“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Shona Hunting Adventures are now offering dangerous game hunting out of the Caprivi/Zambezi in four of the Caprivi/ Zambezi’s best hunting concessions. These concessions are situated on the Namibian side of the famous Chobe River, directly opposite the Chobe National Park in Botswana, affording great opportunities for elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.
The biggest conservancy in Caprivi, has large volumes of Elephant, Impala, Blue Wildebeest and Burchell’s Zebra with optional quota on Buffalo, Hippopotamus and Crocodile.The camp is situated in the Mopane forest of the Salambala Core Wildlife Area under huge indigenous trees. It has been recently upgraded with a new Canvas Lapa and 2 new canvas Chalets each with en-suite bathrooms, fitted with flush toilets and hot showers. The camp is powered via generator and Chalets and Lapa have lights with additional portable lights being provided after hours. The lapa has a charging station for batteries and phones and there is cellphone signal in the camp. Camp cuisine is traditional Namibian meals and special orders/diets can prepared on request.
Recently Gazetted Conservancy, it is more concentrated on Big game with Elephant, Buffalo, Crocodile and Hippo on Guaranteed quota. Kabulabula is only accessible by boat as it is situated mostly on the floodplains of the Chobe River.
The concession is semi-wetland and semi-forest. A stilted camp with private, tent-like chalets and wooden boardwalks offers a relaxing sanctuary. Endemic wildlife species include elephant, hippopotamus, Chapman’s zebra, and crocodile.
“It is only safe to mock a crocodile when you have crossed the river.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Modern 4×4 fully equipped hunting vehicles and/or boats will be used to get to the various hunting areas, where after traditional “track, walk & stalk” hunting will take place. Best time to hunt is from June through November (dry season) with moderate to cool temperatures in winter becoming hot through October & November.
How to get here: Air Namibia (SW 125) flies from Windhoek to Katima Mulilo 4 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun). Flying time is 2½hours, landing 14h35. Camp is situated 65km from Katima (about 1½ hours drive).