African Hunting Packages

All-inclusive South African Hunting Safari Packages consisting of 7 trophy animals and eight days of hunting. Calculate your African Safari Hunt Cost. See our Africa hunt Packages

We offer a comprehensive selection of Plains Game Packages for first-time African hunters and repeat African hunters. Our packages are clear and transparent without any hidden costs. Hunters are welcome to ask for a tailored package to suit their needs. Also, we provide detailed prices on taxidermy and ensure you have no surprises at the end of your African Hunting Safari.

Nick Bowker Africa Kudu hunt packages.
Nick Bowker Africa Kudu Hunt Packages

All our packages offer 7 trophies over 8 days of hunting. Each package is named after the two signature trophies in the package. A summary of our Africa hunt packages is set out in the table below. The majority of our animals are indigenous to the area and occur in significant numbers. We do not hunt behind high fences and hunt in a free-range environment.

Nick Bowker Africa sable hunt package
Nick Bowker Africa sable hunt package

Table of Contents

  1. Summary of African Hunting Packages
  2. How much is the cost of an African Hunting Safari?
  3. Our South African Hunting packages
  4. African big game Hunting Packages
  5. Introducing Nick Bowker Hunting
  6. Trophy Fee price list and daily rates
  7. Cull Hunting packages in South Africa
  8. Taxidermy Alternatives & Cost

Summary of African Hunting Packages

Nick Bowker Hunting -summary of African hunting packages
Our African Hunting Packages

All packages 8 Days Hunting and 7 Trophies

Prices Valid for 2021 and 2022

How much is the cost of an African Hunting Safari?

The cost of an african hunting safari is between $4000 and $7000.
The Cost of an Africa Hunt Package
How much does an African Safari Hunt cost?

The total price of an African hunting trip is a function of four components. An African Hunting Safari price for an 8-day plains game hunt with 7 trophies is on average between $4000 and $7,000. However, some additional costs need to be considered.

1. Travel cost to Africa of between $1500 – $2500.
2. An All-Inclusive African Hunting Package of between $4000 -$7000.
3. Taxidermy cost of your antelope of between $2500 – $4500.
4. Freight and customs duties for taxidermy shipment of around $2000.

Plains game hunting packages with Nick Bowker

About Selecting Your Africa Hunt package and calculating your African Safari Hunt Cost

Best value African hunting safari packages
  • Hunters select a package of Trophy animals at a fixed price, which includes the day fee.
  • Also included is the cost of accommodation and meals as well as daily laundry.
  • No hidden costs; the headline price is what you pay, excluding travel and taxidermy costs.
  • We offer trophy packages for the animals that occur in significant numbers in that area, ensuring a 100 % success rate.
  • We offer 7 trophies in all our Africa hunt packages over 8 days of hunting as standard in our South African hunting packages.
Best prices for an african safari hunting package
  • Additional Trophies over and above the package are based on available special offers or our standard price list.
  • Nick Bowker hunting observer fees (non-hunter) are charged at a daily rate of $150, excluding the arrival and departure day.
  • Plains Game Packages are always the most cost-effective way to hunt for the first-time African hunter.
  • Our African hunting safari packages and daily rate hunts do not include airfare and required hotel stopovers and taxidermy costs. All prices are in US $

Our South African Hunting packages

Gemsbok & Wildebeest Package

Black Wildebeest and gemsbok are the signature trophies in our starter $4000 package.

1 Hunter $5000 2 Hunters $4000 each.

  • Gemsbok
  • Black Wildebeest
  • White or Common Blesbok
  • Impala
  • Springbok
  • Warthog
  • Mountain Reedbuck
Black Wildebeest trophies are included in two of our hunting packages

Kudu & Wildebeest Package

Black Wildebeest and Kudu are the signature trophies in our starter $4500 package.

1 Hunter $5500 2 Hunters $4500 each.

  • Kudu
  • Black Wildebeest
  • White or Common Blesbok
  • Impala
  • Springbok
  • Warthog
  • Mountain Reedbuck
Kudu trophies are included in a number of our hunting packages.

Kudu and Gemsbok Package

African hunting safari packages

1 Hunter $6000 2 Hunters $5000 each.

Gemsbok trophies are included in most of our hunting packages

Our client Kudu & Black Wildebeest South African Hunting Package – 2019

African Safari Hunt Cost. Kudu trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Kudu trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Springbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Springbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Warthog trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Warthog trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Mountain Reedbuck trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Mountain Reedbuck trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Blesbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Blesbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Impala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Impala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Black Wildebeest trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.
Black Wildebeest trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day trophy hunt.

Kudu & Nyala Package

Nyala and Kudu are the signature trophies in our starter $5500 package.

1 Hunter $6500 2 Hunters $5500 each.

  • Nyala
  • Kudu
  • White or Common Blesbok
  • Impala
  • Springbok
  • Warthog
  • Red Hartebeest
Nyala trophies are included in a number of our hunting packages.

