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Information

To help make your trip successful, please note the following information and important contacts.

Flight Arrangements

We highly recommend that you use a travel agent who not only specializes in African travel, but also has the knowledge and experience to handle the special arrangements required for hunters. Although  you are free to choose whom you please, we recommend Debbie Trinidad in the US. In addition to being highly experienced, she is also a direct link to AfrikaSky Guest House. You can reach Debbie at:

Custom Travel
Tel: (414)-433-0079, or 1-800-728-5301
www.customtravelafrica.com

VIP Meet & Greet

If you are flying into Johannesburg, we suggest you use AfrikaSky Guest House to meet you at the airport. AfrikaSky makes the entire customs process much easier - specifically when it comes to gun permits. AfrikaSky will take care of all gun permits forms in advance, greet you as you exit customs and then take you through the gun registry process. Additionally, they can help you run errands, tour Johannesburg or send you on your way to Polokwane.  They also offer overnight accommodations if needed.  You can reach them at: 

AfrikaSky Guest House

Front Office Manager

Reservations:- +27 (82) 7490674

Email: africaskyatmweb [dot] co [dot] za

Website: www.africasky.co.za

Passports/Visas

A valid passport is needed. South Africa requires no Visa.

Transport

Your trip fee includes pick up an drop off at the international airport closest to your safari destination:

South Africa - Polokwane

Insurance

Insurance and Medical cover for clients' individual needs can be arranged with Custom Travel, and Debbie Trinidad can be contacted in this regard, her contact details are:

Custom Travel

Tel: (414)-433-0079, or 1-800-728-5301
www.customtravelafrica.com

 

Trophies

Your trophies will be marked, salted, and field prepared prior to being sent to a taxidermist. African Wild Safaris will prepare all taxidermy documentation and arrangements. 

In South Africa, Safari Taxidermy (dip to ship in 99 days) will take care of the shipping of trophies. You can contact them at:

Safari Taxidermy

Tel: +27 15 293 2674/5
Fax:  +27 15 293 1246
infoatsafaritaxidermy [dot] co [dot] za
www.safaritaxidermy.co.za

Firearms & Ammunition

Bring a bolt action or a double rifle (muzzleloaders are also welcome). For Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant, a minimum caliber of 375 or highter is recommended. For Lions, Leopard, Antelopes and other medium game, a caliber of 300 or 30-06 will be suffiecient.

For dangerous game, 40 full metal-jacket cartridges as well as 40 soft-point cartridges are required. For medium game, you will need at least 80 soft-point cartridges.

Fit your rifle with a good quality scope with variable power: 1.5-6 x 42, 2.2-9 x 42 or the like. For transportation of your rifle between hunting areas, a soft case per gun is required.

Gun Fees

The import of hunting weapons to South Africa and Zimbabwe is free (declaration at customs upon arrival suffices).

The legislation governing international flights demands that rifles and ammunition be transported in lockable cases with ammunition packed separately.

Gun Permits

When booking, specify the animals you wish to hunt. All hunters from coutries which are signatory to CITES Convention must bring a photocopy or their original CITES permit for Leopard, Elephant, Crocodile, Lion and Hippopotamus. CITES permits can be obtained from the Federal Wildlife Permit Office.

The following animals are deemed to be in Cites I or Cites II categories.

African Wild Cat  CITES II
Baboon CITES II
Vervet Monkey CITES II
Caracal CITES II
Elephant CITES II
Hippopotamus CITES II
Lion CITES II
White Rhino CITES II
Serval CITES II
Leopard CITES I

Bow Hunting

If you plan on using a bow, please let us know in advance so that we can prepare. No permits are required for bow hunting.

Average Temperature

February to April - range between 50°F and 85°F

May to August - range between 40°F and 65°F

September to October - range between 50°F and 85°F

Packing List

For all our safaris we suggest you pack the following:

  • 1 Warm jacket
  • 1 Sleeveless hunting jacket
  • 2 Pairs light leather or canvas shoes
  • 1 Pair hiking boots
  • 1 Pair gators
  • 1 Sweater or sweatshirt
  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Hunting trousers and/or shorts
  • 3 Pairs of wool socks
  • 3 Sets of cotton underwear
  • 1 Pair of gloves
  • 1 Cartridge belt
  • 1 Wide belt
  • 1 Cap or hat with wide brim
  • 1 Pair of sunglasses
  • 1 Pocketknife
  • 1 Small rucksack
  • 1 Hunting knife
  • 1 Personal medicine kit
  • 1 Small pack of hand wipes
  • 1 Razor with blades and batteries
  • 1 Flashlight with spare batteries
  • 1 Set binoculars
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Mosquito repellent
  • Camera and batteries
  • Soft case for rifles

Terms & Conditions

A 50% deposit of total daily rate is payable upon confirmation of booking. Balance is payable on commencement of safari. Deposit will not be refunded if safari is cancelled 120 days or less prior to commencement. Booking may, with 25% penalty, be switched to an alternative date within the booking year (depending upon availablitiy), or transferred to another person.

All payments to be made in US currency, US Dollar traveler's checks drawn at a US bank, or wire transfer. As an extra service we also accept credit cards (with a 5% surcharge). Personal checks are welcome with prior arrangement. Preferred method of payment, money orders.

Disclaimer

Any Safari activity is potentially hazardous and it is essential that all lawful direction and advice of the Safari operator be followed.

African Wild Safaris accepts no responsibility for death, injury or illness sustained or suffered by any persons loss, theft, or damage to property occuring during a visit (or visits) to areas or resorts under our control, whether allegedly due to the negligence of any of servants or agents, or arising from the use of any facility suplied or made available by us.

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Safari Taxidermy

Tel: +27 15 293 2674/5
VoIP number:  087 232 0130
Fax:  +27 15 293 1246
infoatsafaritaxidermy [dot] co [dot] za
www.safaritaxidermy.co.za