Information that should be useful in the planning phase of your safari

Useful Info

Information that should come in handy when planning your hunting safari to the southern part of Africa

Taxidermy - South Africa & Botswana

Universal Trophy Services is our preferred taxidermy provider for all trophies hunted in South Africa and Botswana. Their website can be visited to get an idea of taxidermy prices. You of course have the option to nominate your own taxidermist in South Africa or to have your trophies shipped raw to a taxidermist of your choice in your home country.

Taxidermy - Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe we make use of Matabeleland Taxidermist located in Buluwayo. Their website can be visited for an overview of services and prices.

Global Field Rescue

At Kudu Adventure Safaris we do everything we can to make sure your hunts are exciting, enjoyable, and safe. Even though extensive safety precautions are taken, unforeseen accidents can happen. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you enroll in a membership with Global Rescue for the duration of your trip.

Global Rescue is the only evacuation provider that will perform a field rescue, no matter where you are to escort you safely to your home country hospital of choice. Time after time, their medical staff has performed missions that other companies could not or would not undertake for their members.

Global Rescue’s deployed paramedics are backed by an impressive team of physicians, including African-based emergency doctors who regularly treat safari-related injuries, and top-ranked specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to advise their members in need.

Rifles

Rifles can be easily imported into South Africa. The rifle must be declared at the airport upon arrival in South Africa and the owner of the firearm must have the following in his/her possession: proof of purchase, sworn affidavit of ownership or a customs declaration. It is important to note however that no semi automatic or automatic weapons may be imported into South Africa. It is also important to note that no person under the age of 21 will be allowed to import a rifle into South Africa. Ammunition may only be in the rifle caliber you are bringing in. No other ammunition is allowed. Recommended Items 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition per rifle

Accessories

During the main hunting season from April to October, the days are generally warm to hot and evening cool to cold. Military camouflage clothing is to be avoided although tree bark type togs is acceptable. Rain gear is not really necessary and laundry is done on a daily basis.

Recommended Items to Bring on Safari

  • 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition per rifle
  • Gun cleaning kit (most Outfitters do have workshops)
  • Camera/Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Light weight clothing in neutral colors
  • A warm jacket
  • Thick soled well worn-in boots (ankle length)
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Swimming trunks
  • Shaving equipment and toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block or sun screen
  • A small pocket knife
  • International power point adapters (most Outfitters do have these)

NB: Electrical appliances should be set at 220 volts AC. In malaria regions, it is advisable not to wear aftershave or perfume, as this attracts mosquitoes.

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