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Ameri-Cana Expeditions
International Hunting
Zimbabwe

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.

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. 

Cost of hunts – MATETSI Unit 2

Hunt Hunting Days Daily Rates USD
Lion, Buffalo and  Plains Game 21 2,700
Lion, Leopard and Plains Game 21 2,700
Lion, Elephant and Plains Game 21 2,700
Lion, Sable and Plains Game 21 2,700
Lion, Elephant, Sable and Plains Game 21 2,700
Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Plains Game 24 2,700
Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Plains Game 24 3,000
Elephant, Buffalo and Plains Game 16 2,200
Elephant, Leopard and Plains Game 18 2,200
Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Plains Game 18 2,250
Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and Plains Game 24 2,850
Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Plains Game 24 2,850
Elephant and Plains Game 14 2,100
Tuskless Elephant and Plains Game 10 1,050
Tuskless Elephant, Buffalo and Plains Game 16 1,350
Tuskless Elephant, Leopard and Plains Game 16 1,500
Buffalo, Leopard, Sable and Plains Game 18 1,500
Buffalo, Leopard and Plains Game 16 1,500
Buffalo, Sable and Plains Game 16 1,400
Leopard, Sable and Plains Game 14 1,500
Leopard and Plains Game 14 1,500
Buffalo and Plains Game 10 1,250
Sable and Plains Game 12 1,200
Plains Game 7 850

Please contact us for Trophy Fee Price List.

Non Hunting Observers - $250 per day

Daily rates are exclusive of 2% Government Levy

Rates are subject to change as per Government Statutory Regulations.

Accommodations

Matetsi Camp

Beautifully located on a small hill overlooking a typical Matetsi vlei. Camp consists of three thatched rondavels all with bathroom ensuite.  The camp has electricity with a backup generator. A separate thatched bar, dining area and fire pit face west giving the most incredible views of the sunsets.

 

Kazuma Camp

Is constructed of 4 "A" frame thatched chalets under a grove of False Mopane Trees. All chalets have running water, flush toilets and there is a communal dinning area and fire pit . Lighting is all solar.

Sample Itinerary Day

5:00am (or first light) - Breakfast).  The wake time depends how far from the camp one will be hunting that day, if some species of animals are a long way from camp one would arise much earlier in order to get to the hunting area early. 

5:30am – Start your hunt in a predetermined area of the concession travelling in a Land Cruiser especially equipped for safari hunting purposes. Once you pick up tracks you will travel from vehicle on foot.  

7:00 am - The hunting begins. Early morning is the best rime for hunting so you will stop for lunch depending on how your hunt is going that morning

Noon - Usually by lunch time it is pretty hot making hunting during these hours not very fruitful. You head back to the camp for lunch and maybe a little siesta.  If any animals are shot during the course of the day they are normally transported back to the camp

After lunch - After the siesta, we will head out to hunt once it becomes a little cooler and game starts to move about. 

End of Day - After hunting all afternoon around dusk time, we return to camp.  You will then have time to shower / bath.

7:00pm - You relax around the camp fire with your professional hunter with a sundowner.   Dinner follows with a three course meal thereafter plans are made for the next day’s hunt and then to bed.  

Summary

Zimbabwe is a tourist friendly destination thus red-tape formalities are usually straight forward and hassle free. You will be required to purchase a visa for $30.00US upon arrival. It is not compulsory to have any vaccinations for entry into Zimbabwe, however we advise that you take anti-malaria prophylactics prior, during and immediately after your stay.

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