Hippo Hunts

Hunt Hippo in South Africa

Rifle Only 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide ) ONLY $9,750 /HUNTER !!!

2021 / 2022
This is a hunt for an exportable bull hippo on a private concession in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The hippo may be taken in the water or on dry land, depending on the circumstances. The hunt is for 7 full hunting days, you will stay in a 4 star lodge featuring great food, and plains game hunting and Cape buffalo are available after you have taken your hippo.

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Discounted Crocodile and Hippo Hunt in South Africa

RIFLE ONLY - 1 x 1 (One Hunter / One PH ) Only $12,000 ALL IN!!!

2021 / 2022
This combo hunt for crocodile and hippo is the greatest value on these two aquatics in all of Africa. This seven-day hunt will take place in South Africa's northern Limpopo Province near Polokwane on a dammed lake on a private hunting concession. This hunt includes both trophy fees! Yes, you read this right. It includes all daily rates and both trophy fees! Quantity is limited so don't let this deal pass you by!

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Hunt Crocodile and Hippo in Zimbabwe

Rifle-Black Powder 1x1 (1 Hunter–1 Guide) ONLY $22,850 / HUNTER!!!

2022 / 2023
This is an incredible opportunity to hunt crocodile and hippo in Zimbabwe at a great price! This renowned Big 5 outfitter has put together a great package for the hunter that wants to a free-range hunt for the dangerous game aquatics at a great price with the opportunity to take a monster! Hunters have enjoyed a 100% success rate on this hunt over the last several years. This hunt will take place on Lake Kariba, in the Binga area of Zimbabwe. Binga is only a short 3 hour drive from Victoria Falls, so no expensive charter flights are required.

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Hunt Hippo in Zimbabwe

Rifle-Black Powder 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide) ONLY $14,192 / HUNTER !!!

2022 / 2023
This is an incredible opportunity to hunt hippo in Zimbabwe at a great price! This renowned Big 5 outfitter has put together a great package for the hunter that wants a free-range hunt for a trophy hippopotamus at a great price with the opportunity to take a monster! Hunters have enjoyed a 100% success rate on this hunt over the last several years. This hunt will take place on Lake Kariba, in the Binga area of Zimbabwe. Binga is only a short 3 hour drive from Victoria Falls, so no expensive charter flights are required.

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Hippo Hunts

Many hunters that have a goal of taking Africa’s big five dangerous game animals decide to add a hippo hunt along with a crocodile hunt to upgrade their achievement to what is called the “Dangerous Seven”.   Very few hunters will start out their big game quest with a hippo hunt.  but many will eventually arrive at the decision to go hippo hunting in Africa..  A hippo hunt can be very dangerous whether the hippo is in the water or out of it. Hippos kill a good amount of people each year in the rural areas of Africa.  Bull hippos can be very aggressive while in the water and will vigorously attack boats and people that get to close to them.  Many a villager has been killed when an enraged hippo suddenly attacked their canoe and tipped them over and attacked them.  One bite from their enormous tusks can kill a man instantly.  Hippos are equally as dangerous on land and each year, natives are killed when walking the hippo’s paths between their nighttime feeding grounds and the water.  When startled, a hippo will flee towards the water and anything in its path is in peril.

Hippos are found throughout central and southern Africa and range southwards to Northern South Africa.  Hippopotamus are found in most bodies of water including lakes, rivers and streams.  They do require year-round water, as they spend the majority of the daytime in water to keep cool.  Many larger populations are now protected.  Hippo hunting occurs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.  Many times a hippo hunt and a crocodile hunt are combined into a specialty safari.  Popular locations for hunting these aquatics include Lake Kariba on the Zimbabwe / Zambia border and Lake Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique.

A hippo hunt in Africa is usually conducted in one of two ways.  The first way is by stealthily sneaking along river and lake banks looking for a mature hippo bull.  Once a suitable bull is located, an accurate shot is required to harvest the trophy bull.  Many times the bull will sink down and the hunters must wait patiently on the bank for decomposition gasses to cause the downed hippo to rise and float on the surface.  The other way of taking a hippo hunt is to try to intercept the hippo traveling to or from his dry land feeding grounds.  Many times a hippo hunt will occur at night and this can be the basis for a dangerous and exciting adventure.

Testimonials

"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."

Brian Stewart
Ottawa, Canada
June, 2015

"I would Highly recommend my PH and Discount African Hunts. John got me a great deal with a top of the line outfitter. They both went out of their way to make sure my hunt and everything else about it was great."

Gary Popadich
Pennsylvania
September, 2015

 

 

"I booked my crocodile hunt in Mozambique through Discount African Hunts. The hunt was great and my wife and I really enjoyed the service provided by the outfitter. Everything was done very professionally and the outfitter and his group went out of their way to provide us with a wonderful experience and a great time.

If we ever go back to Africa, I am sure that we will contact Discount African Hunts to set up another hunt with this outfitter."

Steve Davis
Georgia, USA
August, 2015