Limpopo Big Game Safaris Management reserve the right to adjust prices without prior notice
Accommodation and Hunting fee 1 x Hunter 1 x PH per day
Accommodation and hunting fee 2 x Hunter 1 x PH per day
Observers fee per day / night (non hunting)
Zambian hunting license
Zambian rifle importation permit (per rifle)
Zambian VISA (On arrival/Entry)
Airport drop off
Bow Hunting permit Plains Game
Bow Hunting permit Dangerous Game
MINIMUM DAYS PER SAFARI
1. The service of a licensed Professional Hunter
2. The service of trained trackers
3. The service of trained skinners
4. Hunting vehicle
5. Field preparation of trophies
6. Accommodation, Meals, soft drinks, bottled water as well as beer and wine in moderation
7. Daily laundry service
ACCOMMODATION DOES NOT INCLUDE
1. All air travel before and after the contracted period if the safari
2. Accommodation and travel charges incurred before and after the contracted period of the safari
3. Trophy Fees for animals taken or wounded
4. All air charters
5. Preparation, packing, documentation and export of trophies
6. CITES Hunting permits where applicable
Duiker Common / Grey
Kudu Southern Greater
Waterbuck Crawshay / Dafassa
Cape Buffalo bull
Cape Buffalo Cow
ALL INCLUSIVE HUNTS
14 Day Leopard hut
7 Day Cape Buffalo
Both our reserves are located in the Southern Province of Zambia.
You will fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport South Africa.
There you will be met by your LBG Safaris professional hunter (PH) who will take you to the Afton Safari lodge where you will spend the night.
The next morning Joseph from Afton Safari lodge will take you and your PH back to OR Tambo international airport.
You will fly into Livingstone's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport in Livingstone, where you will be met by our Zambian team and Professional Hunter.
We personally assist the clients with their rifles and collect them from the airport.
Bird Estate Reserve is the closest to Livingstone, just over an hour’s drive,150 kilometers, just East of Kalomo town. Following the great north tar road from Livingstone towards Lusaka, turning off 20 kilometers past Kalomo town onto a dirt road, heading South to the reserve situated on the Zambezi Plateau.
Dendro Park Reserve is just over 5 hour’s drive from Bird Estate Reserve, 180 kilometers in the wet season, April to June. In the dry season 4 hours 140 kilometers, July to November. During the wet season the road is via Choma town, following the great North road again towards Lusaka, turning North at Choma town towards Marcha Mission. From the Mission one turns North/West onto a dirt road driving via the traditional farming areas to the reserve bordering on the Kafue National Park. In the dry season, the road is via Kalomo town, following the great North road back towards Livingstone to Kalomo Town. At Kalomo turning North onto a dirt road via Kafue National Park main gate, before heading North West to the reserve bordering on the Kafue National Park.
1st April to 30st November. The most popular hunting time is June/July/August as these are the winter months in Zambia.
It is very important that you carefully consider which firearms you will be bringing with you, as once you have submitted the info you will not be able to change the your mind. It is very important that all weapons serial numbers be exactly the same when you arrive as what was issued on your import/export permit. In order to process of your rifle importation permit. For all rifle importation permits we will need your full address, a copy of your passport, full rifle details including model, make, caliber, serial numbers and amount of ammo, as Zambian customs charges ammo tax (max 60rounds per caliber).
Please note that ammo must be locked in a separate case.
We suggest a max of two rifles per person. The exact number of ammunition is also important. Limpopo Big Game Safaris does have rifles to use if you wish not to bring your own.
Preparing, Dip & Shipping of Trophies
After your safari the field treated trophies are taken to Bangweulu Taxidermy in Lusaka. The taxidermist will prepare the trophies further for export to your home country. Trophies can be exported "raw" or "mounted". Export permits are required for all trophies. We will prepare the skin and horns according to your specifications.
Rifle Requirements & Recommendations
Calibers in the 308 range are suited for some of the smaller plains game. The minimum is 375 caliber for dangerous game. We recommend a 375 caliber for all round plains game & dangerous game hunt. Good quality ammunition is essential.
Bow hunting in Zambia is legal and does not have any minimum equipment requirements. Both our areas offer tremendous opportunities for bow hunting. It is legal for hunters to import bows for bow hunting purposes into Zambia, however you will require an import permit and Bow Hunting license. We recommend to follow the South African guidelines - for big game like buffalo, a bow must deliver a kinetic energy of 80 ft/lbs and have a arrow weight of 700 grains. For medium game like Greater Kudu, a bow with kinetic energy of 70 ft/lbs and a arrow weight of 550 grains is sufficient. Small Game like Southern Impala, a bow with kinetic energy of 40 ft/lbs and a arrow weight of 400 grains will do nicely.
The highs fluctuate between 25'C and 35'C throughout the year and the lows between 20'C and 5'C. The summer months from August to April are warm, high 20'C’s, with temperatures reaching their upper limit for the area during October around 35'C. The rainy season is prone to short, spectacular thunderstorms and our rainy season generally starts towards the end of November / December and continues until around March, but this does vary from year to year. Temperatures are still warm. An African winter, generally from May to July and into August, is typically cool at night and in the mornings although you can expect it to be lovely and warm during the day. In winter months it is advised that you do bring warm clothes especially for the mornings and evenings.
Recommended Clothing & Equipment
The African sun is harsh at most times of the year. Comfortable cotton clothing (recommended in olive green, dark colors or camo) is recommended for the hot summer months, and it’s advisable to dress in layers to allow for cooler night temperatures. Camo clothing is allowed in Zambia during the actual hunt, but we would advise that it only be worn during the hunt and not in town or for travel. Footwear and hats are most important, particularly a pair of lightweight ankle-high boots or shoes, well broken in before the hunt. We also recommend you bring a good camera, binoculars, protective glasses, hat and sun screen. Electricity is 220 V supply with square 3 pin and 2 pin plugs.
After a relaxing night at camp in true African style, the hunting days commence. First light brings the hunters to life and a quick cup of coffee/tea with some toast or cereal is in order before the rifles are checked on day 1 or prior to day 1 if there is time on the arrival day. A cool box with snacks and soft drinks will be packed and the hunters will set off in search of trophies. Breakfast/lunch, typically known as “brunch”, is served around 11:30 am. After brunch some time is taken to relax as it the hottest time of the day. Around 14:30 the search for the trophies continues. Night time is typically enjoyed around the camp fire sharing stories of the day gone by and past hunts. As with true African hospitality meat from varies species are prepared along with traditional dishes which makes for a truly unique world class dinner.