunt starts by driving to previously productive areas, driving with the hunting rig (Toyota Land Cruiser) in search of Kafue Lechwe. We also often drive to an area there they like to hang out and then take a walk-in search. Normally you will walk on the edge of the forest areas, as the Kafue Lechwe like to be in the open plains in the early morning to get the first rays of sunlight. Once we spot them a plan will be made to stalk up closer. Big ant hills are common in both areas and provide great cover to get closer and give you a height advantage. This is especially nice in early season with the tall grass in the open plains.
Shot are generally between 50 to 150 yards. Close to mid-day 11:30am-12;00pm you will head for brunch (breakfast/lunch). After brunch we rest during the mid-day heat as the Kafue Lechwe head back into the forest areas to often to bed down. Mid-afternoon 2:30/3:00 pm we head out again to check on the open plain areas. The Kafue Lechwe move back into the plains in the late afternoon. The same method is used, often walking the edges of the forest line. At dark you will return to camp. Relax around the camo fire and enjoy some different varieties of venison meats for dinners. The outfitter always cooks meat form the animals you have taken.
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 available.
The Kafue Lechwe Hunting Lodge
During your hunt for Kafue Lechwe 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.
Meet & Greet
Guests fly in to Livingstone, Zambia. The outfitter’s staff will personally meet and greet you in Livingstone at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport
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. Keep a flight or tour itinerary and / or copy of 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. You will need to leave early since it’s a 5 hour 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
Malaria is 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-Kafue Lechwe