Dangerous Game Hunting…. Experience it!
“In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. The excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wild life, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The life of a guest is seven days. ~ Myanmar Proverb
Then I learn that after 7 days, a guest of Red Ivory Safaris become friends, so fortunate are we that we have friends all over the world, and some we can actually call family…Each of our clients are valued highly and considered as special guest of special note. It is with a great anticipation that each client are welcomed into camp, as many days will be spend together, including the ups and downs of life, each day will bring with it the anticipating of another successful African day.
Red Ivory Hunting Safaris hunt throughout the year, with the middle of our winter June/July and middle summer December/January. The peak or most wanted safari dates normally range during the winter months, April towards September. Red Ivory Hunting Safaris use only new and durable equipment and vehicles that is well looked and maintained after.
After your arrival in camp, you can settle in, have a shower, a rest and if you are comfortable with enough sunlight available, we can zero and rechecking the rifles. Each morning you will have the opportunity to a full breakfast loaded with enough protein, or if desired so, fruit, toast, tea and some juice… From camp we drive of in well maintained hunting vehicles, to find a desirable hunting area, on the safari car will be bottled water, juice and some sodas, for those who need the extra sugar… and then also some snacks for your enjoyment.
Normally a hunt start after a successful search for fresh tracks at water holes, or crossing roads are found, for fresh tracks and when founded, we follow them on foot. We can also find fresh tracks crossing the roads… find fresh tracks early morning that indicating a possible trophy we have a starting point to start the hunt. It can be possible to see the required trophy in the distance, but it does not often happen as our areas are loaded with trees, rivers, mountains and valleys, which make seeing animals in the far distance a challenge. We do account for our clients capabilities and with this in mind and with the wish of the client we conduct the hunt in such a way as the client desires.
After a successful hunt, we radio the safari vehicle and proceed with taking the needed pictures, after we load the animal on the hunting vehicle we offload it at the skinning shed, where our skinners await you with your sought after trophy, after instructions the skinners take care of your trophy, this will be the first steps in the preparation of your trophy.
Dangerous Game: These species include the big 5 of which are, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and we also include the Crocodile and Hippo into this category. Most countries consider the .375 H&H with 300gr premium bullets as minimum requirement. With cats like lion and leopards some lighter and faster calibers might be more desirable than heavy slow calibers. These species normally require wide, vast, big open areas due to food requirements. We seek the best possible areas to hunt these animals to give the hunter the true experience of an real African old school hunt. Before a hunt is booked, it is important that the hunter talk to Andre Wiese, owner of Red Ivory Safaris to discuss the dreams, needs and or any other related requirements of the clients, as determine the perfect area for this specific offer to hunt. For like most species, there is a limited number of trophies that can be taken per year… trophy quality also play an important role in different areas to what is available for each area… and then obviously there is always the prices, and the price difference for each area or country to hunt. These species can be hunted in South-Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique… inquire from our office and or Andre Wiese what is on offer, where and how much and all other necessary information.
Plains Game: Southern Africa host many species of plains game, and also good in numbers, and Red Ivory Safaris have acquire safari areas in different locations to find the specie any client require to hunt. These species include all antelope species, from the biggest antelope, the Eland, Sable antelope, Roan antelope, Kudu, Impala, and many more species, but it also include bit not limited to the giraffe, Zebra and specie like the baboon, Civet cat, Lynx, Bushpig, to the smallest. These species are spread well over Southern Africa. Depend on the request, we will make you an suitable offer. In South Africa species not to be found in the Limpopo Valley, will be the Springbuck, Bontebok, Red Lechwe and Oryx (Gemsbuck) as these species more likely will be in good numbers in the Kalahari, as where the Blue and Red Duiker, Suni to be found in Zulu-Land in the Natal province. Again discuss with our office your hunt requirements as to enable us to make you an offer for your request.
Wingshooting: Red Ivory Hunting Safaris: also organize Bird Hunting for Doves, Pigeons, Guinea Fowl, Francolin, Ducks & Geese. It is a nice change to the normal hunting for antelope.2 or 3 days Bird Hunting can easily be combined with a normal hunting Safari. Most Wingshooting is conducted in agricultural areas like sunflower field and maze fields. The best time for Bird hunting is April – August.
To any hunt one can add 1 – 3 days bird hunting @ € 450 per day, per hunter. For groups of 4 hunters or more, @ € 400 per day, per hunter. Ammunition not included in price.
TAX and permits all included into the price.