Every step in the African savannah is a dance with nature. With Craig Boddington's handpicked outfitters, navigate this majestic continent. Chase the echoing roars of the lion, track the gentle giant elephants, and decode the secretive trails of the elusive leopard.
"We're so happy to welcome Tom Dryer's Safaris to Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters. Tom Dryer's a small outfit, it's really Tom Dryer and his son Tom Jr. Now, they're legends in southern Africa and have hunted all over that half of the continent. This is wild Africa!"
The game farm situated in the Magaliesburg – named Battle Creek – is aptly named with a history of being part of the many battlefields for soldiers colliding. On what used to be President Paul Kruger’s private hunting farm, this area has old forts and ruins that can still be seen scattered around the property today.
Roche Safaris is a family run outfit operating in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and Mozambique. Our 70 000 acres of pristine game land provides the perfect hunting grounds for top quality animals.
Whether it’s the big 5 that calls you to Africa, or the huge variety of plains game species, having over one million acres of hunting concession in SA, we can cater for your every need.
Zimbabwe is home to an elephant population estimated at 100,000 animals, with a threshold at 50,000, mostly in Hwange and the Zambezi Valley. Hunting of elephants is allowed along with lion and leopard.
Jaco and his team of professional hunters and staff will ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable time of your life in wild Africa, tracking, stalking, and giving adrenaline-pumping opportunities, and creating life-long friendships around heart-warming campfires. Hunt with GAME TRACKERS AFRICA! Live the African Legacy.
Uganda is endowed with an extraordinary variety of specialty game, promises an unforgettable and highly satisfying hunting experience. Specialty game animals are the primary attraction for hunters to Uganda, and include a variety of endemic species, such as Uganda Kob and Jackson’s Hartebeest.
Tsessebe Safaris is a serious operation in Eastern Zimbabwe and Northern South Africa. The Zimbabwe operation consists of a 160,000 acre private concession adjoining the Hwange National Park where they focus on elephant.
Namibia is perhaps best-known as a plains game destination, and Dawid Muller has excellent concessions for the full range of Namibian species. This includes his own farm, which is a rugged, beautiful free-range area just 40 miles from Windhoek…so you can be hunting kudu and gemsbok in little more than an hour after arrival!
Chico & Sons Hunting Safaris contributes in Africa the experience of a lifetime hunting and living in the countryside. Chico and his entire family work together to hunt with true hunter friends, always fully integrated in nature, in the correct way, achieving great trophies and better experiences.
We are based in South Africa but offer safaris right throughout Africa, where we operate on privately owned land as well as on government concession areas. These three outfits combined, offer the discerning hunter a wide variety of destinations in the fields of wing shooting, plains game hunting and dangerous game safaris.
Stanley Pieterse Safaris is owned and managed by Outfitter and Professional hunter Stanley Pieterse since 2007. We are based on our privately owned hunting area in Limpopo South Africa close to the Limpopo river and Botswana border.
Carl van Zyl and his team at John X Safaris are a real class act! They're a second generation outfit based in the East Cape, South Africa, specializing in both plains and dangerous game, with a superb Cape Buffalo hunt at their base Woodlands Safari Estate.
For more than two decades, African Echo Safaris grew into a successful and internationally recognised hunting safari covering most of Southern, Eastern and Western Africa.
Jamy Traut is a well-know and respected outfitter based in Namibia. Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris is a family-run operation dedicated to providing a small number of clients with an unequaled opportunity to hunt Africa's great game.
At Eland Safaris, you'll find an oasis in the African bushveld. A family-owned and operated company. Alex & Johnny Thomson with their wives Tamryn and Janeske as well as the professional hunters and staff, will not only ensure your safety, but also share their knowledge of this rich and diverse habitat.
J.P. Kleinhans offers excellent concessions in the Eastern Cape and elsewhere in South Africa, offering a tremendous range of game. Africa has many extremely competent outfitters and professional hunters. J.P. is certainly among them, but few make it as much fun! If you like to laugh, you’ll love hunting with J.P. Kleinhans!
Hunters Namibia Safaris real passion for the wildlife, local communities and environment make the difference: we have been here, on our vast private Camelthorn Kalahari property, for almost 30 years, and our clients’ comments as well as the high percentage of returning guests attest to the fact that we have perfected the art of the safari.
What makes hunting in Africa unique compared to other continents?
Africa is often referred to as the birthplace of safari hunting. With its rich biodiversity, vast savannahs, dense forests, and varied terrains, hunting in Africa offers a distinctive blend of tradition, adventure, and challenges not found elsewhere.
Which countries in Africa are most popular for hunting safaris?
While Africa boasts many hunting destinations, countries like South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are among the most sought-after for their diverse game and reputable outfitters.
When is the best time of year to go on an African hunting safari?
The optimal time varies by region and game species, but generally, the dry season (from late June to October) is preferred. During this period, vegetation is sparser, and animals tend to congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot.
What gear is essential for an African hunt?
Hunters should consider:
- A rifle appropriate for the intended game (e.g., a .375 caliber for big game).
- Camouflage or neutral-colored clothing suited for the terrain and climate.
- Good-quality, comfortable boots for walking.
- High-quality binoculars and possibly a spotting scope.
- Personal medical kit and insect repellent.
Can I hunt multiple species during my African safari?
Absolutely. Africa offers an array of game species. Depending on the country and region, you can combine hunts for plains game species like kudu, impala, and wildebeest with dangerous game hunts for the Big Five.
How do I ensure my hunt is ethical and contributes to conservation?
Choose outfitters with a strong reputation for ethical hunting practices. Many African nations have strict hunting regulations that not only ensure sustainable hunting but also contribute to conservation efforts, with hunting fees often funding anti-poaching and habitat preservation initiatives.
How many outfitters in Africa does Craig Boddington endorse?
Craig Boddington has spent years researching and vetting the best hunting experiences throughout Africa. Through CBEO, he has endorsed a select number of top-tier outfitters across various African countries, ensuring hunters get the best possible return on their investment in terms of experience, satisfaction, and trophy quality.
Do I need a guide or PH (Professional Hunter) during my African safari?
Yes, in most African hunting destinations, it's either mandatory or highly recommended to have a licensed PH accompany you. They have invaluable local knowledge, ensure safety, and significantly increase the success rate of the hunt.
What about transporting my trophies back home?
It's crucial to work with reputable taxidermists and shipping agents familiar with international regulations. Your outfitter or PH can usually recommend reliable services. Also, familiarize yourself with your home country's trophy import regulations.
At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.