PLAINS HUNTING

Consists of all the species of antelope huntable in Africa from the Steenbok, Eland (the biggest antelope in Africa) and the Giraffe. Plains game excludes dangerous game which consists of the Big 5, Crocodile and Hippopotamus.

PLAINS HUNTING

Consists of all the species of antelope huntable in Africa from the Steenbok, Eland (the biggest antelope in Africa) and the Giraffe. Plains game excludes dangerous game which consists of the Big 5, Crocodile and Hippopotamus.

DANGEROUS GAME

Consists of most of the Big 5, Crocodile and Hippopotamus, this game is in a class of its own. This type of game will test the hunter but will provide a much more challenging and adrenaline filled hunt.

DANGEROUS GAME

Consists of most of the Big 5, Crocodile and Hippopotamus, this game is in a class of its own. This type of game will test the hunter but will provide a much more challenging and adrenaline filled hunt.

STAY THE NIGHT

We as African Elite Safaris have a huge variety of accommodation that varies from traditional stone under thatch lodgesluxurious chalets to tented safari camps and fine African cuisine at the end of each day’s hunting adventure in the African Bushveld. Most of our hunting Consessions already have very comfortable accommodation. This bushveld paradise caters for everybodys needs . Rest assure they we will supply you with photos of the accommodation before to make your final decision.

WING SHOOTING

Consists of shooting all birds and ducks that is suitable for hunting, shots may only be fired when the bird or duck is in flight. This form of shooting is done by shotgun and in some cases the use of a retriever dog is needed.

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WING SHOOTING

Consists of shooting all birds and ducks that is suitable for hunting, shots may only be fired when the bird or duck is in flight. This form of shooting is done by shotgun and in some cases the use of a retriever dog is needed.

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RIFLE HUNTING

The age old question of how much gun has and always will be posed when talking about hunting.  The answer usually is, “always have more then enough gun.”  This should also be followed up with, “and make sure you have nerves of steel.”

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You can certainly hear the stories of those who have taken Dangerous Game with all sorts of smaller caliber rifles but the ones that you should be hearing about are the ones about having to pay for wounded game and not retrieving their  trophies because of those smaller caliber rifles.

Africa Elite Safaris prides itself on being an ethical and honorable safari company that will not allow hunters to attempt shots that are not within these ideals.  So with that said the legal minimum for Dangerous Game is .375 magnum.  If you have a larger bore rifle and an use it well then that of course would be playing on the better side.

For Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and Rhino you should have a minimum of a .375 with a 300 grain bullet, but it would be preferable to use a .416 with a 400 grain bullet and larger. Stopping cats in open country is not too difficult, and any good soft-nosed bullet between 180 and 250 grain for leopard and around 400 grain for lion will do the job perfectly. The 400 grain bullet for lion is perfect according to the
size of the animal. The .375 with 300 grain is also excellent on lions but does not give the extra security margin of bigger calibers.

NOTE:  You are not allowed to bring over a fully automatic rifle, a semi automatic rifle, a handgun for self defense nor a weapon that falls under military catagories.

Except for leopard, which normally weighs between 60 and 80 kilos and who has a nervous system highly sensitive to hydrostatic shock, there is not a sporting cartridge that can kill an elephant, rhino or buffalo with shock only. It is imperative to physically destroy a vital organ. The only way to achieve this is to employ a caliber powerful enough that the bullet will be able to penetrate the animal’s body from any angle and reach the various vital organs: heart, lungs, major arteries, spine and brain.

A very  important consideration in favor of today’s hunters of the Big Five is the magnificent modern bullet design. Since approximately 1985, fantastic advancements have taken place in the world of bullet design, surpassing the
projectiles manufactured during the preceding 90 years with terrific performance. Any solid bullet manufactured today will withstand the impact against the bigger bones of an elephant without suffering distortion, and soft-nose projectiles will retain up to 97% of their original weight after expanding inside the animal. There are many excellent bullets available but those produced by Swift A-frame, Nossler Partition and Barnes in soft nose, the solids by Woodleigh in Australia and the Sledgehammer made by Trophy Bonded in the USA are among the very best. This means that problems caused by poor bullet performance are very rare today.

Please refer to our dangerous game page and find what bullet and caliber would be best for the specific specie you intended to hunt.  With all the above taken into consideration, there are two main facets regarding the relative potential danger factor of each species:  First, how difficult the animal is to stop when it is charging. Secondly, the animal’s ability to kill the hunter if it catches him.

