- elephant country
BEST hunting is for elephant and while other
species occur in great numbers, these giants are what
the country is best known for.
a doubt, your best chances of Elephant above 60 lbs
and well into the 70's & 80's is in Botswana.
With an estimated total population nearing 200,000
there is no hesitation by the CITES authorities to
allow a quota of over 200 animals per year. Even this
number is considered far too low as an off take to
control the population explosion however some quota
remains unsold each year.
occur throughout the northern and central regions
of the country while the south west remains largely
void of elephant due to the arid conditions.
Chobe National Park holds the largest concentration
of elephant and severe habitat destruction has occurred
here in the past having a knock on effect on the other
species found here. All your hunting concession in
and around the Chobe as well as the blocks surrounding
the massive Okavango delta are good for elephant.
in a day you will look over 10 to 15 bulls, most of
which will be small or have worn tusks. Botswana elephant
tend to have very soft ivory so you'll see many bulls
with one tusk or worn down ivory. Although, take note
of the thickness of the tusks even is they are worn
- I know of an old timer who shot a bull with stumpy
broken tusks and it turned out they were close on
90lbs due to their thickness.
Day trophy Elephant safari in Botswana
offer Botswana's BEST hunting blocks,
not only considered the best for the country
but also regarded as Africa's top 60 lbs plus
elephant hunts take place in one of the following
areas in Botswana and you only need to glance
at the record books and recent press to know
that you have a realistic chance of an elephant
in the high 60's thru 80 lbs class: Concessions
are CH1 and CH2 known as the "Chobe Enclave"
as well as the renowned community conservation
area known as Pandamatenga.
Chobe Enclave is virtually surrounded by the
Chobe National Park, home to Africa's highest
concentration of Elephants. Pandamatenga lies
along the Zimbabwean border and is a traditional
migration route for Elephant between the Chobe
National park and Zimbabwe's Hwange National
a doubt, this is the best Elephant hunting region
in Africa and if you want anything above 60
pounds per tusk, you have to consider this hunt.
Elephant Bull Safari - $45,000
days inclusive of trophy fee, dip, pack and
crate for elephant, transportation into camp,
all government licenses and permit fees, firearm
permits for 2 rifles.
me NOW for hunt availability
delta - swamps
river delta, a labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and channels,
is the largest inland delta in the world - the water
never reaches the sea but is instead just absorbed
by the sand. It also makes up 95% of Botswana's surface
water. Despite all this water, the peat and papyrus
grasses burn extensively each year.
large game animals are limited here, expect to see
lion, leopard hippo, the endemic red lechwe and sitatunga
as well as herds of elephant, buffalo and giraffe.
Bird life is abundant - Pel's fishing owl, the palm
nut vulture and numerous waterfowl and waders.
is also excellent: 60-70 species of fish including
the tiger fish and some with very strange body shapes
and adaptations: the perch that can climb out of the
water and the squeakers that can hunt upside down.
on the slow-moving water is by mokoros which
is a simple dugout canoe and often shots have to be
taken from these moving platforms.
is big game country with lion, elephant and buffalo
and well as all the other plains animals. It is also
home to huge zebra herds which undertake an annual
migration; smaller in scale only to the Serengeti
wildebeest. There is an unbelievable animal density
of 5 animals per square kilometer. Wild dog populations
also occur in the Savuti and the largest elephant
population in the world lives in the Chobe.
forests of marula, ebony and leadwood alongside grassy
woodlands, couch grasslands and woolly caper bushes
characterise the vegetation. The knobthorn and camelthorn
in the eastern region, the Tuli block is home to the
largest privately owned game conservation area in
Southern Africa - all 120 000ha of it. It is an isolated
area and unspoiled by civilisation with huge granite
outcrops, deep river gorges and lush woodlands. With
few fences, this network has an abundance of elephant
(the world's largest privately owned elephant population)
and big cats.
rugged terrain you will also find Meyer's parrot,
a rich archaeological history, alluvial semi-precious
stones and an enormous basalt dyke - evidence of a
huge lake that covered the area.
world's largest - the largest area of salt pans which
cover 12 000km2 where there is very little
water but the wildlife and birdlife is spectacular
when it rains. An expanse of barren sand and sky,
the pans are home to flamingos, pelicans, ducks and
teals; one year seeing a migration of 1,5million greater
Once a super
lake, the Ntwetwe, Sowa and Nxai pans are home to
Botswana's famous baobabs and large zebra herds, blue
wildebeest and smaller antelope.
that this is a good place to learn to trust your GPS!
of the famed black-maned Kalahari lions, this thirstland
forms the largest stretch of wind-blown sand in the
world. Made up mainly of thorn scrub, an amazing number
of creatures both large and small have adapted to
living in this harshness. Raptors here are numerous,
coasting in the baking sun and endless horizons.
several game reserves in this area, including the
newly established Peace Park between South Africa
and Botswana. Black and white rhino live in the Khama
Rhino Sanctuary and cheetah, leopard and lion, of
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