Our outfitter hunts in the famous north western Matetsi Safari Area Unit 2 and the Kazuma Forest area which are both world renowned for their trophy quality of Elephant, Lion and Sable. This area has big open vleis, springs/river lines, wild life numbers and trophy quality. The Matetsi River runs through the length of the concession providing pools of water throughout the year for wildlife. Zimbabwe is home to an Elephant population estimated at 100,000 animals, with a threshold at 50,000, mostly in Hwange and the Zambezi Valley. Lion and Leopard hunting are also allowed. Lions and Leopards are hunted exclusively with bait and can be found in almost all areas. Zimbabwean Leopards are well known for their size. There are also large herds of Buffalo in Zimbabwe and so this country offers the possibility to hunt four of the renowned “Big Five”.
We also hunt the neighboring Kazuma Forest area which borders Kazuma Pan and Kazuma Pan National Park. This area varies slightly from the Matetsi Safari Area in that it contains huge teak and false mopani forest areas on Kalahari Sand. This area also produces many great quality trophies (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and sable).
Our outfitter has a combined excess of 60 years on the ground hunting experience and understand the vital ingredients for a memorable and successful hunt and will recommend the best areas for you to collect your desired trophy, the ideal time of year to hunt, and even the rifle you need to make the shot. Africa is their home and it makes a huge difference dealing with someone who has inside knowledge and hands on experience.
In Zimbabwe much stalking and hunting is done on foot but given the vastness of the hunting areas, it is often necessary to travel by vehicle to get to the hunting spots. The hunting areas are not very rugged and the actual hunting is not especially physically rigorous.There is no defined hunting season in Zimbabwe however, due to the summer rains, most hunting is conducted between the months of April and October, with June, July and August being the most popular months for hunting.