In terms of difficulty of stopping a charge, the Big Five can be ranked as
follows.

1. Buffalo       2. Lion      3. Elephant        4. Leopard      5. Black Rhino/Hippo

In terms of likely a hunter is to be killed if he is caught by the animal, a
different ranking apply:

1. Elephant 90%     2. Lion 80%    3. Buffalo 70%    4. Black Rhino/Hippo 50%  5. Leopard 20%

In the hunting world everyone will draw his own conclusion from his own
experiences, which are always dominated by the type of country where the
hunt occurred. For me the lion has caused me the most anxious moments of my
hunting career.

RIFLE HUNTING

The age old question of how much gun has and always will be posed when talking about hunting.  The answer usually is, “always have more then enough gun.”  This should also be followed up with, “and make sure you have nerves of steel.”

Read More

You can certainly hear the stories of those who have taken Dangerous Game with all sorts of smaller caliber rifles but the ones that you should be hearing about are the ones about having to pay for wounded game and not retrieving their  trophies because of those smaller caliber rifles.

Africa Elite Safaris prides itself on being an ethical and honorable safari company that will not allow hunters to attempt shots that are not within these ideals.  So with that said the legal minimum for Dangerous Game is .375 magnum.  If you have a larger bore rifle and an use it well then that of course would be playing on the better side.

For Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion and Rhino you should have a minimum of a .375 with a 300 grain bullet, but it would be preferable to use a .416 with a 400 grain bullet and larger. Stopping cats in open country is not too difficult, and any good soft-nosed bullet between 180 and 250 grain for leopard and around 400 grain for lion will do the job perfectly. The 400 grain bullet for lion is perfect according to the
size of the animal. The .375 with 300 grain is also excellent on lions but does not give the extra security margin of bigger calibers.

NOTE:  You are not allowed to bring over a fully automatic rifle, a semi automatic rifle, a handgun for self defense nor a weapon that falls under military catagories.

Except for leopard, which normally weighs between 60 and 80 kilos and who has a nervous system highly sensitive to hydrostatic shock, there is not a sporting cartridge that can kill an elephant, rhino or buffalo with shock only. It is imperative to physically destroy a vital organ. The only way to achieve this is to employ a caliber powerful enough that the bullet will be able to penetrate the animal’s body from any angle and reach the various vital organs: heart, lungs, major arteries, spine and brain.

A very  important consideration in favor of today’s hunters of the Big Five is the magnificent modern bullet design. Since approximately 1985, fantastic advancements have taken place in the world of bullet design, surpassing the
projectiles manufactured during the preceding 90 years with terrific performance. Any solid bullet manufactured today will withstand the impact against the bigger bones of an elephant without suffering distortion, and soft-nose projectiles will retain up to 97% of their original weight after expanding inside the animal. There are many excellent bullets available but those produced by Swift A-frame, Nossler Partition and Barnes in soft nose, the solids by Woodleigh in Australia and the Sledgehammer made by Trophy Bonded in the USA are among the very best. This means that problems caused by poor bullet performance are very rare today.

Please refer to our dangerous game page and find what bullet and caliber would be best for the specific specie you intended to hunt.  With all the above taken into consideration, there are two main facets regarding the relative potential danger factor of each species:  First, how difficult the animal is to stop when it is charging. Secondly, the animal’s ability to kill the hunter if it catches him.

In terms of difficulty of stopping a charge, the Big Five can be ranked as
follows.

1. Buffalo       2. Lion      3. Elephant        4. Leopard      5. Black Rhino/Hippo

In terms of likely a hunter is to be killed if he is caught by the animal, a
different ranking apply:

1. Elephant 90%     2. Lion 80%    3. Buffalo 70%    4. Black Rhino/Hippo 50%  5. Leopard 20%

In the hunting world everyone will draw his own conclusion from his own
experiences, which are always dominated by the type of country where the
hunt occurred. For me the lion has caused me the most anxious moments of my
hunting career.

TOURS

African Elite Safaris offers Photographic and Sight seeing tours all over South Africa.

BOW HUNTING

The decision to hunt the Dangerous Game of Africa with bow should not be taken lightly. Dangerous Game of Africa are know as killers and it is not hearsay… this is true. If you are going to hunt Dangerous game, the more you know about it the better your changes will be of emerging unscathed.

