African Hunting Packages – Calculate Your African Hunt Cost

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

We offer a comprehensive selection of Plains Game Packages for first-time African hunters and repeat African hunters in South Africa.

Our packages are clear and transparent without any hidden costs.

Hunters are welcome to ask for a tailored package.

Also, we provide detailed prices on taxidermy and ensure you have no surprises at the end of your African Hunting Safari.

Nick Bowker what is the average cost of an African safari hunt.
Nick Bowker Africa Kudu Hunt Packages

All our packages offer 7 trophies over 8 hunting days. 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 are 100% fair chase.

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 African Hunting?
  3. Selecting your African Hunt Package
  4. Our Discount South African Safari Packages
  5. Our Big Game African Hunt Packages
  6. What is Included in our Hunt Packages
  7. Trophy Price List
  8. Cull Hunting Packages in South Africa
  9. Taxidermy Alternatives

Summary of African Hunting Packages

Hunting sable antelope in Africa with Nick Bowker.
Our African Hunting Packages

All packages 8 Days Hunting and 7 Trophies

Prices Valid for 2022

Our fully inclusive packages offer an outstanding African hunting safari and great value for money.

  1. $4000 Gemsbok & Wildebeest Package
  2. $4500 Kudu & Wildebeest Package
  3. $5000 Kudu & Gemsbok Package
  4. $5500 Kudu & Nyala Package
  5. $6000 Kudu, Nyala & Gemsbok Package
  6. $6500 Sable & Nyala Package
  7. $8000 Kudu & Waterbuck Big Game Package
  8. $9000 Sable Big Game Package
  9. $10,000 Red Lechwe Big Game Package

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.
Waterbuck trophy shoulder mount hunted safari style in Africa
Best prices for an african safari hunting package
  • Additional Trophies over and above the package are based on our standard price list.
  • Nick Bowker hunting observer fees (non-hunter) are charged at a daily rate of $150.
  • Plains Game Packages are always the most cost-effective for the first-time African hunter.
  • Our African hunting safari packages and daily rate hunts do not include airfare, hotel stopovers, and taxidermy costs. Prices are in USD.
Kudu mount hunted safari style in Africa.

Our Discount 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.

African safari hunt cost

Kudu and Gemsbok Package

African safari hunt cost

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 Safari Style 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 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.

Client with a Red Hartebeest shot with Nick Bowker.

Sable & Nyala Package

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

1 Hunter $7500 2 Hunters $6500 each.

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.

$8000 per hunter

  • 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.

$9000 per hunter

  • 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.

$10,000 per hunter

  • 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
Sable Antelope - Big Game Africa hunt package
Sable Antelope – Big Game Africa hunt package
Kudu - Big Game Africa hunt package
Kudu- Big Game Africa hunt package
Waterbuck - Big Game Africa hunt package
Waterbuck – Big Game Africa hunt package
Black Wildebeest - Big Game Africa hunt package
Black Wildebeest – Big Game Africa hunt package
Nyala - Big Game Africa hunt package
Nyala – Big Game Africa hunt package
Gemsbok - Big Game Africa hunt package
Gemsbok – Big Game Africa hunt package
Gemsbok Trophy Hunt with Nick Bowker hunting

Our All-inclusive African Hunting Safari Packages Include

  • Nick Bowker, your Licensced Oufitter at all times
  • Includes daily rates and trophy fee
  • A Licensed 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 licenses.
  • Observer rates are $150 per day

Introducing Nick Bowker Hunting

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

South African Trophy Fee Price List and Daily Rates for 2022

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 (Trophy Fees)

SpeciesPrice
Blesbok Common$450
Blesbok White$650
Bontebok$2500
Bushbuck Southern$900
Bushpig$1500
Cape Buffalo$11000
Common Reedbuck$1600
Duiker Grey$200
Eland Cape$3000
Fallow Deer$950
Gemsbok$1500
Giraffe$4000
Grey Rhebuck$2500
Impala$400
Impala Black$2500
Kudu Cape$1800

Price list continued.

SpeciesPrice
Mountain Reedbuck$350
Nyala$2000
Red Hartebeest$950
Red Lechwe$2500
Roan Antelope$6000
Sable Antelope$4000
Springbok Black$550
Springbok Common$350
Springbok Copper$650
Springbok White$850
Steenbok$200
Warthog$450
Waterbuck$2000
Wildebeest Black$950
Wildebeest Blue$1200
Zebra$1200

The springbok slam – African Safari hunt cost

The Springbok Slam is also an excellent addition to any package and consists of Springbok’s four-color phases. The springbok slam can be added for $2400.

African safari hunt cost. Common springbok hunting
Common Springbok
African safari hunt cost. Black Springbok hunting
Black Springbok
African safari hunt cost.White  springbok hunting
White Springbok
African safari hunt cost. Copper springbok hunting.
Copper Springbok

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.

Can I change my mind on animals to hunt?

You only pay for the animals you harvest (or wound) at the end of the day. We can change packages to fit your desires or needs and build custom hunting packages for you.

What is the Success Rate on getting all of the animals I’m after in the Package? 

It has happened, though very rare, for a hunting client not to get all of the animals in their Package. You get a credit of 80 percent of the list price of the trophy you do not shoot.

What animals can you hunt in Africa on a budget?

Plains game animals that are inexpensive include Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Impala, Springbok, Warthog, and Mountain Reedbuck.

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 $6000 2 Hunters $5000 each.

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

  • 4 Impala Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 6 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)
  • 2Mountain Reedbuck Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • Add any Trophies from our special offers set out below or our trophy price list
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 $7500 2 Hunters $6500 each.

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

  • 4 Kudu Bulls
    (All Non-Trophy)
  • 4 Impala Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
  • 12 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)
  • 2 Mountain Reedbuck Rams
    (1 Trophy Ram)
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.

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.

All South African taxidermist work incurs a 10% fee for export documentation, packing, crating, and admin.

The only variable we do not control 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.

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

African Hunting Safari Packages – Summary Taxidermy Price-list for 2021 and 2022

Trophy Shoulder
Mount
Skull mount
Blesbok  $575$200
Bontebok $575$200
Bushbuck  $575$200
Bushpig  $575$240
Buffalo  $1150$370
Reedbuck  $550$180
Duiker $450$120
Eland  $1100 $300
Fallow Deer $575$200
Gemsbok $780$210
Giraffe $220$400
Rhebuck  $480$180
Summary Taxidermy Prices
TrophyShoulder
Mount
Skull mount
Impala$575$200
Kudu $820 $220
Nyala $700 $180
Hartebeest $780 $210
Lechwe$700 $180
Roan $820 $220
Sable $820 $220
Springbok $550 $180
Steenbok $450 $110
Warthog $575$240
Waterbuck $820 $220
Wildebeest $820 $222
Zebra $800 $220

Summary Taxidermy Prices