How much does it cost to go on an African safari hunt?
Have you ever thought about how much an African Hunting Safari costs? The answer I have put up for you today might astound you.
Going hunting in Africa is one of the most adventurous expeditions in the world for hunters. According to a hunter, Daniell, “You can’t go anywhere and see the number of animals that are in Africa.”
I can’t help but agree. Africa is such an awesome place to go for a holiday hunting package. They’re currently more hunt-worthy animals in Africa than in any other continent.
According to 2009 estimates, approximately 18,500 trophy hunters visit Africa every year to kill approximately 105,000 animals. Of this astounding figure —nearly 15,000 of these hunters—are from the U.S.
This figure shows how big trophy hunting for animals in Africa is at the moment.
For those who don’t already know what trophy hunting is all about – it’s defined as the killing of wild animals for their body parts, i.e. their head and hides, predominately for display and not primarily for food or substance.
For better understanding, trophies include – but are aren’t limited to parts like elephants ivory tusks, deer antlers or rhino horns. This can extend to the whole of the animals’ head which can be easily be mounted on walls or the whole of the animals’ body which can be worked on by a taxidermist and made to pose and look alive.
These are basically the cost of going on an Africa Safari Hunt. Before I list them, you need to understand that the price for going on a safari hunt varies based on the animals you want to hunt. A 10 Days Hunt for an Antelope can’t be the same in cost when compared with a 10 Days Hunt for a Cheetah.
Hope you get the point?
Hunting Price List for Different Countries
Rhinoland Safaris, South Africa
The cost of a successful 14-day hunt for a white rhino with trophy fees will cost you – $66,790:
A 10-day hippo hunt costs $12,245.
A 10-day hunt for Cape buffalo will cost you $16,845 with trophy fees.
Zambezi Hunters, Zimbabwe
The cost of a 21-day lion safari – packed with lions, buffalo, leopard will cost you $52,500.
An 18-day buffalo/leopard/sable hunt costs $26,100.
A 15-day elephant hunt costs $20,250 plus a trophy fee of $4,000-$18,500 depending on how lucky you get.
Minaret Station, New Zealand
The cost of a successful five-day hunt for New Zealand’s elk with the largest antlers, including trophy fees will cost you – $24,000.
A five-day hunt for red stag with the largest antlers also costs $24,000.
A five-day hunt for a red stag with the smallest antlers costs $10,000.