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Zimbabwe Hunting Safari

Overview

Zimbabwe Hunting Safari

The oldest safari lodge in Zimbabwe!  Enjoy an authentic African hunting safari on 32,000 privately owned acres with abundant game!  The owner of this lodge is a legend in Zimbabwe and his family joins him in offering clients a once in a lifetime experience.  Known for generations as the prime place in southern Africa for the majestic Sable!  Zimbabwe Sable hunting is considered by many to be the finest.  Over 25 different species may be hunted from the dozen specially built bow hunting blinds or on foot with your rifle.  They do not shoot from vehicles, only proper spot and stalk hunting.

Located only two hours from Victoria Falls and only 45 minutes from Bulawayo where your host will meet you as soon as you clear customs and collect your baggage, this lodge is ideal for adding on amazing photo safari opportunities.  We will customize the perfect itinerary to suit your desires for your Zimbabwe Sable hunting and plains game hunting.

The accommodations are comfortable en-suite tents with thatched living area and lovely swimming pool overlooking a well-established busy waterhole.

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Species: Sable, plains game, leopard
Capacity: 3 hunters plus observers
Location: Near Victoria Falls and Bulawayo
Season: March through November
Method: Rifle
Lodging: Very basic thatched chalets and cabins
Food: Home cooked meals
Trip Length: 7-21 days
Transport: 2x1 or 1x1 Guided
Guided: 2x1 or 1x1 Guided

Shooting

Amazing numbers of game Covering 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares) this large Block including superb leopard, sable and plains game safari area – a piece of African paradise. It is perfect for families, groups, first time and experienced hunters. All our animals are hunted ‘free and fair chase’. Bow hunters may hunt at waterholes or may try their skill at ‘spot and stalk’ hunting. Rifle hunters are encouraged to go out on foot and participate in the joy of the stalk.

The following animals may be hunted :

Leopard, Sable, Eland, Kudu, Zebra, Wildebeeste, Giraffe, Impala, Warthog, Duiker, Steenbok, Honey Badger, Tsessebe, Bushbuck Chobe, Bushpig, Porcupine, Monkey and a host of small cats.

They hunt two leopard a year on the Block and have a high success rate in big male leopards both with bow and rifle.

Bow Hunters are encouraged and catered to.

Make a Difference

Our neighbors are re-settled farmers some of whom have been around for nearly as long as we have. We provide assistance in the form of loans of our tractors and trailers to cart materials. We service diesel engines for borehole pumping and weld carts and various items for the community. We also donate meat to community functions.

Education

We have two local primary schools. Dundubala now boasts four classrooms for the seven grades, although the windows are still free of glass and the desks are few and far between. Mathonisa inhabits a collection of burnt and semi-revived outbuildings of an old farm. Both schools have dedicated teachers who weedle favours from us like carting river sand to build new toilet blocks, meat for their school events and fundraisers and transport to inter-school sports days! Our students on attachment undertake outreach sessions with the kids and tell them a bit about wildlife and their individual uniqueness and importance in our environment.

In October 2014 we ran a two day kids camp with an experienced facilitator who took a small group of 10 – 12 year old kids from Dundubala and Mathonisa Primary Schools and taught them about the wildlife around them, showed them animals that some of them had never seen, and most importantly, made it a FUN camp that’ll have them talking and thinking about the world around them. Most particularly we hope it’ll result in an anti-poaching awareness. We plan to run more of these camps in the future.

Clients wishing to bring something for the kids are encouraged to bring pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, writing books, learning aids such as flash cards, wall charts, maps. Monetary donations will be handled transparently by us who will provide you with receipts to show you what happened to it.

Health

Redwood clinic, our closest at approx 8km distant, provides basic care to our community numbering upwards of 1000 people. In existence for nearly five years now it provides a three bed maternity ward, HIV testing and commonly associated disease testing, counseling and medication. It is staffed by three hard working nurses, two of whom live on site.

We mow their yard after the rainy season. We provide food for workshops with the local village caregivers.  Every village in the area (including us!) pay our monthly fees towards security for the clinic.  Redwood clinic completely and utterly burnt down on 10th November 2014 as a result of a large veld (bush) fire.  The local community themselves are working hard to clean up and begin the re-build. Various building materials have been sourced and it will be a slow but sure project. However, it will need to be restocked and new furniture installed.

Lodging

Built on a rocky hillside, offers a delightful oasis of green lawns, shaded tents with en-suite bathrooms, a lovely swimming pool, deep thatched rooflines and a superb wooden deck overlooking a waterhole where game comes to drink. Our daily rate is inclusive of excellent food and drinks and attentive service to make your stay a memorable one.

Tents
Enjoy classic safari style living of the golden era. ‘Meru’ style tents with proper beds; an en-suite bathroom with running water and flush toilets.
220v electricity is provided in each tent and adaptors are available to use. Hairdryers are available on request. 110v shaver plugs are installed in the bathroom.

The Camp
There is a swimming pool and a large and comfortable dining / living area set around a very productive watering hole!
During the dry season the waterhole in front of the camp is a busy thoroughfare of wildlife. The camp gardens are inundated with bushbuck, warthog, kudu and mongooses. Enjoy watching them while you relax in camp.

Food
They strive to serve locally grown organic foods. Venison is the meat predominately served and we aim to serve meat from the animal that you have hunted and can prepare cuts to your request.
Our milk, cream and butter come from our own small dairy herd.

Activities

Activities before and after your hunting safari are numerous!  Visit Chobe Game Park, Hwange Park, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and more…

Horseback Riding
Visit to Livingstone Island for tea, lunch or breakfast
Elephant back safaris
Bungee jumping
White water rafting
Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi
Day trip to Chobe Game Park
Shopping at local markets
Helicopter tours – Click on the link to see a flight in April 2014
Abseil
Lion walks
Steam trains
Canoe Safari
Visit the falls and more

Video your trip:
Videographer services are available for this trip for an additional fee. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.

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Rates

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VIP HOSTING SERVICES:

Each year  Corinna and Kevin Slaughter offer their expertise as hosts for clients that wish to be accompanied on their international adventure. As you depart for your adventure, you will be able to relax as they will tend to all the details along the way! As you can imagine, they only host a few select trips each year as their schedule allows. If you wish to inquire about this great opportunity, please ask upon booking your outdoor vacation.   Additional fees will be incurred for this VIP service.

VIDEO SERVICES:

We have a few select experienced videographers available for trips to Africa. They are located in the region for easy access to the properties. Please inquire about the benefits and expenses of enjoying a professional video of your experience.

FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  LINK:   Travelex Insurance

 

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, or lodge closings; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance.  There are many good companies available.  We recommend Travelex because of their service, our experience with them and their company ratings.

Travel insurance is the best way to protect your investment in this trip.  It can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, and lodge closings; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Ripcord Evacuation and Rescue Services:   Link:  Ripcord

This should be purchased in addition to travel insurance! This is not a replacement for travel insurance.

The Ripcord membership provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians