Today there are in excess of 5000 buffalo on the Conservancy and this herd is growing annually by 15%. It is our prediction that in the very near future, The Bubye Valley Conservancy will become one of the best buffalo hunting areas producing trophies well in excess of 40” being taken each year.
Our annual quota of 19 Leopard reflects an off take of one leopard per every 44 500 acres. This ensures that the leopard hunting on the Bubye Valley Conservancy is superlative which reflects on our success rate of 75% on leopard hunts. We are also one of the few operations that enforces a minimum acceptable size of 16 “ for any Leopard that are harvested.
leopard hunting on the Bubye Valley Conservancy is superlative which reflects on our success rate of 75%
The Lion population on the Conservancy has been increasing steadily over the past few years and we are now able to offer 10 males per season. The quota may vary slightly from season to season, as we endeavour to hunt only males that are older than 6 or 7 years and there is a new age based points system in place that controls this off-take.
The Conservancy has huge herds of eland, zebra, kudu, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, sable and waterbuck with record quality trophies of these animals been taken annually. Nyala, bushbuck, tsessebe, steenbok, klipspringer and gemsbok make this the place to be. With buffalo, lion, elephant and rhino these species make the Bubye Valley Conservancy a hunters paradise in which you will enjoy the wild side of Africa
The Bubye Valley Conservancy is located some 70km north of Beitbridge along the Bulawayo to Beitbridge road. Clients may be chartered in where the Conservancy has well maintained airstrips which will put the hunter in close proximity to his camp. An air charter can be arranged on request from any of the airports in Zimbabwe or from Johannesburg or Polokwane in South Africa, or if preferred one can be driven into camp by a Professional Hunter.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT
Daytime temperatures are warm throughout the year so we recommend that you come prepared with sunscreen and appropriate clothing. However, during the winter months (May to mid-August) the nights can get a bit chilly, so a jacket and warm clothing is recommended. Walking is an integral part of hunting, so comfortable well worn in shoes are a must. Other important items include a knife, a reliable camera with extra batteries, sunglasses and a hat. Please note it is illegal to wear camouflage clothing in Zimbabwe.
HEALTH & SAFETY
All of our camps are in malaria areas therefore we strongly advise that you take malarial prophylactics at least two weeks prior to your arrival. MARS (Medical Air Rescue Services) provide a highly professional evacuation service in case of any medical emergencies.
FIREARMS & AMMUNITION
We leave the particular choice of firearms to our clients however, National Parks regulations in Zimbabwe require minimum calibers for certain species. You will need a rifle of .375 caliber or bigger for the larger thick skinned animals such as Buffalo or Elephant and anything from a .270 upwards for the smaller soft skinned Antelopes. The temporary importation of semi automatic weapons or handguns is not prohibited. We recommend you bring soft cases for your weapons, gun cleaning equipment and a gun belt with ammo pouches. Depending on what you are hunting, you will need at least 40 rounds of soft points and 20 rounds of full metal jackets. Please note that all ammunition must be packed and transported in a lockable ammo box placed within your checked luggage and must be declared at check-in. It must not exceed 5kgs in weight and that includes the weight of your ammo box and must not be more than 300 rounds in total.
TROPHY PREPARATION AND SHIPPING
Our PH’s are required to have their own skinners that are taxidermy trained and your trophies will be field cured in camp then moved to our central trophy storage shed at Towla Headquarters on the conservancy. CWA (Collett’s Wildlife Artistry) has members of their staff there to treat and forward all the trophies they are booked to handle. Those trophies being handled by other Taxidermists are stored there until they are collected
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