General Information

A Ngwarati Safaris Africa representative will be at the airport to pick you up after you have cleared customs. Upon completion of safari you will be returned to the airport.

Camp

Our hunting lodges vary from tented camps to stone and thatch buildings with en-suite facilities. Our camps are situated in such a manner that they form part of the surrounding bush. Included is a daily laundry service and the rooms get cleaned daily.

The Hunt

We start off before dawn and hunt until 11h00 then head back to camp for brunch and rest up before the afternoon hunt begins. The hunt takes place at your leisure. Our hunting concessions are large, in some cases in excess of 10,000 acres. We increase the chances of finding animals by traveling on our specially equipped vehicles until we spot our quarry. The general idea is then to get off the vehicle and stalk the animal, as we believe in fair chase.

Meals

"We eat what we shoot", Such is the case at Ngwarati. We will sample as many of the animals as you can hunt. All meals consist of home baked breads, home grown salads, vegetables and scrumptious deserts. Please be so kind as to inform us well in advance of special dietary requirements or food allergies. This will enable us to cater to your belly's delight.

Trophies

The skinning, salting and tagging of the trophies is done in camp and then delivered to a local taxidermist. Raw preparation of trophies take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to leave the country due to our Department of Nature Conservation (Fish & Wildlife) that must issue the relevant export documentation.

Medication

Any medication required or recommended by your physician must be obtained before commencing your trip to Africa. Most of the regions we conduct our hunts in are MALARIA FREE areas. We will advise if malaria precautions should be taken before you arrive. During our winter months (May-August), you will hardly see a bug of any kind. If you feel safer bringing insect repellent along, please feel free to do so.

Drinks

We supply South African beers, wines, soft drinks and bottled water.

Clothing

During our winter months (May-August), it can become crispy cold during the late afternoons, continuing until early mornings. We do experience cold below 0 (zero) C (Celsius), and it can become unpleasant if you do not have enough warm clothing. Bring gloves, a scarf, beanie, jacket and other clothes that will protect you from the cold.

Weapons

What is the best calibre rifle to bring along on an African Safari? This is one of the most frequently asked questions.  If you are comfortable hunting with a 375, then that must be the calibre rifle to bring along. According to local law, a .375 and bigger are the only permissible calibres allowed on a dangerous game hunt, and it is our experience that this is with good reason.

There are many calibres out there and we recommend you bring along the largest calibre you are familiar with, and feel comfortable using. When hunting in the bushveld region, your shots will rarely exceed 150 yards. Remember to add a few solid bullets if you are interested in hunting some of the smaller antelope species. When hunting in the southern regions, shots can, on occasion, be closer than 200 yards, therefore it would be a good idea to use flat shooting rifles like the 7mm Mag, 270 and similar calibres.

Personal Items

Suggested Items To Bring:

This list of items is compiled by clients who have been numerous times and is just a suggestion of what might be needed on Safari.

Electricity

Our power points in camp are 220 volt. We make use of round, three-prong electrical plugs. If you have rechargeable equipment, make sure you have the correct adaptors for 220/110 Volt.

Tipping Guide

Click on the link below to download an article that explains about tipping your guides, scouts, and skinners.