Zimbabwe

Authentic and challenging African hunting in the wild Southern African country of Zimbabwe.

A leopard taken on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's wilderness areas are still quite untamed and thus very exciting to hunt. The concession we use is unfenced, with many animals roaming in and out of the area as they please. This means that oftentimes an animal will appear at the opportune moment, adding an extra trophy to your repertoire.

Three of the Big Five (elephant, buffalo and leopard) are available on our hunting safaris to Zimbabwe. Additional dangerous game species include both crocodile and hippopotamus. Some unique plains game subspecies are also available for hunting in Zimbabwe, like the Chobe bushbuck and Livingstone eland.

Zimbabwe has long been one of Africa's top safari destinations. Formerly known as Rhodesia, it is a land-locked country surrounded by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east. The Zambezi River defines it northern border and attracts many tourists each year to view the spectacular Victoria Falls; at twice the height of America's Niagara Falls, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. When hunting Zimbabwe, many safari clients include a side trip to the falls. The Limpopo River flows along Zim's southern border and, when hunting Zimbabwe, a tiger fishing trip may be in order.

Hunting Zimbabwe's vast game reserves and concessions can be a challenge for even the most experienced hunter. Hunting areas are typically one of three different types; governmental, tribal, and private, all of which have their own unique rules. Most of these areas encompass thousands of acres and are non-fenced and open. Hunting areas are mostly mopane forest and dry, grassy savanna. Hunting Zimbabwe is accomplished primarily on foot - however, the terrain is not especially rugged and therefore not very physically demanding.

Still reminiscent of the "wild Africa" of a bygone era, game is plentiful. All of the plains game species abound here, as well as the Big Five. If you are keen to hunt Zimbabwe for elephant, the country is home to an estimated 100 000 of the world's largest land mammal. Lion and leopard hunting is still open here and the success rate is high. Hunting Zimbabwe for the big cats is done exclusively over bait and it is of note that cheetah can also be taken here. A word of caution - while cheetah can be taken, their import into some countries of the world is prohibited. In addition to the Big Five, if you come to hunt Zimbabwe for hippo or croc, you will not be disappointed. These two aquatic dwellers abound in Zim's rivers and pans, and can be counted upon to make for an interesting hunt.

While Zimbabwe has suffered some difficult times recently, the country is on the mend and you can come to hunt Zimbabwe with the confidence that the sport hunting and safari industry has remained strong even during the hard times.

African Sky Hunting, in partnership with Mandre Safaris, can provide quality hunting safaris in Zimbabwe. A client can expect the same top-notch service, accommodation, and attention to detail that has become our hallmark in South Africa. If hunting Zimbabwe is at the top of your menu, a full and detailed quotation is yours for the asking.

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