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Too much emphasis is placed on kinetic energy – this is not always a indicator of good penetration potential. Kinetic energy is scalar or non-directional in nature, and includes all the types of energy of a body motion. Kinetic energy has no direct bearing on penetration. Momentum however is the correct formula to measure the directional (in this case forward) “impulse” of a body in motion. It is the force exerted over a period of time in one specific direction – i.e. unidirectional force vector. In big, thick-skinned game, penetration is of vital importance and momentum is what provides it. Do not even consider using mechanical broadheads on these robust animals. A strongly constructed, one-piece broadhead with resharpenable blades is recommended. A two-blade, cut on impact broadhead has better penetration qualities than a three or four-blade model. Simmons Landshark with bleeders and Mussy 220 grain Phantom broadhead with bleeders have good potential as well. Have a shaft thinner than the ferrule of the broadhead and a strong, well-constructed broadhead with one or two blades which have a high mechanical advantage.

A very sharp broadhead placed on the right spot is however of at most importance above to have a bow of to high poundage, where the hunter have a problem using it to the full.

Please note that arrows tipped with mechanical-open-on-impact broadheads are at no circumstances allowed to hunt dangerous game, and should be avoided at all times, and one should use them only on plains game species. Please make sure that you have the right setup when using mechanical-open-on-impact broadheads.

Dangerous Game:

The following could be an indicator to work on…

Buffalo; Giraffe

For Buffalo it is strongly advised that you use a bow delivering minimum kinetic energy of 80 foot-pounds or more and an arrow weight of at least 700 grains. Ideally, the arrow for hunting buffalo should be heavy  880 to 900 grains.

Elephant; Rhino; Hippo

Minimum recommendations for a bowhunter intending to shoot one of these are a 90 pound draw weight bow, shooting an 800 – 900 grain arrow, delivering around 110 foot pounds kinetic  energy at a velocity of about 240 feet per second. Examples of some strong two-blade broadheads are Magnus 125 grain, Zwickey 160 grain, Steel Force 125 grain and Microtec 170 grain.

Lion

Use a bow delivering at least 65 foot pounds of energy and an arrow of 500 grains (minimum). Make sure you have a sight with good light-gathering qualities. Broadheads that work well are Muzzy 125 grain, Thunderhead 125 grain, Magnus 125 grain or Zwickeys. Two or three-blade broadheads work. An alert lion has quick reflexes so a fast arrow is advisable when shooting at a lion.

Leopard

A Fast and quiet setup is advised when hunting leopard. Penetration does not present too much of a problem if you are using good-quality, razor-sharp broadheads. This is one instance where I strongly advise the fastest arrow you can shoot out of your particular bow. The extremely fast reflexes of the leopard make it necessary to shoot an arrow that will arrive in the shortest possible time and reduce the likelihood of wounding. You don’t, if you can help it, want to wound a leopard. Rather use a good broadhead than a mechanical/open-on-impact broadhead.

Big plains game

The following could be an indicator to work on…

Eland; Kudu; Zebra; Wildebeest; Hartebeest;

These animals are big with solid muscle and bone structures. The skin is not as thick as that of buffalo or giraffe. The challenge will be to ensure that you get enough arrow penetration to effect double lung penetration. A Broadhead of strong construction will be required. Recommended broadheads are G5 striker, Zwickey Diamond Delta or Magnus, Grizzly or Thunderheads. Any efficient bow 60 pound a or more will be able to dispatch these species. A complete arrow weight of at least 500 grains is recommended. Don’t go too light. A heavier arrow having higher momentum will penetrate better through tissue and bone than a light arrow.

For medium and small plains game.

These animals are not particular tough animals. A relatively light bone structure will also not offer too much resistance to a sharp broadhead-tipped arrow. Any sharp broadhead of two or three blade configuration will work well on these species. Any bow of 45 pounds or more draw weight will be adequate when matched with a well-balanced and sharp, broadhead-tipped arrow

BOW HUNTING

The decision to hunt the Dangerous Game of Africa with bow should not be taken lightly. Dangerous Game of Africa are know as killers and it is not hearsay… this is true. If you are going to hunt Dangerous game, the more you know about it the better your changes will be of emerging unscathed.