Kudu, Nyala & Gemsbok Package

Red hartebeest trophies are include in many of our packages

1 Hunter $7000 2 Hunters $6000 each.

Gemsbok trophies are included in a number of our hunting packages.

Sable & Nyala Package

Sable and Nyala are the signature trophies in our starter $6500. package.

1 Hunter $7500 2 Hunters $6500 each.

  • Sable
  • Nyala
  • White or Common Blesbok
  • Impala
  • Springbok
  • Warthog
  • Red Hartebeest
Sable trophies are included in a number of our hunting packages.

Our client Kudu & Nyala African Hunting Safari Package – 2021

African Safari Hunt Cost. Kudu trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Kudu trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Springbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Springbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.

Nyala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Nyala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Blesbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
White blesbok trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Impala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Impala trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Warthog trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Warthog trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Mountain Reedbuck trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.
Mountain Reedbuck trophy in a client 7 animal 8-day African trophy hunt.

African Big game Safari hunting packages

Kudu Waterbuck Big Game Package

Kudu, Waterbuck and Nyala are the signature trophies in our $8000 big game package.

1 Hunter $8000 2 Hunters $7000 each.

  • Kudu
  • Waterbuck
  • Nyala
  • Gemsbok
  • Black wildebeest
  • Zebra
  • Red Hartebeest
Waterbuck are included in all our big game packages.

Sable Big Game Package

Sable Kudu and Nyala are the signature trophies in our $8000 big game package.

1 Hunter $9000 2 Hunters $8000 each.

  • Sable
  • Kudu
  • Waterbuck
  • Nyala
  • Gemsbok
  • Black wildebeest
  • Zebra
The Sable package includes an outstanding selection of big game animals.

Red Lechwe Big Game Package

Sable,Red Lechwe, Nyala, and Waterbuck are the signature trophies in our $9000 big game package.

1 Hunter $10,000 2 Hunters $9000 each.

  • Sable
  • Red Lechwe
  • Kudu
  • Waterbuck
  • Nyala
  • Gemsbok
  • Black wildebeest
Red Lechwe are introduced and free ranging.

Our client Red Lechwe Big Game Africa Hunt Package 2021

Red Lechwe - Big Game Africa hunt package
Red Lechwe – Big Game Africa hunt package
Waterbuck - Big Game Africa hunt package
Waterbuck – Big Game Africa hunt package
Sable Antelope - Big Game Africa hunt package
Sable Antelope – Big Game Africa hunt package
Black Wildebeest - Big Game Africa hunt package
Black Wildebeest – Big Game Africa hunt package
Gemsbok - Big Game Africa hunt package
Gemsbok – Big Game Africa hunt package
Kudu - Big Game Africa hunt package
Kudu- Big Game Africa hunt package
Nyala - Big Game Africa hunt package
Nyala – Big Game Africa hunt package

African Hunting Packages | How much does an African Safari Hunt cost?

Our All-inclusive African Hunting Safari Packages Include

  • Nick Bowker, your Licensced Oufitter at all times
  • A Licensced Hunting Guide (Nick Bowker or Benjamin Pringle)
  • Skinners, trackers, and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Transport for pick-up and drop-off at Port Elizabeth airport
  • 4×4 hunting vehicles and fuel for the duration of the safari
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks, and daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the taxidermy
  • All taxes, hunting permits and hunting licensces.
  • Observer rates are $150 per day

Introducing Nick Bowker Hunting

Nick Bowker has been an outfitter and guide for 25 years.

Trophy Fee Price List and Daily Rates

As an alternative to our all-inclusive packages, we also offer the opportunity to hunt via a daily rate and individual trophy rate.

Packages and daily rate hunts do not include airfare and required hotel stopovers and taxidermy costs. All prices are in US $.

  • Our daily rates at Olivefountain and Thorn Dale ranch are $250 per day, excluding arrival and departure day
  • Observer rates are $150 per day, excluding arrival and departure day

Price list for Trophies

SpeciesPrice
Blesbok Common$450
Blesbok White$650
Bontebok$2500
Bushbuck Southern$900
Bushpig$1000
Cape Buffalo$11000
Common Reedbuck$1600
Duiker Grey$200
Eland Cape$3000
Fallow Deer$950
Gemsbok$1500
Giraffe$3500
Grey Rhebuck$2500
Impala$400
Impala Black$2500
Kudu Cape$1800

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a Licensed Professional Guide Hunts in South Africa?

All hunting is required by law to be guided by a Professional Hunter. A Professional Hunter is a qualified hunting guide.

How do you become an Outfitter in South Africa?

All South African hunting Outfitters are required to be licensed with the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa.

How much does it Cost to Trophy Hunt in South Africa or Nambia?

A trophy hunt in South Africa or Nambia for a package of 5 – 7 trophies can cost as little as $5000. This excludes travel and taxidermy costs.

