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Zimbabwe – Save Valley

General Info

For the big game hunter there is no place quite like Africa!  For more than a century it has been the ultimate destination for the traveling big game hunter

Zimbabwe (officially the Republic of Zimbabwe and formerly Southern Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona, and Ndebele.

Zimbabwe is home to all 5 of Africa’s famed big five.  Our Humani camps located in the Save Valley conservancy is home to one of the largest black rhino populations in the world. In addition it is also home to elephant, buffalo, leopard, wild dog as well as an array of plainsgame species.

Hunting

Save Valley is home to most of Zimbabwe’s popular plainsgame species as well as leopard, elephant, and buffalo. We have found this might be the best concession in Africa to combine a plainsgame hunt with limited dangerous game hunting. Just as in our other Zimbabwe concessions the hunting method with depend primarily on the main target species.  For buffalo and elephant expect to put miles on the cruisers until suitable tracks or spoor are found then follow the skilled trackers to attempt to track down your trophy. Leopard are hunted the traditional way of hanging baits around the concession until a suitable track of a large found is found then blinds are constructed and the waiting game begins.  Most all plainsgame at Humani would be hunted by either spot and stalk or the traditional method of tracking behind the incredible Shona trackers.

Habitat

The habitat in the Save Valley is traditional lowveldt habitat. The concession is very diverse ranging from mopane forest to rock outcroppings known locally as kopjes, with large baobab trees found throughout the area.

Seasons

Hunting in Zimbabwe can take place twelve months a year.  The majority of our hunts take place from April through October.

Trophy Expectations

We strive to harvest quality representative trophies for our clients, with that being said  record book trophies arrive at our skinning shed each season.

Accommodations

There are several camps in the concession ranging from thatched rock structures to tented camps, all the camps have open plan rooms or tents with en-suite bathrooms.  The common themes with all the camps are that they are located in a spectacular setting.

Getting There

Hunters traveling to Humani fly through Johannesburg to Hararre Zimbabwe. From there they can either charter into the concession by small plane or drive the 5 hours to camp.

Climate

During the hunting season Zimbabwe can be cold in the mornings and hot in the middle of the day.  Average monthly temps for Zimbabwe in Fahrenheit are April 66, May 60, June 57, July 57, Aug 60, Sept 66, and Oct 70.  What most clients are not prepared for is the large temp swing encounter during the day, often as much as 30 degrees plus.

Pricing 

See current price schedule based on species.

Additional expenses

Airfare, tips, dip and packing of trophies, shipping, 2 % Zimbabwe gov’t tax, tips, and airfareInternational airfare can range depending on the season from $1500 to $2500 for economy class tickets.

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