Giraffe

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth, native to the savannas of Africa. They are known for their long necks, spotted coats, and unique gait, and they feed on leaves, flowers, and shoots of trees and shrubs. Giraffes are social animals, living in herds of up to 20 individuals, and they are active both day and night.

Why hunt

Giraffe

with Craig Boddington?

Experience the thrill of hunting one of Africa's tallest and most iconic animals with our giraffe hunting expeditions. Our vetted outfitters offer top-quality giraffe hunting experiences in some of the best locations in Africa. With expert guides and the right equipment, you'll have the opportunity to track and take down this magnificent creature. Book your giraffe hunting adventure today!

Endorsed Outfitters that hunt

Giraffe

Battle Creek Safaris
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Africa
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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.

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Antelope, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Warthog, and many more.
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Roche Safaris

Roche Safaris is a family run outfit operating in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and Mozambique. With over 70000 acres of pristine game land he provides the perfect hunting grounds for top quality animals.

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Antelope, Kudu, Wildebeest, Deer, Nyala, Warthog, Zebra, and many more.
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Burchell-Wolf Safaris
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Africa
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Located in northern Namibia, Burchell-Wolf Safaris is a family owned and operated boutique safari ready to cater to your every need.

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Wolf, Cat, Baboon, Fox, Jackal, Impala, Wildebeest, Gemsbok, Roan, Eland, and many more.
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John X Safaris

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.

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Baboon, other species
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Jamy Traut Safaris
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Africa
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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.

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Baboon, cat, Fox, Rhino, Reedbuck Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Kudu, Roan and other species
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Frontier Safaris

Family owned and operated. Burchell Private Game Reserve in South Africa is privately owned land and it is exclusively for our clients.

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Impala, Fox, Giraffe, Blesbuck, Grysbuck, Wildebeest, Cat, Lechwe, Steenbok, Steenbuck, Zebra and more.
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K&K Premium Jagd GmbH
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Europe
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K&K Premium Hunting - Your partner for exclusive hunting tours and safaris worldwide

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Deer, Ibex, Boar, Blesbok, Baboon, Pig, Impala, Fox, chamois and more.
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Eland Safaris

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.

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African wild Cat Baboon, Black Impala, Buffalo, Bushbuck
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J.P. Kleinhans Safaris

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!

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Water Buffalo
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Giraffe?

The giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world, known for its long neck and distinctive spotted pattern. Native to Africa, they are part of the Giraffidae family, which also includes the much smaller okapi.

Where can Giraffes be found in the wild?

Giraffes roam across the savannahs, grasslands, and open woodlands of Africa. There are several subspecies of giraffe, and their distribution varies from the Sahara's southern edges to the northern parts of South Africa.

How do Giraffes utilize their long necks?

While it's evident they use their necks to feed on the leaves, flowers, and fruits of trees, they also have a unique way of drinking, bending down to water sources. Male giraffes also use their necks in combat, a practice known as "necking", where they swing their heads to deliver powerful blows.

Why do Giraffes have such long legs?

Their lengthy legs allow them to run swiftly, reaching speeds up to 35 miles per hour over short distances. Additionally, their height offers a vantage point to spot predators from afar.

How do serious hunters approach giraffe hunting?

Serious hunters in collaboration with Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters prioritize ethical hunting practices. Hunting giraffes requires understanding their behavior and habitats. It's a challenging endeavor, often demanding a precise shot due to the animal's size and anatomy.

Do Giraffes have vocalizations?

Yes, while giraffes are often silent, they do produce sounds, including moos, snores, hisses, and more. Recent studies even suggest they may engage in low-frequency communication that is inaudible to humans.

Are Giraffes endangered?

Some subspecies of giraffes are at greater risk than others. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorized certain subspecies as "Vulnerable" or "Endangered" due to habitat loss, poaching, and civil unrest in parts of Africa.

How do Giraffes sleep?

Giraffes have unique sleeping patterns. They can sleep standing up, entering short periods of deep sleep, but when they lie down, it's usually for a brief time and in places where they feel safe from predators.

What is the significance of a Giraffe's spot pattern?

Every giraffe has a unique spot pattern, much like human fingerprints. This pattern offers camouflage, helping them blend into their environment. The pattern and its variations can also be indicators of specific subspecies of giraffe.

The CBEO Experience

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.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.