Read More

Too much emphasis is placed on kinetic energy – this is not always a indicator of good penetration potential. Kinetic energy is scalar or non-directional in nature, and includes all the types of energy of a body motion. Kinetic energy has no direct bearing on penetration. Momentum however is the correct formula to measure the directional (in this case forward) “impulse” of a body in motion. It is the force exerted over a period of time in one specific direction – i.e. unidirectional force vector. In big, thick-skinned game, penetration is of vital importance and momentum is what provides it. Do not even consider using mechanical broadheads on these robust animals. A strongly constructed, one-piece broadhead with resharpenable blades is recommended. A two-blade, cut on impact broadhead has better penetration qualities than a three or four-blade model. Simmons Landshark with bleeders and Mussy 220 grain Phantom broadhead with bleeders have good potential as well. Have a shaft thinner than the ferrule of the broadhead and a strong, well-constructed broadhead with one or two blades which have a high mechanical advantage.

A very sharp broadhead placed on the right spot is however of at most importance above to have a bow of to high poundage, where the hunter have a problem using it to the full.

Please note that arrows tipped with mechanical-open-on-impact broadheads are at no circumstances allowed to hunt dangerous game, and should be avoided at all times, and one should use them only on plains game species. Please make sure that you have the right setup when using mechanical-open-on-impact broadheads.

Dangerous Game:

The following could be an indicator to work on…

Buffalo; Giraffe

For Buffalo it is strongly advised that you use a bow delivering minimum kinetic energy of 80 foot-pounds or more and an arrow weight of at least 700 grains. Ideally, the arrow for hunting buffalo should be heavy  880 to 900 grains.

Elephant; Rhino; Hippo

Minimum recommendations for a bowhunter intending to shoot one of these are a 90 pound draw weight bow, shooting an 800 – 900 grain arrow, delivering around 110 foot pounds kinetic  energy at a velocity of about 240 feet per second. Examples of some strong two-blade broadheads are Magnus 125 grain, Zwickey 160 grain, Steel Force 125 grain and Microtec 170 grain.

Lion

Use a bow delivering at least 65 foot pounds of energy and an arrow of 500 grains (minimum). Make sure you have a sight with good light-gathering qualities. Broadheads that work well are Muzzy 125 grain, Thunderhead 125 grain, Magnus 125 grain or Zwickeys. Two or three-blade broadheads work. An alert lion has quick reflexes so a fast arrow is advisable when shooting at a lion.

Leopard

A Fast and quiet setup is advised when hunting leopard. Penetration does not present too much of a problem if you are using good-quality, razor-sharp broadheads. This is one instance where I strongly advise the fastest arrow you can shoot out of your particular bow. The extremely fast reflexes of the leopard make it necessary to shoot an arrow that will arrive in the shortest possible time and reduce the likelihood of wounding. You don’t, if you can help it, want to wound a leopard. Rather use a good broadhead than a mechanical/open-on-impact broadhead.

Big plains game:

The following could be an indicator to work on…

Eland; Kudu; Zebra; Wildebeest; Hartebeest;

These animals are big with solid muscle and bone structures. The skin is not as thick as that of buffalo or giraffe. The challenge will be to ensure that you get enough arrow penetration to effect double lung penetration. A Broadhead of strong construction will be required. Recommended broadheads are G5 striker, Zwickey Diamond Delta or Magnus, Grizzly or Thunderheads. Any efficient bow 60 pound a or more will be able to dispatch these species. A complete arrow weight of at least 500 grains is recommended. Don’t go too light. A heavier arrow having higher momentum will penetrate better through tissue and bone than a light arrow.

For medium and small plains game.

These animals are not particular tough animals. A relatively light bone structure will also not offer too much resistance to a sharp broadhead-tipped arrow. Any sharp broadhead of two or three blade configuration will work well on these species. Any bow of 45 pounds or more draw weight will be adequate when matched with a well-balanced and sharp, broadhead-tipped arrow

MOZAMBIQUE HUNTING

African Elite Safaris offer u true Africa hunting experience in Mozambique Zambezi Delta Coutada 14, Marromeu, Sofala Province. The Zambezi Delta is one of the gems of Africa. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

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You most likely to experience buffalo Herds of a few 100 at a time,most of time up close. Coutada 14 is well known for its exceptional buffalo, from following dagga boys between the palm forests to hunting the large herds in the swamps. You will experience the true Africa and have campsite stories to tell for life

We as African Elite Safaris will make this a true African Experience that you will leave with awesome memories that you will be telling to your Grandchildren and friends for as long as you remember. We will provide you with top quality Trophies as well as a very professional service.Our Kanguma Camp is situated on banks of Mguni River with an incredible view.We have 4 chalets and will make your stay unforgettable.

