Suggestions on equipment

Suggestions on equipment and what else to pack for your hunting safari in Africa.

Colonial-style explorer paraphernalia.

General Suggestions

  • Raincoat
  • Odorless sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 20
  • A good hat
  • Three sets of hunting clothes, khaki or camo (NO camo when hunting Zimbabwe)
  • A thick jacket, as it gets cold during winter evenings
  • Gloves, and possibly a small scarf
  • Two pairs of well-worn and comfortable walking boots with thick socks
  • Personal medication
  • A good camera and enough film/memory sticks
  • Camcorders are welcome and remember battery recharge equipment
  • Rifle and cleaning equipment (no semi-automatic rifles are allowed into the country)
  • Ammunition
  • Binoculars
  • If you are so inclined to keep a diary of your hunting exploits, bring it along
  • If hunting during our summer months (September - April), insect repellent is advised
  • We make use of 220 V electrical power supply so, if necessary, please remember your converter

Suggested Rifles & Calibers

This can become a heated debate indeed. The general rule applies in this case where we suggest that you bring the rifle(s) you are most comfortable with. It is important to spend time on the shooting range before your African hunt commences. You will sight-in your rifles prior to commencing the hunt. However, you must be familiar with your rifle.

Apart from the suggested calibers, it is our recommendation that a 30-06 or 300 Win Mag and a .375 would cover all your needs sufficiently. Do not think this to be a requirement - it is merely a suggestion. If you intend to hunt any one of the Big Five, it is required by law that a .375 is the minimum caliber with which you will be permitted to hunt.

Please bear in mind that, according to South African law, it is prohibited to bring a semi-automatic firearm into the country. You are also limited to bringing in 200 rounds of ammunition per caliber into the country. Depending on how many animals you aim to shoot, we suggest about 60 rounds of ammunition per caliber should be adequate. Remember the cleaning equipment!

Lastly, some of the questions which are most frequently asked have been answered on the FAQ page. If any of the information is unclear or if we can provide you with a more detailed explanation, please use the form provided on the 'contact us' page to send us your queries.

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