Zimbabwe – Dande South

 

 

Dande South Campfire Area (600,000 acres)

The Dande South Campfire Communal Hunting area is located in the North Eastern part of Zimbabwe in the lower Zambezi Valley.  For many years this area was operated by Ingwe Safaris and has an excellent reputation for producing world class trophies. The area is surrounded by very well-known hunting blocks the Chewore South Safari Area is to the west, the Dande North Safari Area to the north, the Doma Safari Area to the south and Mozambique to the East.

The area is a CAMPFIRE area with local villagers living in certain demarcated residential areas. Being a Campfire area as opposed to a National Parks concession means that hunting after daylight hours is permitted as well as hunting dangerous game with bow, handgun and black powder subject to a special permit being issued for this.

Murara Safari Camp

The Safari Camp in the area is known as Murara and it is a very well appointed camp comprising of three roomy, double client, thatched chalets, all with bathrooms en-suite. There is a small fly camp located approximately 1km from the main camp which consists of three tents with bathrooms and a main dining/lounge area.

Hunting In Dande

Elephant hunting in Dande South is seasonal with the prime time being early season from March to May. Trophy quality bulls are found and the area has produced elephant in the 60 – 70 pound range during this part of the year. The reason for this is because the local villagers’ crops ripen during this time and this attracts bulls from both Mozambique and the neighboring national parks safari areas which have no crops.

Buffalo hunting in Dande is very good as is the whole of the lower Zambezi Valley, this is typical track and stalk hunting and success rate on mature representative buffalo is over 90%. Like any area a bid of hard work and extra effort can see very favourable results for buffalo with bulls in excess of 40 inches being taken. The best time of year is May through October.

Lion and Leopard hunting in Dande South is superb, being a campfire area, which allows hunting after dark success rate in lion and leopard is close to 100%. The main method of hunting cats is by baits and blinds. This is also one of the few areas left in Africa where lioness can be hunted and this is because of the over population of lion in the area which has necessitated lioness being put on quota as a management tool.

Plainsgame hunting in Dande can be rewarding but clients need to know that like all big game areas where the plains game is not protected by high fences it can be tough at times. Dande does however have a good population of sable, kudu, zebra, impala, bushbuck, warthog and hyena. The Hunyani and Angwa Rivers and their tributaries also offer crocodile and hippo.

 

Terms of Business

We confirm a safari on receipt of a deposit calculated at 40% of the total daily rate of the hunt. Please note this deposit is non-refundable if the hunt is cancelled within 6 months of 1st March of the year the hunt is booked in. If the hunt is cancelled prior to this period, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.

Payment is required in travellers cheques or cashiers cheque and the balance of the daily rate is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the safari. All other payments are settled at the end of the hunt. All gratuities are at the sole discretion of the client. If booking contract is sent by way of email it will be accepted as a valid booking/document.

 

Please note, the hunts listed below are a general guideline and we can

tailor a hunt to meet specific requests.

 

Type of hunt

Days

Required

Dande South

Lion/Leopard/Buffalo/PG

21

$2,500/day

Elephant Bull/Buffalo/Leopard/PG

21

$1,500/day

Elephant Bull/Buffalo/PG

15

$1,250/day

Elephant Bull and Plains Game

14

$1,250/day

Buff/Leopard/Sable/PG

18

$1,500/day

Buffalo/Leopard/PG

15

$1,500/day

Buffalo/Sable/PG

14

$1,250/day

Buffalo/Hippo/Croc

14

$1,250/day

Buffalo/Hippo or Buffalo/Croc

12

$1,250/day

Buffalo/Tuskless/PG

12

$1,250/day

Buffalo/Lioness/PG

12

$1,250/day

Buffalo/PG

10

$1,250/day

Buffalo Special

7

$1,250/day

Leopard/PG

14

$1000/day

Sable/PG

10

$850/day

Tuskless Elephant Hunt

7

$1000/day

Plains Game Hunt

10

$600/day

                                                                                                 

 

2 ON 1 HUNTS

 

For all hunts, hunting on a 2 on 1 basis deduct US$50/day per Hunter

 

OBSERVER RATES

 

Non Hunter Daily Rates US $250/day
Children under 10 Years No Charge

 

 

 

Trophy Fees

 

Species

Trophy Fee (US$)

National Parks surtax

Baboon

100

0

Buffalo bull

3500

2,000

Buffalo cow

1,300

0

Bushbuck

1,000

0

Bush pig

450

0

Caracal

500

0

Civet Cat

500

0

Crocodile

5,000

0

Doves

4

0

Duiker

300

0

Eland

1,750

0

Elephant bull > 49lbs

12,000

1,000

Elephant 50 – 59lbs

14,000

1,000

Elephant 60 – 69lbs

15,000

1,000

 

Species

Trophy Fee (US$)

National Parks surtax

Elephant 70 + lbs

17,000

1,000

Elephant Tuskless

3,750

0

Genet cat

250

0

Giraffe

2000

0

Grysbok

450

0

Guinea fowl

5

0

Francolin

5

0

Hippo

4,000

0

Honey badger

250

0

Hyena

550

0

Impala male

300

0

Impala female

150

0

Jackal

250

0

Klipspringer

750

0

 

Species

Trophy Fee (US$)

National Parks surtax

Kudu male

1450

0

Kudu female

600

0

Leopard

4,750

0

Lion male

15,000

2,600

Porcupine

200

0

Reedbuck

950

0

Sable

5,500

0

Sand grouse

4

0

Serval cat

500

0

steenbok

450

0

warthog

450

0

waterbuck

1,750

0

wildcat

200

0

Zebra

1350

0

 

Important Note: The outfitter operates to strict quotas and cannot offer all

species to every client, as such please ensure at the time of booking your safari,

the specific species you want to hunt are available.

 

Additional Costs over and above trophy fees, daily rates and transfer costs

 

Dip and pack of trophies: 1 – 2 trophies $500, 3 – 9 trophies $700, 10+ trophies $1000
Government Levy on Daily Rates:  2% of cost
Government Levy on Trophy Fees:  4% of cost
CITES Tags for elephant, leopard and crocodile: $100 each
Gratuities: At clients discretion
Transfer day – if option taken to facilitate movement between areas: US$200 per person.
Air Charter:  To be Determined