Hunt the Big 5 in Africa

Hunting dangerous game in Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris.
Dangerous game hunting packages

Hunting dangerous game in Africa

Hunting dangerous game in Africa safaris are for hunters who have hunted plains game and are pursuing something extra. The thrill of the hunt is what makes hunters go back to basics when trying to outwit game animals in their natural environment. Dangerous game hunting increases the thrill of the hunt to a whole new level – the hunter can easily become the hunted.

There is a distinct reason why dangerous game are known as dangerous game, and the reason is simply because elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and hippos are dangerous. All six of the aforementioned animals have killed humans since the start of time and will continue to do so until the end of time.

This is why Professional Hunters in Africa must have sufficient dangerous game hunting in Africa experience before being allowed to guide hunters on such hunts. Most dangerous game hunts end well for the hunters, but it is on the odd occasion when dangerous animals charge hunters when a cool head and enough gun along with experience is handy to have.

The hunting dangerous game in Africa videos further down the page depict hunts that end well for the hunters; apart from one when hunters are charged by a Cape buffalo. The Professional Hunters stood their ground and from almost point blank range eliminated the threat.

There are several regions in South Africa where dangerous game occurs naturally and where we conduct our dangerous game hunting safaris.

On a whole Mkulu Hunting Safaris conduct walk-and-stalk hunts for dangerous game. However, if a hunter has medical or health issues we hunt according to those abilities.

 

There are two ways in which hunting dangerous game in Africa is done:
  1. Hunting dangerous game in Africa with a rifle – due to the nature of such hunts, there are hunting regulations instituted by the authorities for the benefit of the hunter. These guidelines determine that a minimum caliber of 375 is required by most African countries for hunting dangerous game. Some African countries also focus on the energy produced by certain calibers as a means of determining which calibers can be used for which animals. If the Joules (J) generated by a caliber is high enough, then those countries allow those calibers to be used for hunting dangerous game.

In South Africa, the minimum required caliber for hunting dangerous game is 375 in all areas. Please follow this link to see which calibers we recommend for hunting dangerous game in Africa.

  1. Hunting dangerous game in Africa with a bow and arrow – for stick shooters wanting to bow hunt African dangerous game, there are several bow hunting regulations with regards to draw weight, arrow weight and broad head to be used for bow hunting African dangerous game. Please remember that we may not hunt elephants and rhinos with a bow in South Africa. Follow this link to see what the draw weights and kinetic energy (KE) requirements are for bow hunting dangerous game in South Africa.

As a side-note: Hunting dangerous game in Africa is also known as

  • hunting the Big 5
  • hunting the Big Five

We prefer using hunting dangerous game as this includes hippos and crocodiles along with elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and Cape buffalo.

Hunting dangerous game in Africa safaris offered in South Africa are in high demand for the following reasons

  • The hunting facilities are wife friendly
  • South Africa is a stable political state
  • Easy access to-and-from our airports cut back on travel time and travel expenses
  • Superior infrastructure allows for a variety of alternative forms of recreation to be incorporated to a hunting safari like wildlife photo safaris, visits to Cape Town and the Victoria Falls.
  • Plains game species can be hunted along with any of the dangerous game species
  • The topography of South Africa is diverse enough to allow you to be eating in a 5-star restaurant, fly two hours from there and find yourself in the middle of a remote part of the bushveld. No wonder South Africa is often referred to as A world in One Country.

Hunting the Big 5 – choose your weapons

Hunt with a rifle

Hunting dangerous game in Africa is in most cases by rifle hunters. Entering South Africa with a rifle has some legal requirements attached. Ensure a hassle-free arrival for a hunt of a lifetime by applying for a pre-arrival, pre-approved temporary rifle import permit. If you hunt with us we supply you with a filled out example of the dreaded SAPS 520 form.

Rifle hunting packages

African big 5 hunting packages in South Africa and Zimbabwe with Hunting in Africa Safaris. The Professional Hunter (PH) that guides you on your dangerous game hunt needs to have a Big 5 license – this means he has sufficient African Big 5 hunting experience to keep you away from harm. It does not matter how much the cost of an African Big 5 hunting safari is, a professional hunter cannot buy experience.

Our African Big 5 hunting packages for 2018 are all-inclusive. The cost of the Big five hunting safari includes all tags, fees, daily rates and the trophy fee.

You will be billed only once for all costs involved – the

Hunt with a bow

Hunting dangerous game in Africa with bow and arrow is becoming increasingly popular. There are no hazardous forms to fill out for the import of your bow and arrows. The only downside to bringing your bow through customs is you have to collect your bow case from the SAPS office at the airport. This constitutes a minor detour and about 5 minutes of your time.

Bow hunting packages

price you see is the price you pay. In the event that any of our African Big 5 hunting packages are unsuccessful you will not have to pay the trophy fee.

The Big 5 African animals are African elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard and white rhino. To hunt African elephant, leopard and white rhino you need a special license in the form of a CITES tag. If we do not have a CITES tag a hunt cannot be legal. Of the African big 5 we consider the Cape buffalo as the most dangerous game animal to hunt. Please come along and experience any of our African Big 5 hunting packages, the thrill of a lifetime.

Hunting dangerous game in Africa – hunting the dangerous 7

Hunting dangerous game in Africa also consists of hunting the Dangerous 7 or Big 7. Just another way to tell you you need to get your check book!

Hunting the Big 5

Hunting the Big 5 is legally hunting for:

  • African elephant
  • African lion
  • Cape buffalo
  • Leopard
  • Rhino – white or black
Hunting the Big 7

In the true sense of the word, hunting the Big 7 is hunting dangerous game as it includes all dangerous game.

Hunting the Big 7 is legally hunting for:

  • African elephant
  • African lion
  • Cape buffalo
  • Crocodile – Nile crocodile
  • Hippo or hippopotamus
  • Leopard
  • Rhino – white or black

Hunting the Big 5 in Africa - rifle hunting packages

 

Hunting dangerous game in Africa with bow and arrow

Dangerous game hunting regions in South Africa

The different areas where we hunt dangerous game is determined by the availability of tags and the dangerous game animal you wish to hunt.

Regions in which Mkulu African Hunting Safaris conduct dangerous game hunts in Africa are due to personal preference. We limit our dangerous game hunts to Limpopo, North West Province and Kwa-Zulu Natal as we deem these regions as offering the best hunting opportunities at hunting dangerous game in Africa.

Hunting dangerous game in North West Province South Africa

The dangerous game we hunt in North West would be:

Lions

Leopard – when we have tags

Black rhino – when we have tags

White rhino

Hunting in North West

Hunting dangerous game in Kwa-Zulu Natal

The dangerous game we hunt in Kwa-Zulu Natal would be:

Elephant

Lions

Leopard – when we have tags

Black rhino – when we have tags

White rhino

Cape buffalo

Hippos

Hunting dangerous game in Limpopo South Africa

The dangerous game we hunt in Limpopo would be:

Elephant

Leopard – when we have tags

Black rhino – when we have tags

White rhino

Cape buffalo

Hippos

Apart from great dangerous game hunting in Limpopo, another reason why we enjoy hunting there is the proximity to the Kruger National Park. Combine hunting dangerous game hunting in Africa safari with a photo safari, including the Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Jessica the world famous hippo, Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation center and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) with their cheetah breeding project.

Hunting in Limpopo South Africa