About Elephant Hunting
The African elephant has some very thick skin, and if you want to hunt an elephant you may wish yours to be as thick (since you will most likely get some unscheduled ear-bending from people that will question your upbringing, and other aspects of your life). That said, there are many opportunities to help nature conservation in African countries to manage the elephant population and enjoy the hunt at the same time.
We have elephant hunting opportunities ranging from remote camps in Zimbabwe to convenient hunts in South Africa. To find the right hunting combination for your needs we invite you to view our existing elephant hunting packages on the sidebar, or find them on our hunting packages page!
Most elephant hunts are directed at finding a mature bull with acceptable tusks and then attempting to get close enough without being detected by other members of the herd and setting up for a shot. One other type of elephant hunt is for a tuskless cow, which is sometimes even more challenging. We’ve actually dedicated an article on our site about it.
Why should I go on a Elephant hunt
Hunting elephant is fascinating. The elephant will amaze you at how well they can hide in the forest and blend into the terrain. The next thing you will notice is that unless the herd is on a run, they move in silence. Once you’re on the hunt you will also find the elephant cows are extremely protective and are likely to alert the others of your presence or worse try to run you off. This might look straightforward on the videos on-line, but when you’re on the ground actually trying to hunt this creature the tables can get turned pretty quickly.
What makes hunting the elephant unique
The elephant hunt is a fantastic experience and will challenge your vision, equipment and physical stamina. Many species of game animal can move quickly, but the elephant despite its size can absolutely disappear before your eyes and blend into the forest. This along with the elephant size makes this hunt like no other.
Due to wildlife conservation efforts, clients should check with JD African Safaris and local agencies regarding available elephant impartation procedures and hunting quotas. U.S. Fish and Wildlife will require an import permit to bring your trophy back to the U.S.
Interested in your own Elephant Hunting experience? Step up your game with JD African Safaris and contact us now! Check out our existing elephant hunting packages on the sidebar, or contact us for an RFQ!