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©2011 The Hunting Consortium Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Over 45 years of hunting experience on every part of the globe.
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"For almost a decade now, I have asked Bob Kern & Corey Knowlton to provide me with the best international hunts on planet earth. They have always came through and provided me with some of the most exciting adventures that i have had in my career."
The Cape buffalo is one of Africa’s most impressive big game animals. A member of the “Big Five”, the Cape buffalo can be a lethal adversary and a challenging animal to hunt. To paraphrase Robert Ruark - “they look at you like you owe them money”. Fortunately, for hunters, Cape buffalo are widely distributed through southern and east Africa and available in good numbers in several great hunting countries.
Wisdom From Experience
The Hunting Consortium Ltd. offers its clients unparalleled experience in Africa, having arranged safaris for more than 30 years! We work for a wide variety of customers, from middle-income “once in a lifetime” hunters to experienced collectors, who hunt every season in Africa. We pride ourselves in giving individual attention and in tailoring every safari to the needs and goals of each client. No other company provides depth of service as deep as we do.
Bob Kern has owned safari companies in South Africa and in Tanzania and personally knows every operator the Hunting Consortium recommends. Bob Kern and members of his experienced staff have personally hunted every area offered by the Hunting Consortium and visits the concessions frequently to keep the information current. The Hunting Consortium Ltd. is uniquely qualified to assist its customers in any realistic hunting desire in Africa. They know who to hunt with, when, and how to get there for optimum results.
The Hunting Consortium Ltd. offers Cape buffalo hunts in several countries; here are some of the favorite destinations:
South Africa has the best infrastructure in Africa and Cape buffalo safaris there are problem-free. The best Cape buffalo hunting in South Africa is confined to the areas around and near the famous Kruger Park. There are some Cape buffalo on private ranches, but the best trophy size and larger herds are found in the famous Timbabvati, Klaserie and Balule nature reserves, which adjoin the park. Permits there are quite limited, but trophy quality is unmatched elsewhere.
The success rate in these special areas has run 100% during recent years and these concessions produce extremely good trophies, some over 45 inches in spread. This is not the cheapest buffalo hunt available, but it is probably the BEST in Africa today. Plains game may also be hunted in combination with the Cape buffalo, near Kruger Park and elsewhere throughout the country.
Zimbabwe is also one of the best countries for Cape buffalo hunting both in trophy quality and in price. Cape buffalo hunting must be done in leased government and tribal land concessions and we have the best available, such as the Matetsi, near Victoria Falls and Dande and Chewore along the Zambezi River.
Buffalo hunting in the Zambezi Valley is the stuff of legends. There are still thousands of buffalo there and herds numbering more than 100 buffalo are not uncommon. Trophies range from 38 to 45 inches and success is virtually 100%.
Zambia is another important option when discussing Cape buffalo hunting. Short 7 day Cape buffalo hunts are available there, as are 12 day combination hunts, so called “midi-safaris”, combining a Cape buffalo with the coveted sable antelope and other plains game species. The Luangwa Valley has long been one of the best buffalo hunting areas in all of Africa, where Cape buffalo are found in large numbers and in superb quality.
The land of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers THE traditional East African safari experience. A very high level of service, coupled with unparalleled game numbers, give safaris in Tanzania unique character in the hunting world. Tanzania is the country so vividly described in the writings of Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark. is perhaps the best choice for a general bag safari today, as well as one of the best countries for Cape buffalo - it is also Africa’s most expensive country to hunt. No other country in Africa can challenge Tanzania for huge buffalo and the variety of antelope species is simply incredible.
This country’s game numbers were heavily damaged during their civil war in the 1990s, but some areas were virtually untouched by the fighting and many others have now recovered. There are great herds of Cape buffalo here, especially in the Zambezi Delta. Sable antelope are also common in many areas, especially in the northern part of the country and combination hunts for sable and buffalo are popular.
Mozambique offers perhaps the best VALUE in Cape buffalo hunting today but due to the growing trophy quality, prices will undoubtedly rise in coming years as more clients return with fantastic trophies.
Although camps vary from place to place, clients will usually have a typical, large safari tent or bungalow made of natural materials, with en-suite toilet and shower facilities. Dinners are elegantly set up in dining areas which are set in the most beautiful of places. An experienced staff caters to your every need. Great meals are the rule, often prepared from wild game and fresh locally grown vegetables and salads. Daily laundry service is available.
As a full service travel agency, the Hunting Consortium routinely arranges all necessary international and local flights, air charters where necessary, and hotel reservations, as well as assisting our clients in obtaining the necessary visa and firearm import permit. Our 30+ years of experience in arranging safaris and safari travel is your guarantee for a trouble-free experience.
Bob Kern and the team at The Hunting Consortium are the “A-Team” of international hunting in the world today! I depend on Bob’s intensive research and the exceptional experience that he and the members of his staff have accumulated working in the farthest reaches of the hunting world. My own business occupies most of my time, so I depend on Bob to keep me abreast of the latest developments in hunting and to get my trips right the first time, every time. They have never let me down!
- Jonathan Arn
©2012 The Hunting Consortium Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Over 45 years of hunting experience on every part of the globe.
Website Designed by: WildleafDesign.com - Designing for the Outdoor Industry
Wherever in the world my hunting dreams take me, I know that Corey and Bob will have everything well-organized. Their amazing knowledge and continuous research has put me in a position to take some truly extraordinary trophies, with the very best guides in the hunting world today. Nobody knows more about the game and the world of hunting than these guys and the travel team at the Hunting Consortium is unlike any I have ever used. They know from personal experience how to get someone into and out of the most remote places in the world and they keep up with the ever-changing regulations concerning hunting, firearms and travel options. This is the most “can-do” team I have ever worked with in hunting! They have risked their reputation and their very lives to blaze your trail. If you’re not booking with The Hunting Consortium, it’s most likely your loss and someone else’s gain. You sure can’t do any better - their word is good!