Our Chalets are mosquito proof and have all the facilities you will need on your hunting tip to be do after arrival your Professional Hunter will assist you to make sure you are very comfortable with your rifle.Please take some practice before coming on your dream buffalo hunt. Taking some time to shoot over shooting sticks is also very good to help you to be comfortable. Charter flights from Beira to Marromeu and back.Our professional pilots will be waiting for you on arrival in Beira,You will be in very professional hands and they will help you through the customs and do all documentation.

Clients should arrange their own travel ,medical and accident insurance. African Elite Safaris accepts no liabilities whatsoever in regard to : Weather conditions,injuries or damage to persons and /or equipment. Due to the nature of Safari hunting,driving,boating and the general third world conditions on our hunting concession,African Elite Safaris,their employees,guides and affiliates,do not accept responsibility for any client or dependent there of in respect of any loss, injury, illness, damage, accident, fatality, delay or in convenience experienced.

Our company African Elite Safaris does not allow the use of solid ammunition for hunting except on elephant and the small antelopes. In your own interest please use premium soft points such as Swift A frame,Rhino, Woodleigh etc. We make every effort to ensure that our clients are fully aware of all costs involved on each hunt to avoid any surprises. We do not guarantee exclusives camp use for individual hunting groups without prior arrangements You might have dreamed of a large buffalo.You definitely are looking at the right place.

With some hard work and tracking you can get that dream buffalo that you always wanted,There might be times that you need to cross water especially if we need to get close to some of the big herds. The Dagga boys are tracked in the palm forests and an experience well worth working for in the late season our eland are some of the largest in Mozambique. It does not cost some hard work with tracking, but an experience you will always remember.

MOZAMBIQUE HUNTING

African Elite Safaris offer u true Africa hunting experience in Mozambique Zambezi Delta Coutada 14, Marromeu, Sofala Province. The Zambezi Delta is one of the gems of Africa. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

Find Out More

You most likely to experience buffalo Herds of a few 100 at a time,most of time up close. Coutada 14 is well known for its exceptional buffalo, from following dagga boys between the palm forests to hunting the large herds in the swamps. You will experience the true Africa and have campsite stories to tell for life

We as African Elite Safaris will make this a true African Experience that you will leave with awesome memories that you will be telling to your Grandchildren and friends for as long as you remember. We will provide you with top quality Trophies as well as a very professional service.Our Kanguma Camp is situated on banks of Mguni River with an incredible view.We have 4 chalets and will make your stay unforgettable.

Our Chalets are mosquito proof and have all the facilities you will need on your hunting tip to be do after arrival your Professional Hunter will assist you to make sure you are very comfortable with your rifle.Please take some practice before coming on your dream buffalo hunt. Taking some time to shoot over shooting sticks is also very good to help you to be comfortable. Charter flights from Beira to Marromeu and back.Our professional pilots will be waiting for you on arrival in Beira,You will be in very professional hands and they will help you through the customs and do all documentation.

Clients should arrange their own travel ,medical and accident insurance. African Elite Safaris accepts no liabilities whatsoever in regard to : Weather conditions,injuries or damage to persons and /or equipment. Due to the nature of Safari hunting,driving,boating and the general third world conditions on our hunting concession,African Elite Safaris,their employees,guides and affiliates,do not accept responsibility for any client or dependent there of in respect of any loss, injury, illness, damage, accident, fatality, delay or in convenience experienced.

Our company African Elite Safaris does not allow the use of solid ammunition for hunting except on elephant and the small antelopes. In your own interest please use premium soft points such as Swift A frame,Rhino, Woodleigh etc. We make every effort to ensure that our clients are fully aware of all costs involved on each hunt to avoid any surprises. We do not guarantee exclusives camp use for individual hunting groups without prior arrangements You might have dreamed of a large buffalo.You definitely are looking at the right place.

With some hard work and tracking you can get that dream buffalo that you always wanted,There might be times that you need to cross water especially if we need to get close to some of the big herds. The Dagga boys are tracked in the palm forests and an experience well worth working for in the late season our eland are some of the largest in Mozambique. It does not cost some hard work with tracking, but an experience you will always remember.

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