Big 5 specialists! We have over 15 years of experience organising hunting and photographic safaris in Botswana focusing mainly on the "Big 5." Our hunting safaris are tailor made to our clients´needs assuring as always a very high standard of service together with luxury accommodation and all modern day amenities.
Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, bordered by Namibia to the west, Zambia to the north, Zimbabwe to the northeast, and South Africa to the south. It is a former British protectorate, having gained its independence in 1966. Two major areas are of note when hunting in Botswana: the central region of the Kalahari Desert, which is designated as the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas in the world; rather than flowing to the sea, the Okavango flows into the Kalahari Desert and disappears.
The unique habitat which it creates is home to countless species of game animals. Among these are thousands of elephant, large herds of buffalo, crocodile, hippo, lion and leopard. This is the home of the very unique red lechwe. If hunting in Botswana for plains game, the Kalahari region offers some of the most beautiful and largest of antelope. Among them are the gemsbok, eland and the greater kudu. If you are hunting in Botswana for predators, the use of dogs as well as bushmen trackers is widely employed.
While Botswana does offer the opportunity to hunt on game ranches, you will find that the Okavango and the Kalahari regions are open and unfenced. The habitat is characterized by alternating wet and dry areas of seasonal variation. The Kalahari, of course, is primarily sand with acacia or mopane forest, thorn bush and grassy plains.
The safari leaves camp by 4x4 but, once in the bush, hunting in Botswana is largely done on foot. Terrain is flat and not very physically demanding. While hunting in Botswana in the Okavango, the party may employ the use of dugout canoes, which makes for quite a memorable and unique experience.
Recent years have seen the closure of hunting regarding several species. Among them, sitatunga, sable, roan, and the southern reedbuck. While unfortunate for the sport hunter, there is still plenty of game available to be taken.
Our experience in organising Botswanan hunting safaris ensures a very high trophy quality and above all level of safety and comfort whilst whilst allowing our clients to fully absorb Botswana´s stunning scenery, smells and sounds.
If hunting in Botswana is high on your list, Ibero African Hunts can make your dream come true. We can arrange high quality hunting opportunities, featuring the same premier accommodation, food, service and attention to detail that has made us well known. Please send an e-mail for more information and a quotation.
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