Hippos are large, semi-aquatic mammals native to Africa. They are known for their powerful jaws and aggressive behavior, and they are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Hippos feed on grasses and other vegetation, and they are popular game animals for hunters.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime hunting adventure with our Hippo expeditions. Our expert outfitters offer top-quality hunts in some of the best locations for Hippos, where you'll have the chance to track and take down this magnificent and powerful animal. With expert guides and top-quality equipment, you're sure to have an unforgettable hunting experience. Book your Hippo hunt today!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The hippopotamus, often simply called "hippo", is a large, herbivorous mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. They are recognized by their barrel-shaped torsos, enormous mouths and teeth, and nearly hairless bodies.
Hippos typically inhabit rivers, lakes, and mangrove swamps across sub-Saharan Africa. They prefer areas with calm water, where they spend most of the day submerged.
Despite their seemingly docile nature, hippos are highly aggressive and territorial. They are responsible for more human deaths in Africa than other large animals, often attacking boats or humans who venture too close to their territory.
It's crucial to always hunt with an experienced guide who understands hippo behavior. Approach with extreme caution, stay downwind, and ensure you're using an appropriate caliber.
Due to their size and thick skin, a powerful rifle, typically .375 H&H or larger, is recommended.
While hippos can be hunted year-round, the dry season is often preferable. During this period, hippos tend to concentrate in larger water bodies, making them slightly easier to locate.
Adult hippos have few natural predators due to their size, but crocodiles can sometimes pose a threat, especially to young hippos. Lions and hyenas might also target juveniles.
While it might appear as a simple stretch, a hippo's yawn can be a display of dominance or a warning sign of potential aggression.
A hippo's massive canine teeth, which can grow up to 20 inches, are highly sought-after as trophies. Their sheer size and the challenge they present in the hunt also contribute to their allure among serious hunters.
Absolutely! The team at Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters is experienced in arranging hippo hunts and can guide serious hunters in every step of the process, ensuring both safety and a memorable hunting 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.