In Africa, the big five game animals are the African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard and White/Black Rhinoceros. The term big five game (sometimes capitalized or quoted as "Big Five") was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most dangerous animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The term is used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size.
Whether you are a seasoned dangerous game hunter or first time hunter, we have the specific dangerous game hunt to suit not only your budget but also your hunting requirements and needs! We offer all of the dangerous seven, lion, buffalo, elephant, crocodile, hippopotamus and leopard. South Africa is the only country left in Africa where you can still do what is considered to be a “Classic” safari - for either all of the Big Five or all of the Dangerous Seven in one safari.
When hunting dangerous game (meaning an animal that may attack the hunter when fired on) a quality known loosely as "stopping power" becomes very important. This refers to the rifle's ability to transmit enough force to the target to not only kill the animal, but to turn or stop a charge. The best stoppers seem to be medium and big bore rifles firing bullets of good sectional density (SD).
To ensure your hunt is legal you have to comply with all African hunting laws per country 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.
A wounded lion, leopard, or Cape buffalo adds adventure to a hunter’s life. The animal cannot be left to suffer, and other humans are put in danger from the fury of the beast. A good hunter must not only know the habits of the animals, be a good shot, and know how to work in the wilderness; he must also have the courage to go into heavy brush after the animal, knowing that a charge may well be inevitable. The hunter must remain alert, cool, and wholly focused on his task. When the action starts, he will have to act quickly; yet with confidence and control, or face the prospect of being mauled or killed.
Every big game hunters has thought about experiencing a hunt for these magnificent beasts. In my experience in the hunting world, nothing gets your adrenaline pumping and your senses running at their peak performance more than hunting dangerous game on the Dark Continent
The dangerous game trophy you are after, the type of area and terrain you want to hunt in, the lodging you desire as well as the price all determine which country you would choose for your dangerous game hunting trip to Africa. Many factors go into a dangerous game hunt. In order to determine which country best suits you, you would need to make your dreams and desires for your dangerous game hunt concrete and decide what you would like to hunt. To find the perfect destination for your dream dangerous game hunt, we would have either a personal conversation or phone conversation with you about what your dreams and goals are for your hunt. Once you tell me what you are looking for, I can match you with the best areas I have for what your desires, dreams, goals and budget are.
After your dangerous game species, country and are determined, we can then begin to plan your trip with you. We can recommend travel plans, travel agents, type and caliber of firearm to use, gun import procedures, shooting practice and shot placement just to name a few areas. A few parts of our job include making sure you are comfortable with the process of preparing for Africa, knowledgeable in traveling to your dangerous game area lodge, knowing what to take and what not to take and much more.
Dare to dream, and contact us today for your next adventure!!