Cull Hunting Packages in South Africa

What is Cull Hunting?

Cull hunting packages are needed for the management of certain animals. This need stems from the animals having no natural predators.

Cull hunting is ideal for long-range enthusiasts and is certainly not limited to long-range hunting. Cull hunting is for mature males and older females and not for substandard or young animals.

Management or cull hunts are no different from a trophy hunt, except you target other animals in the herd.

Cull hunting packages are needed for the management of certain animals.

Cull Hunting prices?

In addition to our 20 and 30 animal cull packages set out below, non-trophy animals can be added to any trophy package.

$250 for males and $100 for females for the below-mentioned species:

  • Common Blesbok
  • White Blesbok
  • Impala
  • Springbok
  • Warthog
  • Mountain Reedbuck

Non-trophy Kudu

  • Bull $700
  • Cow $350

20 Animal African Hunting Cull Package  5 Species

8 Days hunting all-inclusive for 20 animals. No day fee & inclusive of accommodation and meals

1 Hunter $5500 2 Hunters $4500 each.

8 Days hunting all-inclusive for the following 20 animals. No day fee & inclusive of accommodation and meals

2023 Prices

1 hunter $6000 2 hunters $5000 (except for clients already quoted)

  • 4 Impala Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 4 Springbok Rams*
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 4 Warthog Boars
    (1 Trophy Boar)
  • 2 Common Blesbok Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 2 White Blesbok Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 4 Mountain Reedbuck Rams*
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • Add any Trophies from our special offers set out below or our price list
  • *2023 6 springbok and 2 mountain reedbuck
Springbok is included in our cull hunting packages.

30 Animal South Hunting Cull Hunt Package  6 Species

African Safari Hunt cost. 8 Days hunting all-inclusive for 30 animals.

1 Hunter $7000 2 Hunters $6000 each.

8 Days  hunting all-inclusive for the following 30 animals. No day fee & inclusive of accommodation and meals

2023 Prices

1 hunter $7500 2 hunters $6500 (except for clients already quoted)

  • 4 Kudu Bulls
    (All Non-Trophy)
  • 4 Impala Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 10 Springbok Rams*
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 4 Warthog Boars
    (1 Trophy Boar)
  • 2 Common Blesbok Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 2 White Blesbok Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 4 Mountain Reedbuck Rams*
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • *2023 12 springbok and 2 mountain reedbuck
Blesbok is included in our cull hunting packages.

Taxidermy Alternatives and Cost

Alternative one is that you dip and pack your trophies and have your taxidermist do the taxidermy. Dip and pack is a chemical treatment of your trophies and a legal requirement for entrance in the united states.

Alternative two is that you have the taxidermy work done in South Africa and the final product shipped.

For both alternatives, you need to decide which Trophies you will be doing a shoulder mount for and which trophies you will be doing a European skull mount for. Most hunters only decide that on the completion of their hunt.

Cost of Taxidermy for the Kudu, Nyala, and Gemsbok Package

The images below set out your taxidermy costs for the Kudu, Nyala, and Gemsbok package. The cost will depend on how much of your taxidermy is shoulder-mounted versus skull mounted. There are no additional costs.

The only variable we do not have control of is the shipping costs (which include taxes), which is a function of exchange rates, oil prices, and other costs.

We take care of all the field preparation of trophies and delivery to the taxidermy, all of which are included in your package. Our skinners have a lifetime of experience in field trophy preparation.

We ensure that your taxidermy is of high quality, follow up on delivery, and ensure that your trophies are delivered safely and sound.

African Safari Hunt Cost. Taxidermy costs. Shoulder mount cost for our 7 animal packages
African Safari Hunt Cost. Taxidermy costs. Skull mount cost for our 7 animal packages.
African Safari Hunt Cost. Taxidermy costs. Dip and pack cost for our 7 animal packages.

African Hunting Safari Packages – Taxidermy Price-list

Trophy Shoulder
Mount
Skull mount
Blesbok  $550$198
Bontebok $550$198
Bushbuck  $528$198
Bushpig  $550$264
Buffalo  $1188$407
Reedbuck  $528$198
Duiker $407$121
Eland  $1056 $330
Fallow Deer $550$198
Gemsbok $814$231
Giraffe $2310$440
Rhebuck  $528$198
Smaller antelope Dip & Pack $110 and larger antelope $138 for a Dip & Pack.
Buffalo $242 & Giraffe $369 & Eland $176
TrophyShoulder
Mount
Skull mount
Impala$550$198
Kudu $858 $252
Nyala $748 $198
Hartebeest $814 $231
Lechwe$748 $198
Roan $858 $242
Sable $858 $242
Springbok $517 $198
Steenbok $407 $121
Warthog $550$264
Waterbuck $858 $242
Wildebeest $858 $242
Zebra $858 $242
Smaller antelope Dip & Pack $110 and larger antelope $138 for a Dip & Pack.